Trump attacks social media companies after Facebook bans Saturday, May 4th, 2019

STERLING, Virginia (AP) — President Donald Trump criticized social media companies after Facebook banned a number of extremist figures, declaring that he was “monitoring and watching, closely!!” Trump, who tweeted and re-tweeted complaints Friday and Saturday, said he would “monitor the..

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Alarmed states work to avoid vast undercount in 2020 census Thursday, May 2nd, 2019

By MICHAEL R. BLOOD and GEOFF MULVIHILL, LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a squat office building not far from downtown, Esperanza Guevara is getting ready to look for people who might not want to be found. And her job could get a lot harder. The immigrant-rights activist is leading a drive to reach tens..

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North Carolina campus shooting leaves 2 dead, 4 injured Tuesday, April 30th, 2019

By TOM FOREMAN Jr. CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A shooting on a North Carolina university campus left two people dead and four wounded Tuesday, prompting a lockdown and chaotic scene in the state’s largest city. UNC Charlotte issued a campus lockdown late Tuesday afternoon, saying shots had been..

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US Army veteran arrested for plotting LA mass attack

LOS ANGELES, (AFP) - A US Army veteran who was allegedly plotting a large-scale terror attack near Los Angeles as revenge for the recent mass shootings in New Zealand has been arrested, authorities said Monday. Mark Steven Domingo, 26, who had combat experience in Afghanistan and recently..

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Police: 8 shot, 1 fatally, in latest Baltimore shooting Sunday, April 28th, 2019

BALTIMORE (AP) — A gunman fired indiscriminately into a crowd that had gathered for Sunday afternoon cookouts along a west Baltimore street, killing one person and wounding seven others, authorities said. Police Commissioner Michael Harrison said the gunfire erupted after 5 p.m. on a block in..

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US-Venezuela relations in deep freeze

By Andrea Graells Tempel, PARIS, (AFP) - Hitting Venezuela with oil sanctions to undermine the Maduro regime, Washington's latest gambit could turn 20 years of frosty relations still icier. US links with Caracas nosedived when Nicolas Maduro's Bolivarian Socialist predecessor Hugo Chavez came to..

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‘Terrifying’: Crane falls on busy Seattle street, killing 4 Saturday, April 27th, 2019

By LISA BAUMANN, SEATTLE (AP) — A construction crane fell from a building on Google’s new Seattle campus during a storm that brought wind gusts, crashing down onto one of the city’s busiest streets and killing four people. One female and three males had died by the time firefighters had..

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One dead, three injured in US synagogue shooting

POWAY, Calif., (AFP): A gunman opened fire at a synagogue in California, killing one person and injuring three others including the rabbi as worshippers marked the final day of Passover, officials said Saturday. The shooting in the town of Poway came exactly six months after a white supremacist..

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China’s New Road in the Americas: Beyond Silk and Silver Friday, April 26th, 2019

Thank you, Eric, and thank you to the Council for hosting me today. It’s a great honor for me to be here and to give these first remarks as Eric noted. This is a conversation that could not be more timely. Earlier this month, I accompanied Secretary Pompeo on a trip to South America – a..

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Former US VP Biden announces 2020 run for White House

WASHINGTON, (AFP) - Former US Vice President Joe Biden announced Thursday he is running for the White House, positioning the veteran Democrat as a frontrunner among the many candidates seeking to challenge Donald Trump in 2020. The party's 76-year-old senior statesman became the most experienced..

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US deeply concern over freedom of expression in Burma Wednesday, April 24th, 2019

WASHINGTON: Burma’s Supreme Court decision yesterday to uphold the sentencing of Pulitzer-prize winning journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, despite serious irregularities in the case against them, sends a profoundly negative signal about freedom of expression and the protection of journalists in..

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Medicare, Social Security face shaky fiscal futures Monday, April 22nd, 2019

By ANDREW TAYLOR, WASHINGTON (AP) — The financial condition of the government’s bedrock retirement programs for middle- and working-class Americans remains shaky, with Medicare pointed toward insolvency by 2026, according to a report Monday by the government’s overseers of Medicare and Social..

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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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