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Nation’s 1st Somali-American lawmaker eyes seat in Congress

Mail.com ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Ilhan Omar escaped her war-torn homeland of Somalia as a child and grew up in a Kenyan refugee camp before immigrating to the United States as a preteen. She learned English by watching American … Continue reading

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CEO says she’s devoted to keeping the ‘Girl’ in Girl Scouts

Mail.com DETROIT (AP) — The head of the Girl Scouts says that while the organization is disappointed that the Boy Scouts have decided to accept girls it is focused on helping “parents understand the benefits of Girl Scouts.” “At Girl … Continue reading

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US asylum seekers wait their turn on Mexican border

Mail.com TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — The Trump administration’s tough talk on immigration did not deter Telma Ramirez from making the trip from El Salvador to seek asylum in the United States. She arrived at the border in Tijuana with her … Continue reading

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Soldier steals ‘tank’ from military base, leads cops on comical car chase

RT Officers in the Virginia State Police probably couldn’t believe their ears when they received the call – a tank-like military vehicle had been spotted speeding down an interstate highway. If some feared the incident was the first sign of … Continue reading

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India to proceed with purchase of Russian S-400 units despite possible US sanctions

RT India will proceed with the purchase of Russia’s S-400 surface-to-air missile units despite possible US sanctions, the country’s defense minister has confirmed, citing a “time tested” relationship between Delhi and Moscow. “In all our engagements with the US, we … Continue reading

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Judge who sentenced swimmer recalled amid #MeToo movement

Mail.com SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The beginning of the end for the first California judge recalled since 1932 began almost exactly two years ago, when Santa Clara County Judge Aaron Persky sentenced a former Stanford swimmer convicted of sexual assault … Continue reading

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Trump decries ‘fake’ reporting on Melania, says she’s well

Mail.com WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is complaining about media reports questioning the first lady’s recent absence from public view. Trump says the press has been “so unfair, and vicious.” Trump tweeted Wednesday that during Melania Trump’s recovery from … Continue reading

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Koch brothers join #Resistance, launch campaign against Trump tariffs

RT The billionaire Koch brothers are launching a campaign against President Donald Trump’s tariffs and trade policies, denouncing them as bad for business. Industrialists Charles and David Koch will spread their message through Koch network group’s Freedom Partners, Americans for … Continue reading

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Apple founder Steve Wozniak hopes bitcoin will become a single global currency

RT Tech legend Steve Wozniak says he is attracted to the “purity” of the idea that people around the world could one day share a single currency, despite being separated by national borders. He echoed Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, who … Continue reading

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Retired policeman’s hunch leads to suspect in 6 killings

Mail.com SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — A hunch from a retired detective helped lead police to a man suspected of shooting six people to death in the Phoenix area, some of whom were connected to his divorce, authorities said after the … Continue reading

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Colorado governor vetoes marijuana ‘tasting rooms’ proposal

Mail.com DENVER (AP) — Colorado’s governor on Monday vetoed a bill to allow marijuana retailers to set up “tasting rooms,” dashing hopes that the state would be the first to adopt a system letting consumers use marijuana in public spaces. … Continue reading

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Putin signs law on countermeasures against US & its allies

RT Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a law stipulating implementation of counter-sanctions against the US and its allies. The legislation is to be applied to any state or person for “hostile actions” against Russia. It allows Russian authorities to cut international cooperation with … Continue reading

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Tower at Flight 93 memorial to open by 9/11 anniversary

Mail.com The final phase of the Flight 93 National Memorial is underway and on track to open on the 17th anniversary of plane’s crash into a Pennsylvania field during 9/11. United Airlines Flight 93 was en route from Newark, New … Continue reading

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Judge: ‘In God We Trust’ on money isn’t religion endorsement

Mail.com CHICAGO (AP) — A federal court has ruled that printing “In God We Trust” on U.S. currency doesn’t amount to a religious endorsement and therefore doesn’t violate the U.S. Constitution. The Chicago Daily Law Bulletin reports the 7th U.S. … Continue reading

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Officer wounds self during pursuit near San Diego marathon

Mail.com SAN DIEGO (AP) — A San Diego police officer accidentally shot himself in the leg Sunday while pursuing a hit-and-run suspect who pointed a weapon at officers and was eventually arrested on the roof of a parking structure near … Continue reading

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‘We were close to direct conflict between Russia & US inside Syria’ – Bashar Assad

RT Syrian President Bashar Assad says Moscow deterred the West from launching a devastating country-wide air strike last month, and believes that Damascus has nearly won the seven-year war, despite continued US “interference.” “With every move forward for the Syrian … Continue reading

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US slaps Europe, Canada & Mexico with steel, aluminum tariffs

RT Unable to win concessions from from its trading partners ahead of the Friday deadline, the US has introduced tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from Canada, Mexico and the European Union. The new 25 percent tariff on steel imports … Continue reading

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Alberto’s last gasp: Mudslides and flooding in Appalachia

Mail.com As remnants of Subtropical Storm Alberto spread into the Great Lakes region, people were keeping a weary watch on dams and hillsides Thursday as rains from the storms have triggered floods and mudslides in the Appalachians of the Southeast. … Continue reading

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Easy entry into Oregon’s legal pot market means huge surplus

Mail.com PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — When Oregon lawmakers created the state’s legal marijuana program, they had one goal in mind above all else: to convince illicit pot growers to leave the black market. That meant low barriers to entry that … Continue reading

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‘Assassinated’ journalist Babchenko alive, Kiev says, accusing Russia of murder plot

RT The reported killing of Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko on Tuesday in Kiev was actually a ruse played by the Ukrainian law enforcement to prevent a planned hit, the Ukrainian authorities said. Reporting on the high profile case on Wednesday, … Continue reading

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