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Shock, then ambition: Ocasio-Cortez hopes to shake up House


And that might include Democratic socialism . He was beaten by underfunded challenger Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a former Bernie Sanders organizer who caught fire with the party's left wing. Bronx-born and the daughter of Puerto Rican parents-her mother was born on the island, her father in the South Bronx-28-year-old Ocasio-Cortez began her campaign with the statement, " Women like me aren't supposed to run for office ". Read More »

After shooting, a newspaper covers itself, colleagues and fallen friends


They are: Wendi Winters , John McNamara , Gerald Fischman , Rebecca Smith , and Rob Hiaasen . Police quickly responded and engaged the suspect who was taken into custody, officials said. Officers said they had secured the premises after recovering what appeared to be an "improvised explosive device". Mr Krampf said the gunman was a Maryland resident and search warrants were being sought for his home. Read More »

Crowds, including those in east Idaho, protest Trump's immigration policies


The order stopped children being taken from parents who face criminal prosecution as part of the president's policy of "zero tolerance" towards illegal crossings of the U.S. "It's ridiculous", she said. Marchers took to city parks and downtown squares from ME to Florida to OR; in Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico; on the global bridge between El Paso, Texas, and Juarez, Mexico; even in Antler, North Dakota, population 27. Read More »

EU leaders reach deal on migration at European Council summit


Inside Europe, the proposed centers would house migrants until they are screened, with the idea of deciding their fate more efficiently and sending back those who do not qualify as refugees. Diplomats were left uneasy about the negotiating method of Italy's new prime minister, Giuseppe Conte , who pushed the summit to the brink of collapse by threatening to veto the entire summit communique, including unrelated parts on trade. Read More »

Raleigh, other USA cities host immigration policy protests


Demonstrators in Dallas, Texas, gathered outside city hall carrying an array of protest banners. After weeks of growing and near-universal condemnation of his child separation policy, Trump signed an executive order ostensibly ending the practice he himself began . Read More »

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio Calls to Abolish ICE - Brandon Ross


And she ridiculed protesters in Washington , D.C., who were calling for abolishment of ICE as "Jiffy Pop" on account of the "tin foil robes" they wore, which were meant to resemblethe foil blankets ICE is giving detained children. A visit to the nation's southern border prompted a federal lawmaker from Wisconsin to announce this week he will introduce a bill that would dismantle U.S. Read More »

Prime Minister hails £20 billion Australian warships contract for BAE Systems


With production expected to commence in Australia in 2020, the Hunter class ships will be built in Adelaide by government-owned ASC Shipbuilding. BAE Systems chief executive Charles Woodburn said: "I am proud that our world class anti-submarine warfare design and our approach to transferring technology and skills to the nations in which we work is expected to contribute to the development of an enduring world-class naval shipbuilding industry in Australia". Read More »

Jackson 'Families Belong Together' rally sees protest, counter protest


Meyer, a political science professor at the University of California, Irvine, who has authored books on US political protest . Almost 600 protesters were arrested during a clangorous occupation of a US Senate office building in Washington on Thursday, where they decried US President Donald Trump's "zero- tolerance" stance on illegal immigration. Read More »

Some Scumbag Robbed America's Oldest Living Veteran Of His Savings And Identity


The cousin said he discovered the discrepancy Thursday when he went put money into Richard Overton's personal account and learned the balance equaled only the amount he had just deposited. He filed a police report on Friday. "This is going to be a setback for Richard", she said. As of Saturday afternoon, that account has raised more than $370,000. Read More »

Thousands Hit Downtown LA Streets For Immigration Protest


His comments come as the administration works to end the Obama-era policy of separating migrant children from their families at the border. Almost 600 women dressed in white and seated on the floor of the Hart Senate office building were arrested by Capitol Police on Thursday. Read More »

Thousands expected at ‘Families Belong Together’ march and rally in DC


Thousands of people are taking part in the massive march and rally Saturday, unhappy with the U.S.'s approach towards immigration, specifically the "zero-tolerance" policy. Following widespread criticism for the policy's separation of children from families, President Donald Trump signed an executive order June 20 to keep families together. Read More »

Iranians must stand together to 'bring America to its knees' - Rouhani


After unilaterally withdrawing from the 2015 Iran nuclear agreement, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), in May the USA vowed to reinforce economic pressure and sanctions against Tehran. Rohani has been under increasing pressure as the rial has plummeted by almost half in the last six months, helping feed a spiral of rising prices cited by protesters on the streets and in Tehran's Grand Bazaar , where traders staged a rare strike earlier this week. Read More »

Trump and Putin to hold talks in Helsinki in mid-July


The White House said in its statement that the two leaders will discuss relations between the two nations and a range of national security issues. I think we'll be talking about Ukraine . Putin hoped that Bolton's visit to Moscow would be a step towards restoring ties with Washington. "A lot of the president's critics have tried to make political capital out of theories and suppositions that have turned out to be completely erroneous", said Bolton, adding that Trump had made a ... Read More »

France to reinstitute national service for teenagers


The optional phase, for those under 25, will last for between three months and one year. Critics are anxious the move will be too costly and fall short of President Emmanuel Macron's initial plan to reintroduce a form of military service for French citizens. Read More »

