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Booker: McConnell has no understanding of racial issues after slaveholder comment

Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.), a 2020 White House hopeful, sharply criticized Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell late Tuesday over comments the Kentucky Republican made concerning racism and reparations. In an ...

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House appropriators plan visit to Florida shelter for migrant kids

House appropriators on Monday will visit a federal shelter for unaccompanied immigrant children, ahead of a hearing on oversight of the Department of Health and Human Services program that handles ...

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McConnell downplays need for more election security legislation ahead of briefing

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell questioned whether further election security legislation is needed ahead of Senate and House briefings on the topic Wednesday. Democrats have pushed for new election security ...

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Pentagon to get Its fourth leader in six months

Navy Secretary Richard Spencer is preparing to become the U.S. Defense Department’s fourth leader in just six months, at a time when some experts say the United States can ill ...

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Jeffrey Epstein: US labour secretary Alex Acosta defends role in Epstein case

The US labour secretary has defended his past role in striking a plea deal with rich financier Jeffrey Epstein amid calls for his resignation. Secretary Alex Acosta has come under ...

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Ross Perot, billionaire and ex-presidential candidate, dies at 89

Texan billionaire Ross Perot, who in the 1990s twice ran for US president against candidates from the two main parties, has died at the age of 89. Described as idiosyncratic ...

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US to enlist military allies in Gulf and Yemen waters

The US says it wants to create an international military coalition to safeguard waters around Iran and Yemen. Marine Gen Joseph Dunford, chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, ...

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Trump’s USDA Suspends Honeybee Survey

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) annual honeybee count has fallen victim to budget cuts, CNN reported Saturday. The suspension of the Honey Bee Colonies report is at least the ...

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U.S. wants North Korea freeze as beginning, not end, of denuclearization

The United States would hope to see a freeze in the North Korean nuclear program as the start of a process of denuclearization, the State Department said on Tuesday, ahead ...

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Steyer to draw on California methods in presidential bid

Billionaire activist Tom Steyer says he will use “the exact same methods” in his fledgling Democratic presidential campaign that he’s used for more than a decade in California, where he ...

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