Lawmakers reach 'agreement in principle' in border security talks, with $1.3B for barrier

Shutdown negotiators: We have an agreement Congress announces they have reached an agreement they believe President Trump will sign. Congressional negotiators revealed Monday evening that they've reached "an agreement in principle" on border security funding that includes more than $1.3 billion for physical barriers along the U.S.-Mexico border. When asked if they had an agreement that President Trump would approve, Sen. Richard […]

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DOJ to oppose pending agreement to overhaul Chicago Police Department

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department will oppose a pending agreement to overhaul Chicago Police Department operations that was set in motion following the 2014 fatal shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, in a written statement late Tuesday, said that such agreements “undercut proactive policing” and have contributed to recent surges in violence. “It is imperative that the city not […]

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