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Trump declares ’emergency’ to build wall, Democrats cry foul

15 February 2019, 8:16 PM

President Donald Trump, citing an “invasion” of drugs and criminals, declared a national emergency at the US-Mexico border on Friday to fund construction of his long-sought wall, a move slammed by Democrats as an unlawful “power grab.”

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US House passes bill to reopen some agencies shut down in wall fight

11 January 2019, 8:15 PM

The Democratic-controlled US House of Representatives voted on Friday to restore funding for federal agencies that have been shut down by a fight with President Donald Trump over border wall funding, as some 800 000 government workers, from tax collectors to FBI agents, missed their first pay cheque.

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