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White House directs former aide not to answer over 200 questions in congressional probe

Jul 08 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump's White House prevented a former aide from answering more than 200 questions posed by Democrats in Congress who are investigating whether Trump interfered with Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe, according to a transcript released on Monday.

Trump casts himself, military, Republican VIPs as stars of July 4th pageant

Jul 03 2019

WASHINGTON With U.S. military armored vehicles parked nearby, workers set up a red-carpeted stage on Wednesday for President Donald Trump's planned July Fourth speech, as critics accused him of hijacking a nonpartisan celebration of America's Independence Day. | Video

Tanks in Washington ahead of Trump's Fourth of July pageant

Jul 03 2019

WASHINGTON Battle tanks were seen on a train in Washington on Tuesday ahead of a July Fourth celebration highlighting U.S. military might that Democrats say President Donald Trump may turn into a re-election campaign rally. | Video

Trump administration retreats on census citizenship question

Jul 03 2019

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON In a stinging defeat for President Donald Trump, his administration ended its effort to add a citizenship question to the 2020 U.S. census, saying that it will begin printing forms that do not include the contentious query.

Trump plans tanks and flyovers at Fourth of July celebration in Washington

Jul 02 2019

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump said on Monday that he plans to display battle tanks on Washington's National Mall as part of a pumped-up Fourth of July celebration that will also feature flyovers by fighter jets and other displays of military prowess. | Video

Few migrants seeking U.S. asylum successfully claim fear of waiting in Mexico

Jun 28 2019

EL PASO, Texas/WASHINGTON About 1% of the migrants sent to wait in Mexico pending the outcome of their U.S. asylum claims have successfully claimed that they would face danger if they had to stay in Mexico, a top U.S. immigration official said on Friday.

Apprehensions on Mexico border to drop 25% this month, U.S. says

Jun 28 2019

WASHINGTON Far fewer migrants are trying to enter the United States in June due to increased efforts by the Mexican government to stem the flow of people heading north from Central America, the top U.S. border security official said on Friday.

U.S. border agency acting head leaving as House passes migrant aid funding bill

Jun 26 2019

WASHINGTON The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency said on Tuesday its acting commissioner is resigning as House Democrats passed a $4.5 billion funding package to ease a migrant surge that has subjected children detained at U.S-Mexico border to overcrowded conditions. | Video

U.S. border agency acting head leaving amid child detentions outcry

Jun 25 2019

WASHINGTON The acting commissioner of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency, John Sanders, is resigning and will leave his post on July 5, the agency said on Tuesday, a move that coincides with an outcry over the treatment of detained migrant children.

Trump's big show on July 4: patriotic speech or campaign rally?

Jun 19 2019

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump plans a speech at the Lincoln Memorial and a possible Air Force One flyover for an amped-up Independence Day celebration in Washington, drawing criticism that he wants to transform a traditionally nonpartisan, national event into a political rally.

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