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Migrant Crossings Head Toward Highest Since 2007, DHS Chief Says

Mar 18

Migrant crossings at the U.S.-Mexico border are on track to reach the highest level in more than a decade, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen plans to announce Monday as the Trump administration presses its case for an immigration emergency.

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Cohn Says U.S. Is ‘Desperate’ to Sign Trade Agreement With China

Mar 14

Gary Cohn, the former head of President Donald Trump’s National Economic Council, said the U.S. is “desperate right now” for a trade pact with China as negotiators from both countries seek to reach a deal.

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Beto O'Rourke to Jump Into Democratic Race for President

Mar 14

Beto O’Rourke is running for the Democratic nomination for president, according to two Democrats familiar with his plans.

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Trump Strikes Optimistic Tone on India, Pakistan Tensions

Feb 28

President Donald Trump credited the U.S. with helping to ease a rise in tensions between India and Pakistan as his efforts to strike a nuclear deal with North Korea collapsed.

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Democrats to Reward 2020 Candidates’ Grassroots Support With Debate Invites

Feb 14

Democrats plan to reward presidential candidates who don’t poll well if they have grassroots fundraising support, giving them a spot on the stage for the party’s first debates if they can show they have 65,000 donors or more.

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Trump, in Interview, Says Tariffs Will Revive Steel Industry

Aug 16

President Donald Trump believes his tariffs on steel will rescue the industry and is still considering an interview by Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team, he said in an interview Wednesday with the Wall Street Journal.

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Trump Revokes Security Clearance for Critic and Obama Official John Brennan

Aug 15

President Donald Trump has revoked former CIA Director John Brennan’s security clearance, accusing him of “erratic conduct and behavior,” White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said.

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Immigrants in Texas Detention Center Mount Hunger Strike, Advocates Say

Aug 2

Immigrant fathers formerly separated from their sons are on a hunger strike at a Texas detention center, advocates said, apparently to seek release from government custody and authorization to remain in the U.S.

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Trump Says He'll Sanction Turkey for American Pastor's Detention - Bloomberg

Jul 26

Trump Says He'll Sanction Turkey for American Pastor's Detention Bloomberg U.S. President Donald Trump said he will impose “large sanctions” on Turkey over the detention of an American pastor who's been accused of aiding a failed 2016 coup in the country. And…

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HHS Either Ignorant of Order to Reunify Families, or Defying It, Judge Says

Jul 14

A federal judge said the Department of Health and Human Services may be “acting in defiance” of a court order on immigration, and questioned the federal government’s commitment to reuniting some 2,500 children with their parents separated at the southern bord…

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Trump Has Chosen Brett Kavanaugh for U.S. Supreme Court, Sources Say

Jul 10

President Donald Trump said he would nominate Judge Brett Kavanaugh for a seat on the U.S. Supreme Court, a choice that could create the most conservative court in generations and threaten landmark rulings including the Roe v. Wade abortion-rights decision.

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White House Names Olmem, Willems as Acting Deputies to Kudlow

Jul 2

The White House has elevated two aides on trade and financial policy to temporarily serve in top posts on the National Economic Council as disputes with the U.S.’s biggest trading partners heat up.

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Trump Says WTO Is Treating the U.S. ‘Very Badly’ Despite Wins

Jul 2

President Donald Trump said the World Trade Organization treats the U.S. unfairly, even though the American government wins most of the cases it initiates with the body.

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Melania Trump Visits U.S. Border Again

Jun 28

First Lady Melania Trump is visiting the U.S.-Mexico border Thursday for the second time in as many weeks as she tries to juggle her concern about migrant children and President Donald Trump's aggressive immigration policies.

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Trump Administration Says It's Reuniting Immigrant Families

Jun 24

The Trump administration announced a series of steps late Saturday to reunite families that had been separated at the border under a now-abandoned policy as it reported 522 children so far have been returned to their families.

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U.S. Heading to New Humanitarian Crisis at Border, Senator Warns

Jun 23

Lawmakers who visited what's been called a tent city for unaccompanied immigrant children termed conditions there livable, yet voiced concerns about what's next for them amid confusion about the family reunification process.

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Harris Says Trump Guilty of 'Crimes Against Humanity' on Border

Jun 22

California Senator Kamala Harris charged that the Trump administration had committed "crimes against humanity" after meeting at a U.S. detention center on Friday with immigrant mothers who had been separated from their children.

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Trump's Immigrant Child Detentions Mean $458 Million for Nonprofit

Jun 19

The Trump administration plans to pay a Texas nonprofit nearly half a billion dollars this year to care for immigrant children who were detained crossing the U.S. border illegally, according to government data.

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U.S. Holding Immigrant Children in 17 States Under Trump Policy

Jun 19

The Trump administration is detaining immigrant children in 17 states, including more than 2,000 taken from their parents after they crossed the U.S. border illegally, officials said Tuesday as the president’s family-separation policy ignited an intensifying …

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Nielsen Says Congress Must Act to End Migrant Family Separations

Jun 18

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen called on Congress to change laws she said force the government to separate immigrant children from parents who cross the U.S. border unlawfully and said it is “very cowardly” for Democrats to allege the Trump admi…

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