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GM strike may stretch out awaiting UAW workers' vote on tentative deal

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DETROIT -- The UAW is considering staying on strike against General Motors until rank-and-file members approve a tentative agreement, a process that could add more than a week to the length of the work stoppage, the Free Press has learned.

No deal has been reached yet. Negotiations continued Sunday as the strike reached its seventh day.

Three ...Read more

Ken Herman: In Houston, 'Howdy, Modi!' event offers warm welcome to Trump

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HOUSTON -- First, and with the deepest and most sincere sense of appreciation and jealousy, a tip of the cowboy hat to the genius who came up with the name of the event in which a crowd announced at 50,000 people of Indian descent gathered Sunday to greet Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the Houston home stadium of the Texans.

"Howdy, ...Read more

Rare Egypt protests give new resonance to actor's viral videos

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It took an unlikely trigger to get Egyptians back on the streets of Cairo to protest against President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi's government.

More than eight years after Egypt's uprising against then-leader Hosni Mubarak, and reeling under worsening living standards, hundreds of people defied a ban on protests to demonstrate in several major cities...Read more

Pelosi warns of 'grave new chapter' over Trump's Ukraine call

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi signaled her readiness to take stronger action against President Donald Trump over a phone call with Ukraine's president, now the subject of scrutiny after the administration refused to release a whistle-blower's complaint about the call.

"If the administration persists in blocking this whistle-blower from disclosing ...Read more

Trump appears to acknowledge Biden was topic in July phone call with Ukraine president

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WASHINGTON -- President Trump appeared to acknowledge Sunday that he discussed political rival Joe Biden with the president of Ukraine during a July 25 phone call, at the same time renewing his attacks on a whistleblower from within the intelligence community who sounded the alarm about the conversation.

The complaint, according to multiple ...Read more

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