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Judge bars Trump from using $2.5B in military funding to build border wall

June 29, 2019

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A federal judge on Friday prohibited President Donald Trump from tapping $2.5 billion in military funding to build high-priority segments of his prized border wall in California, Arizona and New Mexico. Judge Haywood S. Gilliam, Jr. in Oakland acted in two lawsuits filed by California and by activists who contended that…

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Tuskegee Airman who flew 142 WWII combat missions dies at 99

June 28, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Actress Loni Anderson receives the Millie Taylor award from Lt. Col. Bob Friend, the oldest living Tuskegee Airman, during the 2nd Annual Heroes Helping Heroes Benefit Concert at The House of Blues on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Paul A. Hebert/Invision/AP) ASSOCIATED PRESS LONG BEACH, Calif. — World War…

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High court puts citizenship question on hold in census case

June 28, 2019

By Mark Sherman and Jessica Gresko ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Thursday maintained a hold on the Trump administration’s effort to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census, and the question’s opponents say there’s no time to revisit the issue before next week’s scheduled start to the printing of census forms….

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Senate passes $4.6B border aid measure; Pelosi seeks talks

June 28, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Rep. Veronica Escobar, D-Texas, speaks with reporters following a meeting with fellow Democrats focusing on a path to emergency humanitarian aid to help migrants detained on the southwestern border. Escobar’s district is home to the Border Patrol station in Clint, Texas, near El Paso where immigrant children have been detained. (AP Photo/J. Scott…

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Health care, immigration top issues at Democrats’ 1st debate

June 27, 2019

MIAMI (AP) — Ten Democrats railed against a national economy and a Republican administration they argued exist only for the rich as presidential candidates debated onstage for the first time in the young 2020 season, embracing inequality as a defining theme in their fight to deny President Donald Trump a second term in office. Health…

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2020 Democrats converge in Miami for 1st night of debates

June 26, 2019

MIAMI (AP) — Ten presidential candidates, led by Sen. Elizabeth Warren, will converge on the debate stage on Wednesday on the first night of Democratic debates to offer their pitches to voters and attempt a breakout moment for their campaigns. For many of the White House hopefuls, it will be the highest-profile opportunity yet to…

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‘They died in each other’s arms,’ migrant’s mother says

June 26, 2019

Photo: Texas Tribune/Social Media SAN MARTIN, El Salvador (AP) — The mother of a man who drowned alongside his 23-month-old daughter while trying to cross the Rio Grande into Texas says she finds a heartbreaking photograph of their bodies hard to look at, but also comforting for how they clung to each other in their…

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Sanders, progressives unveil bill to cancel student debt

June 24, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — Days before the first Democratic presidential debates, Sen. Bernie Sanders and House progressives are unveiling legislation cancelling all student debt, going further than a signature proposal by Sen. Elizabeth Warren as the two jockey for support from the party’s liberal base. By canceling all student loans, Sanders says the proposal addresses an…

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Eldorado buys Caesars in deal valued at $17B

June 24, 2019

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Eldorado Resorts will buy Caesars in a cash-and-stock deal valued at $17.3 billion, creating a casino giant. The acquisition Monday puts about 60 casinos and resorts in 16 states under a single name, one of the biggest gambling and entertainment ventures in the United States. “Together, we will have an extremely…

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Jobless rate increases year over year for Black men 20 and older

June 21, 2019

Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from NorthStarNewsToday.com Source: NorthStarNewsToday.com  May’s Black unemployment rate was 6.2 percent, much higher than the 5.7 percent compared to the same month a year ago, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has reported. The jobless rate for Black men 20 and older was 6.3 percent in May, higher…

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