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Wednesday’s Headlines: Inside the White House’s growing panic to contain the border crisis

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Inside the White House’s growing panic to contain the border crisis
President Trump has blamed others for spiking immigration numbers, but his housecleaning at the Department of Homeland Security shows a realization that he is facing an existential political threat.
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Trump digs in on false claim that he stopped Obama’s family separation policy
Repetition can’t change reality. There is simply no comparison between President Trump’s family separation policy and the border enforcement actions of the Obama and George W. Bush administrations.
 
Trump administration considers revised version of family separation tactic
President Trump also blamed President Barack Obama for the chain-link enclosures for underage migrants, widely derided as “cages,” that exacerbated a backlash last spring.
 
In tightly fought election, Netanyahu appears set to clinch fifth term in office
With the vast majority of votes counted, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held a slim lead over Benny Gantz but had a clear path to forming a coalition in parliament.
 
Tracking your pregnancy on an app may be more public than you think
Apps such as Ovia have climbed in popularity as fun, friendly companions for the daunting uncertainties of childbirth. But they have also become powerful monitoring tools for employers and health insurers.
 
Perspective
Tiger Woods has all the shots to win another Masters. The short ones matter most.
For Woods to take what would be his fifth green jacket a full 22 years after his first, he doesn’t have to be the exact player this week he was back then, as flexible as Gumby and miles longer off the tee than the rest of the field. What he has to do, though, is putt like that player.
 
 
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Opinions
Here’s what decides whether technology becomes a force for good, or evil
You’ll never guess who Republicans invited to the hearing on white nationalism
I joined Google’s AI council. Then I was met with a rage mob.
Mulvaney’s tax return stonewall is either misinformed — or sinister
A pioneering Supreme Court justice’s life, superbly told
Brexiteers are just like Trumpists — except on this
 
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Trump to issue executive orders seeking to speed up oil and gas projects
Critics said that the president’s orders would trample on authority delegated to the states under the Clean Water Act and other congressional legislation.
 
Emmanuel Macron may be the key to what happens with Brexit this week
When European Union leaders gather Wednesday in Brussels to consider British Prime Minister Theresa May’s request for a further delay on leaving the E.U., France’s president is expected to be the loudest voice of resistance as a Friday deadline looms.
 
Magic Johnson abruptly resigns as Los Angeles Lakers president, ending an up-and-down two-year tenure
The Hall of Famer will step down after two seasons marked largely by disappointment. The Lakers failed to make the playoffs this season after signing superstar LeBron James.
 
A New York restaurant promised ‘clean’ Chinese food, sparking a backlash
A series of missteps led the restaurant into the bull’s-eye of America’s ongoing conversation about culinary appropriation.
 
Washington Post seeks dismissal of Sandmann lawsuit
A motion filed in response to the $250 million lawsuit brought by Kentucky high school student Nicholas Sandmann said Post coverage of a Jan. 18 incident at the Lincoln Memorial did “not give rise to a defamation claim.”
 

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