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Previously, immigrants were released into the United States, under what was known as "catch and release". "We want to discourage those who are claiming asylum fraudulently", US Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen told a congressional committee on Thursday, describing the plan.
  • President Trump agrees to shut down personal charity Trump Foundation

    President Trump agrees to shut down personal charity Trump Foundation

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    President Trump has agreed to shut down his embattled personal charity and give away its remaining funds amid allegations that he used it for his personal and political benefit, the NY attorney general announced Tuesday. I know it's impossible to keep track of all the scandals these days, but it's genuinely shocking that the Forbes report that President Trump literally stole money from kids with cancer didn't stick in the public's consciousness.
  • Saudi Rebukes US Senate's 'Interference' In Kingdom

    Saudi Rebukes US Senate's 'Interference' In Kingdom

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    While praising Trump, the Saudi statement called the US Senate motion "baseless", and characterized it as "blatant interference" in its domestic politics. Why is Saudi Arabia unhappy? Riyadh has been heartened by President Donald Trump's position that Washington will continue to remain a "steadfast partner" of the kingdom.
  • NRA 'disappointed' by bump stock ban

    NRA 'disappointed' by bump stock ban

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    The new rule - signed by acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker - redefines bump stocks as "machine guns" which already are forbidden for private ownership under existing federal law, according to NPR . A Justice Department official said the department is confident in its analysis and is prepared to defend the new rule in court if needed. The "comments" which Baker references were sent to the ATF on June 27, 2018, saying , "ATF now seeks to reclassify as " machinegun [s]".
  • North Korea condemns US sanctions, warns denuclearization at risk

    North Korea condemns US sanctions, warns denuclearization at risk

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    North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on Monday visited the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun, his family mausoleum, to mark the seventh death anniversary of his father Kim Jong-il, according to state media. State media outlets focused on highlighting Kim Jong-il's economic achievements over his military achievements, seen as a move away from the byungjin line policy which pushed for military and nuclear development in parallel with economic development.
  • Government Shutdown: Latest Updates on Negotiations

    Government Shutdown: Latest Updates on Negotiations

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    President Trump said last week that he would take responsibility for a potential shutdown, in a rancorous public meeting with Democratic congressional leaders Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer. But the homeland security bill, which includes the wall funding, is now holding up the entire process. Republicans presently control Congress, including 51 seats in the 100-member Senate.
  • Donald Trump: Facebook, Twitter and Google 'Biased' Toward Democrats

    Donald Trump: Facebook, Twitter and Google 'Biased' Toward Democrats

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    And the study notes that as media coverage in the US zeroed in on the IRA's operations on Facebook and Twitter, the group shifted much of its activities to Instagram . The Russian activity went far beyond the three tech companies that provided information, reaching many smaller sites as well. The new research also points to the previously underappreciated prominence of the IRA's use of Instagram.
  • Big China-US trade deal could happen rather soon: Donald Trump

    Big China-US trade deal could happen rather soon: Donald Trump

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    This calm in the storm comes shortly after the arrest of Huawei's CFO in Vancouver, B.C. related to US charges accusing she violated trade sanctions on Iran. Yet overall sales of American cars in China -- including those made in China - are down only about 1% so far this year. But he cautioned that both sides "need to figure out a path to a win-win outcome".
  • 42 injured in powerful Japan restaurant blast

    42 injured in powerful Japan restaurant blast

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    The Jiji Press agency said one of the injured was seriously hurt, suffering burns to his face, but none of the victims had life-threatening wounds. A number of people have also been reported as missing, while others have been rushed to a nearby hospital, BNO News said.
  • Trump Says Interior Secretary to Leave Office at Year's End

    Trump Says Interior Secretary to Leave Office at Year's End

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    Mr Trump thanked the controversial congressman on Twitter. Zinke's departure comes after a tumultuous two years at the department, marked by mounting allegations of misconduct in office. Walker ran for a third term, saying he had no interest in joining Republican President Donald Trump's administration after his victory in 2016. "It is better for the president and Interior to focus on accomplishments rather than fictitious allegations".
  • Flynn's Former Partner Charged With Secret Lobbying for Turkey

    Flynn's Former Partner Charged With Secret Lobbying for Turkey

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    Bijan Rafiekian , a former business partner of Michael Flynn , was charged with two counts including conspiracy to act as an agent for a foreign government. Over the years, Erdogan has hired US public relations firms and lobbyists to generate negative press coverage of Gulen and pressure Washington for his extradition.