Critics have seized on recent comments by President Trump as proof that he did not need to declare an emergency at the southern border. “I could do the wall over a longer period of time,” he said last week.
The defections come as Britain’s political parties remain bitterly split over how to move forward on the country’s split from the European Union.
Analysis
The claims made by some Fox News pundits and lifted by the president are rooted more firmly in politics than reality.
Alexandria Villasenor, 13, skips school to strike in front of the United Nations.
Alexandria Villasenor, 13, skips school to strike in front of the United Nations.
Alexandria holds her protest signs as she commutes on the subway to the United Nations.
Alexandria holds her protest signs as she commutes on the subway to the United Nations.
Alexandria sits in a Zero Hour meeting with other high school activists from New York and New Jersey.
Alexandria sits in a Zero Hour meeting with other high school activists from New York and New Jersey.
Alexandria rests on her mother’s shoulder on the subway after leading a Zero Hour meeting.
Alexandria rests on her mother’s shoulder on the subway after leading a Zero Hour meeting.
A cadre of young, fierce and mostly female activists are behind the “school strikes for climate” effort that could draw tens of thousands of kids from across the globe for a protest next month.
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Cúcuta, population 750,000, has for years been overwhelmed by the massive migration over its border. Now there is concern about a massive protest and a benefit concert set for next weekend.
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Theodore McCarrick, the first cardinal removed from the priesthood because of sexual abuse, will be allowed to remain at a friary in Kansas until his permanent housing is finalized, church officials have said.
Fatiha, who has pushed the Belgian government to repatriate relatives, bought costumes in anticipation of her granddaughters’ return.
Fatiha, who has pushed the Belgian government to repatriate relatives, bought costumes in anticipation of her granddaughters’ return.
In her kitchen, Fatiha has assembled plates, cups and utensils for the children.
In her kitchen, Fatiha has assembled plates, cups and utensils for the children.
“Grandma, do you still have my Spider-Man pajamas?” one grandson asked Fatiha.
“Grandma, do you still have my Spider-Man pajamas?” one grandson asked Fatiha.
Fatiha hopes her grandchildren will be able to play in her backyard this summer.
Fatiha hopes her grandchildren will be able to play in her backyard this summer.
Fatiha looks at pictures from the wedding of her son, who was later killed in Syria, and her daughter-in-law, who remains there.
Fatiha looks at pictures from the wedding of her son, who was later killed in Syria, and her daughter-in-law, who remains there.
Grandparents across Europe are pushing to save children who in some cases they’ve seen only in photos, looking up at them from the dusty desert floor.
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In Seoul, a spokesman says South Korean President Moon Jae-in didn’t nominate Trump but thinks he fully deserves the prize.
School officials said the student was punished for being disruptive, not for refusing to recite the pledge.
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