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Bill De Blasio Slams Amazon’s ‘Abuse of Corporate Power’

Bill De Blasio Slams Amazon’s ‘Abuse of Corporate Power’“They couldn’t handle the heat in the kitchen,” de Blasio said. Separately, de Blasio said he had not ruled out a 2020 presidential run, but would take his message about corporations nationwide regardless of his decision. Amazon’s announcement has sparked a furious debate over whether local officials and activists should be blamed for losing New York an estimated 25,000 to 40,000 high-paying tech jobs, or whether the firm had reacted too rashly to public concerns.



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Trump set to declare border emergency, sign shutdown-averting bill

Trump set to declare border emergency, sign shutdown-averting billTrump was also expected to sign a bipartisan government spending bill approved by Congress on Thursday that would prevent another federal shutdown by funding several agencies that otherwise would have closed on Saturday morning. The Republican president was scheduled to deliver remarks on the issue at 10 a.m. EST (1500 GMT) in the Rose Garden at the White House. The bill, lacking any money for his wall, is a defeat for Trump in Congress, where his demand for $ 5.7 billion in barrier funding yielded no results, other than a record-long 35-day December-January partial government shutdown that damaged the U.S. economy and his poll numbers.



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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to introduce bill blocking Trump’s ‘fake national emergency’

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to introduce bill blocking Trump’s ‘fake national emergency’Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Joaquin Castro have announced new legislation they intend to introduce as part of an effort to block Donald Trump’s national emergency declaration over the US-Mexico border. The Democratic politicians pointed to the National Emergencies Act that provides Congress the ability to “terminate the President’s emergency declaration”, according to Mr Castro.



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Trump to sign border bill, declare emergency: McConnell

Trump to sign border bill, declare emergency: McConnellPresident Trump will sign a spending bill to avert another government shutdown, but also declare a national emergency to obtain funds for his border wall.



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US senate passes border bill as Trump prepares to declare national emergency

US senate passes border bill as Trump prepares to declare national emergencyThe US Senate has passed a major spending bill that would effectively avoid another federal government shutdown, sending the legislation to the president’s desk for a signature. Now, the only question is whether Donald Trump intends to sign it. The bipartisan measure is the product of weeks of negotiations after the longest government shutdown in history, in which Mr Trump demanded billions of dollars towards his campaign promise of building a wall sprawling across the entirety of the US-Mexico border.



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Congress negotiators finish drafting border security bill: aide

Congress negotiators finish drafting border security bill: aideU.S. lawmakers late on Wednesday completed writing a border security bill that was expected to deny President Donald Trump’s request for $ 5.7 billion to help build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, with the Senate and House of Representatives expected to vote on the bill Thursday. The aide added that the Senate would first vote on the bill sometime on Thursday. If it passes there, the House would then vote on final approval that evening, which would clear it for signing into law by Trump by a Friday deadline.



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Democratic lawmaker backs down from impeachment bill against Virginia's lieutenant governor

Democratic lawmaker backs down from impeachment bill against Virginia's lieutenant governorThe two women accusing Virginia Lt. Gov Justin Fairfax of sexual assault said they would be willing to testify at possible impeachment proceedings against the Democrat; Garrett Tenney reports from Richmond, Virginia.



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House panel plans action on gun background check bill next week

House panel plans action on gun background check bill next weekThe panel will mark up the bill, known as the Bipartisan Background Checks Act, on Feb. 13 and send it to the House floor for a vote, committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler told a news conference. “It’s finally time for action in Congress,” Nadler said. “This bill will close the loopholes that have allowed felons, domestic violence abusers and other prohibited persons to purchase guns through private sales.” The bill would require background checks for all firearm sales and most firearm transfers.



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Senate poised to pass bill rebuking President Trump's planned troop withdrawals from Syria, Afghanistan

Senate poised to pass bill rebuking President Trump's planned troop withdrawals from Syria, AfghanistanThe bill includes a controversial provision to allow local governments to penalize businesses or individuals engaged in anti-Israel boycotts.



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'Don't Tip Immigrants': New Jersey restaurant owner shocked by anti-immigrant message left on bill

'Don't Tip Immigrants': New Jersey restaurant owner shocked by anti-immigrant message left on billCouple discriminated against Spanish-speaking server, left no tip.



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