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    Trump Defiant Despite U-turn on Border Wall Promise

    He’s backed down. President Donald Trump reversed his demand that an upcoming spending bill include funding for his much-touted Mexican border wall, a red line that worried congressional Republicans who must pass short-term spending measures by Friday to avoid a government shutdown. Nevertheless, the president tweeted assurances that the wall “will get built.” Meanwhile, a federal judge ruled that Trump’s executive order denying federal grants to “sanctuary cities” that refuse to cooperate with his immigration crackdown is unconstitutional, a decision the White House lambasted as “egregious overreach.”

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