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WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump tweets he’s ‘reviewing’ border deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress’ border security measure and President Donald Trump (all times local): 12:30 p.m. President Donald Trump says he is reviewing the border security compromise. But he is not yet promising to sign off on the deal. Trump tweeted Thursday: “Reviewing the funding bill with my team at the @WhiteHouse!” … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump tweets he’s ‘reviewing’ border deal

PANAMA CITY | Pope in Panama blasts corruption, walls, prays for Venezuela

PANAMA CITY —January 24, 2019— Pope Francis insisted Thursday that public officials live simply, honestly and transparently as he opened a visit to a Central America that has been rife with corruption scandals and is now coping with political upheaval in nearby Venezuela. Francis didn’t mention the Venezuela crisis during his first remarks in Panama after … Continue reading PANAMA CITY | Pope in Panama blasts corruption, walls, prays for Venezuela

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

WASHINGTON  | Hill leaders to attend White House briefing on border

WASHINGTON —Jan 02, 2019 —Democratic and Republican congressional leaders are expected to attend a briefing on border security at the White House as the government remains partially shut down and President Donald Trump asks in a tweet, “Let’s make a deal?” The partial government shutdown began Dec. 22. Funding for Trump’s pet project, a wall along the … Continue reading WASHINGTON  | Hill leaders to attend White House briefing on border

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump tells Democrats ‘come back from vacation’

WASHINGTON — The Latest on the U.S. government shutdown (all times local): 11 a.m. President Donald Trump says he’s waiting in the Oval Office for Democrats to return to Washington and negotiate an end to a partial government shutdown. Trump tweeted to Democrats on Monday: “come back from vacation now and give us the votes … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump tells Democrats ‘come back from vacation’

WASHINGTON | Aides: Trump’s wall pledge may not be what people expected

WASHINGTON— Three confidants of President Donald Trump, including his departing chief of staff, are indicating that the president’s signature campaign pledge to build a wall along the U.S.- Mexico border would not be fulfilled as advertised. Trump sparked fervent chants of “Build that wall!” at rallies before and after his election and more recently cited … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Aides: Trump’s wall pledge may not be what people expected

WASHINGTON | Aides give conflicting signals on Trump’s promise of a wall

WASHINGTON — Three confidants of President Donald Trump, including his departing chief of staff, are indicating that the president’s signature campaign pledge to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border would not be fulfilled as advertised. Trump sparked fervent chants of “Build that wall!” at rallies before and after his election and more recently cited … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Aides give conflicting signals on Trump’s promise of a wall

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump’s wall may be different than advertised

WASHINGTON — The Latest on partial shutdown of the federal government, now in its second week. (all times local): 6:50 p.m. Three confidantes of President Donald Trump are indicating that the president’s signature campaign pledge to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border won’t be fulfilled as advertised. Trump sparked fervent chants of “Build that … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump’s wall may be different than advertised

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Kelly says Trump long ago gave up concrete wall

WASHINGTON — The Latest on partial shutdown of the federal government, now in its second week. (all times local): 3 p.m. The outgoing White House chief of staff says President Donald Trump long ago backed away from his campaign pledge to construct a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. The president’s demand for “border security” funding … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Kelly says Trump long ago gave up concrete wall

WASHINGTON  | The Latest: GOP, Democrats trade blame as shutdown drags on

WASHINGTON  — The Latest on the partial government shutdown (all times local): 7:30 p.m. President Donald Trump is dining with his top advisers as he remains in Washington during a partial government shutdown. Trump arrived at Vice President Mike Pence’s residence at the Washington Naval Observatory on Friday evening. The White House says the incoming … Continue reading WASHINGTON  | The Latest: GOP, Democrats trade blame as shutdown drags on

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Shutdown affects court cases that involve Trump

WASHINGTON — The Latest on the partial government shutdown (all times local): 8:20 p.m. The partial government shutdown has prompted the chief judge of Manhattan federal courts to suspend work on civil cases involving U.S. government lawyers. The order suspends action in several civil lawsuits in which President Donald Trump is a defendant. Judge Colleen … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Shutdown affects court cases that involve Trump

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Fed workers face prospect of lengthy shutdown

