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White House Chief of Staff John Kelly told reporters on Capitol Hill he doubts President Trump will extend the March 5 deadline, when work permits will begin to expire for DACA recipients, reports the WashPost. Should protections end, however, Kelly said dreamers are "not a priority for deportation," per the AP.

Go deeper: Kelly said he was uncertain whether Trump had the authority to extend the program, since President Obama established DACA by executive action and not by law. Trump rejected a bipartisan bill pitched by Sen. Chris Coons and Sen. John McCain yesterday that would give permanent legal status to Dreamers.

Kelly also said that, per WashPost's Erica Werner, that Trump's proposed immigration plan would offer protection to 1.8 million undocumented immigrants — more than the 690,000 registered under DACA — including those who "some would say were too afraid to sign up, others would say were too lazy to get off their asses but they didn’t sign up."

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Deadly storm Zeta pummels parts of Alabama and Florida

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Former Hurricane Zeta has killed at least one person after a downed power line electrocuted a 55-year-old in Louisiana as the storm's powerful winds and heavy rainfall moved into Alabama overnight.

What's happening: After "battering southeastern Louisiana and southern Mississippi," Zeta weakened to a tropical storm over central Alabama early on Thursday, per the National Hurricane Center.

Taiwan reaches a record 200 days with no local coronavirus cases

Catholics go through containment protocols including body-temperature measurement and hands-sanitisation before entering the Saint Christopher Parish Church, Taipei City, Taiwan, in July. Photo: Ceng Shou Yi/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Taiwan on Thursday marked no locally transmitted coronavirus cases for 200 days, as the island of 23 million people's total number of infections reported stands at 550 and the COVID-19 death toll at seven.

Why it matters: Nowhere else in the world has reached such a milestone. While COVID-19 cases surge across the U.S. and Europe, Taiwan's last locally transmitted case was on April 12. Experts credit tightly regulated travel, early border closure, "rigorous contact tracing, technology-enforced quarantine and universal mask wearing," along with the island state's previous experience with the SARS virus, per Bloomberg.

Go deeper: As Taiwan's profile rises, so does risk of conflict with China

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