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The Latest: Trump not ready to declare emergency over wall

WASHINGTON (AP) " The Latest on President Donald Trump and the partial government shutdown (all times local):3:05 p.m.President Donald Trump says it would be easy for him just to declare a national emergency and find federal money to build a barrier along the southern border, but he's not going to...

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WASHINGTON (AP) " President Donald Trump is edging closer to declaring a national emergency to fund his long-promised border wall, as pressure mounts to find an escape hatch from the three-week impasse that has closed parts of the government, leaving hundreds of thousands of workers without pay.Some...

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Trump administration eyes disaster money to fund border wall

WASHINGTON (AP) " The Trump administration is considering using billions in unspent disaster relief funds earmarked for areas including hurricane-pounded Puerto Rico and Texas and more than a dozen other states to pay for President Donald Trump's border wall as he weighs signing a national emergency...

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Former FEMA boss says border situation is not an emergency

WASHINGTON (AP) " The former head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency said Thursday that what's happening on the U.S. southern border is no emergency.Craig Fugate, who ran the national disaster agency for nearly eight years under President Barack Obama and was head of Florida's disaster...

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US border agent pleads not guilty to killing 4 Texas women

LAREDO, Texas (AP) " A U.S. Border Patrol agent in Texas has pleaded not guilty to capital murder and other charges in the September killings of four women who prosecutors say were sex workers.Juan David Ortiz entered the pleas Thursday before a judge in the border city of Laredo. He is accused of...

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