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Homeland Security Waives Contracting Laws for Border Wall

SAN DIEGO — The Trump administration said Tuesday that it will waive federal contracting laws to speed construction of a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border. “We hope that will accelerate some of the construction that's going along the Southwest border." — actin...
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Homeland Security Secretary Nielsen has Resigned

WASHINGTON — Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen resigned on Sunday amid the administration's growing frustration and bitterness over the number of Central American families crossing the southern border, two people familiar with the decision said. ...