WASHINGTON — The Latest on the partial government shutdown (all times local): 3:32 p.m. House lawmakers don’t plan to vote this week to end the government shutdown. That’s according to the office of Republican Whip Steve Scalise, who announced the schedule Thursday. Scalise’s office says lawmakers are waiting on the Senate. But the Senate already … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Fed workers face prospect of lengthy shutdown

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump returns his attention to shutdown

WASHINGTON — The Latest on the partial government shutdown (all times local): 7:20 a.m. Back from a 29-hour trip to visit U.S. troops in Iraq, President Donald Trump is returning his attention to the ongoing partial U.S. government shutdown, which is in its sixth day. In a morning tweet, Trump says “we desperately need” a … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump returns his attention to shutdown

Remembering the caravan: 5 essential reads that show the desperation of Central American migrants

(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Catesby Holmes, The Conversation (THE CONVERSATION) Editor’s note: As we come to the end of the year, Conversation editors take a look back at the stories that – for them – exemplified 2018. A mother, determined and frantic, sprints … Continue reading Remembering the caravan: 5 essential reads that show the desperation of Central American migrants

WASHINGTON | Post-holiday, partial government shutdown to gain impact

WASHINGTON — Christmas has come and gone but the partial government shutdown is just getting started. Wednesday brings the first full business day after several government departments and agencies closed up over the weekend due to a budgetary stalemate between President Donald Trump and Congress. And there is no end in sight. So far, the … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Post-holiday, partial government shutdown to gain impact

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump blames Democrats for standoff over wall

WASHINGTON — The Latest on efforts to avoid a government shutdown (all times local): 10:30 p.m. With a government shutdown just hours away, President Donald Trump is appealing to Democrats via video message — and blaming them for a standoff over money for his border wall. Trump says in a Twitter video late Friday that … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump blames Democrats for standoff over wall

WASHINGTON | The Latest: House adjourns, shutdown near certain

WASHINGTON — The Latest on efforts to avoid a government shutdown (all times local): 7:20 p.m. The House has adjourned without a deal on spending, virtually guaranteeing a partial government shutdown at midnight Friday. Senators are also being told there will be no further votes Friday as talks continue. President Donald Trump‘s team was on … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: House adjourns, shutdown near certain

WASHINGTON  | The Latest: Senate to vote Wednesday on stopgap funding bill

WASHINGTON  — The Latest on the fight over funding for a U.S.- Mexico border wall and a potential partial government shutdown (all times local): 10:15 a.m. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he’ll be introducing a stopgap measure to continue funding the government until Feb. 8 to avert a government shutdown. McConnell says the Senate … Continue reading WASHINGTON  | The Latest: Senate to vote Wednesday on stopgap funding bill

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Conway says Trump may consider short-term deal

WASHINGTON— The Latest on the fight over funding for a U.S.- Mexico border wall and a potential partial government shutdown (all times local): 8:35 a.m. White House counselor Kellyanne Conway says President Donald Trump may consider a short-term funding deal to keep the government open. Conway was asked on Wednesday if Trump would back legislation … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Conway says Trump may consider short-term deal

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Shutdown threat recedes as Trump softens stance

WASHINGTON — The Latest on negotiations over funding President Donald Trump wants for a U.S.-Mexico border wall and the possibility of a partial government shutdown (all times local): 9:10 p.m. President Donald Trump and leaders in Congress appear to be pulling back from a government shutdown over his $5 billion request for border wall funds. … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Shutdown threat recedes as Trump softens stance

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Sanders: White House ready to work with Congress

WASHINGTON— The Latest on negotiations over funding President Donald Trump wants for a U.S.-Mexico border wall and the possibility of a partial government shutdown (all times local): 11 a.m. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders says the White House is willing to work with Congress to avert a partial government shutdown. President Donald Trump … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Sanders: White House ready to work with Congress

SAN DIEGO | ‘Zero-tolerance’ immigration policy hits snag in California

SAN DIEGO— One by one, U.S. Magistrate Judge William Gallo called the names of 14 defendants who were charged with entering the country illegally. Defense attorneys told him the government had already deported them to Mexico, making it impossible for them to appear. In a rebuke to the government, the judge immediately dismissed all charges … Continue reading SAN DIEGO | ‘Zero-tolerance’ immigration policy hits snag in California