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US Senate Republicans, in open revolt, vote against Donald Trump 'emergency declaration' forcing veto showdown
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US Senate Republicans, in open revolt, vote against Donald Trump 'emergency declaration' forcing veto showdown

US Senate Republicans launched their first major rebuke of US President Donald Trump voting against his ambitious 'emergency declaration' to build a border wall along the US-Mexico border. In voting against the move, Trump's own party is showing the first signs of breaking away as the 2020 campaigning shifts into higher gear and the wounds of the 2018 midterm loss remain fresh.

Donald Trump caves in, says will reopen US Govt till 15 February and he doesn't get any money for border wall
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Donald Trump caves in, says will reopen US Govt till 15 February and he doesn't get any money for border wall

US president Donald Trump who dragged 800,000 government workers through a 35 day shutdown and bragged that he would not "cave" finally did, re-opening the government for a temporary 3 week period as public opinion against him has risen to an all time high.

'The stress is getting to everyone': US Govt shutdown pushes US air travel system to the brink; safety fears spiral
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'The stress is getting to everyone': US Govt shutdown pushes US air travel system to the brink; safety fears spiral

The strain of a 34-day partial government shutdown is weighing on America's air-travel system, both the federal workers who make it go and the airlines that depend on them.

'The Govt is closed': Nancy Pelosi denies Donald Trump access to US Congress for State of the Union address
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'The Govt is closed': Nancy Pelosi denies Donald Trump access to US Congress for State of the Union address

US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Wednesday she will not authorize a State of the Union address in the House chamber during the government shutdown, rejecting plans by President Donald Trump to deliver the speech next week in front of a joint session of Congress.

Donald Trump issues high stakes dare to Democrats, plans to deliver State of the Union next week 'on location'
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Donald Trump issues high stakes dare to Democrats, plans to deliver State of the Union next week 'on location'

US President Donald Trump said Wednesday he intends to deliver his State of the Union speech to a joint session of Congress next week, dismissing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's argument that adequate security can't be provided during the partial government shutdown.

Democrats ask Donald Trump to delay 29 January State of the Union speech till after govt shutdown ends
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Democrats ask Donald Trump to delay 29 January State of the Union speech till after govt shutdown ends

Shutdown pressure on US president Donald Trump mounted Wednesday as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called on him to delay his Jan. 29 State of the Union address and his own economists acknowledged the prolonged standoff was having a greater economic drag than previously thought.

Donald Trump talks up new H1B rules, claims coming changes will bring 'simplicity' for foreign workers in US
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Donald Trump talks up new H1B rules, claims coming changes will bring 'simplicity' for foreign workers in US

US president Donald Trump on Friday promised changes in the way the U.S. handles temporary visas that allow American companies to bring high-tech and other skilled workers into the U.S.

Donald Trump walks back 'national emergency' threat as US govt shutdown becomes longest ever in country's history
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Donald Trump walks back 'national emergency' threat as US govt shutdown becomes longest ever in country's history

US president Donald Trump has no escape route from America’s government shutdown of his own making than to declare a national emergency so he can funnel funds from his own government departments to build his promised border wall along the US Mexico border.

Donald Trump asks US law enforcement official how many Pakistanis are apprehended at southern border
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Donald Trump asks US law enforcement official how many Pakistanis are apprehended at southern border

Trump asked the question when a law enforcement official briefed him on the security situation on the border and listed out the name of the countries whose citizens were nabbed at the border a day earlier.

Donald Trump revives 'national emergency' threat over border wall funding while 800,000 Govt workers go unpaid in US shutdown
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Donald Trump revives 'national emergency' threat over border wall funding while 800,000 Govt workers go unpaid in US shutdown

US President Donald Trump threatened on Thursday to declare a national emergency to circumvent Congress if he can't reach a deal with Democrats to fund his promised border wall. He arrived at the U.S.-Mexico border to draw further attention to his case after negotiations with lawmakers blew up. The partial government shutdown dragged into a 20th day with hundreds of thousands of federal workers off the job or working without pay as the wall fight persisted.

Donald Trump reels off immigration scare stories in Oval Office address; Democrats swat him down in stinging rebuttal
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Donald Trump reels off immigration scare stories in Oval Office address; Democrats swat him down in stinging rebuttal

A Hail Mary presidential address from a bully pulpit on steroids. That’s what we got today on the Donald Trump parallel reality prime time show from the Oval Office as the US president exploited his powerful office to spread more lies about a non-existent “humanitarian crisis” and thousands of terrorists are streaming through the US border.

