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'You're ordering me to stay': Mnuchin threatens to not return before Congress after grilling on Trump's tax returns

'You're ordering me to stay': Mnuchin threatens to not return before Congress after grilling on Trump's tax returnsTreasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin was confronted with a barrage of questions pertaining to President Donald Trump's tax returns.



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Trump threatens to close border with Mexico 'next week'

Trump threatens to close border with Mexico 'next week'President Donald Trump on Friday again accused Mexico of failing to curb the flow of migrants illegally entering the US, and threatened to close the common border “next week” unless something changes. Trump’s latest tweets ramp up the tension between the neighbors, putting a specific timeframe to his threats to shut the border, one of the busiest in the world. “If Mexico doesn’t immediately stop ALL illegal immigration coming into the United States through our Southern Border, I will be CLOSING the Border, or large sections of the Border, next week,” he said.



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O'Rourke holds rallies on the Mexican border that Trump threatens to shut

O'Rourke holds rallies on the Mexican border that Trump threatens to shutDemocratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke will hold a major rally in El Paso, Texas, on Saturday, a city thrust to the center of America’s immigration debate by President Donald Trump and the U.S government this week. O’Rourke, a former congressman from El Paso, will kick off three rallies in Texas in his bid to become the Democratic nominee a day after Republican Trump threatened to close the U.S border with Mexico as soon as next week.



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Trump threatens to shut border with Mexico next week

Trump threatens to shut border with Mexico next weekThe president returns to a familiar threat as Democrats continue to deny him funding for construction of a border wall.



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O'Rourke holds rallies on the Mexican border that Trump threatens to shut

O'Rourke holds rallies on the Mexican border that Trump threatens to shutO’Rourke, a former congressman from El Paso, will kick off three rallies in Texas in his bid to become the Democratic nominee a day after Republican Trump threatened to close the U.S border with Mexico as soon as next week. U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Kevin K. McAleenan told a news conference in El Paso on Wednesday the southern border system was at breaking point because of the number of illegal immigrants crossing the border each day. Trump, who says he is still determined to build a barrier along parts of the southern border, said on Friday: “There’s a very good likelihood that I’ll be closing the border next week, and that will be just fine with me.” He has repeatedly said he would close the U.S. border with Mexico during his two years in office but has not done so.



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New Gaza rocket threatens truce after Netanyahu warning

New Gaza rocket threatens truce after Netanyahu warningPalestinian militants fired a rocket at Israel late Tuesday prompting further retaliation strikes from the Israeli army, with the late-night exchanges threatening claims of a truce. It comes hours after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he was prepared for further military action in Gaza, at a highly sensitive time ahead of Israel’s April 9 elections. The latest severe flare-up began early Monday when a rare long-distance rocket fired from the Gaza Strip hit a house north of Tel Aviv, wounding seven Israelis.



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US weather: States reel from historic floods as fresh snow threatens parts of the midwest

US weather: States reel from historic floods as fresh snow threatens parts of the midwestRecord floods that submerged parts of three Midwestern states have started retreating, but more inclement weather continues to threaten Montana and the Dakotas for weeks to come. High flood waters have already returned in the western Dakotas, northwest Nebraska and central and eastern Montana, along smaller rivers that feed into the Missouri. Once the weather warms up, river ice breaks up into giant chunks, which float down the river stream and can cause a jam, which in turn induces flooding, David Roth, a meteorologist with the NWS’s Weather Prediction Center in College Park, Maryland, told Reuters on Monday.



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Sprawling storm threatens several US states, thousands evacuated

Sprawling storm threatens several US states, thousands evacuatedA massive late-winter storm hit several central US states Thursday, forcing thousands to evacuate, snarling air traffic and leaving drivers stranded. There were widespread road closures and more than 1,000 flights canceled at the worst affected airports. The intense storm affected much of the nation’s midsection with “heavy snows, blizzard conditions and widespread wind gusts over hurricane force,” according to the National Weather Service.



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AOC Threatens to Put Moderate Dems on a Primary ‘List’ If They Vote With GOP

AOC Threatens to Put Moderate Dems on a Primary ‘List’ If They Vote With GOPRepresentative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.) threatened her moderate colleagues during a Thursday Democratic caucus meeting, telling the lawmakers she plans to provide progressive activists searching for primary targets with a list of Democrats who work across the aisle.Speaker Nancy Pelosi began the meeting by chastising the two dozen moderates who voted on Tuesday in favor of a Republican amendment to a gun control bill that requires gun retailers to report illegal immigrants who attempt to buy a gun.“We are either a team or we’re not, and we have to make that decision,” Pelosi said, two people who were present told the Washington Post.Ocasio-Cortez, who routinely wields her massive social media following to pressure her establishment colleagues into supporting her agenda, sought to add force to Pelosi's call for unity by threatening to expose to the ire of progressive activists any Democrats willing to compromise with Republicans.Corbin Trent, a spokesman for Ocasio-Cortez, told the Post that any Democrats who cooperate with Republicans “are putting themselves on a list.”“She said that when activists ask her why she had to vote for a gun safety bill that also further empowers an agency that forcibly injects kids with psychotropic drugs, they’re going to want a list of names and she’s going to give it to them,” Trent said, referring to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.The rift between the establishment and the younger, more progressive wing of the party was brought into sharp relief this week moments before the House passed legislation that would require a federal criminal background check for all gun purchases, including private transactions. While the bill's passage represented a significant victory for the Democratic majority, the inclusion of a provision that will facilitate deportations at the hands of ICE agents incensed progressives, many of whom have called for the agency to be abolished.



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Maduro threatens to close Colombia border as opposition travels to receive aid

Maduro threatens to close Colombia border as opposition travels to receive aidGuaido, who is recognized by dozens of countries as Venezuela’s legitimate head of state, is poised for a showdown with Maduro’s beleaguered government on Saturday, when the opposition plans to attempt to bring in food and medicine piling up on the Colombian side. Maduro denies there is a humanitarian crisis in Venezuela and said on Thursday he was considering closing the border with Colombia and would close the border with Brazil. The government has said soldiers will be stationed at crossing points to repel any “territorial violations.” The opposition lawmakers set off from Caracas just after 10 a.m. on a 800-km (500-mile) road trip to the Colombian border.



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