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Trump's National Emergency Declaration Is Likely To Face Constitutionality Challenges

2 hours 7 min ago

When President Trump declared a national emergency for border wall funding Friday, he said he expected legal challenges. The central question will likely revolve around constitutionality.

U.S. Agency Tightens Immigration Rules To Spotlight Child Marriage

2 hours 14 min ago

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services released new rules for officers to identify visa petitions in which spouses are minors. No minimum age requirement for such requests currently exists.

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Senate Panel Launches Bipartisan Probe Into Think Tank Linked To Butina, Torshin

2 hours 40 min ago

Leaders of the Senate Finance Committee sent letters to the Center for Public Interest, the Federal Reserve and the Treasury Department asking for information about meetings with Russians in 2015.

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California Attorney General Discusses Legal Challenges To National Emergency

3 hours 10 min ago

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with California Attorney General Xavier Becerra about potential legal challenges to President Trump's national emergency declaration.

Trump Declares National Emergency For Southern Border Wall Funding

3 hours 10 min ago

President Trump spoke to the press at length outside the White House Friday morning. He talked about his national emergency declaration, trade talks with China and other topics.

Federal Judge Imposes Gag Order In Roger Stone Case

3 hours 21 min ago

Judge Amy Berman Jackson said that lawyers and others in the case must refrain from statements that risk creating "material prejudice" but neither they nor Stone must keep completely silent.

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GOP Rep. Doug Lamborn Weighs In On Funding Sources For National Emergency

3 hours 42 min ago

Following President Trump's declaration of a national emergency over border security, NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with Rep. Doug Lamborn, R-Colo., about its impact on funding allocated for military.

What Presidential Powers Trump Has During A National Emergency

3 hours 43 min ago

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks to Liza Goitein, co-director of the Brennan Center for Justice's Liberty and National Security Program, about presidential powers during a national emergency.

Week In Politics: Trump's National Emergency Declaration

4 hours 3 min ago

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with political commentators, David Brooks of The New York Times, and Matthew Yglesias of Vox, about President Trump's national emergency declaration on Friday.

Trump Declares National Emergency With Challenges Likely To Follow

4 hours 3 min ago

President Trump declared a national emergency in order to secure money to build a border wall. Legal challenges and pushback even from some within his own party await Trump.

'Donald Trump, We'll See You In Court': California To Sue Over Emergency Declaration

4 hours 10 min ago

California's governor and attorney general say the state will challenge President Trump's declaration of a national emergency to fund a southern border wall. They hinted at a multistate lawsuit.

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Behind The Border 'Crisis': More Migrant Families Risk Dangerous Remote Crossings

4 hours 34 min ago

Large groups of migrants are crossing isolated parts of the southwest border. Border Patrol agents call it a crisis and advocates say immigration officials underestimate the migrants' desperation.

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This City Told Amazon And Google: No Incentives For You

4 hours 56 min ago

Amazon canceled plans for a New York City HQ after meeting stiff opposition over big tax breaks and other incentives. A California mayor refused to offer similar incentives but landed Google anyway.

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Many Presidents Have Declared Emergencies — But Not Like Trump Has

5 hours 2 min ago

When President Trump declared a national emergency on the Southern border on Friday, he claimed the move was routine — even as he acknowledged the administration is likely to face legal challenges.

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Supreme Court To Decide If 2020 Census Includes Citizenship Question

6 hours 48 min ago

The high court agreed to a speedy review of a lower court's ruling that stopped Trump administration plans to use the census to ask whether every person living in the country is a U.S. citizen.

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India Vows 'Befitting Reply' After Attack On Security Forces In Kashmir

7 hours 36 min ago

The government says it is taking steps to isolate Pakistan, which it blames for Thursday's fatal bombing. Pakistan calls the violence a result of "brutalities of Indian occupied forces in Kashmir."

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Former Gov. Bill Weld Considers A Republican Primary Challenge To Trump

8 hours 9 min ago

Weld, the former governor of Massachusetts, told an audience in New Hampshire that he is launching a 2020 exploratory committee.

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Sen. Kaine Responds To Trump's Emergency Declaration

8 hours 53 min ago

President Trump has declared a national emergency to secure funding to build a wall at the southern border. Sen. Tim Kaine, Democrat of Virginia, says Democrats will challenge the declaration.

Special Coverage: Trump On Border Wall Funding

10 hours 36 sec ago

In remarks from the Rose Garden, President Trump on Friday is expected to declare a national emergency to try and secure funding for his long-promised southern border wall.

Friday News Roundup - Domestic

10 hours 15 min ago

Will the next battle over the border wall be fought in the courtroom instead of Congress?

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