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August 17, 2019

Pelosi: Gun motion wanted to make sure ‘home tranquility’

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Friday that the country’s elected officials have a responsibility to “ensure domestic tranquility” and called on the Senate to return to work to vote on the House’s bill bolstering background checks for gun purchases.
August 17, 2019

Trump Applauds That Rashida Tlaib’s Grandmother ‘Doesn’t Have To See Her,’ As Rep.’s West Bank Family Supports Her Decision

Amid news that Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib would not accept the conditions set by the Israeli government in order to visit family members living in the West Bank, President Donald Trump used Twitter to comment on it.
August 17, 2019

Racist, Anti-Immigrant Flyer Turns Up at Texas University a Month Before Democratic Debate Comes to Town

A month before the third Democratic 2020 presidential debates come to one university in Houston, a flyer that appeared both racist and anti-immigrant showed up at another school.
August 17, 2019

Recession indicators fear Trump forward of 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is warning of an economic crash if he loses reelection, arguing that even voters who personally dislike him should base their ballots on the nation’s strong growth and low unemployment rate.
August 17, 2019

China Tells U.S. to Stay Away Amid New Weapons Sale to Taiwan and Support for Hong Kong Protests

China has issued a new warning to the United States as it reportedly greenlit a new arms sale to Taiwan, a self-ruling island state backed by Washington and claimed by Beijing, and offered support for protesters in the semi-autonomous city of Hong Kong.
August 17, 2019

Elizabeth Warren says the nation is failing Native Americans. Here’s her plan to assist them.

WASHINGTON — Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts on Friday laid out a collection of policy proposals intended to help Native Americans, pledging to protect tribal lands and to bolster funding for programs that serve Native people.
August 17, 2019

Michael Dukakis is backing Elizabeth Warren for president. But he needs her to rethink one factor.

Michael Dukakis is hoping that Sen. Elizabeth Warren continues the long line of Democratic presidential nominees from Massachusetts.
August 17, 2019

U.S. Now Needs Iraq’s Permission to Drop Bombs There

The United States and its coalition allies against the Islamist State militant group (ISIS) in Iraq have agreed to new, stricter airspace regulations issued by the government after a mysterious explosion that caused dozens of civilian casualties.
August 17, 2019

US tells Congress of plans to promote F-16 fighters to Taiwan

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has informed Congress it plans to sell F-16 fighters worth $8 billion to Taiwan in a move that will inflame already high tensions with China.
August 17, 2019

Claim: Migrant kids molested in US-funded foster care

WASHINGTON (AP) — This story is part of an ongoing joint investigation between The Associated Press and the PBS series FRONTLINE on the treatment of migrant children, which includes an upcoming film.