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Trump has repeatedly told aides he wants to quit the WTO: Axios

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It would totally [screw] us as a country", said a source who's discussed the subject with Trump. In March of this year, President Trump concurred with a January report from the secretary of Commerce that found that certain steel and aluminum imports threaten USA national security. Read More »

Capital city draped in grief by newspaper shooting

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A former editor for the Capital Gazette told AP, she was "the best part of the newspaper in that she cared so much about the city". However, the decision was made by the staff not to press criminal charges as they were concerned it would exacerbate the situation. Read More »

Rep. Pramila Jayapal arrested at Washington DC protest

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Jayapal said she was arrested along with more than 500 other women at the Hart Senate Building while protesting the Trump administration's zero-tolerance immigration policy. Culwell wore a T-shirt saying, "I care!" Courtney Malloy, 34, a lawyer, said it was important to show support for immigrants and that administration policies are "not America". Read More »

BU Grad Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Unseats 10-Term Incumbent

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A day later, a more poised Ocasio-Cortez seems to have moved on from shock to ambition. Crowley, whose supporters were promoting him as a future House Speaker, clearly underestimated Ocasio-Cortez. He's a 10-term lawmaker who's been part of the party's House leadership. The schism suggests there's a quiet identity crisis occurring in the Democratic Party, according to CNN reporter Jeff Zeleny. Read More »

Trump asserts he didn't push House GOP on immigration

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A week earlier, he urged Republicans to stop wasting time on the bill until after the elections. "I never pushed the Republicans in the House to vote for the Immigration Bill, either GOODLATTE 1 or 2, because it could never have gotten enough Democrats as long as there is the 60 vote threshold", Trump tweeted. Read More »

Lancaster Taser incident: What we know, what we don't know

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Police say that a group of people told officers that Williams was " exhibiting increasing erratic behavior over the previous few days" and that he had been outside their residence earlier, wanting to fight them. Police said Bernot used the Taser because Williams refused to comply with instructions. Mayor Danene Sorace says she was upset by the video, and an investigation into the officer's use of force is ongoing. Read More »

U.S. government intends to 'detain families together'

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So that's why we're here today, to really reclaim that and say, 'This is not what we want to see, '" said protester Marya Bangee. Check back for updates throughout the day. End the "zero-humanity" policy that created this crisis. "We care!" marchers shouted outside Dallas City Hall. "Abolish ICE ", said another sign, reflecting growing calls by activists for disbanding the country's frontline immigration enforcement agency. Read More »

Trump Rejects Calls To Abolish ICE: 'Zero Chance, It Will Never Happen!'

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez , the 28-year-old who stunned the country when she unseated the Democratic heavyweight Joe Crowley in a primary for New York's 14th congressional district earlier this week, has also campaigned on abolishing Ice. He added , "We should abolish ICE". Donald Trump , who has vilified law enforcement agencies , the intelligence community , the military , and veterans , leapt to ICE's defense via Twitter, and attacked Democrats for supporting the agency's abolishment. Read More »

Protests in cities large and small over immigration policy

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One of the first rallies began in New York City as people from all walks of life converged on the streets in protest. Thousands dressed in white and gathered early on Saturday morning (local time) in sweltering 32-degree heat in Lafayette Park across from the White House in what was expected to be the largest of the day's protests. Read More »

Main points of European Union migration deal

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But their creation, which would be paid for with European Union money, is left to the discretion of member states "on a voluntary basis" as would be the relocation of asylum seekers held there. On the face of it, the deal allowed major players in the migration row - particularly German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Italy's new populist government - to claim success. Read More »

Japan, US defense chiefs agree to enhance bilateral alliance

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South Korea's President Moon Jae-in said on Friday that recent steps towards denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula were only possible due to the deterrent provided by the US-South Korea alliance, and preparations made in tandem to engage North Korea diplomatically. Read More »

