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  • Currently 31 National Emergencies; Trump’s Border Emergency Would Make 32

    There are currently 31 national emergencies recognized under federal law. If President Donald Trump declares a national emergency over the border crisis, it would increase that number to 32, putting in perspective how common it is for U.S. presidents to exercise that legal authority.

  • Angela Merkel on 'victory tour' visit to Athens

    Greek PM Alexis Tsipras praises new ‘relationship of trust’ with German chancellor Angela Merkel arrived in Greece on Thursday for a two-day visit to the country that has posed some of the greatest challenges of her time at the helm of Europe’s powerhouse economy. It is a trip heavy with symbolism for a leader whose policies have defined the continent and who has announced she will leave office at the end of her term in 2021. Continue reading

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  • Park planed for 400th anniversary of Mayflower's landing

    A Massachusetts historical society that preserves the legacy of the Pilgrims is planning to build a small park to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower's 1620 arrival.