The emergency declaration followed months of intense internal deliberations between the White House Counsel’s Office, Justice Department, Office of Management and Budget, lawmakers and the president.
It’s unclear whether the most vocal critics of the move will risk the ire of the president’s base by standing up against it.
Funding for the border wall represents a clash between presidential authority and Congress’s power of the purse.
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El Paso County joined three nonprofit organizations in filing suit in federal court, beginning what probably will be a parade to courthouses across the country.
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A gunman at a warehouse inflicted multiple casualties, including several police officers. The suspect, identified as Gary Martin, 45, was killed in an exchange of gunfire with police, officials said.
In a sentencing memo, prosecutors note that sentencing guidelines call for the former Trump campaign chairman to spend 19 to 24 years in prison for tax and bank fraud convictions.
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Edmond has helped authorities understand the drug trade and convict other dealers, according to a court filing. A massive cocaine ring overseen by Edmond in the 1980s helped fuel a crack epidemic, authorities said.
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The period from late Tuesday to Thursday presents a winter weather threat that needs monitoring. It has the potential to become a major storm with substantial accumulation of snow and/or ice, especially in the region's colder areas.
Dozens of students from the D.C. school, on a spiritual retreat in southern Maryland, ransacked a cabin and an unoccupied home, shattering windows and cabinets, punching holes in walls, throwing a toilet into a yard.
The actions of the Warren County High School students followed a lawsuit that was the first to challenge Virginia laws defying the 1954 Brown v. Board decision.
On Valentine’s Day, Republicans and Democrats put aside their mutual contempt to share the greatest love of all: hating Schultz, the former Starbucks chief executive and “person of means” who says he may run for president as an independent.
For the new-look Nationals, the key may be getting back to basics.
Local officials say they are pressed to maintain secrecy to lure powerful tech companies that wish to avoid controversies and keep details about their operations under wraps.
A presidential election was scheduled for Saturday in Africa’s most violence-stricken nation, where the population is growing rapidly while the average Nigerian gets poorer.
The last Dollar General store to open before a moratorium took effect in Tulsa. (Shane Bevel for The Post)
The last Dollar General store to open before a moratorium took effect in Tulsa. (Shane Bevel for The Post)
In cities, the stores trade in economic despair, with many residents saying they are a vital source of cheap staples. But as they cluster in low-income neighborhoods, some see a steep downside.
It was only a matter of time before right-wing trolls went after Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s love life.
Colin Kaepernick, who has not played in the NFL since 2016, and Eric Reid, a safety for the Carolina Panthers, were among players who refused to stand for the national anthem before games to protest racial inequality.
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