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WASHINGTON | Senate sets up showdown votes on shutdown plans

WASHINGTON —January 22, 2019— Senate leaders on Tuesday agreed to vote on dueling proposals to reopen shuttered federal agencies this week, forcing a political reckoning for senators grappling with the longest shutdown in U.S. history: Side with President Donald Trump or vote to temporarily end the shutdown and keep negotiating. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Senate sets up showdown votes on shutdown plans

WASHINGTON | Watchdog: Thousands more children may have been separated

WASHINGTON  —Jan 17, 2019— It seems likely that thousands more migrant children were split from their families than the Trump administration previously reported, in part because officials were stepping up family separations long before the border policy that prompted international outrage last spring, a government watchdog said Thursday. It’s unclear just how many family separations … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Watchdog: Thousands more children may have been separated

AGUA CALIENTE, Guatemala | After crossing into Guatemala, migrants set sights on Mexico

AGUA CALIENTE, Guatemala  —January 16, 2019— More than 1,700 Hondurans were walking and hitchhiking through Guatemala on Wednesday, heading toward the Mexico border as part of a new caravan of migrants hoping to reach the United States. Over 1,700 migrants passed through the Agua Caliente border crossing under the watchful eyes of about 200 police and … Continue reading AGUA CALIENTE, Guatemala | After crossing into Guatemala, migrants set sights on Mexico

WASHINGTON | Pentagon agrees to extended role on US-Mexico border mission

WASHINGTON— January 14, 2019—  The military is taking on a new and extended role on the U.S.-Mexico border, the Pentagon said Monday. At the request of the Department of Homeland Security, the Pentagon agreed to provide personnel to operate security cameras and to lay about 150 miles (240 kilometers) of concertina wire between official ports of … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Pentagon agrees to extended role on US-Mexico border mission

WASHINGTON | Pentagon extending, changing US-Mexico border mission

WASHINGTON —January 14, 2019—   The military is taking on a new and extended role on the U.S.-Mexico border, the Pentagon said Monday. At the request of the Department of Homeland Security, the Pentagon agreed to provide personnel to operate security cameras and to lay about 150 miles (240 kilometers) of concertina wire between official ports … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Pentagon extending, changing US-Mexico border mission

WASHINGTON | Trump stalks out of shutdown talks with Dems, says ‘bye-bye’

WASHINGTON  —January 09, 2019—  President Donald Trump walked out of his negotiating meeting with congressional leaders Wednesday — “I said bye-bye,” he tweeted— as efforts to end the 19-day partial government shutdown fell into deeper disarray over his demand for billions of dollars to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. In a negotiating session … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump stalks out of shutdown talks with Dems, says ‘bye-bye’

WASHINGTON | Trump stalks out of shutdown session with Dems — ‘Bye-bye’

WASHINGTON —Jan 09, 2019— President Donald Trump stalked out of his negotiating meeting with congressional leaders Wednesday — “I said bye-bye,” he tweeted soon after — as efforts to end the 19-day partial government shutdown fell into deeper disarray over his demand for billions of dollars to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. Hundreds … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump stalks out of shutdown session with Dems — ‘Bye-bye’

WASHINGTON | Democrats, Trump meet on shutdown; they says he is resisting

WASHINGTON —Jan 04, 2019—With no shutdown resolution in sight, Democratic leaders urged President Donald Trump to reopen the government Friday in a White House meeting during which they said he indicated he could keep it closed for “months or even years.” Trump met with the congressional leaders for the second time in three days amid … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Democrats, Trump meet on shutdown; they says he is resisting