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Congress returns as Trump pressures Democrats ahead of funding deadline 6:08am EDT

WASHINGTON With a deadline looming this week to avert a U.S. government shutdown, Congress returns to work on Monday as President Donald Trump leans on Democrats to include funding for his promised border wall with Mexico in spending legislation.

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Trump says Mexico 'eventually' will pay for border wall

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump said on Sunday he expected Mexico to pay for the wall he has promised to build along the southern border, resuscitating a campaign promise that roiled U.S. relations with Mexico in the first week of his presidency.

Election 2016, U.S., Mexico Apr 23 2017

Sweet home Chicago: Obama re-emerges in city where it all began

CHICAGO Former U.S. President Barack Obama on Monday makes his first major appearance since leaving office, having chosen Chicago, the city where his political career started, to emerge from a three-month hiatus from the public eye.

Election 2016, U.S. Apr 23 2017

Hillary Clinton makes surprise appearance at New York film panel

NEW YORK Hillary Clinton, who until recently had avoided the spotlight in the wake of her election defeat in November, made a surprise appearance at New York's Tribeca Film Festival on Saturday as a panelist to discuss illegal elephant poaching.


U.S. watching piracy increase off Somalia, sees ties to famine

DJIBOUTI The United States is closely watching a recent increase in piracy off the coast of Somalia, a senior U.S. military official said on Sunday as Defense Secretary Jim Mattis visited an important military base in Djibouti.

Election 2016, Africa Apr 23 2017

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