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Canadian's death sentence leaves Beijing and Ottawa trapped in a crisis

There's no easy way out in the darkening diplomatic feud between China and Canada over the detention of a Huawei executive -- even as a man's life now hangs on the outcome.

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Microsoft Pledges $500 Million to Ease Seattle Housing Crisis

Microsoft pledged $500 million to address homelessness and develop affordable housing in response to the Seattle region’s widening affordability gap. Most of the money will be aimed at increasing housing options in the Puget Sound region for low- and middle-income workers at a time when they’re being priced out of Seattle and some of its ...

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Newark Mayor Ras Baraka calls on Trump to focus on crisis of lead in water, not border wall

  Newark Mayor Ras Baraka is taking President Trump to task for staging a standoff to build a $5 billion border wall while the northern New ...

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Trump EPA Chief Pick: Global Warming Not 'Greatest Crisis'

President Donald Trump's choice to run the Environmental Protection Agency says he does not believe global warming is the "greatest crisis." Andrew ...

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After Crossing into Guatemala, Migrants Set Sights on Mexico

More than 1,000 Hondurans were walking and hitchhiking through Guatemala on Wednesday, heading toward the Mexico border as part of a new caravan of ...

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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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Baltimore Church Leaders Handing Over Files Amid Abuse Probe

The Catholic archdiocese in Baltimore has delivered over 50,000 internal files to Maryland's top law enforcement official amid an investigation into child sex abuse and are in the process of handing over more, church leaders announced ...

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At Trump's Side, Border Patrol Union Leader in Spotlight

Brandon Judd, president of the union that represents thousands of border patrol agents, has flipped the axiom that there are no winners in a government shutdown. His proximity to President Donald Trump has elevated the union leader’s profile while burnishing the image of the U.S. Border Patrol, a backwater in prior administrations when compared ...

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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 President Vladimir Putin. "I think it's a disgrace you even asked that question," Trump told a reporter who queried him about his ties to Russia outside the White House as he prepared to leave for New ...

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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 ...

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The challenge of doing business in Argentina

As Argentina remains mired in economic crisis it is a difficult place to do business, but one firm shows that success is possible.

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Top Trump Senate Ally Urges President to Reopen Shutdown Government

U.S. President Donald Trump is standing by his demand for a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border, as Democrats refuse to support what they call an expensive and ineffective measure while a partial government shutdown over the standoff hits its 24th day ...

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Top Trump Senate Ally Urges President to Reopen Shuttered Parts of Government

One of President Donald Trump's closest allies in the U.S. Senate is urging him to at least temporarily reopen the shuttered federal government and negotiate with Democrats on a border wall. South Carolina Republican Lindsey Graham told Fox News Sunday he would still support a presidential emergency declaration after giving talks another ...

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Greek government crisis over Macedonia name change

The prime minister says he will call a confidence vote after a split in the ruling coalition.

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Trump Dismisses New Allegations He Is Beholden to Putin

U.S. President Donald Trump is dismissing news reports suggesting he is beholden to Russia and President Vladimir Putin or hiding accounts of his private talks with the Russian leader the five times they have met, including at their July summit in ...

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Pompeo: Qatar Diplomatic Crisis 'Has Dragged on Too Long'

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday an ongoing boycott of Qatar by four of America's allies in the Middle East "has dragged on too long," ...

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Government Shutdown Day 23: Congress Gone, President Tweets

The longest government shutdown in U.S. history continues, entering its 23rd day Sunday. On Saturday, U.S. President Donald Trump took to Twitter ...

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Julian Castro, Ex-Obama Housing Chief, Joins 2020 Campaign

Assailing President Donald Trump for “a crisis of leadership,” former Obama Cabinet member Julian Castro joined the 2020 presidential race Saturday as the rush of Democrats making early moves to challenge the incumbent accelerates. Castro, who could end up being the only Latino in what is shaping up to be a crowded Democratic field, made ...

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South Africa's Cyril Ramaphosa urges action against 'rape crisis'

President Ramaphosa says the high number of rapes is a national crisis and urges men to fight it.

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US Says Time for New Government in Venezuela

The United States stepped up its criticism of Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro on Saturday with an explicit call for the formation of a new government in the South American country. The U.S. State Department said in a statement that it stood behind the head of Venezuela’s opposition-run congress, Juan Guaido, who said on Friday that he was ...

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Long Lines and Guarded Fuel: Mexico’s Gas Crisis, Explained

A government crackdown on fuel theft has left Mexico in crisis. So how did it get here?

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Venezuela's Maduro starts another six-year term despite pressure from neighbors

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro was sworn in for a second term on Thursday amid a longstanding economic crisis and pressure from some Latin ...

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Migrant Teens Released From US Custody; Texas Tent City to Close

The U.S. government has moved out all the migrant teens who were living in a tent city in the Texas desert and is set to close it down, according to ...

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Trump: No Intent to Declare Border Security Emergency 'Right Now'

President Donald Trump on Friday called the situation at the U.S. southern border "an invasion," but he indicated that he would not be declaring a ...

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Native Americans Sound Off on Shutdown, Border Wall

Native Americans, like other Americans, are deeply divided over the proposed border wall that President Donald Trump says will stop the flow of drugs and criminals across the border with Mexico. They also have mixed responses to the partial U.S. government shutdown, which began Dec. 22. Federally recognized tribes depend on federal dollars for ...

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US House Passes Bill to Reopen Some Agencies Shuttered in Wall Fight

The Democratic-controlled U.S. House of Representatives voted on Friday to restore funding for federal agencies that have been shut down by a fight with President Donald Trump over border wall funding, as some 800,000 government workers, from tax collectors to FBI agents, missed their first paycheck. But a full resumption of government ...

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Poll: Faith in Clergy’s Honesty Tanks Among US Catholics

A Gallup poll has found that fewer than a third of U.S. Catholics rate the honesty and ethical standards of clergy as “very high” or “high,” the latest evidence of the hierarchy’s diminished credibility as a result of the clergy sex abuse ...

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