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Jeffrey Epstein's treatment is 'worse' because of his wealth, his lawyers say

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 21:26
Prosecutors have singled out Jeffrey Epstein for harsher treatment than other defendants because he is rich, lawyers for the American financier claimed on Tuesday in arguing that Epstein should be freed while awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges.
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Census plaintiffs seek sanctions against Trump administration for trial 'fraud'

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 19:46
Civil rights groups who successfully blocked the Trump administration from adding a citizenship question to the 2020 U.S. census are seeking sanctions against government officials, saying they brazenly hid the truth about the inquiry's origins during trial.
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Trump calls for inquiry into Google's work with China

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 19:43
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday his administration would investigate whether Alphabet Inc's Google supports the Chinese government, following accusations that a company official refuted hours later at a Senate hearing.
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Republican support for Trump rises after racially charged tweets: Reuters/Ipsos poll

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 19:37
Support for U.S. President Donald Trump increased slightly among Republicans after he lashed out on Twitter over the weekend in a racially charged attack on four minority Democratic congresswomen, a Reuters/Ipsos public opinion poll shows.
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R. Kelly pleads not guilty, denied bail on U.S. charges of sex crimes

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 19:25
R&B singer R. Kelly pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to a raft of federal charges accusing him of running a scheme to force women and girls to provide sex for himself and others, and a judge ordered that he remain in jail without bail.
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House condemns Trump over 'racist comments' tweeted at congresswomen

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 19:15
The U.S. House of Representatives voted on Tuesday to condemn President Donald Trump for "racist comments" against four minority Democratic congresswomen, a symbolic vote aimed at shaming Trump and his fellow Republicans who stood by him.
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In rare rebuke, dozens of Republicans hit Trump over 'racist' tweets

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 19:07
After initial hesitation, a growing number of Republicans in the U.S. Congress - including almost half the Ohio delegation in the House - have openly criticized President Donald Trump over his racially charged attacks on four Democratic lawmakers.
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Head of Planned Parenthood groups departs, cites differences over abortion

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 18:58
The leader of reproductive services provider Planned Parenthood Federation of America and its political arm said on Tuesday that she was leaving both organizations over philosophical differences in their approaches to abortion rights.
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U.S. to move public lands agency to Colorado from Washington

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 17:47
The U.S. Bureau of Land Management will move its headquarters to Colorado from Washington, officials said on Tuesday, sparking ire from conservationists who said the decision would weaken the agency dedicated to managing the country's vast public lands.
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U.S. Senate Republican McConnell says debate should not be about personal attacks

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 17:43
U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday public debate should be on ideas, not personal attacks, in his first public remarks on a controversy touched off by President Donald Trump's racially charged attacks on four Democratic congresswomen.
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ACLU files suit to block Trump rule to stop asylum seekers

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 17:41
The American Civil Liberties Union sued U.S. President Donald Trump's administration on Tuesday, challenging a sweeping new rule that would bar almost all migrants from seeking asylum at the southern border of the United States.
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New York City can ban ads inside Uber, Lyft vehicles: U.S. appeals court

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 17:41
A federal appeals court on Tuesday said New York City can ban advertising inside vehicles driven for companies such as Uber and Lyft, handing a victory to the millions of passengers who it said find such ads "extremely annoying."
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Apollo 11 astronaut returns to launch pad where first humans lifted off for the moon

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 17:34
Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins returned to the launch pad Tuesday at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida where he flew to the moon 50 years ago along with the late Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin.“Wonderful feeling to be back at launch pad 39A,” Collins, the command module pilot for Apollo 11, said in an interview on the pad with Kennedy Space Center Director Bob Cabana, himself a veteran of four space shuttle launches and a former shuttle commander.In the
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California gang members charged in L.A. machete murders, racketeering

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 17:21
Twenty-two Los Angeles members of the notorious MS-13 gang with nicknames such as "Desastre" and "Lucifer" have been charged with running a criminal racketeering enterprise enforced with a string of murders, some by machete, prosecutors said on Tuesday.
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Planned Parenthood groups announce departure of president, acting leader named

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 17:18
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, a leading provider of reproductive services, and its political arm, the Planned Parenthood Action Fund, said on Tuesday they replaced their president, Dr. Leana Wen, effective immediately.
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Former tenant charged in killing of Louisiana civil rights activist

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 17:09
A former tenant of a Baton Rouge civil rights activist has been arrested and charged with her murder, police in the Louisiana capital said on Tuesday.
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Factbox: U.S. police officers who kill unarmed black men often avoid criminal liability

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 17:04
A New York City policeman became the latest example of a law enforcement officer to face no criminal liability for killing an unarmed black man when the U.S. Department of Justice said on Tuesday it would not prosecute him in the July 17, 2014 killing of Eric Garner with a prohibited chokehold.
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Singer R. Kelly denied bail on U.S. charges of sex crimes over two decades

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 16:50
R&B singer R. Kelly pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to a raft of federal charges accusing him of running a scheme to force women and girls to provide sex for himself and others, and a judge ordered that he remain in jail without bail.
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U.S. inspector general to probe FAA helicopter oversight

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 16:46
The U.S. Transportation Department's inspector general said on Tuesday it will probe the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) oversight of doors-off helicopter operations after a New York crash in March 2018 that killed five people.
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Trump faces House condemnation after his tweets on minority congresswomen

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 15:27
President Donald Trump pressured fellow Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday to stand with him and vote against a symbolic measure condemning his racially charged attacks on four Democratic congresswomen.
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