11 members of family found hanging blindfolded in north Delhi home

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Seven of the victims are women, including a 75-year-old, while four are men. Police suspect they committed suicide after the family suffered financial losses in business. The entire area has been cordoned off. The central range Joint Commissioner of Police told media that pollice is investigating from every possible angle and trying to collect and examine evidences. Read More »

Annapolis shooting suspect damaged fingerprints to thwart ID, source says

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The New York Police Department has deployed counterterrorism teams to news media organizations in response to the shooting at a newspaper in Annapolis, Maryland. Said San Felice, "And there I was sitting under a desk, texting my parents and telling them I loved them". Marquart said police couldn't arrest Ramos for his behavior toward the newspaper, and the paper was reluctant to sue him in court. Read More »

Shooting at Maryland Newspaper Is Deadliest Day for Journalism in Several Years

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One law enforcement source told CBS News the suspect is a male in his 20s who had no identification on him. Prior to naming him, authorities said the gunman entered the building in a targeted attack and "looked for his victims". The man is said to have filed a case and named the Capital-Gazette Communications, Hartley, and the paper's editor-publisher Thomas Marquardt in the lawsuit . Read More »

Prime Minister hails £20 billion Australian warships contract for BAE Systems

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French naval contractor DCNS has been selected to design and build Australia's new submarines at a cost of Aus$50 billion in Adelaide , beating off competition from Japan and Germany. The frigates are due to enter service in the late 2020s as the backbone of the Australian Navy's surface fleet, part of a massive shipbuilding programme that also includes 12 new submarines and 12 offshore patrol vessels. Read More »

United States government says it will detain migrant children with parents

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At Berkeley's protest against federal immigration policies Saturday, demonstrators' signs demanded ICE be "crushed", "put in a deep freezer" and, less metaphorically, "abolished". They insisted, among other things, that the government would then be able to force families to stay in unlicensed detention facilities, since mandated the use of licensed, state-run facilities is another protection under the Flores agreement . Read More »

Raleigh, other USA cities host immigration policy protests

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Scores of organizations are supporting Saturday's mass mobilizations, spearheaded by the liberal group MoveOn.org, and contesting the administration's "zero tolerance" immigration policy that has led to the detentions of thousands crossing the USA border, including those planning to file claims of asylum. Read More »

Woman Crashes Through Store Ceiling After Trying to Escape Police

Police were called to a Reddi Mart convenience store in Edmonton on Monday afternoon, after the shop owner lodged a complaint a man and woman were trying to use stolen credit cards. "It was scary. Because suddenly, you don't know". Eventually, backup arrived and the two are taken into custody. Burke is facing three charges, including obstructing an officer, and mischief under $5,000. Read More »

Administration struggling to comply with order

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On Tuesday, the Trump administration was sued by 17 USA states and the District of Columbia, which are seeking to stop what they called its "cruel and unlawful" policy of forcibly separating immigrant families who enter the country from Mexico. Read More »

Identity thief drains bank account of 112-year-old man

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The money was separate from a 2015 online campaign that raised more than $300,000 for Overton, the nation's oldest World War II veteran who was at Pearl Harbor just after the Japanese attack. 'It's a shock, it hurts, it hurts tremendously, ' he said. But after Volma checked the new balance, that deposit was the only money Richard had available in the account. Read More »

Iran's judiciary must confront those who disrupt economic security - Supreme Leader

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In another protest just days earlier in Tehran's bazaar, protesters shouted, "Our incompetent government is responsible for our nation's poverty!" Iran says it has restarted production at a "major" uranium facility involved in its nuclear program, though it still pledges to follow the terms of the country's landmark atomic deal now under threat after President Donald Trump pulled America out of the accord. Read More »

Trump to Announce Supreme Court Nominee on July 9

Justice Kennedy's retirement gives Trump an opportunity to shift the balance of the Supreme Court to the right. And Kennedy was not the eldest member of the court - liberal stalwart Ruth Bader Ginsburg is 85, and has indicated she has no intention of retiring. Read More »

