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Trump border wall setback: Appeals court won't allow military funds use

A metal fence marked with the US Border Patrol sign prevents people to get close to the barbed/concertina wire covering the US/Mexico border fence, in Nogales, Arizona, on February 9, 2019.
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An appeals court has rejected the Trump administration's emergency request to block a federal judge's ruling that prevents it from using military funds to pay for its southern border wall.

Details: In a 2-1 ruling Wednesday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit said that "a stay of the district court’s order granting Plaintiffs an injunction is not warranted." The administration's expected to appeal the decision, per the Wall Street Journal. But it's another setback for Trump and his 2016 campaign promise ahead of the 2020 election.

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