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Tuesday’s Headlines: Trump orders overhaul of asylum system, including fees to seek refuge

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Trump orders overhaul of asylum system, including fees to seek refuge
The president, who wants new regulations within 90 days, called for a ban on anyone who illegally crosses the border from obtaining a work permit and a 180-day limit for courts to handle asylum claims.
Trump’s refusal to cooperate with Democrats intensifies impeachment push
The president’s unwillingness to comply with investigators’ requests for witnesses and documents is prompting some of the more establishment House Democrats to join their most liberal colleagues.
 
Trump Organization, family sue Deutsche Bank, Capital One to block subpoenas
Deutsche Bank, as we as Capital One, have been at the center of congressional inquiries into the president’s business dealings.
 
Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein resigns effective May 11
Rosenstein, who oversaw special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s investigation of President Trump and Russia, will step down after a tumultuous two years on the job.
 
Japan’s emperor abdicates, becoming the first to give up throne in 200 years
Emperor Akihito, a much-loved figure in Japan, humanized the role of the emperor — once viewed as a living god — by reaching out to vulnerable members of society and victims of natural disasters, and looking ordinary people in the eye when talking to them.
 
Strange knife threat to Japanese prince underscores royal line’s succession crisis
Two knives were left on the school desk of 12-year-old Prince Hisahito, the only young male heir to the throne. 
 
Families of Saudi prisoners make perilous decision: Publicly scolding the system
When private appeals to the kingdom fail, relatives exasperated by long detentions and the absence of formal charges risk retaliation to go public.
 
 
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Opinions
Lie No. 10,000 is really a whopper
It’s time to talk about being white in America
Moore wants more attention on his economic policies. Challenge accepted.
Trump’s rhetoric stokes hate. He never thinks of the consequences.
Let’s impeach Trump for being such a great president
Jeopardy!’s James Holzhauer is a menace
 
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Analysis
Trump’s campaign thinks it can expand the map in 2020. Let’s assess the argument.
There’s a chance President Trump could add a Minnesota or a New Hampshire, but his strategists also should be concerned about some Republican states that could tip the other direction.
 
With push on labor, Biden aims nascent campaign directly at Trump, who is eager to engage
The Democratic former vice president has sought to define his bid for the party’s nomination in 2020 as a one-on-one battle with President Trump.
 
Stephen Moore’s Fed nomination under pressure as GOP senator calls his past comments ‘ridiculous’
Republican Sens. Joni Ernst and Mitt Romney expressed concerned about Moore’s past comments about women. However, they did not explicitly say they would not vote for Moore.
 
Boeing says safety alert in 737 Max didn’t work in all planes
The revelation is likely to increase scrutiny on the manufacturer after crashes in Indonesia and Ethiopia.
 
A lesson on gun safety ended when a man accidentally shot his 6-year-old daughter, police say
The Glendale, Ariz., girl was in critical but stable condition Monday evening and will require numerous surgeries in the coming months to recover from her injuries, police said.
 

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