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U.S. Supreme Court to decide legality of census citizenship query
4:51pm, 15th February, 2019

U.S. Supreme Court to decide legality of census citizenship query

The U.S. Supreme Court will decide the fate of a fiercely contested plan by President Donald Trump's administration to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census, agreeing on Friday to an expedited review of a judge's ruling blocking the...
U.S. to slash payouts from 9/11 victims fund
4:08pm, 15th February, 2019

U.S. to slash payouts from 9/11 victims fund

The special master overseeing a U.S. government fund to compensate victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on Friday said future awards will be significantly reduced, typically by at least 50 percent, because the fund is running short of money.
Trump declares U.S.-Mexico border emergency, Democrats object
2:43pm, 15th February, 2019

Trump declares U.S.-Mexico border emergency, Democrats object

President Donald Trump on Friday declared a national emergency in a bid to fund his promised wall at the U.S.-Mexico border without congressional approval, an action Democrats vowed to challenge as a violation of the U.S. Constitution.
Philadelphia beats U.S. appeal in sanctuary city case
1:18pm, 15th February, 2019

Philadelphia beats U.S. appeal in sanctuary city case

A federal appeals court said on Friday the Trump administration cannot cut off grants to Philadelphia for its refusal to cooperate with immigration authorities seeking to deport immigrants who are in the country illegally.
House passes border security bill, sends to Trump
9:34pm, 14th February, 2019

House passes border security bill, sends to Trump

The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday approved a bipartisan border security bill aimed at averting a government shutdown and sent it to President Donald Trump, including new barriers for part of the U.S.-Mexico border but not the $5.7 billion...
Feeling unwelcome, Amazon ditches plans for New York hub
5:16pm, 14th February, 2019

Feeling unwelcome, Amazon ditches plans for New York hub

Amazon.com Inc abruptly scrapped plans to build a major outpost in New York that could have created 25,000 jobs, blaming opposition from local leaders upset by the nearly $3 billion in incentives promised by state and city politicians.