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Johnson to attend UN summit despite Britain's political uncertainty

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LONDON -- British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will travel as planned to this week's United Nations meetings in New York, Downing Street said on Sunday, despite uncertainty over whether Britain's top court might intervene in his suspension of parliament.

Johnson is expected to meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel, U.S. President Donald Trump, ...Read more

Ocasio-Cortez says Democrats' failure to impeach Trump is its own scandal

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said Democrats were being weak on President Donald Trump, in the wake of reports that he asked Ukraine's government to investigate the son of Democratic front-runner Joe Biden.

"At this point, the bigger national scandal isn't the president's lawbreaking behavior -- it is the Democratic Party's refusal to impeach ...Read more

Trump says 'no intention' to meet Rouhani at United Nations

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WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump said he doesn't plan to meet Iranian President Hassan Rouhani during the United Nations General Assembly meeting this week, while leaving open the possibility that he might.

"Nothing is ever off the table completely, but I have no intention of meeting with Iran," the U.S. president told reporters at the ...Read more

Pompeo says US is working on Iran diplomacy after 'act of war'

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Secretary of State Michael Pompeo said the U.S. is "working diligently" toward a diplomatic resolution with Iran after accusing the Islamic republic of attacks on Saudi Arabian oil fields, but that President Donald Trump is prepared to take other action if necessary.

"Make no mistake about it, if we're unsuccessful in that and Iran continues to...Read more

Cruz plan keeps guns away from 'felons and fugitives,' but some experts say it's not enough

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WASHINGTON -- Sen. Ted Cruz is pushing his own version of gun control legislation in the Senate, but gun violence researchers said it's unclear whether his plan will help prevent mass shootings.

Cruz, a Texas Republican, is pushing the Protecting Communities and Preserving the Second Amendment Act of 2019 this fall, a bill he introduced with ...Read more

GOP strategy to shield Trump by canceling primaries carries risk

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WASHINGTON -- The Republican Party's gambit to kill primary elections to ensure President Donald Trump's renomination may protect the president from short-term losses but has also put the spotlight on his challengers.

Republicans in four states have canceled presidential primaries next year in an effort, they say, to save money.

Given Trump's ...Read more

Huawei CFO awakens Canadians to the long, strong arm of China

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VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Huawei Technologies Co.'s chief financial officer returns to a Vancouver courtroom Monday to fight extradition as Canadian voters deliberate who's best suited to helm an unprecedented confrontation with China over her plight.

Meng Wanzhou's arrest has plunged Canada's relationship with its second-biggest trading ...Read more

Chinese Embassy sends help to victims of fatal crash of Monterey Park-based tour bus in Utah

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Chinese Embassy officials on Saturday said they had dispatched staffers to assist victims of a tour bus crash near Bryce Canyon National Park in southern Utah that killed four people and left 27 others on board critically injured.

Highway Patrol authorities believe the bus registered to America Shengjia Inc. in Monterey Park, Calif., had ...Read more

Elizabeth Warren overtakes Biden to lead latest Iowa Poll

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DES MOINES, Iowa -- Sen. Elizabeth Warren took the lead in Iowa in a new state poll released Saturday, barely dislodging former Vice President Joe Biden from the No. 1 spot in the state, putting the two in a statistical tie.

Warren of Massachusetts has the support of 22% of likely participants in the Iowa caucuses, up 7 percentage points from ...Read more

2020 Democratic Steak Fry separates top tier and rest of field

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DES MOINES, Iowa -- The state of the 2020 race played out Saturday at the Polk County Steak Fry in Iowa.

Joe Biden, the Democratic frontrunner, was mobbed by voters and reporters as he marched with supporters behind a firetruck that was accompanied by a drumline.

Elizabeth Warren was greeted on the main stage by thousands of her signature "...Read more

Peaceful demonstrations turn violent as Hong Kong protesters clash with police

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HONG KONG -- Demonstrations in Hong Kong on Saturday marked the two-month anniversary of attacks by armed thugs at a train station -- an incident that galvanized the monthslong protest movement and prompted demands for inquiries into police violence.

The protests began with a march in the satellite town of Tuen Mun, where riot police fired tear...Read more

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos decries federal role in education

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MACKINAC ISLAND, Mich. -- Betsy DeVos, the Michigan billionaire who serves as U.S. education secretary in the administration of President Donald Trump, decried the federal government's role in schools in a speech to Republican activists on Mackinac Island on Saturday.

DeVos, speaking at the Mackinac Republican Leadership Conference at the Grand...Read more

Search underway after officer shot on Chicago's South Side

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CHICAGO -- A 40-year-old Chicago police officer was shot multiple time Saturday morning on the South Side as he and other officers tried to arrest a suspect who, authorities believe, shot a woman as he rode a bicycle near downtown, according to law enforcement sources.

A manhunt is underway for the suspect in Chicago's West Englewood ...Read more

2 dead, at least 8 wounded in South Carolina bar shooting

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Two men died and eight people were injured in a shooting at a crowded sports bar near Lancaster, S.C., early Saturday, authorities said. The shooter or shooters have not been found.

"I believe it was one person targeting another," Sheriff Barry Faile said at a news conference Saturday afternoon. "Unfortunately, we had 10 victims that got shot."...Read more

Greta Thunberg helps kicks off youth climate summit at the UN

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NEW YORK -- Swedish teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg helped kick off a youth climate summit at the United Nations in New York on Saturday, ahead of a key gathering of world leaders next week.

"Yesterday millions of people across the globe marched and demanded real climate action, especially young people. We showed that we are united ...Read more

Sanders unveils plan to cancel $81 billion in US medical debt

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WASHINGTON -- Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders on Saturday introduced a plan to cancel $81 billion in past-due medical bills and replace private credit-reporting companies with a public registry that will exclude debt tied to health costs.

The Vermont Democrat proposed revising a 2005 bankruptcy law to let people with high bills...Read more

Kennedy takes on Massachusetts Democrat Markey for Senate seat

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WASHINGTON -- Rep. Joe Kennedy formally announced a challenge to Massachusetts Sen. Ed Markey in next year's Democratic primary, setting up a blockbuster battle between an heir to an American political dynasty and an incumbent now in his fifth decade in Congress.

At a Saturday news conference at the East Boston Social Center, Kennedy said he ...Read more

Cory Booker could soon quit the presidential race, aide says

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In a frank admission of his failure to gain much voter support, New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker suggested Saturday that he might quit the race for the Democratic presidential nomination if he falls short of his fundraising goal for September.

If he can't reach $1.7 million in donations by the end of the month, Booker wrote on Twitter, "we don't see...Read more

Cory Booker campaign says he is in danger of dropping out of 2020 presidential race

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WASHINGTON -- U.S. Sen. Cory Booker is on the verge of leaving the presidential race, unless the New Jersey Democrat can raise an additional $1.7 million by Sept. 30, his campaign told reporters Saturday morning.

Campaign manager Addisu Demissie said that the late push is not a gimmick. Without enough money to build and sustain a campaign able ...Read more


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