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Portland mayor decries violence, hatred ahead of rally

Portland mayor decries violence, hatred ahead of rallyMayor Ted Wheeler spoke at a rally with other city leaders ahead of the event Saturday, which is also expected to bring out anti-fascist protesters. The Saturday event is being organized by a member of the Proud Boys, who have been designated by the Southern Poverty Law Center as a hate group. Wheeler spoke at a rally with dozens of representatives from the city’s religious, police and business groups.



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'Very biased': Tulsi Gabbard campaign criticizes CNN ahead of Wednesday's debate

'Very biased': Tulsi Gabbard campaign criticizes CNN ahead of Wednesday's debate"If tonight’s debate on CNN is as biased/unfair as last night, the DNC needs to reconsider CNN hosting future debates," Tulsi Gabbard's campaign tweeted.



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Trump news – live: President calls CNN anchor of colour ‘stupid’ for bringing up racist tweets ahead of second Democratic debates

Trump news - live: President calls CNN anchor of colour ‘stupid’ for bringing up racist tweets ahead of second Democratic debatesDonald Trump is attacking a CNN anchor of colour for bringing up tweets the president launched against minority politicians and civil rights leader that were largely viewed as racist.He referred to journalist Don Lemon as “the dumbest man on television” for discussing the tweets at Tuesday night’s Democratic debates, adding, “I am ‘the least racist person in the world,’ appearing to quote his own previous claims.The president found himself under siege in the latest round of Democratic 2020 primary debates on Tuesday evening, with Pete Buttigieg accusing him of pretending to be disabled to avoid service in the Vietnam War and Elizabeth Warren saying he “disgraces the office of president every single day”. In further bad news for the president, California governor Gavin Newsom has signed a new bill into law that would make it mandatory for every presidential candidate to release five years of their tax returns or face being left off ballot papers in the state in November next year.Please allow a moment for our liveblog to load



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Trump news – live: President claims to be ‘least racist person’ ahead of Jamestown ceremony boycotted by black legislators over his attendance

Trump news – live: President claims to be ‘least racist person’ ahead of Jamestown ceremony boycotted by black legislators over his attendanceDonald Trump has insisted he is “the least racist person in the world” after once more becoming embroiled in a racism row, this time involving senior Democrat Elijah Cummings, the Reverend Al Sharpton and the city of Baltimore.The president told reporters on the White House South Lawn he had been inundated with supportive letters and emails from African-Americans after describing the Maryland port city as “a disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess” where “no human being would want to live” over the weekend, prompting an angry backlash that saw the Reverend Sharpton accuse Mr Trump of retaining “a particular venom for people of colour”.Also demanding that The Washington Post apologise for branding Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell a “Russian asset”, Mr Trump turned on his heel to set out for Jamestown, Virginia, and an event commemorating the 400th anniversary of the Virginia General Assembly that is now being boycotted by Virginia Legislative Black Caucus members in response to his latest provocation.Please allow a moment for our liveblog to load



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Kamala Harris releases Medicare-for-all plan ahead of second 2020 U.S. Democratic debate

Kamala Harris releases Medicare-for-all plan ahead of second 2020 U.S. Democratic debate



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Turkey Stockpiled F-16 Parts Ahead of Getting the Russian S-400 Anti-Air System

