Lawmakers have agreed to reopen the federal government after a shutdown due to failure to compromise on federal funding and on a deal for young immigrants at risk of deportation, so-called "Dreamers."
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"Illinois suffered 1,652 overdose deaths in 2014 ... of which 40 percent were associated with heroin. Illinois is ranked number one in the nation for a decline in treatment capacity between 2007 and 2012, and is now ranked the third worst in the country for state-funded treatment capacity."
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President Donald Trump has shocked people for using disparaging language during a meeting about protections for immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador and African countries.
"Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?" Trump asked.
President Donald Trump offered a surprising look into his talks with bipartisan lawmakers on immigration policy, allowing television cameras to capture about 54 minutes of discussion at a Jan. 9 White House meeting about the fate of immigrants known as "Dreamers."
We umpire the debate between pundit Joe Scarborough and Sen. Dick Durbin.