Jan 26, 2018

Trump: "We're going to solve the DACA problem"

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President Trump expressed willingness to "shift more" on immigration in a CNBC interview that aired Friday morning, adding that he wants to help protect Dreamers:

"These are good people, these are people that should be able to stay in this country. We're going to solve the DACA problem. But we also want to solve a tremendous problem on the southern border, which is crime. We need a wall, we need the drugs to stop flowing in."

Why it matters: Trump wants border wall funding in exchange for DACA protections. He'll need Democratic votes, but needs to prevent a Republican revolt over amnesty.

Trump to CNBC on the immigration hardliners:

"I think [Sen. Tom Cotton] and [Sen. David Perdue] and [Rep. Bob Goodlatte] and the people that I've been dealing with — [Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn], so many of the people — these are great people. These are people that really have shifted a lot. ... And I think they're willing to shift more, and so am I. ... Look, we're going to try and make a deal on DACA. ... What we need is we need the wall, we need security, we need security at the border. We have to stop the drugs from coming in. We need safety and we need a strong military.

Go deeper: The White House proposal, which Axios' Jonathan Swan says is dead on arrival

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World coronavirus updates: World Bank warns economic pain unavoidable

Data: The Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins, the CDC, and China's Health Ministry. Note: China numbers are for the mainland only and U.S. numbers include repatriated citizens and confirmed plus presumptive cases from the CDC

The novel coronavirus has caused a "global shock" and significant economic pain "seems unavoidable in all countries," the World Bank said in an economic update for
East Asia and the Pacific on Monday.

The big picture: COVID-19 cases surged past 786,000 and the death toll exceeded 37,800 early Tuesday, per Johns Hopkins data. Italy reported more than 11,500 total deaths.

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Coronavirus dashboard

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  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 2 a.m. ET: 786,228 — Total deaths: 37,820 — Total recoveries: 166,041.
  2. U.S.: Leads the world in confirmed cases. Total confirmed cases as of 2 a.m. ET: 164,603 — Total deaths: 3,170— Total recoveries: 5,896.
  3. Federal government latest: The White House will extend its social distancing guidelines until April 30.
  4. State updates: Rural-state governors say testing is still inadequate, contradicting Trump — Virginia, Maryland and D.C. issue stay-at-home orders to residents, joining 28 other states.
  5. Business latest: Ford and General Electric aim to make 50,000 ventilators in 100 days.
  6. In photos: Navy hospital ship arrives in Manhattan.
  7. What should I do? Answers about the virus from Axios expertsWhat to know about social distancingQ&A: Minimizing your coronavirus risk.
  8. Other resources: CDC on how to avoid the virus, what to do if you get it.

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U.S. coronavirus updates: Death toll tops 3,000

Data: The Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins; Map: Andrew Witherspoon/Axios

The U.S. death toll from the novel coronavirus has now surpassed 3,000, per Johns Hopkins data.

The state of play: The U.S. had by Monday night recorded more than 163,000 positive cases — more than any other country in the world, per Johns Hopkins. The COVID-19 death toll stood at 3,008. The number of recoveries had risen to more than 5,800.

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