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Despite legal victory, Trump needs money for border wall

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SAN DIEGO (AP) - President Donald Trump has won a judge's permission to build a border wall with Mexico. Now all he needs is the money.
    
On Tuesday, a federal judge in San Diego rejected arguments that the administration overreached by waiving requirements for environmental and other reviews before construction can start.
    
Judge Gonzalo Curiel - whose objectivity Trump had questioned during his presidential campaign - wrote that the court couldn't consider whether building a border wall was "politically wise or prudent."
    
Trump tweeted that he'd scored a "big legal win" but he may yet hit another kind of wall.
    
Congress has yet to fund the project. This month, the Senate rejected a request for $18 billion.

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