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Man who attacked Sikh store clerk in Oregon charged with hate crime

Andrew Ramsey, 24, of Salem targeted Harwinder Dodd because of Ramsey's perception of the employee's religion, according to a court document.

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MLK holiday represents big moment for 2020 Democrats

Monday’s observance of what would have been Martin Luther King Jr.’s 90th birthday is emerging as an important moment for Democrats eyeing the White House to talk about one of the most divisive issues in American politics: race. At least a half dozen declared or potential presidential candidates will attend events and talk about what ...

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US House to Probe Report Trump Directed Lawyer to Lie to Congress

The Democratic chairmen of two House committees pledged Friday to investigate a report that President Donald Trump directed his personal attorney to ...

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Afghan Presidential Race Takes Shape as Ghani’s Challengers Emerge

Several former officials will try to unseat President Ashraf Ghani in July, amid fears that another fraud-marred election could further destabilize ...

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Early Surge of Democratic Contenders for 2020

Several Democrats have taken steps in recent days to get an early jump on the 2020 presidential race. Democrats expect a large field of candidates ...

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Report: Trump Told Attorney Cohen to Lie to Congress

U.S. President Donald Trump is reported to have directed his attorney to lie to Congress about efforts to build a Trump Tower in Moscow. The late ...

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Ex Trump Lawyer Cohen Paid Man to Rig Online Polls

President Donald Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen admitted Thursday that he paid a man in 2015 to rig online opinion polls to favor Trump as he began running for the presidency. Cohen confirmed a Wall Street Journal report that in early 2015 he ...

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US Alarmed as Zimbabwe Targets, Beats Activists Amid Unrest

The U.S. Embassy in Zimbabwe said Thursday it is "alarmed" by credible reports that security forces are targeting and beating activists and labor leaders after a local doctors' rights group said it had treated 68 gunshot cases and scores of other cases of assault. The U.S. also urged Zimbabwe's government to restore access to social media as the ...

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Rights Groups Worry Barr Will Continue Sessions' Policies

A day after reassuring members of Congress that he'd allow the special counsel to complete his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, attorney general nominee William Barr drew fresh criticism Wednesday over his support for the controversial policies of his ousted predecessor, Jeff Sessions. A parade of ...

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White House Denounces Rep. King’s White Supremacy Remarks

The White House is describing comments by Republican Rep. Steve King about white supremacy as “abhorrent.” Presidential press secretary Sarah ...

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Vatican Sources: Disgraced Former US Cardinal Could Be Defrocked

Disgraced former U.S. cardinal Theodore McCarrick is almost certain to be defrocked in the next few weeks over allegations against him, including ...

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Barr Seeks to Assure Senators He Won't Be a Trump Loyalist

Vowing "I will not be bullied," President Donald Trump's nominee for attorney general asserted independence from the White House, saying he believed that Russia had tried to interfere in the 2016 presidential election, that the special counsel ...

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In Chaotic Afghan Capital, Crackdown on Crime Is Turning Heads

From a systematic pursuit of the “pyramid of crime” to a ban on unruly armed men, new initiatives have brought a rare thing to Kabul: a whiff of optimism.

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White supremacist who harassed Black ex-Vermont state rep will not be charged

  Kiah Morris, Vermont’s only black female state representative who resigned amid years of harassment by a local white supremacist, found out that the man who has been tormenting her will not be charged with a hate crime, according to the Burlington Free Press. “The online communications that were sent to Ms. Morris by Max Misch and ...

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The antidote to Trump? 7 things you need to know about 2020 presidential hopeful, Julián Castro

Besides being a husband and father, here are seven facts about the man who wants to be the one to end Donald Trump's reign as president. The post The antidote to Trump? 7 things you need to know about 2020 presidential hopeful, Julián Castro ...

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For Uber, Lyft, Others, Government Shutdown Slows IPOs

The partial government shutdown is slowing plans by some companies to issue stock to the public and potentially cutting off a key source of capital ...

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AP Sources: Gillibrand Moving Toward 2020 Bid in Coming Days

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is expected to move toward launching a 2020 presidential campaign within days by forming an exploratory committee, according ...

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Trump: New Honduras Migrant Caravan Justifies Need for Border Wall

U.S. President Donald Trump contended Tuesday that a new migrant caravan leaving Honduras justifies his demand for a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border to keep them from surging into the United States. "A big new Caravan is heading up to our Southern Border from Honduras," Trump said on Twitter. He urged people to tell House Speaker Nancy Pelosi ...

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Things to Watch at William Barr's AG Confirmation Hearing

As he did almost 30 years ago, William Barr is appearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee to make the case he's qualified to serve as attorney general. Barr served as attorney general from 1991 to 1993 and has been nominated by President Donald Trump to do the job again. His confirmation hearing Tuesday has multiple story lines worth ...

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 A Look at the History and Importance of Congress' Power to Investigate

When Democratic lawmakers won the majority in the House of Representatives in recent elections, they not only won the ability to better shape legislation in the House, they also gained the enormous power of investigation. Investigations have always been an important way for Congress members to hold government officials accountable, to inform ...

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Criminalizing first-time DUIs is a tough sell in Wisconsin

It's not easy to make first-offense drunk driving a crime in a state where beer is so much a part of the culture that the major league baseball team ...

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Op-Ed: As more Democrats enter the 2020 race Black voters should evaluate these four points to select a nominee who can beat Trump

Have you even had a chance to catch your breath after the mid-term election? Well, it’s time to grab an oxygen tank because the ...

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Southern African bloc calls for recount of Congo's presidential vote

The Southern African Development Community has called for a recount of the Democratic Republic of Congo's disputed presidential vote to "resolve all ...

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Trump: I Never Worked for Russia'

U.S. President Donald Trump declared Monday, "I never worked for Russia," days after news reports suggested he might be beholden to Russia and ...

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Julian Castro Visits Puerto Rico in Bid for Presidency

U.S. presidential candidate Julian Castro joined dozens of high-profile Latinos in Puerto Rico on Monday to talk about mobilizing voters ahead of the 2020 elections and increasing Latino political representation to take on President Donald Trump. The group condemned Trump's plan to build a border wall, and Castro also criticized Trump for his ...

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Trump Won’t Declare National Emergency to Build Border Wall

U.S. President Donald Trump said Monday he would not, at least for the moment, declare a national emergency to build a wall at the U.S.-Mexican border, instead demanding that opposition Democrats agree to fund the barrier construction. “This is so simple,” Trump told reporters at the White House as left to speak at a farm convention in New ...

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez calls out CBS for not having Black Journalists on their presidential coverage

Newly minted Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has not been shy about speaking her mind and making waves since taking office. On Saturday night, CBS News producer Ben Mitchell tweeted out a picture of the team they will be using to cover the ...

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