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What to Know in Washington: Trump’s Deadline for Asylum Changes

President Donald Trump gave Democrats two weeks to work on immigration reform and stem the flow of migrants at the southern border, but cast doubt on getting action from Congress and vowed to go ahead with a roundup of people facing deportation.

Election Security, Paper Ballot Measure Advanced by House Panel

A House committee approved legislation Friday that would authorize new funds to upgrade election security and mandate paper ballots as Democrats push for more voting safeguards heading into the 2020 elections.

What to Know in Washington: Trump Ordered, Rescinded Iran Strike

The U.S. called off military strikes against Iran last night that were approved by President Donald Trump, according to an administration official, abandoning a move that would have dramatically escalated tensions that are already running high.

Senate Bill Targets YouTube’s Kids Content Amid Probe Report

Legislation that would ban video-hosting websites such as Google’s YouTube from automatically recommending videos of children was unveiled Thursday, a day after reports that the company violated rules about collecting data on and advertising to children.

Gym, Kennel Demands by Customs Adds to Port Operators’ Ire

It seemed like a game-changer for the Port of Monroe, Michigan, when it got an order to ship hundreds of Mustangs to Germany. Ford’s order came as the port was working to establish itself as the first federal marine highway on the Great Lakes. Then, U.S. Customs and Border Protection stepped in.

Are You Real? U.S. Hunts Fakers Among 10,000 Commenters on Rules

If you sent a public comment about a regulation to a federal agency between 2013 and 2017, the Government Accountability Office may soon have a question for you: did you really send that comment?

Customs to Defend Face Recognition After 100,000 Photos Exposed

A senior Customs and Border Protection official will defend the agency’s use of facial recognition technology to lawmakers looking into a data breach earlier this year that left pictures of about 100,000 travelers’ faces exposed to hackers.

What to Know in Washington: A Spending Standoff as Talks Stall

Republican leaders balked at Democratic requests for spending on non-defense programs, warning that both parties are still far apart on a deal to prevent a government shutdown and raise the debt ceiling.

House GOP Faction Attacks Female Candidate, Straining Party Ties

Efforts to boost the number of Republican women in Congress are being tested in North Carolina, where the House Freedom Caucus is siding with a male candidate over his female rival for an open House seat.

Troops’ Mail at Risk If U.S. Leaves International Postal Pact

Troops abroad expecting holiday letters and packages from home could be disappointed if the U.S. withdraws from the Universal Postal Union in October, just ahead of Thanksgiving and Christmas, according to companies that handle international mail.

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