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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

Death penalty trials have continued despite Newsom's moratorium

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The attorneys were about two weeks into choosing a jury in an upcoming triple-murder trial when they had to toss out the work they'd done and send the potential jurors home.

The California Supreme Court essentially froze the death penalty trial of Jade Douglas Harris, which was set to start this month, as it decides whether it will consider an ...Read more

Where are the Trump officials? Aspen Forum goes on without them in 2019

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ASPEN, Colo. -- Call it the Case of the Vanishing Trump Administration Officials.

That was the mystery that played out at the 2019 Aspen Security Forum, where senior officials, thought leaders and reporters gather annually in one of America's wealthiest ski and sun playgrounds to debate timely matters of national security and foreign policy. ...Read more

Puerto Ricans press for Gov. Rossello's resignation ahead of major protest Monday

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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Alexa Padilla stood near the Puerto Rico governor's official residence, a historic 16th century structure known as La Fortaleza, on Saturday checking her phone for any word on whether Ricardo Rossello would resign.

Nothing.

"It feels like torture," said the 17-year-old, who traveled an hour from Arecibo with her father...Read more

California congresswoman describes tour of Border Patrol detention center

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As U.S. Customs and Border Protection faces growing criticism over migrant detention conditions, acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan and dozens of members of Congress visited the agency's largest migrant detention facility Friday in McAllen, Texas.

Among them was Rep. Nanette Barragan, D-Calif., who serves on the House Committee ...Read more

US housing officials withhold $80 million from Los Angeles, alleging discrimination

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LOS ANGELES -- In an unwelcome turn for a city suffering from a homelessness crisis, federal housing officials said they have denied Los Angeles $80 million in funds, citing long-standing failures by local leaders to ensure that properties built with government money are accessible to those who use wheelchairs or have other disabilities.

...Read more

British Airways suspends flights to Cairo as security precaution

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LONDON -- British Airways on Saturday abruptly suspended all flights to Cairo for seven days, with the airline citing unspecified security concerns.

The safety of passengers and crew was the airline's top priority, a British Airways spokeswoman said, without giving details about the security issue that prompted the cancellations.

Passengers ...Read more

Los Angeles International Airport's Global Entry Enrollment Center is closed because staff is at the border

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LOS ANGELES -- The Global Entry enrollment center at the Los Angeles International Airport, designed to ease passage for travelers after an international flight, has closed its offices indefinitely to free Customs and Border Protection workers to work on "the humanitarian and security crisis on our southwest border," an agency representative ...Read more

LAPD investigates claims of secret recordings at Councilman Jose Huizar's office

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LOS ANGELES -- An aide to Los Angeles City Councilman Jose Huizar has been placed on leave amid a police investigation into possible illegal recordings made inside one of Huizar's offices, authorities said Saturday.

Los Angles Police Department Capt. Gisselle Espinoza said her department launched an investigation this month into reports that a ...Read more

Apollo 11, 50 years later: Celebrating a giant leap

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CAPE CANAVERAL -- Sure it was corny. Sure they were watching a recording a half century after the fact. The man saying the historic words has been dead nearly seven years. No one cared.

"That's one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind."

And people clapped.

On Saturday, at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, several dozen ...Read more

Video shows Murrieta gas explosion that killed a utility worker and injured 15 others

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A security camera captured a gas line explosion at a Murrieta, Calif., home on Monday that left a utility worker dead and 15 others injured.

The video, captured on a neighbor's Ring camera and obtained by KABC-TV, shows the moment the blast rocked the Riverside County neighborhood.

Wade Kilpatrick, 31, a construction technician for Southern ...Read more

Britain mounts diplomatic response for Iran to release tanker

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LONDON -- Britain mobilized a diplomatic broadside -- but no immediate military action -- against Iran on Saturday in retaliation for its seizure of the Stena Impero, a British-flagged tanker, in the Strait of Hormuz. Iran's top diplomat in London was summoned to the foreign office, while British Foreign Minister Jeremy Hunt expressed "his ...Read more

Venezuela claims US military aircraft violated its airspace

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CARACAS, Venezuela -- A U.S. intelligence aircraft flew over Venezuelan airspace on Friday in "a clear provocation" and in violation of international treaties, officials with President Nicolas Maduro's defense ministry said.

The alleged incident may further roil Washington-Caracas relations at a time Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is visiting ...Read more

Putin hints at rapprochement with Ukraine on eve of vote

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Virtually on the eve of Ukraine's parliamentary elections, the Kremlin released comments by President Vladimir Putin, saying that the two countries will mend ties despite their five-year conflict.

Putin went as far as to say that Russians and Ukrainians are one people. "We have many things in common, we can use this as our competitive advantage...Read more

Some salads sold at stores like Target and Fresh Market recalled after listeria found

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The Fresh Market and Target are among the chains hit by a listeria recall of egg salad, tuna salad, Thai lobster salad and deviled egg sandwiches made Thursday and sold under various brand names or sold free form.

A Friday night email from Fresh Market said the Thai Lobster Salad sold by the pound at the self-serve salad bar was included in the...Read more

Britain voices 'disappointment' as Iran doubles down on seized tanker

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LONDON/TEHRAN -- Britain and Iran's worsening row over seized oil tankers showed no sign of letting up on Saturday as the countries' top diplomats emerged from a phone call as adversarial as ever.

British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt wrote on Twitter that he "expressed extreme disappointment" to Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif ...Read more

 

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