Updated Jan 7, 2019

Trump to address nation on shutdown, visit border this week

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President Trump announced that he will address the nation on Tuesday at 9 pm ET regarding the ongoing partial government shutdown before a visit to the U.S.-Mexico border on Thursday that White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said will see him "meet with those on the frontlines of the national security and humanitarian crisis."

Background: Trump said he would focus on "the Humanitarian and National Security crisis on our Southern Border" in his prime-time speech, which was first reported by the New York Times. Trump's visit to the border will come on the 20th day of the shutdown, should it continue, which is in a stalemate over his demand that congressional Democrats vote to fund a wall — now a steel barrier — along the border.

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Coronavirus spreads to more countries, and U.S. ups its case count

Data: The Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins, the CDC, and China's Health Ministry. Note: China numbers are for the mainland only and U.S. numbers include repatriated citizens.

The novel coronavirus continues to spread to more nations, and the U.S. reports a doubling of its confirmed cases to 34 — while noting those are mostly due to repatriated citizens, emphasizing there's no "community spread" yet in the U.S. Meanwhile, Italy reported its first virus-related death on Friday.

The big picture: COVID-19 has now killed at least 2,251 people and infected almost 77,000 others, mostly in mainland China. New countries to announce infections recently include Israel, Lebanon and Iran.

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Wells Fargo agrees to pay $3 billion to settle consumer abuse charges

Clients use an ATM at a Wells Fargo Bank in Los Angeles, Calif. Photo: Ronen Tivony/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

Wells Fargo agreed to a pay a combined $3 billion to the Justice Department and the Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday for opening millions of fake customer accounts between 2002 and 2016, the SEC said in a press release.

The big picture: The fine "is among the largest corporate penalties reached during the Trump administration," the Washington Post reports.