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16 States Sue Over Trump's National Emergency Declaration

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| A coalition led by California has sued the Trump administration over its plan to divert billions of dollars to border wall construction.

Trump Warns Venezuela's Maduro Supporters: 'You Will Lose Everything'

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The U.S. president urged military leaders to stop blocking food aid from entering the country, and said those who refuse to accept the opposition leader "will find no safe harbor ... no way out."

Ex-Congressman Anthony Weiner Finishes Prison Term

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The New York congressman was sentenced to 21 months after he sent an explicit photo of himself to a 15-year-old girl.

More Than 300 Chemical Attacks Launched During Syrian Civil War, Study Says

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Researchers say this number could be much higher, and that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime carried out 98 percent of them, dropping chlorine gas, sarin and sulfur mustard gas on civilians.

Interior Dept.'s Push To Limit Public Records Requests Draws Criticism

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Public records requests to the office of the Secretary of the Interior have increased by over 200 percent since 2016. Critics say that proposed rule changes to limit those requests will hamper access.

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Heather Nauert Withdraws From Consideration For U.N. Ambassador

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The State Department spokesperson says "it is in the best interest of my family to withdraw." In the two months since her nomination was announced, Nauert's credentials have been questioned.

9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Cuts Payouts By As Much As 70 Percent

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The fund is reducing awards as it faces a surge in claims before the fund's 2020 expiration date.

Supreme Court To Decide If 2020 Census Includes Citizenship Question

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The high court agreed to a speedy review of a lower court's ruling that stopped Trump administration plans to use the census to ask whether every person living in the country is a U.S. citizen.

Venezuela's Health Crisis Spills Over To Neighboring Countries

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Refugees are fleeing to try and get health care. And disease outbreaks across Latin America are being linked back to Venezuela.