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May 31, 2019 - 7:07 am
In a surprise announcement that could derail a major trade deal, President Donald Trump says he is placing a 5% tariff on all Mexican imports, effective June 10, to pressure the country to do more to crack down on the surge of Central American migrants trying to cross the U.S. border. He said the...
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May 30, 2019 - 2:51 pm
Louisiana's Democratic governor signed a ban on abortion as early as six weeks of pregnancy Thursday, a move that puts him squarely in line with the leaders of other conservative Southern states while provoking anger from members of his own party. With his signature, Gov. John Bel Edwards made...
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AP
May 30, 2019 - 1:18 pm
U.S. health officials on Thursday reported 971 measles cases so far this year, the highest tally in 27 years, and experts say it's not clear when the wave of illnesses will stop. Measles, once common in the U.S., became rare after vaccination campaigns that started in the 1960s. A decade ago, there...
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May 30, 2019 - 1:05 pm
Prosecutors in Chicago have charged R&B singer R. Kelly with 11 new sex-related counts, including some that carry a maximum sentence of 30 years in prison. The Chicago Sun-Times reports that Cook County prosecutors filed the new charges against Kelly on Thursday. Among the new charges are four...
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May 30, 2019 - 12:20 pm
People who get many of their meals from packages may have heightened risks of heart disease, stroke and premature death, two large studies suggest. The findings, published online May 29 in the journal BMJ, are the latest to point the finger at "ultra-processed" foods. They include not only "junk...
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AP
May 30, 2019 - 10:59 am
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi slammed Facebook on Wednesday for not removing a doctored video that has spread widely on the social network in which she appears to slur her words. The altered video had been slowed down , giving the false appearance that Pelosi was drunk, ill or otherwise impaired...
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May 30, 2019 - 6:59 am
President Donald Trump says he had nothing to do with directing the U.S. Navy to keep a warship named for the late Sen. John McCain out of sight during his visit to Japan this week. Trump told reporters as he left the White House on Thursday he "wasn't involved" in the effort. Trump says, "Somebody...
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AP
May 29, 2019 - 12:31 pm
Jury selection has begun in a federal trial against a border activist charged with harboring migrants in a case that advocates say is a politically-motivated. Scott Daniel Warren was arrested in 2018 when Border Patrol agents found him at a property used to provide aid to immigrants in Ajo, Arizona...
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AP
May 29, 2019 - 9:46 am
Cory Booker is calling on fellow congressional Democrats "to begin impeachment proceedings immediately" in the wake of special counsel Robert Mueller's public statement on his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, including the question of whether President Donald Trump...
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AP
May 29, 2019 - 8:16 am
Special counsel Robert Mueller says charging a president with a crime was "not an option" his team could consider in the Russia investigation. Mueller says that he was bound by longstanding Justice Department opinions that say a president can't be indicted while in office. In his first public...
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