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Two people embrace on the U.S. side of the border, seen through the border wall Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, seen from along the beach in Tijuana, Mexico. U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said Monday the White House is looking into the legality of declaring a national emergency to circumvent Congress and begin construction on President Donald Trump's long-promised Southern border wall. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
January 07, 2019 - 10:21 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — With no breakthrough in sight, President Donald Trump will argue his case to the nation Tuesday night that a "crisis" at the U.S.-Mexico border requires the long and invulnerable wall he's demanding before ending the partial government shutdown. Hundreds of thousands of federal...
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FILE - In this Dec. 30, 2018, file photo, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., speaks to members of the media outside the West Wing of the White House in Washington, after his meeting with President Donald Trump. Republicans and Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee are renewing their attempt to protect special counsel Robert Mueller’s job, sending a signal to Trump as he keeps up his criticism of Mueller’s Russia investigation. The legislation, sponsored by incoming Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Graham, and three other members, is expected to be introduced this week. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
January 07, 2019 - 5:25 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans and Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee are renewing their attempt to protect special counsel Robert Mueller's job. The legislation sponsored by incoming Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham and three other members is expected to be introduced...
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January 07, 2019 - 12:05 pm
THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — The Latest on Europe's migration crisis (all times local): 7:05 p.m. Several Italian mayors and governors are challenging a new law introduced by the populist government that cracks down on asylum-seekers. Piedmont Gov. Sergio Chiamparino, told Sky TG24 TV Monday that he...
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President Donald Trump speaks on the South Lawn of the White House while walking to Marine One, Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, in Washington. Trump is en route to Camp David. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
January 06, 2019 - 8:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the government shutdown (all times local): 8:15 p.m. President Donald Trump is standing by his demands for funding for a border wall as another round of shutdown talks fails to break an impasse. Newly empowered House Democrats are planning to step up the pressure on...
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FILE - In this Sept. 28, 2016, file photo, Texas state Rep. Poncho Nevarez, D-Eagle Pass, voices his view during a hearing in Brownsville, Texas. Lawmakers in Texas say a new legislative session will test whether Republicans' rocky 2018 will soften one of the most hard-right statehouses in the country. The Texas Legislature returns to work Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019. (Jason Hoekema/The Brownsville Herald via AP, File)
January 06, 2019 - 3:06 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas' last legislative session ended with one lawmaker threatening to shoot another after reporting Hispanic protesters to immigration agents, and corporate giants from Amazon to the NFL issuing warnings over a "bathroom bill" targeting transgender people. More than a year...
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President Donald Trump speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House, as Vice President Mike Pence and Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen listen, after a meeting with Congressional leaders on border security, Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, at the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
January 04, 2019 - 10:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the partial government shutdown (all times local): 9:55 p.m. President Donald Trump has declared he could keep parts of the government shut down for "months or even years" after he and Democratic leaders again failed to resolve his demand for billions of dollars for...
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif. speaks to reporters as she arrives back at the Capitol building after meeting with President Donald Trump about border security in the Situation Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, Jan. 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
January 04, 2019 - 4:59 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Days after reclaiming the House majority, Democrats are introducing gun control legislation timed for the anniversary of the shooting of former Democratic Rep. Gabby Giffords. Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other Democrats will introduce a bill to expand background checks for sales and...
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January 04, 2019 - 4:09 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie wants lawmakers across the country to resist a bill that would give the federal government control over regulating sports betting. The Republican said Friday at a conference of legislators that states have proven they can handle the job...
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January 04, 2019 - 3:09 pm
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — When the winds howl and the bone-numbing cold sets in, scores of North Dakotans willingly become lawbreakers by warming up their vehicles without being in them, ignoring a potential $1,500 state fine and 30 days in jail. "It's ineffective. The people ignore it. Let's get rid...
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Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of N.Y., and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi of Calif., walk from the West Wing to speak to reporters after meeting with President Donald Trump about border security in the Situation Room of the White House, Friday, Jan. 4, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
January 04, 2019 - 1:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The new Democratic-controlled House has moved toward defending former President Barack Obama's health care law against a federal court ruling that the statute is unconstitutional, part of the party's effort to use the issue to embarrass Republicans. The House has filed papers...
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