In the middle of tragedy, Capital Gazette sticks to its mission


Prosecutors said he barricaded a back door to stop people from fleeing. "The fellow was there to kill as many people as he could kill", Anne Arundel County Chief Timothy Altomare said. Ramos seemed to carry a grudge against the Gazette for years after he was the subject of a column describing how he harassed a former classmate from Arundel High, first on Facebook and then through emails. Read More »

Trump says he’ll bring up election meddling with Putin


Both will be the target of intense lobbying as Trump is expected to put forward a pick who would shift the court rightward, putting in play issues such as abortion, gay rights and the government's role in health care. At present, lawmakers in several Republican-led states have passed aggressive regulations. "It's not as if those are the only matters that come before the Supreme Court ". Read More »

U.S. automakers make case against Trump tariffs

Fox News Automotive Editor Gary Gastelu on General Motors' efforts to make Buick more appealing to millennials and the impact of tariffs on GM. General Motors Co GM.N warned on Friday that higher tariffs on imported vehicles under consideration by the Trump administration could cost jobs and lead to a "a smaller GM" while isolating USA businesses from the global market. Read More »

Kirsten Gillibrand Becomes FIRST SENATOR to Call for Abolishment of ICE


She said one of those songs was Metallica's "Enter Sandman". "Then, at 5:30 a.m., they came out". Protesters said that their long-term goal was to abolish ICE , Ault reports. Some ICE officers wore black scarves over their faces. The activists rallying under the moniker Occupy ICE PDX - PDX is Portland's airport code - want to abolish ICE and end the Trump administration's zero-tolerance immigration policy. Read More »

US Politics: EU told to "prepare for the worst" with Donald Trump


As it became known from diplomatic circles in Brussels , the leaders of the member countries of the European Union also adopted a decision on further extension of economic sanctions against Russian Federation in connection with the lack of progress in resolving the conflict in Ukraine. Read More »

India rejects anti-chemical weapons draft, says consultations were incomplete


Her initiative was supported by 82 countries, including the U.S. and the European Union, against 24, including Russia, Iran, Syria and their allies. Both deny using chemical weapons. Norway tweeted that the British-led proposal had been "overwhelmingly" adopted, with ambassador Martin Soerby praising OPCW members for taking "a decisive and necessary decision to expose the perpetrators of chemical attacks ". Read More »

Several dead in newsroom shooting in Maryland capital Annapolis


The shooting that marked the deadliest day for USA journalism since 9/11 began when a gunman made his way through a brown four-story office building just a few miles outside downtown Annapolis - the historic Maryland capital city. "There is no active threat at this time", said Officer Andrew Lava, a NY police spokesman. Later, in 2015, Ramos tweeted that he would like to see the paper stop publishing, but "it would be nicer" to see two of its journalists "cease breathing". Read More »

Trump embraces ND Republican, turns rhetoric on Heitkamp


He said he hopes Kennedy's replacement will serve for 40 or 45 years. Along with Schumer and Nancy Pelosi , the House Democratic leader, Trump added another piñata to his rally list of Democratic targets: Rep. With the upcoming confirmation fight over Anthony Kennedy's successor, Trump seems to have realized that a Republican is more valuable than a Democrat in the Senate, no matter how friendly the latter might be. Read More »

North and South Korea hold talks on connecting roadways


North Korea's natural resources is worth about $4 trillion U.S. Sources with knowledge of the process said it could happen early next month, meaning Harris could start his post by the end of July if he wins a simple majority on the floor. "We have no way to stop this or verify any pledges to freeze", he said, noting that Kim has intentionally only agreed to freeze full blown testing, not production. Read More »

'Stuttering John' Comedian Tricks Jared Kushner into Prank Call with Donald Trump

The result was an impromptu six-minute conversation on immigration and the Supreme Court between the president and the radio host and comedian John Melendez , known to his listeners as "Stuttering John". Hours later, Melendez says Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner called him from Air Force One while he was driving to a restaurant. In the call, among other things, the voice that allegedly belongs to Trump (and does sound an terrible lot like him ) says he hopes to have the new SCOTUS ... Read More »

Trump will seek conservative in Supreme Court nominee search

But in 2000, Kennedy cast his vote upholding the right of Boy Scouts of America to deny scoutmastership to gay men, and also penned the opinion in the more recent Masterpiece Cakeshop case, which affirmed the right of the baker to refuse to bake a cake for a gay couple. Read More »

Canada announces billions in retaliatory tariffs against US


Canada's tariffs are created to be a dollar-for-dollar response to the Trump administration's actions, which saw 25 per cent duties on steel and 10 per cent on aluminum coming from Canada, Mexico and the European Union. "It is a dollar-for-dollar response". Freeland also said they are prepared if Trump escalates the trade war . At the time, she said she told Canadians the federal government expected "moments of drama in this process". Read More »

New details on Annapolis shooting suspect and victims


Those killed included Rob Hiaasen , a writer and editor, Wendi Winters , a correspondent and Gerald Fischman , an editor. Adams said the gunman, who was captured hiding under a desk and did not exchange fire with police, also had an escape plan, but the prosecutor would not elaborate. Read More »