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Trump declares national emergency to build border wall

By ALAN FRAM, CATHERINE LUCEY and ZEKE MILLER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Battling with one branch of government and opening a new confrontation with another, President Donald Trump announced Friday he was declaring a national emergency to fulfill his pledge to construct a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. Bypassing Congress, …

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Trump faces scathing criticism from supporters on wall funds

By ZEKE MILLER and JILL COLVIN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is facing scathing criticism from conservative supporters after backing away from his threat to shut down the government over border wall funding, with some aggressively lobbying the president against signing a short-term deal with no wall dollars. …

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