In our news wrap Tuesday, mourners gathered in Atlanta for the funeral of Rayshard Brooks, a black man who was shot and killed by police when he tried to escape arrest. The service was held at the historic Ebenezer Baptist…
By James MacPherson, Astrid Galvan, Associated Press
A North Dakota construction company favored by President Donald Trump has received the largest contract so far to build a section of Trump’s signature wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.
By Astrid Galvan, Associated Press
The government plans on building a two-mile stretch of 30-foot fencing at Border Monument 102, a historical marker where the Arizona Trail begins. It has to waive a law that provides national protection for the trail, which is one of…
By Elliot Spagat, Associated Press
The acting Homeland Security secretary, Chad Wolf, is exercising authority under a 2005 law that gives him sweeping powers to waive laws for building border barriers.
In our news wrap Thursday, Attorney General William Barr criticized public discussion of the Roger Stone case. Barr said in an interview that statements and tweets about Justice Department business “make it impossible” for him to do his job. Also,…
In our news wrap Thursday, Britain’s House of Commons gave final approval to the country’s leaving the European Union on January 31st. The bill will become law once the House of Lords gives its pro forma consent. Also, officials responding…
By Nomaan Merchant, Associated Press
Three years into Donald Trump's presidency, the U.S. government is ramping up its efforts to seize private land in Texas to build a border wall.
By Colleen Long, Associated Press
President Trump campaigned on a promise to build a “big beautiful wall” between the U.S. and Mexico," said Mexico would pay for it.
In our news wrap Wednesday, the House opened debate on a Democratic bill to lower prescription drug costs through government negotiations. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi appealed for bipartisan support, but Sen. Mitch McConnell said he won’t bring the bill up…
By Jared Orsi, The Conversation
Many observers fear that the 30-foot border wall with nighttime floodlighting will harm wildlife, lower the water table and destroy archaeological treasures. Crowds are visiting the site to protest the concrete and steel barrier.
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