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California to withdraw troops from border calling Trump’s immigration crisis ‘manufactured political theatre’

California to withdraw troops from border calling Trump’s immigration crisis ‘manufactured political theatre’A second US state is planning on pulling National Guard troops away from its border with Mexico, calling Donald Trump’s claims of a crisis at the border a “manufactured” problem and “political theater”. California Governor Gavin Newsom is expected to say as much on Tuesday during his state of the state address, his first since his election in November. “The border ‘emergency’ is a manufactured crisis, and California will not be part of this political theatre,” Mr Newsom plans to say, according to excerpts released by his office.



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US seeks UN draft resolution calling for Venezuela elections

US seeks UN draft resolution calling for Venezuela electionsThe United States has presented a draft resolution at the United Nations Security Council calling for international aid deliveries and a presidential vote in Venezuela, triggering a Russian counter-proposal. While no date has yet been set for a vote on the American draft, and negotiations are ongoing, Russia is likely to use its veto power to block it as part of its support of Nicolas Maduro’s regime, diplomats said.



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Texas councilman in crossfire for calling Democratic star a 'bimbo'

Texas councilman in crossfire for calling Democratic star a 'bimbo'A councilman who called new Democratic US Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez a “bimbo” on Twitter has unleashed a firestorm of criticism. Scott Dunn of Richardson, Texas also slammed Ocasio-Cortez, a social media savvy star of the Democratic Party’s left wing, saying she had “nothing between her ear (sic)” for criticizing President Donald Trump’s State of the Union speech.



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Elizabeth Warren apologises for calling herself Native American in bid to end ancestry controversy

Elizabeth Warren apologises for calling herself Native American in bid to end ancestry controversySenator Elizabeth Warren said on Tuesday she was sorry she identified herself as a Native American for almost two decades, reflecting her ongoing struggle to quiet a controversy that continues to haunt her as she prepares to formally announce a presidential bid. Ms Warren is on the cusp of formally announcing her presidential bid and will be vying to lead a party that has become far more mindful of non-white voters and their objections to misuse of their culture. “I can’t go back,” Ms Warren said in an interview with The Washington Post.



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Trump supporter castigated for calling Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez a ‘29-year-old coffee barista’

Trump supporter castigated for calling Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez a ‘29-year-old coffee barista’A former congressman who supports Donald Trump has been scolded for branding Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez a “29-year-old coffee barista”. MSNBC host Ari Melber hit back at Jack Kingston, an ex-Republican congressman from Georgia, on Tuesday night after he dismissed the congresswoman as a coffeemaker. Mr Melber was hosting a panel about Mr Trump’s recently leaked private schedules which reveal the US president has spent nearly 60 per cent of his scheduled time in the White House over the last three months enjoying unstructured “executive time”.



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Trump signals he will declare national emergency over border wall, calling congress talks ‘a waste of time’

Trump signals he will declare national emergency over border wall, calling congress talks ‘a waste of time’Donald Trump has indicated he is likely to declare a national emergency when a federal government funding deal runs out later this month, dismissing talks with Democrats as “a waste of time”. The president said he had “set the stage” for action to sidestep congress to secure $ 5.7bn (£4.4bn) for a wall on the US-Mexico border, as the prospect of a second government shutdown looms. In a wide-ranging New York Times interview, Mr Trump also said he had received reassurances he was “not a target” of Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation and dismissed talk he may not seek re-election in 2020.



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'El Chapo' defense rests after calling one witness

'El Chapo' defense rests after calling one witnessAfter that, U.S. District Judge Brian Cogan, who is presiding over the trial in Brooklyn federal court, will instruct the jury so it can begin deliberating Guzman’s fate. The brief defense case was in sharp contrast to the 10-week presentation put on by prosecutors, who called over 50 witnesses to testify. Guzman said on Monday that he would not testify in his own defense.



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Trump’s response to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez calling him a 'racist': ‘Who cares?'

Trump’s response to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez calling him a 'racist': ‘Who cares?'President Trump brushed off the characterization from the freshman congresswoman.



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Internet rips into Jeff Bezos' divorce announcement calling it an 'Alexit'

Internet rips into Jeff Bezos' divorce announcement calling it an 'Alexit'Unless you’ve literally been hiding under an internet-less rock, it’s safe to



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Bank apologizes for calling police on black man who was trying to cash his paycheck

Bank apologizes for calling police on black man who was trying to cash his paycheckA man attempted to cash a check from a new employer at a Cleveland area bank. Police got involved after the bank had trouble verifying the check.



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