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"Instigators": That's how U.S. Customs and Border Protection labeled dozens of American reporters, attorneys and activists targeted to be stopped for questioning at the border.
Here's more on that exclusive and what else we're watching today.
'Migrant Caravan FY-2019 Suspected Organizers, Coordinators, Instigators, and Media'
Customs and Border Protection has compiled a list of 59 reporters, attorneys and activists for border agents to stop for questioning when they cross the U.S.-Mexican border at San Diego-area checkpoints.
Several people on the list told NBC News that they had been pulled aside at the border and told they were being questioned as part of a "national security investigation."
CBP told NBC News the names on the list are people who were present during violence that broke out at the border with Tijuana in November and they were being questioned so that the agency could learn more about what started it.
Immigration lawyers say the practice is starting to scare people away.
Democrats poised to take the baton from Mueller, move toward impeachment
When special counsel Robert Mueller's report finally lands, it won't be the beginning of the end of the investigation into President Donald Trump.
Instead, it will be the end of the beginning of a political and legal nightmare that promises to dominate an ever greater portion of his presidency, NBC News Jonathan Allen writes in a news analysis.
The new majority experiences some tough 'growing pains'
Just over two months into the new Congress, House Democrats are facing internal fractures that are distracting from their bigger objectives.
“We’re not in that state of critical care right now but they’re growing pains and we have to work through it," said Rep. Raul Grijalva, D-Ariz.
The most explosive example has been the split on a response to freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar's controversial comments on Israel policy.
It is just one example of the divisions that have been on public display.
- 'Jeopardy' host Alex Trebek revealed he has stage 4 pancreatic cancer.
- One of Trump's newly confirmed federal judges has ties to an anti-gay "hate group."
- Singer R. Kelly was taken into police custody last night over unpaid child support.
- A gardener with a grudge planted bombs and may have killed from beyond the grave.
Inside the Sunrise Movement
The Green New Deal has seemingly come out of the blue to become a litmus test for 2020 presidential hopefuls. But it didn’t happen by accident.
Alongside multiple members of Congress, a group of young activists has pushed the plan into the headlines, working behind the scenes to reshape America’s approach to the climate crisis.
THINK about it
HBO's highly anticipated "Game of Thrones" trailer brilliantly uses the internet and fans’ obsessive behavior against them to prevent spoilers, writes TV-critic Ani Bundel.
For the would-be Spring Breakers out there, we break down travel insurance. Is it worth it?
Quote of the day
"It has a real chilling effect on people who might go down there. I was going to go this week, but I had to worry about whether I could get back in [to the U.S.]."
— A lawyer speaking on the condition of anonymity to NBC News about the Customs and Border Protection list.
One fun thing
Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James officially surpassed Michael Jordan in one key metric last night: career scoring.
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