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Trump's Threat of National Emergency Declaration Explained

During a visit to the southern border Thursday, U.S. President Donald Trump again threatened to use emergency powers to bypass Congress and get billions of dollars to pay for a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border as a partial U.S. government shutdown over the issue stretched into its 20th day. Here is a look at what such a declaration means. What is the National Emergencies Act?  The bill was introduced because of a perceived need to stop open-ended states of national emergency and...

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