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Mexico's foreign ministry says it will monitor U.S. DACA program developments

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexico’s foreign ministry said on Thursday it would monitor the continuity of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) immigration program in the United States after the U.S. Supreme Court blocked President Donald Trump’s bid to abolish it. Mexico will also track the renewal process for current DACA participants and any […]

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Trump to release new list of conservative Supreme Court nominees

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump said on Thursday he planned to release a new list of conservative nominees to the U.S. Supreme Court after the high court dealt him a major setback on his hardline immigration policies. Trump said he would release the list by Sept. 1. “Based on decisions being rendered now, this […]

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Trump: U.S. Supreme Court decisions 'horrible'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump on Thursday railed against the U. S. Supreme Court’s “horrible” decisions, seemingly referring to recent rulings that gay and transgender workers are protected under federal employment laws and blocking his bid to end legal protections for immigrants known as “Dreamers.” “These horrible & politically charged decisions coming out of […]

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U.S. lawmakers offer bill to block Trump from German troop withdrawal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. congressional Democrats introduced legislation on Thursday to block President Donald Trump’s plan to remove 9,500 troops from close ally Germany by prohibiting funding for a withdrawal of U.S. forces from Europe without congressional approval. Representative Eliot Engel, chairman of the House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee, and Senator Bob Menendez, ranking […]

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U.S. Supreme Court rules against Trump bid to end 'Dreamers' immigrant program

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday dealt a President Donald Trump a major setback on his hardline immigration policies, ruling against his bid to end a program that protects from deportation hundreds of thousands of immigrants, dubbed “Dreamers,” who entered the United States illegally as children. The justices upheld lower court rulings […]

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Biden says Trump is 'surrendering' to coronavirus, putting lives at risk

DARBY, Pennsylvania (Reuters) – Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on Wednesday accused President Donald Trump of “surrendering” to the coronavirus pandemic and failing to stay prepared for a resurgence that could put a U.S. economic recovery at risk. “American people sacrificed so much to fight this virus… we may lose some the progress we’ve begun […]

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Ex-security adviser Bolton says Trump sought China's Xi's help to win re-election

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – In a series of allegations, U.S. President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser, John Bolton, said on Wednesday that Trump sought Chinese President Xi Jinping’s help to win re-election during a closed-door June 2019 meeting. Bolton, who Trump fired in September after 17 months in the White House job, also said that […]

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U.S. Senate Republicans launch police reform bill to rival Democrats

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Senate Republicans unveiled a new police reform bill on Wednesday as a rival to more sweeping Democratic legislation, as Congress struggled to address racial disparities in law enforcement three weeks after the death of George Floyd. The Republican-led Senate will turn to the bill next week, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell […]

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Pentagon official who questioned Ukraine aid freeze resigns

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Pentagon Comptroller Elaine McCusker, who was reported to have questioned the suspension of U.S. military aid to Ukraine, a key element in the inquiry leading to President Donald Trump’s impeachment, resigned on Tuesday, Defense Secretary Mark Esper said. McCusker submitted her resignation as deputy undersecretary of defense (comptroller) effective June 26, Esper […]

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House panel to hold election-security hearing with Facebook, Google, Twitter

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Top officials from Facebook Inc, Alphabet Inc’s Google and Twitter Inc will appear before U.S. lawmakers on Thursday at a hearing on foreign influence and election security, the House of Representatives Intelligence Committee announced on Tuesday. The remote hearing will discuss the technology industry’s actions since the 2016 U.S. elections, state-sponsored disinformation […]

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