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Trump's wall: Mind the gaps

Trump's wall: Mind the gaps

Technology
Media playback is unsupported on your device "We gotta get outta here!" cries Agent Daniel Hernandez of US Border Patrol.Moments earlier a hurled rock from over the fence whacked the tin roof next to us with an almighty thud. Its target: Agent Hernandez, my camerawoman and yours truly."You gotta limit your exposure when you're there by the International Fence, you know," says Agent Hernandez, once we're safely back in his truck.I do now.We are in southern Arizona at the Nogales Border Crossing checkpoint.While President Trump demands a wall costing several billions of dollars, and the Democrats suggest technology would be better suited to the job, we are being given a whistle-stop tour of some of the tech already in use within Arizona's Tucson...
Arizona lawmaker pushes porn tax to pay for Trump's border wall

Arizona lawmaker pushes porn tax to pay for Trump's border wall

Finance
An Arizona legislator has proposed a way to fund a border wall: Charge internet users a tax for viewing pornography. Earlier this month, Arizona Republican state senator Gail Griffin proposed HB 2444. The legislation would require manufacturers and distributors of internet-connected devices to block people in the state from viewing adult content — unless those users pay a $ 20 tax. Revenue from the so-called porn tax would go toward building a border wall between Mexico and the Grand Canyon State, according to the text of the bill. President Don...
'Hostage-taking': Democrats reject Trump's offer to end shutdown

'Hostage-taking': Democrats reject Trump's offer to end shutdown

World
Donald Trump has offered to extend temporary protection for people brought to the US illegally as children in a bid to end the government shutdown. The US president said he wanted to "break the logjam" but stuck to his demand for $ 5.7bn (£4.5bn) to fund his proposed wall on the US-Mexico border.He offered to extend protection for "dreamer" immigrants - who entered the US illegally when they were young with their parents - for another three years, allowing them access to work permits. Democrats were quick to reject the proposal, with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer calling it simply "more hostage-taking".There are about 700,000 "dreamers" who are currently protected from deportation under a programme that allows them to work but not get citizenship - a program...
Donald Trump's troubled charity foundation to shut down

Donald Trump's troubled charity foundation to shut down

World
US President Donald Trump's troubled charity foundation has agreed to close down amid allegations that he and others illegally misused its funds.The move was announced by the Attorney General of New York State, Barbara Underwood, who will supervise the distribution of its remaining monies.She has accused Mr Trump and his three eldest children of using it for private and political gain.The foundation's lawyer accused her of attempting to politicise the matter. Six legal headaches for Donald Trump What's the deal with the Trump Foundation? This is just one of several legal cases currently swirling around Mr Trump and his family. Others include a wide-ranging special counsel investigation into alleged ties between the Trump campaign...