• Tampa Bay women's groups protest recent abortion bans

    Tampa Bay women's groups protest recent abortion bans

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    They claim an abortion is part of health care. Hawkins acknowledged that banning abortions won't stop them from happening. Meanwhile, other stars have taken a more asinine approach in protesting Georgia's abortion ban, including Alyssa Milano, who was ridiculed by conservatives and liberals for organizing a sex strike "until [Women] get bodily autonomy back".
  • USA officials seek to tamp down Trump rhetoric on Iran

    USA officials seek to tamp down Trump rhetoric on Iran

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    The criticism came a day after top officials in the Trump administration were dispatched to Capitol Hill to brief lawmakers about the escalating tensions with Iran, saying afterward they are focused on trying to deter attacks and avoid war.
  • Clashes in Jakarta in Wake of Election

    Clashes in Jakarta in Wake of Election

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    Indonesia's Election Commission on Tuesday confirmed that Indonesian President Joko Widodo , also known as Jokowi, has been re-elected with 55.50% of the vote, defeating former army general Prabowo. Police have said the rioting was planned rather than a spontaneous outburst. More than 30 000 troops had been deployed in anticipation of unrest, and the elections commission office was barricaded with razor wire and protected by scores of security personnel.
  • White House directs former legal adviser not to testify over Trump

    White House directs former legal adviser not to testify over Trump

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    But the meeting ended abruptly in "high drama", Senator Dick Durbin said, after Trump walked in and announced he wouldn't meet with them due to the ongoing investigations. "It is simply not fathomable that a Constitution that grants Congress the power to remove a President for reasons including criminal behaviour would deny Congress the power to investigate him for unlawful conduct...", DC District Court judge Amit Mehta wrote , citing precedents from the 1800s to Watergate (a Richard Nixon ...
  • The impact of US-China trade war

    The impact of US-China trade war

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    Major U.S. stock indexes were trading about 0.4% lower. Beijing retaliated by announcing tariff hikes of up to 25 per cent on $60 billion worth of United States imports starting in June. Now officials in both Washington , D.C. and Toronto predict removing the tariffs should pave the way for the new USMCA trade deal to finally move forward and replace the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
  • Texas Amber Alert: Salem Sabatka abducted from Fort Worth

    Texas Amber Alert: Salem Sabatka abducted from Fort Worth

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    An Amber Alert was issued for the 8-year-old after she was kidnapped on Saturday afternoon, police said. The suspect, Michael Webb , now faces charges of aggravated kidnapping, a first-degree felony. Sabatka was safely retrieved after two members of a local church started their own search for the young girl and the suspect's vehicle. She is 4-foot-5 with brown hair and blue eyes, police said.
  • Trump, Republicans distance themselves from Alabama abortion law

    Trump, Republicans distance themselves from Alabama abortion law

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    Planned Parenthood is not now providing abortion services in Alabama . "The Legislature has spoken", Ivey said. Eighty-three percent of those in the Gallup poll said abortion should be allowed if a woman's life would be endangered, including 93 percent of pro-choice respondents and 71 percent of pro-life respondents.
  • Theresa May's Brexit bill to include vote on second referendum

    Theresa May's Brexit bill to include vote on second referendum

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    May says Tuesday that an European Union withdrawal agreement bill that she plans to bring to Parliament next month will include a provision for a vote on whether to hold a new public poll on whether to leave. May blamed the collapse on Labour's failure to find a "common position" on Brexit , particularly its division over whether it should back a second referendum on leaving the EU.
  • U.S. warns airliners flying over Persian Gulf amid Iran tensions

    U.S. warns airliners flying over Persian Gulf amid Iran tensions

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    Trump also reacted to a ruling by a judge against a lawsuit challenge a House subpoena for his financial records. Trump warned that if Tehran does "anything" in the form of an attack "they will suffer greatly", while Iran Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei says "no one is seeking war", but that it wouldn't be hard for Iran to enrich uranium to weapons-grade levels, as per a report by The Associated Press .
  • Iran war 'not going to happen' despite rising tensions, says Romney

