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Dems eye legal challenge as Trump threatens national emergency

“We’ll challenge him in committee hearings. We’ll challenge him in the courts,” says Rep. Pete Aguilar. | Win McNamee/Getty Images Share on Facebook Share on Twitter */ ]]> House Democrats are weighing a lawsuit if President [...]

Lawmakers scramble to break impasse as Trump threatens national emergency

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North Korea threatens to kill nuclear talks over human rights sanctions

North Korea threatened to kill any progress toward denuclearization Sunday if the Trump administration continues to increase sanctions pressure and criticize human rights abuses by North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s regime. In a biting statement [...]

Turkey Threatens Incursion Into Syria, Raising U.S. Concerns

ISTANBUL — The Turkish president is threatening to mount a new incursion into northern Syria, accusing the United States of failing to tackle the security threats Turkey faces in the region. Turkish commando units were deploying Friday [...]

Trump threatens government shutdown in heated meeting with Pelosi, Schumer

President Trump threatened a partial government shutdown in a heated meeting with Democratic congressional leaders over funding for the border wall. As incoming House Speaker Nancy Pelosi implored Mr. Trump not to discuss the wall in front [...]

Lack of minority staffers threatens to hobble 2020 Democrats

Sens. Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren and Kirsten Gillibrand all have had African-Americans in senior positions in past campaigns. The potential size of the 2020 field puts those connections at a premium. | Andrew Harnik/AP Photo 2020 [...]

Donald Trump threatens to close U.S.-Mexico border ‘permanently if need be’

President Trump threatened Monday to “close the Border permanently if need be” and called on Mexico to deport members of the migrant caravan after skirmishes broke out between border agents and migrants at the Southern border this weekend. Mexico [...]

Deadly Gaza Raid by Israel Threatens Nascent Cease-Fire

JERUSALEM — A covert Israeli operation in the Gaza Strip apparently went bad on Sunday, leaving at least seven Palestinians dead, including one senior Hamas military commander, and puncturing a nascent cease-fire with a flurry of [...]

As Brazil’s Far Right Leader Threatens the Amazon, One Tribe Pushes Back

The Times traveled hundreds of miles into the Brazilian Amazon, staying with a tribe in the Munduruku Indigenous Territory as it struggled with the shrinking rain forest. The miners had to go. Their bulldozers, dredges and high-pressure [...]

Hurricane aftermath threatens to unleash Florida election chaos

Florida Gov. Rick Scott is expected to issue an emergency order as early as Wednesday morning concerning early and absentee-ballot voting. | Chris O’Meara/AP Photo Elections One option for Gov. Rick Scott: Use his emergency power [...]