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Mexicans welcome pre-vote quiet ahead of major election

Mexico City, Jul 1 : Mexicans indulged Saturday in a much-needed break from the political propaganda that has engulfed them for months leading up to elections that could usher in big changes for the country. Mexican law dictates that candidates and parties must cease their campaign activities three days before elections so that voters can reflect on their options. Mexicans ...

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Trump claims Saudi Arabia will boost oil production

FILE – In this Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017 file photo, Saudi King Salman speaks during a meeting of the Saudi-Iraqi Bilateral Coordination Council with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Berkeley Heights, Jul 1 : President Donald Trump said Saturday that he had received assurances from King Salman of Saudi Arabia ...

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Protests planned nationwide over Trump immigration policy

Portland, Jun 30 : Liberal activists, parents and first-time protesters motivated by accounts of children separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border plan to rally in hundreds of cities nationwide Saturday to press President Donald Trump’s administration to reunite the families quickly. More than 600 marches could draw hundreds of thousands of people across the country, from immigrant-friendly cities ...

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Supreme Court’s Roberts is the new man at the ‘center’

Washington, Jun 30 : Chief Justice John Roberts is the Supreme Court’s new man in the middle. It’s just that the middle may have moved well to the right. The retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy means Roberts probably will be the conservative justice closest to the court’s four liberals, allowing him to control where it comes down in some of ...

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Some Democrats with eye on 2020 say: ‘Abolish ICE’

Atlanta, Jun 30 : Several prominent Democrats mulling a bid for the White House in 2020 are trying to bolster their progressive credentials this week by calling for major changes to immigration enforcement. Some are even pressing for the outright abolition of the federal government’s chief immigration enforcement agency. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York said Immigration and Customs Enforcement, ...

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Man accused of threatening to kill FCC chairman’s family

Los Angeles, Jun 30 : A California man who told investigators he was upset about the repeal of net neutrality rules was arrested Friday and is accused of threatening to kill Federal Communication Commission Chariman Ajit Pai’s family, authorities said. Markara Man, 33, of Norwalk told investigators that he sent three emails to Pai in December 2017 because he was ...

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California flight school employees charged with kidnapping

Redding, Jun 30 : Two Northern California flight school employees who allegedly kidnapped a student pilot and tried to send him back to his native China have been charged in the case, authorities said. Shasta County prosecutors charged Jonathan McConkey and his assistant, Kelsi Hoser, with kidnapping, first-degree residential burglary and false imprisonment by violence charges, the Record Searchlight reported ...

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Orioles pay tribute to 5 shooting victims at Capital Gazette

Baltimore, Jun 30 : The Baltimore Orioles paid tribute to The Capital Gazette shooting victims by placing five lilies at the press box seat reserved for the newspaper, and holding a moment of silence before their game Friday night against the Los Angeles Angels. Long-time sports writer John McNamara was among five employees shot to death Thursday in Annapolis at ...

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Plane that crashed in Mumbai, killing 5, was under repair

Photo : In this Thursday, June 28, 2018, file photo, an aircraft flies above as rescuers stand amid the wreckage of a private chartered plane that crashed in Ghatkopar area, Mumbai, India. Mumbai, June 29 : A small plane that crashed into a construction site in India’s financial capital of Mumbai, killing five people, was not certified as airworthy and ...

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US, Japanese agree to continue joint military exercises

Tokyo, Jun 29 : U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is trying to assuage an Asian ally’s worries about America’s commitment to the region amid the ongoing denuclearization negotiations with North Korea. Mattis met Friday with Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera, who said they agreed to continue joint military exercises and reinforce the response capability of the U.S.-Japan alliance. The U.S. ...

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