    Iran war 'not going to happen' despite rising tensions, says Romney

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    US President Donald Trump unilaterally pulled out of the nuclear deal previous year and has since reintroduced crippling sanctions on Iran's economy. Meanwhile, Oman's minister of state for foreign affairs made a previously unannounced visit Monday to Tehran , seeing Zarif, the state-run IRNA news agency reported .
  • Trump Wants McGahn To Defy House Subpeona

    Trump Wants McGahn To Defy House Subpeona

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    The House Oversight Committee claims sweeping investigative power and says it needs Trump's financial records to examine whether he has conflicts of interest or broke the law by not disentangling himself from his business holdings, as previous presidents did.
  • United States to remove tariffs on Canadian metals, Mexico deal likely

    United States to remove tariffs on Canadian metals, Mexico deal likely

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    Prevent the transshipment of aluminum and steel made outside of Canada or the United States to the other country. "I'm pleased to announce we've just reached agreement with Canada and Mexico". She said: "We are already preparing a list of possible items that would be on that list". "Ending tariffs means Canadians can get back to work". "We've paid a billion dollars - or plus - in tariffs".
  • As 2020 Abortion Battle Escalates, Trump Doubles Down on Abortion Exceptions

    As 2020 Abortion Battle Escalates, Trump Doubles Down on Abortion Exceptions

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    It bans abortion at all times and in nearly all cases, including when the pregnancy resulted from rape or incest, but allows exceptions when the mother's life is in danger. The president's mention of practices that are "worse" than "late-term abortion" is likely a reference to Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam's defense of infanticide as a decision a mother can make in concert with doctors.
  • 1st part of Middle East peace plan unveiled by White House

    1st part of Middle East peace plan unveiled by White House

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    In a joint statement with Bahrain, the White House said the coming workshop would give government, civil and business leaders a chance to gather support for economic initiatives that could be possible with a peace agreement. The White House peace plan has been put together without participation from the Palestinians. The plan envisions large-scale investment and infrastructure work in the Palestinian territories.
  • Severe thunderstorms spawn weak tornado in West Michigan

    Severe thunderstorms spawn weak tornado in West Michigan

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    The National Weather Service says the tornado's top winds were estimated around 75 to 80 miles per hour. Portions of North Texas were under a tornado watch until 5 p.m. Another round of severe weather is forecast for Texas, Oklahoma and parts of the Southern Plains, including the possibility of tornadoes. Kansas, Arkansas and other areas in Texas and Oklahoma aren't off the hook either, and also face the prospect of widespread severe weather.
  • British government to put forward Brexit bill in June

    British government to put forward Brexit bill in June

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    Labour said Mr Corbyn set out opposition's concerns about the Prime Minister's ability to deliver on any compromise agreement during his talks with Mrs May, given the uncertainty about her leadership. However, she is under pressure from Brexiteers maneuvering against a compromise with Labour - with some Conservatives eyeing her position. "You would have lost the loyal middle of the Conservative Party, split our party and with likely nothing to show for it", the letter said.
  • Putin, Pompeo express readiness to restore Russia-US relations

    Putin, Pompeo express readiness to restore Russia-US relations

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    Pompeo said improved ties between the two countries - damaged by Russia's annexation of Crimea in 2014, Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election and USA sanctions against Russia - "will be good not only for our two countries but for the whole world as well".
  • Disturbing video shows elderly man pushed off bus, dies from injuries

    Disturbing video shows elderly man pushed off bus, dies from injuries

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    As the bus came to his stop, police say Fournier asked Bishop to be nicer before she shoved him onto the sidewalk. Cadesha Bishop has been arrested and charged with murder after the elderly man she pushed from a bus died. Court records show that Bishop was convicted twice, in 2014 and 2015, of misdemeanor domestic battery charges. The father of Bishop's son told police that Bishop was violent, and that he was no longer with her because of it.