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Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois, the Senate's No. 2 Democrat, now says that the fate of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program will be determined by the upcoming midterm elections. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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President Trump speaks, watched by Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, during a bipartisan meeting with members of Congress on school and community safety at the White House on Wednesday. Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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White House communications director Hope Hicks is resigning, the White House announced on Wednesday. Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Hope Hicks To Resign As White House Communications Director

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Lawmakers Meet With President Trump To Discuss School Shooting Prevention

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Supreme Court Examines Strict Laws For Inside Polling Places

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Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson in September. A former HUD employee says she was demoted after refusing to comply with a request from the acting agency head that she "find money" to bankroll costly remodeling for Carson's office. Matt Rourke/AP hide caption

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What Does It Mean To Be A 'Nation Of Immigrants'?

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions defended himself and the Justice Department on Wednesday after more criticism from President Trump. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Giant Strides Needed In Gun-Control Measures, Blumenthal Says

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Ask Cokie: The History Of Grass-Roots Activism

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Kushner Loses Top-Secret Security Clearance, According To Reports

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Evangelist Billy Graham To Lie In Honor In U.S. Rotunda

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