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WATCH LIVE: Donald Trump holds rally in El Paso, Texas for his border wall

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President Donald Trump tonight will hold a rally in El Paso, Texas at 7 pm MST, hoping to bolster his argument for a wall across America’s southern border.

“The border city of El Paso, Texas, used to have extremely high rates of violent crime — one of the highest in the country, and considered one of our nation’s most dangerous cities,” Trump said during his recent State of the Union Speech. “Now, with a powerful barrier in place, El Paso is one of our safest cities.”

Naturally, some locals dispute Trump’s assertion that a barrier is the reason El Paso is one of the United States’ safest large cities, per historic FBI crime stats. The mayor of El Paso, Dee Margo, told CNN Monday that Trump’s claim that a border fence made the city safer was based on false information.

“He was certainly correct at the end of his remarks about El Paso, that we are the safest city,” the Mayor said, before disputing the reason was any barrier. “The prefacing remarks were — he was echoing what had been said by our attorney general a few weeks ago in McAllen [and] that was wrong.”

Democratic Rep. Veronica Escobar echoed the sentiment, requesting Trump apologize to the residents of the city. “These distortions about our vibrant community are harmful to our reputation and degrade our spirit,” Escobar wrote. “I urge you to treat this visit as your opportunity not only to correct the record and ensure that the misinformation you stated on the national stage is retracted, but also an opportunity to apologize to El Pasoans for the disparagement of our community.”

Democratic rising star and native Texan Beto O’Rourke will hold a concurrent, competing rally at the same time tonight (which can be streamed via Facebook live on his page).

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‘Fundamentally’ immoral: Federal asylum officers sue Trump administration over immigration policy

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On Wednesday, the Washington Post reported that U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services asylum officers are filing suit against the Trump administration, alleging that the president's policy requiring asylum seekers be held in Mexico awaiting their hearing is a risk to their lives.

The officers told a federal court that the policy, which was implemented ostensibly to relieve overcrowding at U.S. detention facilities, is "fundamentally contrary to the moral fabric of our Nation and our international and domestic legal obligations."

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Here’s how Trump’s latest comments dredge up his nasty treatment of John McCain

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Speaking to the Faith and Freedom Coalition on Wednesday, President Donald Trump once again made comments revealing he has little interest in treading sensitively around his feud with the late Sen. John McCain.

He lamented that fact that, during his first two years as president, he struggled to get the votes he wanted for his agenda because he only had 51 (initially 52) Republicans in the Senate.

"And sometimes, you know, they had a little hard time with a couple of them, right?" Trump added, referring to GOP senators who didn't bow to his will. “Fortunately they’re gone now. They have gone on to greener pastures. Or perhaps far-less-green pastures. But they are gone. They are gone ... I’m very happy they are gone.”

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Alabama is prosecuting a pregnant woman for manslaughter for being shot in the stomach — but not her shooter

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On Wednesday, AL.com reported that Marshae Jones, a 27-year-old woman from Birmingham, Alabama, was indicted on manslaughter charges.

Her crime? Allegedly instigating a fight that led to her being shot in the stomach and losing her pregnancy. The woman who actually shot her, on the other hand — 23-year-old Ebony Jemison — is walking free after a grand jury rejected the case against her.

Immediately after the shooting, which allegedly stemmed from a fight over the baby's father and took place outside a Dollar General in Pleasant Grove, in December, prosecutors announced their intention to charge Jones for having a miscarriage.

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