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Riding horses and banging drums, Puerto Ricans demand that governor quit

Fri, 07/19/2019 - 20:47
Thousands of Puerto Ricans, led by protesters on horseback and with some banging drums and singing, marched on the governor's residence on Friday demanding that he resign over hundreds of vulgar and offensive leaked chat messages.
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Democratic lawmakers slam Trump's latest border initiatives

Fri, 07/19/2019 - 19:00
U.S. Democratic lawmakers on Friday called President Donald Trump's latest anti-immigration initiatives "unacceptable" and warned his administration against misappropriating funding authorized only for humanitarian use.
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Puerto Rico governor faces calls for impeachment over chats

Fri, 07/19/2019 - 18:46
Puerto Rico's embattled governor came under growing pressure to resign or be impeached on Friday after the leak of hundreds of vulgar and offensive chat messages, as the Caribbean island's trade unions staged another protest march in San Juan.
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Mexican drug lord 'El Chapo' begins life term in Colorado 'Supermax' prison

Fri, 07/19/2019 - 18:35
Joaquin Guzman, the Mexican drug lord known as "El Chapo," entered a Colorado prison known as "the Alcatraz of the Rockies" on Friday to begin a life sentence after being found guilty of a raft of crimes including conspiracy to commit murder.
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NSA contractor sentenced to prison for huge theft of classified U.S. data

Fri, 07/19/2019 - 18:12
A former National Security Agency contractor was sentenced in Maryland to nine years in prison on Friday for stealing huge amounts of classified material from U.S. intelligence agencies over two decades though officials never found proof he shared it with anyone.
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U.S. Democratic lawmakers slam Trump's latest border initiatives

Fri, 07/19/2019 - 18:08
U.S. Democratic lawmakers on Friday called President Donald Trump's latest anti-immigration initiatives "unacceptable" and warned his administration against misappropriating funding authorized only for humanitarian use.
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CDC links two deaths to multi-state salmonella outbreak

Fri, 07/19/2019 - 17:44
Two people have died following a multi-state outbreak of salmonella infections linked to backyard poultry, U.S. health officials said on Friday.
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Four Republican lawmakers ask Trump to move forward with $10 billion Pentagon cloud contract

Fri, 07/19/2019 - 17:44
Four Republican members of U.S. Congress, including House Armed Services Committee ranking member Mac Thornberry, sent a letter to President Donald Trump on Thursday urging him to move forward with a $10 billion cloud contract with the Defense Department.
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Lockheed awarded $1.48 billion Saudi missile defense contract: Pentagon

Fri, 07/19/2019 - 17:19
Lockheed Martin was awarded a $1.48 billion contract to build the THAAD missile defense system for Saudi Arabia, the Pentagon said on Friday.
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Mexican drug lord 'El Chapo' jailed at 'Supermax' prison in Colorado

Fri, 07/19/2019 - 16:45
Joaquin Guzman, the convicted Mexican drug lord known as "El Chapo," has been transferred to a "Supermax" prison in Colorado where no one has ever escaped, the U.S. Bureau of Prisons said in a statement on Friday.
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In battleground Florida, Republicans shrug off Trump's tweet 'kerfuffle'

Fri, 07/19/2019 - 15:48
An immigrant to the United States, Suzanne Vale took no offense at Republican President Donald Trump's tweet this week telling Democratic congresswomen they are free to "go back" to their ancestral homes if America is not to their liking.
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Fifth U.S. city will process applications from migrants returned to Mexico

Fri, 07/19/2019 - 13:53
The U.S. government on Friday named Brownsville, Texas, as a fifth city for processing applications from asylum seekers and other migrants returned to Mexico pending a decision, the latest initiative in President Donald Trump's hardline immigration policy.
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Four U.S. lawmakers ask Trump to move forward with $10 billion Pentagon cloud contract

Fri, 07/19/2019 - 13:50
Four members of U.S. Congress, including House Armed Services Committee ranking member Mac Thornberry, sent a letter to President Donald Trump on Thursday urging him to move forward with a $10 billion cloud contract with the Department of Defense.
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About 3,100 federal inmates to be released early under new U.S. law

Fri, 07/19/2019 - 13:41
Roughly 3,100 U.S. inmates, including many convicted of drug offenses, will be released early from federal prisons for good behavior under a criminal justice reform law signed last year by President Donald Trump, the Justice Department said on Friday.
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Ex-Trump aide Hicks denies involvement in hush money talks: lawyer

Fri, 07/19/2019 - 13:29
An attorney for former White House Communications Director Hope Hicks denied on Friday that she was involved in discussions during the 2016 presidential campaign about a hush-money payment to a porn star who claimed to have had a sexual encounter with President Donald Trump.
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House Democrats to focus Mueller testimony on Trump's conduct

Fri, 07/19/2019 - 13:19
When former U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller appears in Congress on Wednesday, House Democrats will try to focus his testimony on clear examples of conduct by President Donald Trump that would lead to criminal charges against any other American.
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Heat wave gripping eastern, central U.S. to intensify over weekend

Fri, 07/19/2019 - 13:16
A massive heat wave that has enveloped the U.S. Midwest pushed into the Northeast on Friday, ushering in temperatures that could top 100 degrees Fahrenheit (38°C) in Washington, D.C., and prompting utilities to take steps to prevent power outages.
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U.S. prosecutors charge New York man with being Islamic State sniper

Fri, 07/19/2019 - 12:41
U.S. prosecutors have charged a New York man with fighting for the Islamic State militant group in Syria and serving as a weapons trainer, according to court documents unsealed on Friday.
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Heat wave broils eastern, central U.S., utilities poised for demand

Fri, 07/19/2019 - 12:32
A massive heat wave that has enveloped the U.S. Midwest pushed into the Northeast on Friday, ushering in temperatures that could top 100 degrees Fahrenheit (38°C) in Washington, D.C., and leading utilities to take steps to prevent power outages.
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New border city added to program returning migrants to wait for U.S. hearings in Mexico

Fri, 07/19/2019 - 12:04
The U.S. government will start returning migrants to Mexico to wait out their U.S. court hearings in Mexico through Brownsville, Texas on Friday, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) said.
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