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A new section of the border wall is seen in November 2019 south of Donna, Texas. Trump's 576-mile border wall is expected to cost nearly $20 million per mile, which is more expensive than any other wall under construction in the world. Verónica G. Cárdenas for NPR hide caption

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$11 Billion And Counting: Trump's Border Wall Would Be The World's Most Costly

The costs keep piling up for Trump's border wall which has a current pricetag of $11 billion — nearly $20 million per mile. It's more expensive than any other wall under construction in the world.

$11 Billion And Counting: Trump's Border Wall Would Be The World's Most Costly

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SpaceX successfully tested the emergency escape system of its Crew Dragon capsule on Sunday. The capsule is designed to carry astronauts to the International Space Station for NASA. John Raoux/AP hide caption

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SpaceX Celebrates Test Of Crew Dragon Capsule That Will Carry NASA Astronauts

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine and SpaceX's Elon Musk called the test of the Crew Dragon capsule a success. NASA hopes to use the capsule to bring astronauts to the International Space Station.

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend a service marking the centenary of WW1 armistice at Westminster Abbey on Nov. 11, 2018. WPA Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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Harry And Meghan Are No Longer Working Members Of The Royal Family, Palace Says

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex also will stop receiving public funds for royal duties and will not use their "royal highness" titles.

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Amtrak Asks 2 People Who Use Wheelchairs To Pay $25,000 For A Ride

It usually costs $16 to take Amtrak from Chicago to Bloomington, Ill. The company defended the $25,000 cost for the extra wheelchair users, saying it reflects a new policy.

Amtrak Asks 2 People Who Use Wheelchairs To Pay $25,000 For A Ride

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From Obscurity To Impeachment Figure: Who Is Robert Hyde?

Hyde says he was joking when he messaged an associate of Rudy Giuliani that he was tracking former U.S. Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch. Now, U.S. and Ukrainian authorities are investigating.

From Obscurity To Impeachment Figure: Who Is Robert Hyde?

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Alan Dershowitz told NPR on Friday he would make constitutional arguments for President Trump at his Senate impeachment trial. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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Lawyer Alan Dershowitz Draws Line On His Role In Trump Impeachment Defense

The Harvard law professor told NPR he will present constitutional arguments during the Senate trial — but will not be involved in other strategic decisions.

Lawyer Alan Dershowitz Draws Line On His Role In Trump Impeachment Defense

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