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The big picture: Caravan of Honduran immigrants advance into Mexico

Hondurans in caravan jump the gate to Mexico
Honduran migrants climb the gate of the Guatemala-Mexico international border bridge. Photo: Pedro Pardo / AFP via Getty Images

Honduran immigrants in the caravan of about 4,000 people heading toward the U.S. tore down a border gate between Guatemala and Mexico on Friday afternoon, the AP reports. A small group crossed into Mexico Thursday night.

The big picture: President Trump has threatened to cut off federal aid for countries such as Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador, reevaluate his proposed trade deal with Mexico and even "close our southern border" in response to the caravan. Mexico has sent additional police to the border and requested that the UN set up a migrant processing center on the border, according to the Washington Post.

DOJ files charges against Russian national for election interference

A collected images posted on social media to influence the 2016 election
A collection of Russian social media memes. Images: DOJ

The Department of Justice filed charges Friday against a Russian national named Elena Alekseevna Khusyaynova for crimes related to interference in the 2016 presidential election through the 2018 midterms.

Why it matters: This is the Justice Department's first criminal case relating to alleged Russian interference in the 2018 midterm elections.