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President Trump saluted a Blackhawk helicopter hovering over the Rio Grande on Thursday, seeking to highlight the need for $5.7 billion for his trademark border wall to stop what he calls an “invasion.” Next to the president stood a Customs and Border Protection officer and a Border Patrol...

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Congress’ most powerful Republican has intentionally taken a back seat in the negotiations over how to end the government shutdown, even as it extends to a record three weeks with no resolution on the horizon. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has gotten Congress out of a lot of...

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Sometimes it feels like the Russia investigation led by special counsel Robert S. Mueller III has been one bombshell after another. He’s successfully prosecuted some of President Trump’s closest aides and provided a detailed blueprint of Moscow’s attempts to interfere in U.S. politics. But...

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South Korea is balking at a Trump administration demand for sharply higher payments to defray the cost of basing U.S. forces on its territory, raising fears that President Trump might threaten an abrupt troop drawdown at a time of sensitive diplomacy on the Korean peninsula. U.S. negotiators have...

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Only a few blocks from the National Mall, amid a cluster of nondescript buildings, more than a dozen prosecutors working for special counsel Robert S. Mueller III have followed an unusual routine as they toil away on the Russia investigation. When they leave the office at night, they often wonder...

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A long tradition in the U.S. derides campaign promises as meaningless; in truth, they’re anything but that. Presidents often find themselves boxed in by promises they make in their campaigns. Over the last few weeks, President Trump’s pledge to build a wall on the southern border has provided...

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Officials have given President Trump a plan to divert funds designated for Army Corps of Engineers projects in California and Puerto Rico to help pay for a wall along the southern border, a leading member of Congress said Thursday. On his way to the Texas border Thursday, Trump was presented with...

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