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April 24, 2017

First Line News Articles for Monday, April 24 2017

Top Stories

Top Trump officials push border wall as government shutdown looms

President Trump and top administration officials emphasized the necessity of funding the president’s proposed wall along the country’s southern border on Sunday, as talk of a possible government shutdown ramps up.

North Korea detains third U.S. citizen

North Korea has detained a U.S. citizen, officials said Sunday, bringing the number of Americans being held there to three.

Taliban’s surprise attack forced 30 coalition troops to ‘shelter in place’

Coalition troops were told to “shelter in place” during a deadly six-hour attack on an Afghan Army base in northern Afghanistan on Friday, as fewer than a dozen Taliban militants massacred nearly 200 troops.

Centrist Macron, far-right Le Pen in battle to lead France

Centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right populist Marine Le Pen advanced Sunday to a runoff in France’s presidential election, remaking the country’s political landscape and setting up a showdown over its participation in the European Union.