Trump's border 'wall' price tag jumps again, report says
Appearing on ABC News' "This Week" on Sunday, White House senior policy adviser Stephen Miller responded to reports that the Department of Homeland Security now estimates the wall would cost up to $21.6 billion, nearly double the figure of $12 billion Trump used during his campaign.
The current Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), retired Marine General John Kelly, previously said the construction of the wall could be completed in under two years. Trump has also discussed the possibility of reducing the cost of the new Air Force One Airplane with Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg.
The DHS report says construction would have three phases.
A spokeswoman from the Department of Homeland Security said the department does "not comment on or confirm the potential existence of pre-decisional, deliberative documents". The money had been envisioned as an offset for lowering USA corporate income tax rates, though House Republicans say it could also pay for a wall. However, Mexico has adamantly rejected the notion that they would fund the border wall. It will cover 26 miles in San Diego, El Paso, and the Rio Grade Valley in south Texas.
Hundreds of ordinary Kiwis rush to aid of beached whales
Farewell Spit has been described as a whale trap , as its long coastline can be hard for whales to navigate away from. Whales often get stuck at Golden Bay, a remote but popular holiday area at the top of New Zealand's south island.
As the Reuters report notes, the government is already in touch with contractors and planning out steel purchases, so there's every reason to think that the Trump administration is serious about this project. He said on the campaign trail that it would cost only about $8 billion, but that seems to have been an unreasonably low estimate.
This border wall, if built (at US taxpayer expense), will probably have a lot in common with the 600 miles of barriers along the southern border already built under the 2006 Secure Fence Act.
The plan calls for securing the border with an additional 1,250 miles of fences and walls by the end of 2020.
On Wednesday, the president told a Washington D.C. meeting of law enforcement officials gathered from around the nation that "the wall is getting designed right now". The report estimated that agreement alone could bring the cost from $11 million per mile to $15 million per mile in one area. An independent estimate by a construction firm suggests that could easily run to $25 billion given uncertainties in the plan.
United are going in the right direction - Mata
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Bali Landslides Kill at Least 12 After Heavy Rainfall
Seven people, including two children, have been killed in a landslide that hit a Bali village late last night, authorities say. Members of two families were among those killed including a 1-year-old boy.
Jayson Tatum at his best in second-half explosion against North Carolina
Grayson Allen, Jayson Tatum and Luke Kennard all played terrific games, while Frank Jackson scored double figures off the bench. The eighth-ranked Tar Heels are an outstanding team, a group very capable of getting back to the Final Four again this season.
Activision Announce Billions Made in 2016 via In-Game Content
Call of Duty 2017 is being developed by Sledgehammer Games as part of Activision's three-year, three-studio development cycle. This is music to the ears of gamers that were incredibly disappointed to what Infinite Warfare brought to the table.
Federal Court Will Not Reinstate Trump's Immigration Order
Trump immediately responded with an all-caps tweet: " SEE YOU IN COURT, THE SECURITY OF OUR NATION IS AT STAKE! ". While it seems the president plans to move the US Supreme Court, here are the reactions his tweet garnered.
Davis warns peers to fulfil 'patriotic duty' over Brexit bill
But during five days of debate on the resulting government bill, it became clear that most MPs would not stop the process. Supreme Court decision which said the government must seek lawmakers' approval before proceeding with Brexit.
Classic Hot Wheels cars are coming to 'Rocket League'
Specifically, a "Treasure Hunt" flag, and "Shark Bite" Topper will be available as post-match drops after the update. This DLC will launch on February 21, 2017 adding two new cars to the game: the Twin Mill III and Bone Shaker .
Dont'a Hightower won't visit White House because he's 'been there, done that'
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Japan's experimental mission to clean up space junk ends in failure
It's a frustrating setback given the mounting risks posed by the almost two million bits of junk now swirling around our planet. The effort was meant to neutralize space debris from cast-off equipment from old satellites and pieces of rocket.
Random fan scores date with Eugenie Bouchard
With the Falcons holding a big lead over the Patriots Sunday, Bouchard tweeted that she "knew Atlanta would win". The Patriots went on to win 34-28 in overtime, and credit to Bouchard, she didn't run from her promise.