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China Halts Purchases Of American Soybeans

China has halted purchases of American soybeans as Washington and Beijing trade tensions continue to grow, according to a Bloomberg report Thursday morning. While China doesn’t have any plans to cancel previous purchases of American soybeans, there haven’t been orders for state-grain buyers to continue, people close to the situation told Bloomberg. The sources, who asked to remain anonymous, said ...

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Boeing To Be Grounded For Months And Will Face A Difficult Return

International Air Transit Association director general Alexandre de Juniac said Wednesday that the Boeing 737 MAX fleet could stay grounded for at least another two months, the Wall Street Journal reported. When the fleet will return is ultimately up to regulators, de Juniac said, according to the WSJ. Even after regulators agree to safety changes for the fleet they will ...

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Fundraising Bars To Be Higher To Qualify For Third Democratic Presidential Debate

ABC News, in partnership with Univision, will host the third Democratic presidential debate in September and the polling and fundraising bars will be higher for candidates to qualify, the Democratic National Committee announced Wednesday. In the first and second rounds of debates, candidates have to either pass a donor or polling threshold to qualify. For the third debate, however, candidates ...

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Report: Trump Administration Allowing Tourist Visas For Elderly Mexicans To Visit Undocumented Family In US

Since 2017, the U.S. government has been granting tourist visas to elderly Mexicans to visit their undocumented children currently residing in the United States, according to the Washington Post. The program, dubbed “Palomas Mensajeras Michoacan,” isn’t officially endorsed by the U.S. government, according to a statement given to WaPo. However, it has officials in Michoacan, Mexico, working with the U.S. ...

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North Korea Won’t Talk To US Until Trump Reduces Disarmament Demands

North Korea video simulated nuclear attack on US city

North Korea said on Friday that they will never resume nuclear negotiations with the United States unless President Donald Trump’s administration modifies what they consider to be unilateral demands for disarmament. An unknown North Korean Foreign Ministry spokesperson reportedly blamed the U.S. for February’s nuclear summit failure in Hanoi on the Korean Central News Agency. He said that the collapse ...

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Joni Ernst Bestows Wasteful Government Spending Award To The Department Of Defense |

Iowa Republican Sen. Joni Ernst awarded her monthly “Squeal Award” to the Pentagon on Thursday for wasteful government spending. Ernst gave the award to the Department of Defense for the month of May partly because of its purchase of 25 coffee cups valued at $1,220 each. The “Squeal Award” is part of the “Make ‘Em Squeal” campaign, which is meant ...

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Three Dead After Southwest Missouri Storm

Three people are dead with several others injured in southwestern Missouri due to a tornado, the Missouri Department of Public Safety tweeted. The deaths were reported Wednesday evening after a tornado ripped through Jefferson City, Missouri around 11:45 p.m, according to AccuWeather. Law enforcement can confirm three fatalities in the Golden City area of Barton County and several injuries in ...

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Washington State Legalizes Composting Of Human Bodies

Washington became the first state to allow composting of human bodies as an alternative to being buried or cremated when Democratic Washington Gov. Jay Inslee signed the legislation Tuesday. Now, licensed facilities are allowed to offer “natural organic reduction.” This process takes several weeks, and involves mixing a body with wood chips, straw and other substances. The body eventually turns ...

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Doctors In Nevada Would No Longer Have To Warn Women About ‘Emotional Implications’ Of Abortion If This Bill Becomes Law

The Nevada Assembly passed a bill Tuesday that would change state laws and no longer require doctors to inform women about “emotional implications” of an abortion. The legislation would still require doctors to explain potential risks of the operation, the procedure and post-operation care. Doctors would also no longer have to obtain written consent before an abortion — only “informed ...

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Cyber Attacks Holding Baltimore Hostage, Threatening $10,000 A Day

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Two weeks after cyber hackers got into Baltimore’s servers and demanded 13 bitcoins — or about $104,000 — in exchange for releasing their hold, the hackers remain there, and they’ve updated their demand to $10,000 a day. Among the servers affected include government emails, city pay services and real estate transactions. Baltimore City Mayor Jack Young said the city is ...

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Texas Lawmakers Pass ‘Save Chick-Fil-A’ Bill In The House

Texas’s Republican-controlled house voted Monday to pass a “Save Chick-fil-A” bill. The “Save Chick-fil-A” bill does not allow the government to take “any adverse action” against any contractor, individual or business because of their religious beliefs. “It strengthens and reaffirms Texas’s First Amendment rights,” Republication state Rep. Matt Krause said to The Daily Caller News Foundation. “We had seen instances ...

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