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Morning brief: Illegal border crossings decrease 40 percent in Trump's first month

TRUMP’S HARDLINE STANCE ON ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION APPARENTLY WORKING

Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said Wednesday that the number of people illegally crossing the U.S. southern border has dropped 40 percent since President Trump took office. A report from the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol stated that number of illegal border crossings dropped from 31,578 to 18,762 persons. Kelly said the numbers are trending toward the lowest monthly total in five years. President Trump, DHS Secreary Kelly and CIA Director Mike Pompeo will have closed-door meeting at 3 p.m. ET.

SAMSUNG REPORTEDLY PLANNING TO SHIFT 500 JOBS FROM MEXICO TO US

BOYCOTT BOUNCE: IVANKA’S FASHION LINE SURGING AFTER BEING DROPPED BY RETAILERS

COMEY’S SCARY WARNING TO AMERICANS: ‘ABSOLUTE PRIVACY’ IN US OBSOLETE

FBI Director James Comey said during a cybersecurity conference at Boston College Wednesday that Americans should no longer have the expectations of complete privacy, adding that there was no longer “absolute privacy” in the U.S. “Even our memories aren’t private," he said. "Any of us can be compelled to say what we saw. In appropriate circumstances, a judge can compel any of us to testify in court on those private communications. There is no place in America outside of judicial reach."

VIDEO: LEAKED DOCUMENTS EXPOSE SCOPE OF CIA’S HACKING ABILITY

DENNIS KUCINICH: NEW WIKILEAKS REVEAL PROOF WE ARE SLIDING DOWN SLIPPERY SLOPE TOWARD TOTALITARIANISM

O’REILLY, BOB WOODWARD SQUARE OFF ON ‘THE FACTOR’

Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly and Washington Post associate editor Bob Woodward faced off in a testy debate Wednesday night Post's reporting of classified information in stories about the Trump administration. O’Reilly pressed Woodward on The Post’s reporting of former national security adviser Michael Flynn’s phone calls with the Russian ambassador. Woodward insisted the reporting had been “verified.” (WATCH THE FULL FACE-OFF HERE)

‘THE O’REILLY FACTOR’: ‘LEAKERS ARE ACTIVELY COMMITTING TREASON’

ARRESTS REPORTED AT NYC ‘A DAY WITHOUT A WOMAN’ MARCH        

While many women across the country stayed home from work, zipped up their wallets, wore red and attended rallies in a bid to show their economic strength and impact on society to support International Women’s Day, some marches got really testy. Some activists in New York City aimed to block traffic around Trump International Hotel & Towers, which reportedly led to 13 arrests.

‘DAY WITHOUT A WOMAN’ SUPPORTER: THIS DAY WAS OF ACTION, NOT FUN

SLIDESHOW: INTERNATIONAL WOMAN’S DAY IN PICTURES

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FOX NEWS OPINION: NEWT GINGRICH: AMERICAN GREATNESS STARTS WITH TAX REFORM

Repealing and replacing ObamaCare and implementing President Trump’s plan to build $1 trillion-worth of infrastructure are massively important for the president’s bold vision to make America great again, but the key to President Trump's success is tax reform.

COMING UP ON FNC

9:00 a.m. ET: Fox News’ Jennifer Griffin has an exclusive report on how budget cuts are affecting the U.S.’ premier assault unit, the 101st Airborne Division.

9:30 a.m. ET: Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee joins “America’s Newsroom.”

12:45 p.m. ET: Press Secretary Sean Spicer holds a briefing. Watch live on FoxNews.com.

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