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Mexico Ratifies Trump’s Trade Agreement

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The Mexico Senate overwhelmingly voted to ratify the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) Wednesday, making them the first country to approve the deal. The USMCA was previously a signed but not yet ratified free trade treaty between the U.S., Mexico and Canada. It was signed November 30, 2018 but was not ratified by any country until Wednesday. The USMCA replaces the ...

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Other Democratic 2020 Candidates Are Not Happy With Biden’s Segregation Comments

Former Vice President Joe Biden said that “at least there was some civility” while working with racist senators in the 1970s. Multiple Democrats condemned Biden’s comments, calling for him to apologize and evolve. Biden’s comments link to past issues where he supported segregationists and their agenda. Former Vice President Joe Biden’s comments that “at least there was some civility” during ...

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Democrats Furious After Hope Hicks Refuses To Answer Questions During Close-Door Meeting

Former White House communications director Hope Hicks reportedly refused to answer questions during Wednesday’s closed-door meeting with the House Judiciary Committee, prompting Democrats to express outrage at her lack of cooperation. Hicks met with lawmakers to talk privately about President Donald Trump’s alleged attempts to obstruct former special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into whether or not Russia had been knowingly ...

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Julian Castro: In An ‘Ideal World’ People Wouldn’t Own Handguns

An “ideal world” would include no handguns, former United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julian Castro told the New York Times during an interview project. The project asked 21 Democratic presidential hopeful’s 18 questions. Former Vice President Joe Biden was the only person to reject repeated requests to participate, the NYT said. One question asked the Democrats: “In ...

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Ocasio-Cortez Tweets Back At Trump: ‘I’ll Call Your Bluff’

Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tweeted back at President Donald Trump Sunday after he agreed with comments she made that there is a “very real risk” he will be re-elected in 2020 if Democrats don’t impeach. If Trump is not impeached, Ocasio-Cortez believes that Democrats will lose the presidency to Trump, according to an interview she had Sunday with Jon Karl on ...

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All Of Argentina And Uruguay Are Without Power After Electrical Failure

All of Argentina and Uruguay are without power after an electrical failure caused an unprecedented blackout Sunday morning according to Edesur, an electric supply company. The blackout took out Argentina’s public transportation services. Trains and traffic lights stopped working and some of the water supply was affected, the New York Times reported. Some parts of Chile, Bolivia, Paraguay and Southern ...

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Video Shows Iran Removing A Mine From An Oil Tanker, US Says

The U.S. military released footage that allegedly show Iran removing a mine from an oil tanker that was attacked on Thursday, and they blame Iran for the attack. Iran has denied allegations and blamed the attack on someone trying to ruin their relations with other countries. Other sources say that evidence suggesting the object removed from the tanker was a ...

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Employees Turn Their Backs On AG Secretary In Silent Protest As He Announces Decision To Move Two Agencies

Government employees turned their backs on Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue Thursday during a meeting as a silent protest over the decision to relocate the Economic Research Service (ERS) and the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA). The ERS and NIFA are currently located in Washington, D.C., and are agencies within the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Perdue plans ...

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Nursing Homes Underreport Cases Of Potential Elder Abuse, Studies Find

Many cases of elder abuse and neglect are not reported to enforcement agencies, according to two new government studies published Wednesday. The first study  found that nursing homes don’t report almost 1 in 5 cases of potential elder abuse to state inspection agencies. The second found that health care providers didn’t report almost a third of potential elder abuse claims. Both studies ...

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US Women’s Soccer Player Ignored The National Anthem As An ‘F-You’ To Trump

U.S. women’s soccer star Megan Rapinoe kept true to her promise and ignored the national anthem before the Women’s World Cup game against Thailand on Tuesday. Rapinoe, who is openly gay, has said that she would never sing the national anthem again as an ‘f-you’ to President Donald Trump. She announced that she would “never put my hand over my ...

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Chemical Castration Becomes Law For Certain Sex Offenders In Alabama

Republican Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey signed a bill into law Monday that will require some sex offenders to be chemically castrated before being released. This new law requires convicted sex offenders who have committed acts against a child under the age of 13 to begin chemical castration a month before they are released from custody. They will have to pay ...

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Kim Jong-Un’s Half-Brother Was An Informant For The CIA: Report

Kim Jong-Un’s half-brother reported to the CIA multiple times before he was murdered in 2017, the Wall Street Journal reported Monday. Kim Jong-nam, the deceased half-brother to the current leader of North Korea, met with the CIA “on several occasions” according to The Wall Street Journal, citing a person close to the matter. The source said that “there was a ...

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Allegedly Ran Away When Opponent Tried To Debate Her At The National Puerto Rican Day Parade

New York Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez ran away from Rich Valdes’s debate request at the Puerto Rican Day Parade on Sunday, according to the potential Republican challenger. Ocasio-Cortez allegedly “literally ran” away from her potential Republican challenger Rich Valdes at the National Puerto Rican Day Parade on Sunday. Valdes tweeted that he tried to “politely introduce” himself to Ocasio-Cortez during ...

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Vietnam Says Some Chinese Exporters Are Using Fake ‘Made-In-Vietnam’ Labels To Avoid US Tariffs

Some Chinese exporters are putting fake “Made in Vietnam” stickers to try and avoid the U.S. tariffs, Vietnam alleged on Sunday. Vietnam said in a government statement that they have found dozens of cases where Chinese exports, including textiles, iron, steel, and aluminum, are being illegally transferred to Vietnam where fake stickers are then placed so that China can skirt the recent ...

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NASA Will Open International Space Station To The Public In 2020

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NASA announced on Friday that they plan to open the International Space Station (ISS) in 2020 to the public, private astronauts, private companies and film crews. Parts of the ISS will be opened for space tourism and filming in space, and private companies now have the opportunity to use the parts of the space station for producing, marketing and testing ...

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