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White House meeting: Trump offers to mediate on Kashmir dispute White House meeting: Trump offers to mediate on Kashmir dispute
President Donald Trump on Monday offered to mediate the decades-long Kashmir dispute between India and Pakistan, signaling a shift in long-standing US policy that the issue must be solved bilaterally. “If I can help, I would love to be a mediator,” Trump said at the White House, where he was hosting Prime Minister Imran Khan. “If I can do anything to help, let me know.” It is far from the fi...
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Mike Pence says Trump 'might make an effort to speak out' if 'send her back' chant happens again Mike Pence says Trump 'might make an effort to speak out' if 'send her back' chant happens again
Vice President Mike Pence said Sunday that President Donald Trump "might make an effort to speak out about it" if audience members at one of his rallies began to chant, "Send her back" like they did last week in North Carolina. The crowd began the chant as Trump criticized Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn. In a series of tweets days before that rally, Trump suggested Omar and three other minority congr...
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Trump campaign again draws Mollie Tibbetts' name into immigration debate despite family's objections Trump campaign again draws Mollie Tibbetts' name into immigration debate despite family's objections
President Donald Trump on Friday invoked slain Iowa college student Mollie Tibbetts' name in a campaign email blaming Democrats' immigration policies for both her death and the recent deaths of an Iowa family. Last year, Tibbetts' father repeatedly said his daughter, whose disappearance and death captured the nation's attention, was "vehemently opposed" to anti-immigrant causes. The Republic...
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House passes bill to hike the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour House passes bill to hike the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour
The House passed a bill Thursday to hike the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour in a win for liberal activists who have long pushed to give low-wage workers a raise. The Democratic-held chamber passed the plan in a 231-199 vote. Six Democrats opposed it, while three Republicans supported it. The measure would gradually hike the U.S. pay floor to $15 by 2025, then index further hikes to med...
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In 35 years of opinions and dissents, John Paul Stevens left his mark on the Supreme Court and American life In 35 years of opinions and dissents, John Paul Stevens left his mark on the Supreme Court and American life
WASHINGTON – He was nominated by Republican President Gerald Ford and retired under Democratic President Barack Obama, who was a teenager when John Paul Stevens began his 35 years of service on the Supreme Court. In between, Stevens – who died Tuesday at 99 after suffering a stroke – had a major impact on most areas of American life, even as he evolved from a self-described conservative to beco...
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'What am I supposed to do with you?' Judge bans Roger Stone from social media for breaking gag order 'What am I supposed to do with you?' Judge bans Roger Stone from social media for breaking gag order
WASHINGTON — A federal judge Tuesday ordered Roger Stone to stop using social media "in any way, on any subject," while he is awaiting trial, saying the adviser to President Donald Trump has repeatedly tested the limits of a gag order prohibiting him from speaking publicly about the case. "I’ve twice given you the benefit of the doubt," U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson said at a hearing ...
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Harris double downs on debate confrontation as Biden maintains support from black voters Harris double downs on debate confrontation as Biden maintains support from black voters
WASHINGTON – Sen. Kamala Harris doubled down Friday on her confrontation with former Vice President Joe Biden at the first Democratic primary debate last month, saying that if a candidate is not prepared on the debate stage, then the candidate is "probably not ready." During an appearance on "The View," Harris was confronted by host Meghan McCain about the California senator's attack on Biden. ...
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How the arguing between Nancy Pelosi and the freshmen Democratic members of Congress went public How the arguing between Nancy Pelosi and the freshmen Democratic members of Congress went public
WASHINGTON – In a Thursday morning press conference, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi declined to address the public back and forth between her and the progressive wing of the House Democratic Caucus. "I said what I'm going to say in the caucus. They took offense because I addressed at the request of my members an offensive tweet," said Pelosi. "My members took offense at that, I addressed that......
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No longer rich on oil, Alaska may slash money to universities: 'We have a lot to lose' No longer rich on oil, Alaska may slash money to universities: 'We have a lot to lose'
The University of Alaska could lay off more than 1,000 and cut dozens of programs, thanks to a dramatic slash in money it gets from the state – a 41% cut from a line-item veto by Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy. University officials say the $130 million cut could prove disastrous for Alaska’s future, endangering local economies, school employees and rural programs for Alaska Native students. They hav...
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Marianne Williamson: Vogue magazine is not the 'gatekeeper' of who gets to run for president Marianne Williamson: Vogue magazine is not the 'gatekeeper' of who gets to run for president
WASHINGTON – Author and activist Marianne Williamson criticized Vogue on Tuesday for not including her in an article profiling the women running for president, claiming that the magazine is not the "gatekeeper" of who gets to run for president. "The framers of the Constitution were very clear about who's qualified to run for president, and they did not make any media, certainly not Vogue magazi...
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