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U.S. to use border wall funds to “clean up” Trump-era construction sites

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The Department of Homeland Security has announced that it will use border security funding allocated by Congress to close wall gaps and pay for environmental and clean-up projects in areas of Arizona, California and Texas affected by barrier construction undertaken by the Trump administration

The wall that marks the border between the US and Mexico will be undergoing more construction as the United States announces funds to help close wall gaps and clean-up surrounding areas.

Congress is allocating border security funding to fasten “small” gaps which is seen as a necessary safety measure.

Some of the money will go towards combatting soil erosion and flooding by installing drainage and completing roads.

A customs and border protection official says that the purpose is not to create new barriers but to protect people from the “unsafe construction situation”.

Wall gates will also be repaired to save migrants stuck in irrigation canals.

The Army Corps of Engineers who were behind the construction of the wall ordered by former president Donald Trump have scrapped the contracts handing over control of the construction sites to the US Department of Homeland Security.

The $15 billion dollar project was one of the most expensive infrastructure projects in US history.

Over 700 kilometres of border barriers were built during the course of Trump’s presidency.

Following President Biden’s inauguration the leader ordered a stop to the wall’s construction.

William is an Executive News Producer at TICKER NEWS, responsible for the production and direction of news bulletins. William is also the presenter of the hourly Weather + Climate segment. With qualifications in Journalism and Law (LLB), William previously worked at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) before moving to TICKER NEWS. He was also an intern at the Seven Network's 'Sunrise'. A creative-minded individual, William has a passion for broadcast journalism and reporting on global politics and international affairs.

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Essential daily protein needs for better health

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Protein is a fundamental macronutrient essential for various bodily functions, including muscle repair, enzyme production, and immune system support.

Daily protein requirements can vary significantly based on factors such as activity levels, age, and gender.

To help unpack this topic, Kate Save from BeFitFood joins to share her key insights. #featured

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Can big tech be trusted to use AI ethically?

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Big tech giants like Google, Microsoft, and IBM announced comprehensive plans to enhance AI safety measures – but is that enough to convince the everyday worker?

On this episode of Ahron & Mike Live – Can big tech be trusted with AI? “The Fall Guy” takes a hard hit, Apple’s Top Ten controversy and a robot performs surgery on a piece of corn.

Ticker’s Ahron Young & Mike Loder discuss. #featured

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Biden slams the brakes on EV overcapacity

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President Biden has imposed new tariffs on Chinese EV imports, just as the Chinese EV industry is facing a critical challenge: overcapacity.

The move comes amidst escalating trade tensions between the two economic giants, with repercussions likely to reverberate across the automotive sector.

David Zhang, the China Insider explores this issue and more. #featured #trending

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