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Senator Kamala Harris announces US presidential run

WASHINGTON, (AFP) - US Senator Kamala Harris announced Monday that she is running for president, joining an already-crowded field of Democrats who are making or considering bids to take on Donald Trump. "The future of our country depends on you and millions of others lifting our voices to fight..

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Nepal man charged with marrying Hampden woman for $13,000 Sunday, January 20th, 2019

By Judy Harrison, MAINE: A native of Nepal in pursuit of a green card is facing federal charges after he allegedly married a Hampden woman last summer in Maine and promised to pay her $13,000. Eilove Shrestha, 27, of Cupertino, California, was charged in November in U.S. District Court in Bangor..

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Trump grounds House speaker, scraps Davos trip amid shutdown Friday, January 18th, 2019

WASHINGTON, (AFP) - US President Donald Trump forced the cancellation Thursday of a trip to Afghanistan by his Democratic opponent Nancy Pelosi, and scrapped administration officials' travel to the Davos forum as a government shutdown plunged Washington deeper into deadlock. The mess in the US..

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LA teachers go on strike in 2nd-largest US school district Monday, January 14th, 2019

CHRISTOPHER WEBER, LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tens of thousands of Los Angeles teachers went on strike Monday after contentious contract negotiations failed in the nation’s second-largest school district. “Students, we are striking for you,” teachers union President Alex Caputo-Pearl told a..

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Obama protege Julian Castro joins 2020 presidential race

SAN ANTONIO, (AFP) - Julian Castro, the telegenic former mayor of San Antonio, Texas and Obama-era cabinet member, launched his bid to become the nation's first Hispanic president Saturday, emphasizing a message of hope and diversity at a time when Americans are locked in angry debate over..

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US Delegate-elect Bhandari sworn in Thursday, January 10th, 2019

WASHINGTON DC: Nepali immigrant Harry Bhandari, who has been elected to the Maryland House of Delegates in the United States of America, took the oath of office on Wednesday. He took the oath alongside other elected delegates by touching the Veda, a Hindu religious text. The swearing in ceremony..

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OFBJP LA prays for Modi ji to get re elected

LOS ANGELES: Southern California based Overseas Friends of BJP, USA, conducted Vijay Sankalp Yagnya at All World Gayatri Mandir In Orange, California A public function was organized on January 6th, 2019 in the evening. The event was attended by Senior Leaders of esteemed organizations including..

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US employers went on a surprising hiring spree in December Sunday, January 6th, 2019

By JOSH BOAK, WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers went on a hiring spree in December, adding a surprising 312,000 jobs and providing a dose of reassurance about the economy after a turbulent few months on Wall Street. The job gains reported Friday by the Labor Department came despite a trade war..

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US employers went on a hiring spree in December: 312K jobs Saturday, January 5th, 2019

By JOSH BOAK, WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers dramatically stepped up hiring in December, adding 312,000 jobs in an encouraging display of strength for an economy in the midst of a trade war, slowing global growth and a partial government shutdown. The Labor Department said Friday that the..

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It’s official: divided government arrives on Capitol Hill Friday, January 4th, 2019

WASHINGTON, (AFP) - Washington's new era of divided government begins Thursday as Democrats seize control of the US House, aiming to serve as a check on Donald Trump's disruptive presidency at least until the 2020 election. Battle-tested Nancy Pelosi will in all likelihood win the gavel as speaker..

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Democrat Warren enters 2020 White House race Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019

WASHINGTON, (AFP) - Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren -- an outspoken critic of Wall Street and nemesis of Donald Trump -- entered the 2020 race for the White House on Monday. The 69-year-old progressive announced she was launching an exploratory committee for president, becoming the first major..

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House Democrats have a plan to re-open government Tuesday, January 1st, 2019

By ZEKE MILLER and LISA MASCARO, WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats are introducing a package of bills Monday that would re-open the federal government without approving funding for President Donald Trump’s border wall with Mexico, establishing an early confrontation that will test the new power..

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Short on solutions, long on blame in 2nd shutdown weekend Sunday, December 30th, 2018

By ZEKE MILLER, JILL COLVIN and LISA MASCARO, WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and Democrats are trading blame for the partial government shutdown but doing little substantive talking with each other, as the disruption in federal services and public employees’ pay slogs into another..

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Nepal elected UN Peace Building Committee member Sunday, December 23rd, 2018

NEW YORK: Nepal has been elected as a member of the United Nations Organizational Committee of the Peacebuilding Commission (PBC) today. Along with Nepal, Egypt, Guatemala, Kenya and Mexico were elected under 'General Assembly category' for the tenure of two years starting from 1 January..

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Nepal-US relations get new dimension, Foreign Minister says Wednesday, December 19th, 2018

Madhukar Adhikari, WASHINGTON DC: Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradeep Kumar Gyawali and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday agreed to widen the seven-decade-long Nepal-US relations and capitalize this for serving mutual interests. Talking to RSS after the meeting, Minister for Foreign..

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Bloomberg announces $50 million to fight opioid epidemic Friday, November 30th, 2018

By DINO HAZELL, WASHINGTON (AP) — Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s charity has announced a $50 million donation to help fight the nation’s opioid epidemic. Bloomberg Philanthropies said over the next three years it will help up to 10 states address the causes of opioid addiction and..

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Indian American Suresh “Sam” Shah shot dead in Texas Wednesday, November 28th, 2018

TEXAS: Indian American Suresh “Sam” Shah was killed Monday at Liquor City on Corporate Drive in Lewisville, Texas. Liquor store owner Suresh “Sam” Shah, was declared dead at the hospital after being shot in the chest at Liquor City. Shah is one of the owners of the corporation that owns..

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US provides duty free access to Nepali garments Tuesday, November 20th, 2018

WASHINGTON DC: The United States of America has been positive to ensure zero customs to Nepali ready made garments. The Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Trade informed that the American Trade Representatives (USTR) has signaled to initiate legal process for it after Nepal government's..

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CHINESE PEOPLE PAYING HIGH PRICE FOR CHINA’S “BIG LEAP FORWARD” Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019

It is universally agreed and there is no doubt that China has economically and industrially moved forward by leaps and bounds at astounding pace during the last two to..