Donald Trump, Democrats taking border wall fight to prime-time TV as US Govt shutdown grinds into Day 18
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Donald Trump, Democrats taking border wall fight to prime-time TV as US Govt shutdown grinds into Day 18

Ready to make his case on prime-time TV, President Donald Trump is stressing humanitarian as well as security concerns at the U.S.-Mexico border as he tries to convince America he must get funding for his long-promised border wall before ending a partial government shutdown that has hundreds of thousands of federal workers facing missed paychecks.

5 days to go before Democrats call Donald Trump's bluff on US Govt shutdown: Here's how they'll do it
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5 days to go before Democrats call Donald Trump's bluff on US Govt shutdown: Here's how they'll do it

Donald Trump has six more days to spin his border wall story into a spaghetti bowl of falsehoods. Democrat Nancy Pelosi will be House speaker in six days, she has already scolded and shamed Trump - "his wall demand is a manhood thing" - and she has three ways to beat back the US president led government shutdown

Donald Trump, angry and nervous after midterm jolt, mulls wide-ranging White House shake-up
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Donald Trump, angry and nervous after midterm jolt, mulls wide-ranging White House shake-up

US President Donald Trump, said to be furious over midterm election results and nervous about the Mueller probe, is weighing an administration-wide shake-up as he looks to prepare his White House for divided government, but it is unclear who is going and who is staying.

Donald Trump says US military could fire at migrant caravan on Mexico border if people begin pelting stones
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Donald Trump says US military could fire at migrant caravan on Mexico border if people begin pelting stones

Currently, an estimated 5,000-7,000 people from three Latin American countries — El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala — are marching towards the US through Mexico. Trump has deployed more than 5,000 military personnel on the southwestern border to stop them from entering.

US midterm elections: Donald Trump hardens stance against migrant caravan, says 15,000 troops will be sent to Mexico border
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US midterm elections: Donald Trump hardens stance against migrant caravan, says 15,000 troops will be sent to Mexico border

The numbers cited by Trump are significantly higher than defence officials have disclosed. The Pentagon said on Monday it was deploying more than 5,200 troops to the border but that the number would rise. On Wednesday, it said more than 7,000 troops would support the Department of Homeland Security along the border.

US midterm elections: Donald Trump escalates threats against migrant caravan; tweets 'this is an invasion of our country' as 5,200 US troops head to border
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US midterm elections: Donald Trump escalates threats against migrant caravan; tweets 'this is an invasion of our country' as 5,200 US troops head to border

Eager to focus voters on immigration in the lead-up to the midterm elections, President Donald Trump on Monday escalated his threats against a migrant caravan trudging slowly toward the U.S. border as the Pentagon prepared to deploy thousands of U.S. troops to support the border patrol.

H1B and H4 visa feature in Donald Trump admin's Fall 2018 regulatory agenda as US midterm elections loom: All you need to know
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H1B and H4 visa feature in Donald Trump admin's Fall 2018 regulatory agenda as US midterm elections loom: All you need to know

Reports today of the Donald Trump administration planning to “revise the definition of specialty occupations under H1B visas” is better understood a notice of intent to put an official stamp on what is already par for the course in the H1B ecosystem in the United States.

Harvard, NYU legal journals accused of bias against whites and men as scrutiny mounts over how America's elite colleges consider race
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Harvard, NYU legal journals accused of bias against whites and men as scrutiny mounts over how America's elite colleges consider race

A group based in Texas is suing legal journals at Harvard University and New York University over allegations that they illegally give preference to women and racial minorities when selecting editors and the articles they publish.

Donald Trump's immigrant roundups increasingly target non-criminals, up 66 percent in the first 9 months of 2018
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Donald Trump's immigrant roundups increasingly target non-criminals, up 66 percent in the first 9 months of 2018

ICE arrests of noncriminals increased 66 percent in the first nine months of the 2018 fiscal year over the same period a year earlier. Arrests of convicts, meantime, rose nearly 2 percent. More noncriminals have also been deported. Among those expelled from the U.S. interior in fiscal 2017, there was a 174 percent increase from the previous year of those with no criminal convictions. Deportations of those with convictions rose nearly 13 percent over the same period.