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A month ago, Kirstjen Nielsen went before Congress and told a House committee this.

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The United States caught so many people at the border this week, the Department of Homeland Security says it hardly knows what to do.

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Tragic news from New Zealand.

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How are different countries making such different decisions about the Boeing 737 Max 8?

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Well, the president and vice president are both on the road this week.

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President Trump is starting his 2020 campaign with a push to change the president in a different country.

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There's this one scene in The Hangover. A man jumps out of the trunk of a car — completely naked — and attacks Bradley Cooper with a crowbar.

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Why, when he knew the consequences, did Paul Manafort lie?

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Big news here around LA. Students attending school in Los Angeles today will find something different - teachers in the classrooms.

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For one Native American tribe whose land straddles the U.S.-Mexico border, President Trump's proposed border wall would, literally, divide its people.

The Tohono O'odham Nation stretches through the desert from just south of Casa Grande in southern Arizona to the U.S. border — and then beyond, into the Mexican state of Sonora. This means that if Trump gets his $5.7 billion border wall, it would cut right through the tribe's land.

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So the Senate is expected to vote on a bill this week to fund the government.

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Fund the wall, and DACA recipients will get three more years of protection.

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You might sum up President Trump's message yesterday like this. You mess with my State of the Union address, I'll mess with your trip to Afghanistan.

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Normally, the bookers of the Super Bowl halftime performance don't have a lot of trouble finding talent for the big show. Superstars like Bruce Springsteen, Prince, Beyoncé have all performed. But for this year's upcoming game, nailing down a halftime act hasn't been so easy.

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President Trump famously said he could shoot someone on Fifth Avenue and not lose any voters.

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It is very rare in Britain for the ruling party to lose a vote in Parliament. It is unprecedented for a government to lose the way Prime Minister Theresa May did yesterday.

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Punishment in Congress has been a long time coming for Republican Steve King.

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So there is new reporting suggesting that the FBI was concerned about President Trump's possible ties to Russia going back to early 2016.

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It's supposed to be payday for some 800,000 federal workers. But the partial government shutdown means that is not going to happen today.

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Today, President Trump is heading to McAllen, Texas. This is a city right along the border with Mexico.

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visited Baghdad today. He is touring the Middle East to reassure allies amid shifting U.S. declarations of its plans for Syria. NPR's Jane Arraf joins us from Baghdad. Hi there, Jane.

JANE ARRAF, BYLINE: Hi, Steve.

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What, if anything, changed after President Trump and Democrats made their case on a border wall?

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Republican leaders announced yesterday that there will not be any votes in the House of Representatives this week.

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