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Beto O'Rourke finds 'personal connection' to slavery, argues for reparations to unite 'two Americas'

Beto O'Rourke finds 'personal connection' to slavery, argues for reparations to unite 'two Americas'The Democratic presidential hopeful from Texas published a blog post in which he discussed his family's history and his support for reparations.



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US senator argues with school children about climate change policy

US senator argues with school children about climate change policyDemocratic senator Dianne Feinstein got into a heated exchange with primary-age school children over the Green New Deal, firmly stating that she will not support the renewable energy plan. A group of schoolchildren stopped by the California senator’s San Francisco office on Friday to call on her to support the scheme, spearheaded by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, that calls for net-zero greenhouse emissions and 100 per cent renewable energy in the US by 2030. In the video the California Democrat tells the children she could not support the Green New Deal because “there’s no way to pay for it”.



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U.S.-bound Honduran migrant caravan grows as Trump argues for wall

U.S.-bound Honduran migrant caravan grows as Trump argues for wallA new U.S.-bound caravan of Honduran migrants grew to nearly 1,000 people as it neared the Guatemalan border on Tuesday, a Honduran official said, while U.S. President Donald Trump seized on news of the group to try to drum up support for a border wall. Honduran Deputy Foreign Minister Nelly Jerez told reporters that there were between 800 and 1,000 people traveling together and headed toward the Agua Caliente border crossing into Guatemala. Central American migrant caravans heading toward the United States have inflamed the debate over U.S. immigration policy, with Trump using the groups to seek backing for his plan to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border.



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Trump Defender Alan Dershowitz Argues That Lying To The FBI Isn't A Crime

Trump Defender Alan Dershowitz Argues That Lying To The FBI Isn't A CrimeOn the eve of Michael Flynn's sentencing for lying to the FBI, retired Harvard



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Google CEO Argues for Company's China Return in Congress

Google CEO Argues for Company's China Return in CongressPichai has been under pressure from politicians, activists and staff to stop building a censored search engine for China. Late on Monday, a coalition of human rights groups asked Google to commit to not working with the Chinese government on censorship and surveillance.



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U.S. argues Harvard admissions policies harm Asian-Americans

U.S. argues Harvard admissions policies harm Asian-AmericansThe U.S. Justice Department on Thursday backed a lawsuit accusing Harvard University of discriminating against Asian-American applicants, throwing its support behind a case that could impact the use of race-based college admissions. The department, which has been investigating Harvard for potential civil rights violations over its affirmative action policy, made its argument in documents filed in federal court in Boston, where the case is scheduled to go to trial in October. The Justice Department argued that Harvard had failed to prove that its use of race as a factor in deciding which students to admit had not resulted in it illegally discriminating against Asian-Americans.



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'Manafort and his lies' at heart of case, prosecution argues

'Manafort and his lies' at heart of case, prosecution arguesALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Paul Manafort lied to keep himself flush with cash for his luxurious lifestyle and lied some more to procure millions in bank loans when his income dropped off, prosecutors told jurors Wednesday in closing arguments at the former Trump campaign chairman's financial fraud trial. Jurors will begin deliberations Thursday.



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Teachers should not be armed because most are women, Republican politician argues

Teachers should not be armed because most are women, Republican politician arguesA Republican politician argued teachers should not be armed in the wake of the Florida high school shooting – because most of them are women. Alabama state representative Harry Shiver claimed that women “are scared of guns” and don’t want to learn how to shoot. Mr Shiver told AL.com he would probably abstain from voting on a bill that would allow trained teachers to carry guns on school campuses.



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Woman who pleaded guilty over fiance's kayaking death now argues she was ‘in the wrong place at the wrong time’

Woman who pleaded guilty over fiance's kayaking death now argues she was ‘in the wrong place at the wrong time’A woman who pleaded guilty over her fiance’s kayaking death has argued that she was in “the wrong place at the wrong time” when he drowned in rough waters after plunging overboard. “I was in danger, too, just as much as he was.



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Joe Arpaio Pressed Charges To Hurt Jeff Flake Politically, Lawsuit Argues

Joe Arpaio Pressed Charges To Hurt Jeff Flake Politically, Lawsuit ArguesFormer Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio has been hit with a lawsuit claiming he maliciously pressed charges against a member of Jeff Flake’s family to hurt the Republican Arizona senator politically. President Donald Trump pardoned Arpaio in August after the former sheriff was convicted of criminal contempt for willfully violating a federal judge’s order and unlawfully detaining individuals solely based on suspicions about their legal status. Flake is a harsh critic of Trump.



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