American Journey

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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US-Nepal Trade and Investment Forum Conclude Friday, November 16th, 2018

WASHINGTON: The United States-Nepal Trade and Investment Framework (TIFA) Council held its fourth meeting on 13 November here to promote expanded bilateral trade and investment in both goods and services as well as technical assistance. The meeting was co-chaired by Mark Linscott, Assistant U.S...

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Students going US for higher studies increasing Thursday, November 15th, 2018

KATHMANDU: A report has shown that the number of students going to the USA for higher studies has increased this year as well. The International Study Exchange Open Door's report states that the number of students going to the USA has increased by 15.3 per cent. The number of the students this..

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SMAP, ICS and CIAS Celebrated Diwali Monday, November 12th, 2018

CERRITOS, CA.:— Shivaji Maharaj America Parivaar (SMAP), Indian Cultural Society of Los Angeles (ICS) and Cerritos Indo American Seniors (CIAS) celebrated Diwali at Pat Nixon Senior Center on November 3th, 2018. This joint community event was attended by over two hundred attendees, dignitaries..

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Florida election recount underway, tensions rise Sunday, November 11th, 2018

By KELLI KENNEDY and TERRY SPENCER, FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The first election workers are recounting ballots Sunday in Florida’s bitterly close races for the U.S. Senate and governor, ramping up their efforts after the secretary of state ordered a review of the two nationally watched..

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White House bans CNN reporter after confrontation with Trump Thursday, November 8th, 2018

NEW YORK, (AP) — The White House has suspended the press pass of CNN correspondent Jim Acosta after he and President Donald Trump had a heated confrontation during a news conference. They began sparring Wednesday after Acosta asked Trump about the caravan of migrants heading from Latin America..

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First Nepali American Harry Bhandari wins House of Delegates race Wednesday, November 7th, 2018

Purushottam Dhakal, LOS ANGELES: First Nepali American Candidate Harry Bhandari wins House of Delegates race from Nottingham, Maryland in the mid-term election of United States. Bhandari won the House of Delegates as the first Nepali American securing 20,977 votes. He competed with Joe Closter and..

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Nothing certain on the eve of first Trump-era elections Monday, November 5th, 2018

By STEVE PEOPLES, WASHINGTON (AP) — The day of reckoning for American politics has nearly arrived. Voters on Tuesday will decide the $5 billion debate between President Donald Trump’s take-no-prisoner politics and the Democratic Party’s super-charged campaign to end the GOP’s monopoly in..

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Conventional thinking: Conservatives push new amendments Saturday, November 3rd, 2018

By MATT SEDENSKY, NEW YORK (AP) — Whatever success Republicans have amassed in taking control of all three branches of U.S. government, and whatever fate awaits them as midterm elections near, some on the right are working to cement change by amending the Constitution. And to the mounting alarm..

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US adds robust 250,000 jobs; pay growth fastest since 2009 Friday, November 2nd, 2018

By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER, WASHINGTON (AP) — The final major economic report before Tuesday’s congressional elections showed that U.S. employers added a stellar 250,000 jobs in October and raised average pay by the most in nearly a decade. At the same time, the unemployment rate remained at a..

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Time to Bite the Bullet in Syria Friday, October 18th, 2019

Recent events in Syria have naturally raised two questions: Who lost the country? And where might the international community go from here? The first question is easier..

How China Loses Friends and Alienates People Thursday, October 17th, 2019

India’s Modi Slowdown Wednesday, October 16th, 2019

Will Trump Be Removed from Office? Wednesday, October 16th, 2019

Anti-Globalization Bias and Public Policy Tuesday, October 15th, 2019