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Explainer: Five ways Trump’s moves to stem border surge have hit hurdles

Grappling with a ballooning number of migrants at the U.S. southern border, President Donald Trump has suggested increasingly bold steps to fulfill his signature campaign pledge to stem illegal immigration.


Some U.S. lawmakers will see less-redacted version of Mueller report next week

Some U.S. lawmakers will be able to read a less-redacted version of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report beginning next week, the Justice Department said in a letter on Thursday to the chairmen of the House and Senate judiciary committees.


Banks ordered to disclose bondholder information to Puerto Rico board

A judge on Thursday ordered banks to comply with a request from Puerto Rico’s federally created financial oversight board to disclose customer information related to certain debt issued by the bankrupt U.S. commonwealth.


For Notre-Dame, lessons from a fire-damaged New York cathedral

Before the restoration of Notre-Dame de Paris can begin, engineers may have to tap nearly every stone in the cathedral and listen for subtle sounds of damage, according to specialists who repaired one of the largest cathedrals in the world in New York after a devastating 2001 fire.


U.S. launches four-state study to find ways to reduce opioid overdose deaths

U.S. health officials on Thursday said they will spend $350 million in four states to study ways to best deal with the nation’s opioid crisis on the local level, with a goal of reducing opioid-related overdose deaths by 40 percent over three years in selected communities in those states.


Man who entered New York cathedral with gasoline charged with attempted arson

A 37-year-old man was charged on Thursday with attempted arson, reckless endangerment and trespassing after he walked into St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City with two full gasoline cans, lighter fluid and lighters on Wednesday, police said.


Instant View: Reaction to Mueller’s report on Russia’s role in 2016 U.S. election

Key reaction to Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s long-awaited report on Russia’s role in the 2016 U.S. election, released on Thursday:


Top Congressional Democrats call for Mueller to testify publicly

The top Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate on Thursday called on Special Counsel Robert Mueller to testify publicly about his investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election and whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russia.


Man caught walking into New York cathedral with full gasoline cans, lighters: police

A 37-year-old man was arrested on Wednesday night after walking into St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City with two full gasoline cans, lighter fluid and lighters, police said.


Man caught walking into New York cathedral with full gas cans, lighters

A 37-year-old man was arrested on Wednesday night after walking into St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City with two full gasoline cans, lighter fluid and lighters, police said.