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Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, May 25, 2017, before a Senate Appropriations subcommittee on the Homeland Security Department's fiscal 2018 budget. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

DHS chief says to expect 'a lot more' Manchester-style attacks

Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly told Congress Thursday that the world should expect more attacks along the lines of the Manchester bombing this week that involved a British-born man connected to the Islamic State. Published May 25, 2017

House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. arrives at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, May 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Ryan: GOP candidate should apologize after attack on reporter

House Speaker Paul D. Ryan said he wouldn't block Greg Gianforte from sitting in Congress should the GOP candidate win a special election in Montana on Thursday, just hours after a reporter said he was body-slammed by the politician. Published May 25, 2017

In this June 26, 2015, file photo, a man holds a U.S. and a rainbow flag outside the Supreme Court in Washington after the court legalized gay marriage nationwide. A federal appeals court ruled Friday that the Supreme Court can keep protesters off its marble plaza without violating their constitutional right to free speech. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit said that First Amendment rights stop at the sidewalk in front of the majestic courthouse and do not extend to the plaza. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Democrats demand answers on sexual orientation census questions

Two Democratic senators this week demanded answers on why the Census Bureau canceled plans to prod Americans to divulge their sexual orientation and gender identity, saying the government needs to know those answers to figure out how to spend money. Published May 23, 2017

Budget Director Mick Mulvaney holds up a copy of President Trump's proposed fiscal 2018 federal budget as he speaks to members of the media at the White House on Tuesday. (Associated Press)

Trump sends optimistic budget to pessimistic Congress

The White House's newly minted 2018 budget sprints toward balance over the next decade by counting on a major economic growth spurt to boost revenue and deep cuts on the spending side -- all of it enhanced by more than a few gimmicks and wildly optimistic assumptions. Published May 23, 2017

A Haitian family that did not want to be identified, living in the U.S. with Temporary Protected Status (TPS) speaks to members of the media, Monday, May 22, 2017, in Miami. The Trump administration is going to extend humanitarian protections for tens of thousands of Haitian immigrants who have been living in the United States since a deadly earthquake. Administration officials said the TPS for roughly 50,000 Haitians will expire in December. A final decision about the long-term fate of those immigrants will be decided at a later date. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Haitian refugees granted additional 6-month deportation reprieve

Homeland Security has granted an additional six-month grace period to Haitians in the U.S., saying the island nation is still not sufficiently recovered from the devastating 2010 earthquake to absorb the tens of thousands of people who are here under temporary protected status (TPS). Published May 22, 2017

In this Thursday, Jan. 21, 2010, file photo, Haitian national Carole Manigat, left, holds her daughter Hadassa Carole Albert as she waits for her turn to fill out temporary protective status papers at Notre Dame d'Haiti Catholic Church in the Little Haiti neighborhood in Miami. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz, File)

DHS grants temporary deportation reprieve to Haitians, but warns end is coming

Homeland Security has granted an additional six-month grace period to Haitians in the U.S., saying the island nation is still not sufficiently recovered from the devastating 2010 earthquake to absorb the tens of thousands of people who are here under temporary protected status (TPS). Published May 22, 2017

In this May 3, 2017, file photo, Atticus Juarez, 3, nephew of Silvia Juarez, who was detained by ICE agents in a Michaels parking lot last week in front of her 8-year-old daughter, joins family and friends in support of the family in West Valley City, Utah. (Francisco Kjolseth/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP, File)

Staggering number of visa overstays now biggest problem in illegal immigration

A staggering 739,450 people overstayed their visas to become illegal immigrants in 2016, according to a new report released Monday by Homeland Security that suggests the immigration problem has shifted away from people sneaking in, and toward people who came legally but refused to leave when they were supposed to. Published May 22, 2017

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif., meets with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, May 18, 2017, after the Justice Department appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller to lead an investigation into President Donald Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Pelosi: Trump will be responsible for his own impeachment

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi gave a tacit green light to her Democratic colleagues to pursue impeachment against President Trump, saying in a published interview Friday that her members "are going to do what they're going to do." Published May 21, 2017

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif., meets with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, May 18, 2017, after the Justice Department appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller to lead an investigation into President Donald Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Pelosi says she won't stop impeachment talk

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi gave a tacit green light to her lawmakers to pursue impeachment against President Trump on Friday, saying in a published interview that her members "are going to do what they're going to do." Published May 19, 2017

President Donald Trump walks across the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, May 17, 2017, following his short trip on Marine One from nearby Andrews Air Force Base, Md. Trump was returning to Washington after speaking at today's U.S. Coast Guard Academy Commencement Ceremony. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Trump begins NAFTA renegotiation

The Trump administration officially notified Congress on Thursday that it intends to renegotiate NAFTA, igniting a process that could lead to reshaping the face of trade in North America. Published May 18, 2017