Officials said a review of the agency's various funding accounts identified enough money to pay a half-month of payroll. They gave no assurances beyond that and said returning employees will still have to wait to receive any retroactive pay.
The Trump administration separated thousands more migrant children from their parents at the U.S. border than has previously been made public, according to an investigative report, but the federal tracking system has been so poor that the precise number is hazy.
The House's formal disapproval of the plan came despite last-minute appeals by Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. A similar measure narrowly failed in the Senate this week.
The comments by President Trump’s personal attorney came after a CNN interview in which he appeared to leave open the possibility that campaign aides conspired with Russia.
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The president gave his first public remarks on the deaths, which occurred Wednesday, during an address at the Pentagon to announce plans to expand the scope of U.S. missile defense capabilities.
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On at least eight occasions in 12 days, the president has mentioned women with “tape put across their mouths.” Human-trafficking experts are perplexed.
There were inadequate threat assessments, the Veterans Affairs inspector general report found, and “insufficient written operational procedures that resulted in security vulnerabilities.”
Political polarization in the antiabortion movement has worsened in recent decades, just as it has with the country as a whole. According to polls, however, politicians are much more polarized than regular Americans.
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