Trump's National Emergency Sets Up Legal Fight Over Spending Authority

Before President Trump even uttered the words "national emergency" on Friday, there was already a lot of talk about legal challenges. Here's the central question: Is it constitutional for the president to ignore Congress' decision not to give him all the money he wants for a Southern border wall — and, instead, get it through a declaration of a national emergency? Trump clearly anticipates a court fight and is looking to the new hard-line conservative Supreme Court majority for help. As he...

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Gunman Kills 5, Wounds At Least 5 More At Industrial Facility In Aurora, Ill.

Updated at 11:53 p.m. ET A man armed with a handgun entered the Henry Pratt Co. in Aurora, Ill., on Friday afternoon and killed five civilians, officials announced at a news conference. Five police officers were also wounded. Police Chief Kristen Ziman said the gunman, identified as Gary Martin, 45, was killed in a crossfire with officers. She said, in a second late-night news conference , that the gunman was a 15-year veteran of the company who was being terminated Friday. Ziman said she did...

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Sky Islands And Starry-Eyed Frogs: Breathtaking Photos Of Remote Ecosystems

Prasenjeet Yadav's photography grew out of the wildlife and soil on his father's farm in the central Indian state of Maharashtra. As a kid he loved nothing more than to watch "the ants and the birds. I'd look at the animals day in and day out," Yadav says. "And not just to see them, but to try to understand what they are doing, to understand their behavior." That passion to comprehend the bugs and the birds led Yadav to get a master's degree in molecular biology. He eventually studied...

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Husband and wife Larry and Sharon Adams have spent the past 20 years bringing boarded-up homes in their Milwaukee neighborhood back to life.

The love they share for their community grew out of their love for each other. During a StoryCorps interview in October, Larry, now 65, and Sharon, 72, remember how they first met.

It was 1997, and Sharon had just moved back to her childhood home on North 17th Street in Milwaukee's Lindsay Heights neighborhood. But like several other properties in the neighborhood, it needed some work.

Two women who were detained and asked to show identification after speaking Spanish in a convenience store in Montana are suing U.S. Customs and Border Protection, saying the CBP agent violated their constitutional rights when he detained them and asked to see their identification.

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The Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether the Trump administration can add a citizenship question to the 2020 census. The decision grants the administration's request for an immediate review of a lower court's ruling that stopped plans for the question. A hearing is expected to be held in April.

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The EPA plans to propose a drinking water standard by the end of the year to address harmful chemicals found in drinking water across the country. But environmentalists are skeptical.

Advocates Push For Conn. Immigration Healthcare Bill

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Immigrant rights advocates in Connecticut are pushing for a bill that would prevent residents from having health care services denied based on their immigration status.

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A Connecticut judge has ordered conspiracy theorist Alex Jones to give a sworn deposition in a case brought against him by family members of five victims of the 2012 Newtown school shooting.

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In Connecticut supporters of paid family and medical leave made their case to state lawmakers on Thursday.

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Amazon bids goodbye to Long Island City. The mega online superstore says it would no longer build one of its new headquarters in New York. A town on Long Island bans plastic straws and restaurant containers. And in Connecticut progressives and GOP lawmakers reveal their legislative agenda. Meanwhile, Governor Ned Lamont says he’s putting the state on a debt diet. Host Rebecca Surran brings us this week’s News Highlights on The Full Story. Our guests:

New England activists and lawmakers say the Environmental Protection Agency's new plan to manage harmful PFAS chemicals isn't aggressive enough.

The EPA says this plan is a broad roadmap of goals for protecting people from exposure to the huge class of likely toxic PFAS chemicals.

These industrial chemicals were used for decades to make non-stick, waterproof and stain-resistant coatings, as well as firefighting foams and other industrial products.

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Long Island Congressmen Peter King and Lee Zeldin want local law enforcement to be deputized to act as agents for Immigration and Customs Enforcement.


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