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Trump will declare a national emergency. What happens next?

Democrats are fuming, and many members of Trump’s party are uneasy about the precedent that such a declaration will set. Lawmakers seeking to block the president have two paths — one in Congress, the other in the courts.

Trump says he’ll be declaring a national emergency to build a southern border wall

Congress has given Trump about $1.4 billion for border barriers, well below the $5.7 billion Trump has insisted he needed to build a wall.

Fact check: Trump’s rationale for a national emergency is based on false claims

Illegal border crossings have been declining for decades. While families are overwhelming an immigration system devised to handle single men, a border wall would not prevent them from seeking asylum, which is legal.

Trump Says Japan’s Abe Nominated Him for Nobel Peace Prize

In a speech on border security in the Rose Garden on Friday, Trump said Abe had shown him a copy of a five-page letter he sent to “the people who give out a thing called the Nobel Prize.

More than 100 priests accused of sex abuse are named by Brooklyn Catholic Diocese

The disclosure covers decades of allegations involving priests who had served in the diocese’s many neighborhood parishes, as well as its schools. The list contributes to a growing sense of the vastness of a sex abuse epidemic that has plunged the Catholic Church into scandal.

Sri Lanka seeks executioner with ‘excellent moral character’

President Maithripala Sirisena has vowed to re-establish hangings for drug traffickers as part of a broader anti-drug push. Sirisena, who is seeking re-election this year, told Parliament recently that the hangings would resume within months.

Trump confident about his second summit with Kim, says it will be “very successful one”

President Trump and Chairman Kim are scheduled to meet in Hanoi, Vietnam on February 27 and 28.

US asks Pak to freeze funds of designated terror groups, supports actions against JeM

In various statements and on social media, the Trump administration has asked Pakistan to deny safe haven and end support to terrorist organizations.

Mexican president visits ‘El Chapo’s’ home turf seeking reconciliation

With a population of 32,000, Badiraguato is one of the poorest municipalities in the state of Sinaloa and the country, according to Mexican statistics agency Inegi.

Five killed as gunman opens fire at Illinois warehouse

Aurora Police Chief Kristen Ziman said the assailant, identified as 45-year-old Gary Martin, had worked at the Henry Pratt Company for 15 years before Friday's violence unfolded at the firm's sprawling warehouse in Aurora, 40 miles (65 km) west of Chicago.

Where El Chapo could end up: A prison ‘not designed for humanity’

Lawyers for the kingpin known as El Chapo warned him after his conviction this week on drug conspiracy charges that he is likely to be sent to the country’s most forbidding federal lockup, the US Penitentiary Administrative Maximum Facility in Florence, Colorado, often referred to as the ADX.

How a ‘no-deal’ Brexit could open a path to Irish unity

As the possibility grows of Britain’s crashing out with no deal, so, too, does the likelihood of the reimposition of a hard border with the Irish Republic that many people see as a dire threat to peace and stability.