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Gov. Gavin Newsom curtails plan for High-Speed Rail, plans to only build between Merced and Bakersfield

Gov. Gavin Newsom curtails plan for High-Speed Rail, plans to only build between Merced and BakersfieldGov. Newsom says he's ending the state's effort to build a high-speed rail line between San Francisco and Los Angeles. Newsom says he wants to continue construction of the high-speed link from Merced to Bakersfield.



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Trump vows to build Mexico border wall as deal reached to avoid US government shutdown

Trump vows to build Mexico border wall as deal reached to avoid US government shutdownRepublican and Democrat negotiators reached a finance deal late on Monday to prevent another shutdown of the US government – even as Donald Trump threatened their progress by insisting he would “build the wall anyway”. The construction will follow existing designs, likely with metal slats, and would be considerably less of an undertaking than the 215 miles of concrete wall for which the White House demanded $ 5.7bn (£4bn) in December. More than 800,000 federal employees went unpaid over a period of 35 days, postponing the State of the Union address and hurting Mr Trump’s poll numbers.



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Trump Cites ‘Moral Duty' to Build Wall, Blasts ‘Partisan’ Probes

Trump Cites ‘Moral Duty' to Build Wall, Blasts ‘Partisan’ Probes“We have a moral duty to create an immigration system that protects the lives and jobs of our citizens,” Trump said in an 83-minute speech. “No issue better illustrates the divide between America’s working class and America’s political class than illegal immigration. Trump’s address comes with a second partial government shutdown looming in just 10 days if the president and congressional Democrats can’t resolve their differences over funding his proposed wall on the U.S. border with Mexico.



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Can Trump use 'emergency powers' to build border wall?

Can Trump use 'emergency powers' to build border wall?President Donald Trump has indicated he could declare a national emergency in order to force the construction of hundreds of miles of border wall to prevent migrants from crossing into the United States illegally from Mexico. Trump is frustrated by the continuing high level of migrants, mostly from Central America, crossing the border and seeking asylum, with more than 50,000 a month detained during the final three months of 2018. Congress has refused to allocate the $ 5.7 billion he wants for the wall, but there remain deep questions over whether he has the prerogatives to take the “emergency” route.



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Trump administration to build Mexico border wall ‘with or without Democrats’, says Sarah Sanders

Trump administration to build Mexico border wall ‘with or without Democrats’, says Sarah SandersThe White House has threatened to “move forward” with its plan to build a border along the US/Mexico border “with or without Democrats”. The statement comes after Donald Trump announced he would reopen the government without his demand for $ 5.7bn (£4.3bn) in border wall funding, and after democrats repeatedly rebuffed his efforts to force their hand on the issue. “In 21 days President [Trump] is moving forward building the wall with or without the Democrats,” tweeted press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.



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Trump threatens to use emergency power to build wall, end shutdown

Trump threatens to use emergency power to build wall, end shutdownMCALLEN, Texas/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Flanked by border agents who are going without paychecks during a government shutdown, U.S. President Donald Trump threatened on Thursday to use emergency powers to bypass Congress to pay for a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. Trump flew to the Texas border with Mexico to try to bolster his case for the border wall as a partial U.S. government shutdown tied to the issue stretched into its 20th day with no sign of new talks to resolve the impasse. “We can declare a national emergency.



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Build the wall: the pledge defining Trump's presidency

Build the wall: the pledge defining Trump's presidencyWashington (AFP) – Building a wall on the border with Mexico has been a central plank of US President Donald Trump's political platform, both as a candidate and since taking office.



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Trump says he could invoke emergency powers to build wall without Congress

Trump says he could invoke emergency powers to build wall without CongressPresident Trump floated the possibility he could declare a “national emergency” in order to build a wall on the southern border during a freewheeling press conference.



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Trump threatens years-long government shutdown, emergency powers to build wall

Trump threatens years-long government shutdown, emergency powers to build wallAfter Democratic congressional leaders refused Trump’s requests at a meeting in the White House Situation Room, the Republican president threatened to take the controversial step of declaring a national emergency and building the wall without congressional approval. Trump is withholding his support for a bill that would fully fund the government until he secures money for the wall. As a result, around 800,000 public workers have been unpaid, with about a quarter of the federal government closed for two weeks.



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Trump says build US-Mexico wall or he'll seal border

Trump says build US-Mexico wall or he'll seal borderPresident Donald Trump threatened Friday to seal the US-Mexico border “entirely” if Congress does not approve billions of dollars in funding for a wall. In a burst of early morning tweets, the president said the alternative to funding his controversial wall project would be total separation from Mexico — including making US car companies pull out their factories based on the other side of the frontier. The threat yet again upped the ante in a political row that has led to a partial shutdown of the US government and seems set to dominate the start to the third year of Trump’s presidency.



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