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Meghan McCain Feels Trump’s Racism Takes Away Her ‘Agency’ to Bash Ilhan Omar

Meghan McCain Feels Trump’s Racism Takes Away Her ‘Agency’ to Bash Ilhan OmarReacting to the outbreak of “Send Her Back” chants directed at Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) at President Trump’s Wednesday night rally in North Carolina, The View’s Meghan McCain groused on Thursday that the president’s relentless racist attacks against Omar takes away her “agency” to criticize the Muslim congresswoman.In a segment first spotted by Raw Story, co-host Sunny Hostin said the chants “terrified” her, prompting McCain to chime in and describe the rally as “really dystopian” before noting that she’s also been a fierce critic of Omar.“Everyone at this table, and I think, people that watch this show or have ever seen the dumpster fire of my interview with Seth Meyers know I have been one of Ilhan Omar’s most vocal critics regarding Israel,” she declared. “Regarding some of her comments I and others interpreted as anti-Semitic.”She then complained that Trump’s hyper-focus on Omar’s race and immigrant roots has suddenly prevented her from personally going after the Minnesota lawmaker as much as she’d like to.“But the problem right now is, you’re taking away my agency to criticize her policy,” McCain continued. “You’re making this about race, xenophobia, racism. I think any time you’re hitting in a territory where you’re telling any American citizen of a different color than you, to send them back, I too didn’t think this is something I would see in my country, especially going into 2020.”The conservative View host has targeted Omar for criticism for months now. In March, she actually cried on-air over what she perceived as the progressive lawmaker’s “scary” comments on Israel, noting that while she wasn’t Jewish, she verged on “being a Zionist” and had Jewish friends. Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.



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Wife of arrested Chinese ex-Interpol president sues agency

Wife of arrested Chinese ex-Interpol president sues agencyThe wife of former Interpol President Meng Hongwei is suing the international police agency, accusing Interpol of failing to protect him from arrest in China and failing to protect his family. Meng’s wife Grace Meng said her lawyers filed a legal complaint in the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague, Netherlands. Interpol said Sunday it strongly disputes the allegations.



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Border agency knew of troubling Facebook posts in 2016: acting secretary

Border agency knew of troubling Facebook posts in 2016: acting secretaryU.S. Department of Homeland Security officials knew in 2016 about a private Facebook group where border agents posted racist and misogynistic comments, acting DHS Secretary Kevin McAleenan said on Sunday. The Customs and Border Protection (CBP) service came under fire over the issue last Monday, when the nonprofit news site ProPublica reported that offensive content had been posted on a private Facebook group for current and former CPB officers. McAleenan said the Facebook page was a private site run by a group of individuals in their off-duty hours and not under CBP control.



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The Latest: US wants meeting with UN nuke agency on Iran

The Latest: US wants meeting with UN nuke agency on IranThe U.S. says it is requesting a special meeting of the board of the United Nations’ nuclear agency to discuss the latest developments in Iran’s atomic program. The IAEA on Monday said its inspectors had confirmed Iran had surpassed the limit set on its stockpile of low-enriched uranium established in the 2015 deal promising the country economic incentives in exchange for curbs on its nuclear program.



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Iran to soon exceed enriched uranium limit under nuclear pact – Fars news agency

Iran to soon exceed enriched uranium limit under nuclear pact - Fars news agencyIran will soon exceed an enriched uranium limit under its nuclear deal, after remaining signatories to the pact fell short of Tehran’s demands to be shielded from U.S. sanctions, the semi-official Fars news agency cited an “informed source” as saying. Iran’s envoy to a meeting of the remaining signatories to the 2015 nuclear accord said on Friday that European countries had offered too little at last-ditch talks to persuade Tehran to back off from its plans to breach limits imposed by the deal. “As the commission meeting in Vienna could not satisfy Iran’s just demands … Iran is determined to cut it commitments to the deal and the 300 kg enriched uranium limit will be soon breached,” the unnamed source said, according to Fars.



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Supreme Court chips away at federal agency power

Supreme Court chips away at federal agency powerThe U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday constrained the power of federal agencies, scaling back a legal doctrine that calls for judges to give agencies deference to interpret their own rules but declining to eliminate it as four conservative justices wanted. The court, in a ruling written by liberal Justice Elena Kagan, unanimously sided with a Vietnam War veteran who sued the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) after being denied retroactive disability benefits. “So the doctrine emerges maimed and enfeebled – in truth, zombified,” wrote conservative Justice Neil Gorsuch, who had wanted to terminate Auer deference.



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Safety agency calls for tighter skydiving flight rules

Safety agency calls for tighter skydiving flight rulesThe National Transportation Safety Board on Monday called on the Federal Aviation Administration to tighten its regulations governing parachute operations as Hawaii officials released the names of seven of the 11 victims killed when their skydiving plane crashed last week. The NTSB recommended to the FAA more than a decade ago that it strengthen its rules on pilot training, aircraft maintenance and inspection, and FAA oversight, board member Jennifer Homendy told a news conference in Honolulu. “We identified several safety concerns in 2008 with respect to parachute jump operations.



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Arab ministers to discuss financial support for Palestinian Authority -agency

Arab ministers to discuss financial support for Palestinian Authority -agencyArab finance ministers will hold an emergency meeting in Cairo on Sunday to discuss helping the Palestinian Authority cope with a deepening cash crunch amid a persistent dispute with Israel over payments to families of jailed and deceased militants. The meeting comes ahead of a U.S.-led economic conference in Bahrain expected to call for a $ 50 billion global investment fund for the Palestinians, Egypt, Jordan and Lebanon which the Palestinian Authority is boycotting. The Palestinian Authority sees the economic conference as an attempt to circumvent its demands for the creation of a Palestinian state in the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip with East Jerusalem as its capital.



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The Latest: Spy agency says no threats ahead of massacre

The Latest: Spy agency says no threats ahead of massacreCHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — The Latest on the mosque shootings in New Zealand (all times local):



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Argentina closes airspace to Boeing 737 MAX flights: state news agency

Argentina closes airspace to Boeing 737 MAX flights: state news agencyArgentina has temporarily closed its airspace to flights using Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, following similar measures taken by other countries in the region after two fatal crashes involving the plane, the state-run news agency said on Saturday. The decision comes after the crash as week ago of a Boeing 737 MAX operated by Ethiopian Airlines[ETHA.UL] that killed 157 people. The National Civil Aviation Administration (ANAC) did not immediately reply to a request for comment.



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