Federal Judge Clears the Way for Portion of Border Wall Lawsuit to Proceed

President Donald Trump was within his constitutional authority to declare a national emergency at the southern border last year, a federal judge ruled Thursday, but environmental groups can move forward on a central challenge in their lawsuit: whether the president can divert $3.6 billion in military funds to build a border wall.

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California Voters Say No to Massive School Bond Measure

Californians in recent decades have gladly opened up the vault for education, including a $9 billion bond in 2016. But last week, voters shunned endorsements from business groups and Democratic leaders and rejected the largest proposed school construction bond in state history – and some wonder if a fake news blitz is to blame.

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House Grills CDC Director on Coronavirus Containment

The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention laid out the state of U.S. coronavirus mitigation and containment Tuesday as lawmakers clamored for assurances about the country’s testing capabilities and the Trump administration’s focus on the global pandemic.

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Pompeo Grilled on Outbreak Readiness as Iran Hearing Goes Afield

As stock markets quake and anxiety over the coronavirus spreads, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo worked in a deeply contentious hearing Friday to assure lawmakers that the Trump administration is capable of handling an outbreak in the U.S. 

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