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Construction on the Border Wall Has Begun 

Construction on the Border Wall Has Begun 

Construction of Donald Trump’s border wall has begun. Video released last week shows construction underway in El Paso, TX. Construction began last Saturday and is set to run from Chihuahuita -- El Paso's oldest neighborhood with about 100 people currently living in the area -- and continue east for four miles. The 18-foot-tall steel bollard wall will replace the chain link and metal fence as part of Trump’s executive order last year authorizing construction along the U.S.-Mexico border. The project is expected to be completed in late April 2019 and estimated to cost $22 million. On Friday, Trump signed an $854 billion spending package that funds most parts of the federal government through fiscal 2019, pushing off a deadline for a partial shutdown and a showdown over funding for his proposed border wall until December. More here.

Oprah Presents Award to Toni Morrison 

Oprah Presents Award to Toni Morrison 

Harvard Discrimination Trial Headed to Court 

Harvard Discrimination Trial Headed to Court