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Donald Trump faces legal battle over border wall

Sixteen US states have joined forces to file a federal lawsuit against the US president's attempt to secure funding for his border wall with Mexico by declaring a national emergency. The states - California and New York among them - hope to convince judges that Donald Trump's attempts to divert cash from their communities to build his signature campaign pledge are illegal. We tell you more.


Also this week, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez returned to her home district of the Bronx in New York City for a symbolic swearing-in ceremony. The 29-year-old former waitress and liberal firebrand is part of a wave of Democratic congresswomen elected last November. But Ocasio-Cortez, or AOC as she is known among her fans, has attracted the most attention - in part thanks to her fresh and instinctive use of social media. We take a closer look.

And we end with the Netflix-produced film that's sent waves across the world of cinema. "Roma" has secured no fewer than ten Oscar nominations. Directed by Alfonso Cuaron, the black and white film paints an intimate picture of a family in Mexico in the 1970s. So why exactly has "Roma" resonated with audiences to the extent it has? And to what does it owe its success?

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