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White House officials are reining back the president’s threat to shut the southern border as soon as this week. Press secretary Sarah Sanders says a border shutdown isn’t the ‘first choice’ and President Trump is “looking at all options.” (April 2) AP

WASHINGTON – In the chaotic hours after President John F. Kennedy’s assassination in 1963, U.S. officials took an extraordinary step that would be considered only a handful of times in the decades that followed: .

As President Lyndon Johnson departed Dallas for Washington, thousands of Americans and Mexicans were stuck in bumper-to-bumper traffic at border crossings near El Paso, . Hours later, U.S. citizens were finally permitted to cross from Juarez back into

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