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Monday, Jul 15, 2019 at 11:53 AM EDT

Most Americans Oppose DC Statehood, Poll Says

Most Americans Oppose DC Statehood, Poll Says

In a Gallup poll conducted in June, 64 percent of respondents said they opposed statehood for D.C.

Monday, Jul 15, 2019 at 10:36 AM EDT

'Go Back': Trump Tweets at Congresswomen of Color

'Go Back': Trump Tweets at Congresswomen of Color

President Trump appears to be doubling down on a weekend Twitter tirade that is being denounced as a racist attack on four Democratic congresswomen known as "the Squad." The president tweeted they...

Monday, Jul 15, 2019 at 05:49 PM EDT

Trump Moves to Effectively End Asylum at Southern Border

Trump Moves to Effectively End Asylum at Southern Border

Reversing decades of U.S. policy, the Trump administration said Monday it will end all asylum protections for most migrants who arrive at the U.S.-Mexico border — the president's most forceful attempt to...

Monday, Jul 15, 2019 at 05:46 AM EDT

Trump Weighs Ousting Commerce Chief After Census Defeat

Trump Weighs Ousting Commerce Chief After Census Defeat

President Donald Trump has told aides and allies that he is considering removing Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross after a stinging Supreme Court defeat on adding a citizenship question to the census, multiple...

Monday, Jul 15, 2019 at 04:59 AM EDT

EU Seeks to Deescalate Persian Gulf Tensions

EU Seeks to Deescalate Persian Gulf Tensions

European Union nations were looking to deescalate tensions in the Persian Gulf area on Monday and call on Iran to stick to the 2015 nuclear deal, despite the pullout of the United States from the accord and the...

Monday, Jul 15, 2019 at 04:26 AM EDT

ICE Raids Begin at Slow Pace as Immigrants Brace for Arrival

ICE Raids Begin at Slow Pace as Immigrants Brace for Arrival

The Trump administration has begun immigration raids as part of an operation expected to target 2,000 immigrants over the next few days, a senior U.S. official told NBC News on Sunday. So far, the pace has...

Monday, Jul 15, 2019 at 03:28 AM EDT

In Biden and Buttigieg, Dems Confront Generational Divide

In Biden and Buttigieg, Dems Confront Generational Divide

Separated by 40 years, Joe Biden and Pete Buttigieg represent the generational poles of the crowded Democratic presidential primary. Biden, 76, would be the oldest person elected president. Buttigieg, the...

Sunday, Jul 14, 2019 at 09:41 PM EDT

Puerto Rico Governor Rejects Calls to Resign Amid Scandal

Puerto Rico Governor Rejects Calls to Resign Amid Scandal

Protesters in Puerto Rico gathered outside La Fortaleza governor's residence on Sunday, demanding Gov. Ricardo Rosselló step down for his involvement in a private chat in which he used profanities to describe an...

Sunday, Jul 14, 2019 at 06:37 PM EDT

Trump Trails Biden, Warren and Sanders in New NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll

Trump Trails Biden, Warren and Sanders in New NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll

President Donald Trump trails the top Democratic contenders in hypothetical matchups, according to the NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll’s first ballot tests of the 2020 general election. Former Vice President...

Sunday, Jul 14, 2019 at 05:43 PM EDT

Leaked UK Memo Says Trump Axed Iran Deal to Spite Obama

Leaked UK Memo Says Trump Axed Iran Deal to Spite Obama

A U.K. newspaper has published more leaked memos revealing a British ambassador's blunt assessments of the Trump administration, including one in which the envoy to Washington claimed President Donald Trump...

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