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Warren seeks to solidify backing of African Americans

Warren seeks to solidify backing of African AmericansWASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Elizabeth Warren is seeking to solidify her connection with African-American voters as she prepares to launch a potential presidential campaign amid criticism of her approach to race and identity.



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Texas, beware! The caravan of criminals is coming — in ad backing Ted Cruz

Texas, beware! The caravan of criminals is coming — in ad backing Ted CruzA super-PAC funded by Sen. Ted Cruz's supporters has released a new attack ad against his opponent, Beto O’Rourke, charging that he is “cheering on” the caravan of Central American migrants heading toward the U.S.



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Syria ordered Gaza rocket fire at Israel with Iran backing: army

Syria ordered Gaza rocket fire at Israel with Iran backing: armyThe Israeli army accused the Syrian government Saturday of instructing a Palestinian militant group to fire dozens of rockets at Israel from Gaza with Iran’s supported and vowed to respond where it chose. “The rockets that were launched against Israel… we know that the orders, incentives were given from Damascus with the clear involvement of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards’ Quds Force,” army spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Jonathan Conricus said, referring to the Guards’ foreign operations unit. At least 39 rockets have been fired at southern Israel by the Islamic Jihad group since late Friday, with 17 of them intercepted by the Iron Dome air defence system, and the rest hitting open fields, the army said.



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Lecturer slams school for not backing Bush-tweet professor

Lecturer slams school for not backing Bush-tweet professorFRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A Fresno State lecturer who says he was demoted after posting a tweet that Donald Trump "must hang" says the university president is again failing to defend academic freedom, this time over a professor who called former First Lady Barbara Bush an "amazing racist."



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Trump calls out Putin for backing 'Animal Assad' in Syria

Trump calls out Putin for backing 'Animal Assad' in SyriaPresident Trump delivered a critique of Russian leader Vladimir Putin after reports that the Syrian government launched another chemical attack against its own people this weekend.



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Trump Blames Putin, Iran For Backing 'Animal Assad' In Wake Of Reported Chemical Attack

Trump Blames Putin, Iran For Backing 'Animal Assad' In Wake Of Reported Chemical AttackPresident Donald Trump lashed out Sunday at Russian President Vladimir Putin



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Palestinian leader seeks Russia's backing over Jerusalem

Palestinian leader seeks Russia's backing over JerusalemPalestinian president Mahmud Abbas visits Russia on Monday in a bid to secure Russian President Vladimir Putin’s support following Washington’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. The Palestinian leader was set to visit Moscow two weeks after a visit by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.



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2 Key Republican Holdouts Are Now Backing The Tax Bill

2 Key Republican Holdouts Are Now Backing The Tax BillWASHINGTON ― After months of hemming and hawing ― over debt, over procedural concerns, and over who benefits most from certain provisions ― Senate Republicans appear to be headed toward easy passage of a compromise tax bill next week, with remaining GOP holdouts folding on Friday for hardly any reason at all.



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Cambodian leader gets China's backing as West condemns crackdown

Cambodian leader gets China's backing as West condemns crackdownBy Prak Chan Thul PHNOM PENH (Reuters) – Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen won words of support from China on Monday after the United States and European Union condemned the arrest of his main rival and a widening crackdown on his critics before next year’s election. A day after Kem Sokha was arrested in a midnight raid on his house, one of his deputies said donor countries should open their eyes to Cambodia’s “false democracy” and put more pressure on Hun Sen. When asked about Kem Sokha’s arrest at a press briefing in Beijing, Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said China “supports the Cambodian government’s efforts to protect national security and stability.” Opposition politicians, rights groups and independent media have come under growing pressure as next year’s election approaches.



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Trump blasts Sen. Blumenthal for backing Russia probe: 'Now he judges collusion?'

Trump blasts Sen. Blumenthal for backing Russia probe: 'Now he judges collusion?'The president tore into the Connecticut Democrat after he voiced his support for Robert Mueller’s investigation into the Trump campaign’s possible Kremlin ties.



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