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Puerto Rico governor says he will not seek reelection but does not resign

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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Puerto Rico's embattled governor -- who had gone almost entirely silent in the days since thousands of protesters began demanding his resignation -- dug in his heels Sunday, refusing to step down.

But in a four-minute speech, streamed live on Facebook, Gov. Ricardo Rossello said that he would not seek reelection in 2020...Read more

Puerto Rico governor, under fire, says he won't run again

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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Embattled Puerto Rico governor Ricardo Rossello said Sunday he will finish out his current term, but is withdrawing his name from the ballot for the island's 2020 election.

He also said he welcomes the "process started by the Puerto Rico legislative assembly," as calls for his resignation continue to rage on the island....Read more

3 members of California white power group who rioted in Charlottesville sentenced to prison

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LOS ANGELES -- Three members of a now-defunct white supremacist group that was based in Southern California have been sentenced to prison for their roles in provoking violence at a deadly far-right rally in Charlottesville, Va., in 2017.

Benjamin Daley, a founder of the now-defunct Rise Above Movement, was sentenced Friday to 37 months in ...Read more

Trump renews attack on minority congresswomen; congressman offers sharp rebuke

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WASHINGTON -- As President Donald Trump launched a fresh Twitter attack Sunday on four minority congresswomen he said were "not capable of loving our Country," a senior Democratic congressman who was active in the civil rights movement half a century ago offered a searing rebuke of the president, saying he now has "no doubt" Trump is a racist.

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Puerto Rico governor, under fire, says he won't run again

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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Embattled Puerto Rico governor Ricardo Rossello said Sunday he will finish out his current term, but is withdrawing his name from the ballot for the island's 2020 election.

He also said he welcomes the "process started by the Puerto Rico legislative assembly," as calls for his resignation continue to rage on the island....Read more

Trump resumes Twitter attack on 4 minority congresswomen

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WASHINGTON -- As President Trump launched a fresh Twitter attack Sunday on four minority congresswomen he said were "not capable of loving our Country," a senior Democratic congressman who was active in the civil rights movement half a century ago offered a searing rebuke of the president, saying he now has "no doubt" Trump is a racist.

Rep. ...Read more

Sen. Collins faces re-election battle, if she decides to run

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Sen. Susan Collins isn't used to seeing her popularity under water in her home state, but that's where the Maine Republican finds herself as she decides whether to run for a fifth term next year.

Collins, 66, says she's focused on preparing for a re-election bid but won't decide until the early fall whether she'll run. Her decision will shape ...Read more

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Britain is considering a range of measures including sanctions against Iran in response to an escalating row over oil tankers that have been seized by the two countries.

"We are going to be looking at a series of options," British Defense Minister Tobias Ellwood said when asked about the possibility of sanctions by broadcaster Sky News. Britain...Read more

Venezuela fighter jet 'aggressively shadowed' U.S. airplane

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A Venezuelan Su-30 fighter jet "aggressively shadowed" a U.S. reconnaissance plane over the Caribbean Sea, the military announced Sunday.

A Lockheed Martin-made EP-3 aircraft was followed "at an unsafe distance" in the incident, which took place on Friday. In a tweet, the U.S. Southern Command alleged that the shadowing was "jeopardizing the ...Read more

Police fire tear gas as protesters again take to Hong Kong streets

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Police fired tear gas on Sunday as hundreds of thousands of protesters took to the streets of Hong Kong for the latest in a series of demonstrations sparked by opposition to a controversial extradition bill.

While demonstrators have long been sharply critical of the Hong Kong administration, this time the march also took aim at the Chinese ...Read more

Quizzing Mueller gives Democrats a fresh chance to hit at Trump

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With Donald Trump's impeachment as the prize that some Democrats covet, and others fear, Robert Mueller will finally sit down on Wednesday for five hours of questioning before two House committees.

The reluctant witness won't make it easy. So Democrats on the House Judiciary and Intelligence committees have been strategizing over how to draw ...Read more

Biden Leads in new CBS poll, but faces enthusiasm gap

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Joe Biden remains the top choice among Democratic voters in states that will hold early presidential primary and caucus contests in 2020, as four main contenders emerged as the top tier of the large field, a new CBS News poll showed Sunday.

Biden had 25% support as voters' first choice for Democratic nominee, with Sens. Elizabeth Warren of ...Read more

Booker Says He Could Confront Biden on Race at Detroit Debate

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Presidential Democratic candidate Cory Booker on Sunday suggested he might confront former Vice President Joe Biden on racial issues during the second round of debates this month.

Booker, a New Jersey senator, said it would be "fair" to bring up the 1994 crime bill, which Biden supported in the Senate and has called the "Biden crime bill." ...Read more

Trump resumes Twitter attack on 4 Democratic congresswomen

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WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump on Sunday resumed his criticism of the four progressive Democratic congresswomen known as "The Squad," saying he didn't believe they were "capable of loving our country."

His Twitter message Sunday came a week after the president said that the women, all minorities, should "go back" to the "corrupt and inept...Read more

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