Turkey Stockpiled F-16 Parts Ahead of Getting the Russian S-400 Anti-Air SystemNATO member Turkey is determined to acquire ballistic missile technology, and aims to co-produce the next generation of the S-400, the officials added, citing discussions with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Erdogan said his country will take delivery of the S-400 within days.A Bloomberg report says Turkey has been stockpiling parts for F-16s and other military equipment in anticipation of a U.S. sanction for acquiring the Russian S-400 air defense system.Two anonymous officials from Turkey who spoke to the news outlet refused to clarify on what types of spares were accumulated, how much was acquired and how long they can last.Relations between the two countries deteriorated over the course of the Syrian civil war, when the U.S. armed a Kurdish militia that Turkey views as a terrorist group, and in the aftermath of a 2016 coup attempt against Erdogan that his government blames on a Turkish imam residing in the U.S.(This first appeared earlier in July 2019.)NATO member Turkey is determined to acquire ballistic missile technology, and aims to co-produce the next generation of the S-400, the officials added, citing discussions with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Erdogan said his country will take delivery of the S-400 within days.“The first batch of S-400s will be delivered in a week or 10 days,” Haberturk newspaper cited him as saying in a report Monday. “I’ve clearly told this to Trump, Mr. Putin also said it.”



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2020 Trump campaign press secretary reacts to Fox News poll showing Biden ahead of Trump

2020 Trump campaign press secretary reacts to Fox News poll showing Biden ahead of TrumpKayleigh McEnany weighs in on the latest Fox News poll that shows Joe Biden leading President Trump by 10 points in a head-to-head match up.



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Trump Unleashes Furious Twitter Attack Ahead Of Mueller’s Testimony

Trump Unleashes Furious Twitter Attack Ahead Of Mueller’s TestimonyPresident Donald Trump unleashed a torrent of angry tweets Wednesday ahead of former special counsel Robert Mueller’s testimony in front of Congress.“Why didn’t Robert Mueller [and] his band of 18 Angry Democrats spend any time investigating Crooked Hillary Clinton, Lyin’ [and] Leakin’ James Comey, Lisa Page and her Psycho lover, Peter S, Andy McCabe, the beautiful Ohr family, Fusion GPS, and many more, including HIMSELF [and] Andrew W?” Trump wrote Wednesday on Twitter.Trump also claimed Mueller denied reports that the president turned him down for the role of FBI director the day before Mueller’s appointment as special counsel in 2017.“It has been reported that Robert Mueller is saying that he did not apply and interview for the job of FBI Director (and get turned down) the day before he was wrongfully appointed Special Counsel. Hope he doesn’t say that under oath in that we have numerous witnesses to the interview, including the Vice President of the United States!” Trump wrote Wednesday on Twitter.Trump also expressed displeasure with Mueller’s request that Aaron Zebley, his deputy during the probe, be sworn in as a witness in order to address any questions that he is not able to answer. Several Republicans were also not happy with the possibility of Zebley’s inclusion.



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Republicans Aren’t Happy: Mueller Makes Last-Minute Request Ahead Of Testimony

Republicans Aren’t Happy: Mueller Makes Last-Minute Request Ahead Of TestimonyFormer special counsel Robert Mueller asked Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee to swear in his longtime deputy as a witness at a congressional hearing Wednesday, according to multiple reports.Mueller asked that Aaron Zebley, who served as deputy on the special counsel’s probe, be sworn in as a witness in order to address any questions that he is not able to answer, according to sources familiar with the matter, The New York Times and CNN reported.Mueller is scheduled to testify before the House Judiciary Committee for three hours and before the House Intelligence Committee for two hours Wednesday. He will be pressed for details of his 22-month investigation into whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russia and whether President Donald Trump attempted to obstruct the probe.In a report of the investigation, Mueller said that his team was unable to establish that any Trump associates conspired with the Russian government to influence the election. But the report was vague on obstruction. Mueller declined to charge Trump on obstruction, but also said that the Republican was not exonerated by the investigation.



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Ahead of U.S. deadline, Mexico minister has fulfilled migration enforcement pledge

Ahead of U.S. deadline, Mexico minister has fulfilled migration enforcement pledgeMexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said on Friday that Mexico has followed through on its commitment to the United States to reduce migration from Central America, as a deadline in a bilateral pact approaches. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is scheduled to travel to Mexico City to discuss migration and trade with Ebrard on Sunday, a day before the end of a 45-day period in which the Mexican government pledged to significantly lower the number of people trying to cross the U.S. border illegally.



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