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16 Marines arrested in migrant smuggling investigation Thursday, July 25th, 2019

By JULIE WATSON, SAN DIEGO (AP): An investigation into Marines accused of helping smuggle migrants into the United States led to the arrest Thursday of 16 of their fellow Marines at California’s Camp Pendleton, just north of the U.S.-Mexico border. In a dramatic move aimed at sending a message,..

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Puerto Ricans launch biggest protest yet against governor Monday, July 22nd, 2019

Nelson del Castillo, Leila Macor, MIAMI, (AFP): Angry protesters blocked the main road in Puerto Rico's capital on Monday as they launched what was expected to be the largest yet of a wave of demonstrations seeking the resignation of the US territory's embattled governor. Marching under sunny..

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Ilhan Omar, US congresswoman in eye of political storm Thursday, July 18th, 2019

WASHINGTON, (AFP): To her supporters, Ilhan Omar embodies the American dream, but to Donald Trump and his loyalists the refugee-turned-congresswoman has made clear with a string of controversial comments that she is a dangerous radical. The Somali-born Muslim lawmaker came to the United States as..

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Trump voters cringe and shrug at tweets while Democrats rage Tuesday, July 16th, 2019

By SCOTT BAUER, HELENVILLE, Wis. (AP) — Bill Brasch greeted President Donald Trump’s latest tweet controversy with a shrug. He doesn’t believe Trump was being racist for telling four congresswomen, all women of color, to “go back” to the countries they came from. It doesn’t matter much..

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NY power outage knocks out subways, businesses, elevators Saturday, July 13th, 2019

NEW YORK (AP): Authorities say a transformer fire caused a power outage in Manhattan and left businesses without electricity, elevators stuck and subway cars stalled. The New York Fire Department said the fire started at West 64th Street and West End Avenue and affected at least 38,000 customers..

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China imports from US plunge 31% in June amid tariff war Friday, July 12th, 2019

By JOE McDONALD, BEIJING (AP): China’s trade with the United States plunged last month as a tariff war battered exporters on both sides of the Pacific Ocean. And there’s no letup in sight: Tensions between the world’s two biggest economies continue to simmer even though President Donald..

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Fans celebrate World Cup champs, rally for equal pay Wednesday, July 10th, 2019

By ALI SWENSON, NEW YORK (AP) — Adoring fans packed New York City’s Canyon of Heroes on Wednesday amid a blizzard of confetti to praise the World Cup-winning U.S. women’s national soccer team as leaders on the field and advocates for pay equity off it. Crowds chanted “USA! USA!” and..

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US women’s team boldly embraces off-the-field activist role Monday, July 8th, 2019

By DAVID CRARY, NEW YORK (AP) — Setting itself apart from other great American sports teams, the U.S. women’s soccer team is embracing a front-line role in social justice causes even as it savors a fourth world championship. The players are now world leaders in the push for gender equity in..

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Justice Department shaking up legal team on census case

By MIKE BALSAMO, WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is shaking up the legal team fighting for the inclusion of a citizenship question on the 2020 census but offered no specifics on why the change was being made. The change announced Sunday comes days after the department vowed to continue..

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Southern California jolted by biggest quake in 20 years Saturday, July 6th, 2019

By JOHN ANTCZAK, LOS ANGELES (AP) — The largest Southern California quake in nearly 20 years jolted an area stretching from Sacramento to Las Vegas to Mexico as it cracked buildings, set fires, wrecked roads but only caused minor injuries. Seismologists warned that large aftershocks were..

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Latest Southern California quake causes damage, injuries Friday, July 5th, 2019

By JOHN ANTCZAK and BRADY McCOMBS, LOS ANGELES (AP) — A quake with a magnitude as large as 7.1 jolted much of California, cracked buildings, set fires, broke roads and caused several injuries, authorities and residents said. The quake — preceded by Thursday’s 6.4-magnitude temblor in the..

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Washington’s Fourth of July to come with a twist of Trump Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019

By DARLENE SUPERVILLE and KEVIN FREKING, WASHINGTON (AP) — A reality TV host at heart, President Donald Trump is promising the “show of a lifetime” for the hundreds of thousands of revelers who flock to the National Mall every year on the Fourth of July. The tanks are in place for the display..

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Trump, producer-president, makes July 4th his own show

WASHINGTON DC, (AFP): Tanks in the heart of Washington, fighter jets screaming overhead, and a speech from the Lincoln Memorial: President Donald Trump is promising the "show of a lifetime" as he prepares to turn the Fourth of July into a personal primetime extravaganza. The commander in chief and..

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How China Can Reach its Centennial Goal Monday, October 14th, 2019

Two years ago, Chinese President Xi Jinping declared that by the time the People’s Republic celebrates its centenary in 2049, it should be a “great modern socialist..

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