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Pentagon Chief Wonders When US-Mexico Border Mission to End

WASHINGTON — Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan told Congress Wednesday that the military needs to return to its traditional missions, and he wants to know how much longer troops will be needed at the U.S.-Mexico border. In testimony to a House Appro...
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Trump Says ‘Wall’ Must Be Part of Lawmakers’ Border Deal

WASHINGTON — Capitol Hill negotiators are hopeful of an agreement as they officially kick off talks Wednesday on a homeland security spending bill stalled over funding for President Donald Trump's proposed border wall. "He tweets and all you guys do is spen...
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Trump Threatens Emergency Declaration Ahead of Border Visit

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump threatened on Thursday to declare a national emergency to circumvent Congress if he can't reach a deal with Democrats to fund his promised border wall. He headed to the U.S.-Mexico border to draw further attention to his cas...
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Trump to Take Case for Border Wall to Prime-Time Audience

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump will argue 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 a partial government shutdown that has hundreds of thousands of federal wo...