France to bring back compulsory ‘national service’

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President Macron floated the idea of some form of national service in his electoral manifesto, saying it would be "useful to society but also to the youth who does it", citing the merits of "commitment and living together". The options being explored include voluntary teaching and charity work, as well as traditional military training with the police, fire service or army. Read More »

The Supreme Court's travel ban decision wasn't just misguided, it was hypocritical

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Trump called the decision a " tremendous victory " and "moment of profound vindication". It didn't take long for President Trump to hail the ruling. The court, in its ruling, refused to hold Mr. Trump's campaign-era anti-Muslim statements and his tweets against him, saying that his policy of restricting entry of citizens from some foreign countries was neutral on its face. Read More »

Puerto Rico, USVI to receive $588K to monitor water quality

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Fourteen Democrats and 20 Republicans have backed the bill thus far; however, it remains unclear what odds the legislation has of passing. Citing the Puerto Rican government's newly unveiled bid to begin the privatization process, Food & Water Watch notes that island officials are looking to "crack down on "illegal" access to water, a troubling sign that the bid is focused on profits, not remedying the systemic issues plaguing the water system that is hampering accessibility to safe, ... Read More »

Newsroom shooting suspect failed in defamation suit against Capital Gazette

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The official wasn't authorized to discuss the ongoing investigation and spoke on condition of anonymity. A reporter from the Capital Gazette newspaper says multiple people have been shot at the newspaper's building in Baltimore. President Donald Trump has been briefed on the shooting, White House spokeswoman Lindsay Walters said. "I was seriously concerned he would threaten us with physical violence", Marquardt said. Read More »

Vigil honors victims, families of Capital Gazette shooting

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Jarrod Warren Ramos was ordered held without bond pending a trial on Friday, June 29, 2018 . Ramos launched so many social media attacks that retired publisher Tom Marquardt called police in 2013. Ramos is unemployed and lives alone, according to testimony presented at the hearing. Mr Altomare said evidence found at the suspect's home showed he planned the attack, and that the pump-action 12-gauge shotgun used by the shooter was legally purchased about a year ago. Read More »

Trump, Putin set for Helsinki Showdown July 16

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That ended with Trump shifting his tone on Kim and agreeing to suspend US military drills, with only a reaffirming of past pledges to stop nuclear testing on Pyongyang's part. Nebenzia said he expects the summit to primarily focus on US-Russia relations, but that "we will not be able to avoid" the civil war in Syria, the 2015 global accord on Iran's nuclear program, which Trump has repudiated, and the Ukraine crisis. Read More »

Comedian claims he successfully prank called Trump on his podcast

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The White House has declined to comment - to either confirm or deny it. "Congratulations, you're doing a great job.", said a tape of the voice that comedian John Melendez claimed was Trump. Bob Menendez has "chilling" implications, Rep. Gerry Connolly said. But he barrelled forward as he engaged Trump in a discussion about what he should say to his constituents in New Jersey about the Trump administration's immigration policies that have led to migrant families being separated at the ... Read More »

North Korea Has Reportedly Been Increasing Nuclear Production at ‘Secret Sites’

The officials said they believe North Korean leader Kim Jong Un may be trying to hide the secret facilities from the US. Trump halted Ulchi Freedom Guardian, a major joint military drill with South Korea that was scheduled for August. Vipin Narang, a North Korea expert and professor of worldwide relations at MIT, said Friday that the revelations appeared to be a sign the USA intelligence community remains concerned that in declaring victory, the Trump administration was getting far ahead ... Read More »

GM warns on auto tariffs: Customers will feel impact

Mazda and Toyota this week have released statements against the proposed 20 to 25 percent tariffs, saying they will drive up the price of cars made in the U.S. The Commerce Department plans two days of public hearings next month and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said last week he aimed to wrap up the probe into whether imported vehicles represent a national security threat by late July or August. Read More »