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Citing Trump impeachment 'charade,' Nadler's Democratic challenger demands primary debate

Citing Trump impeachment 'charade,' Nadler's Democratic challenger demands primary debateLindsey Boylan has mounted a surprisingly strong bid to unseat Rep. Jerry Nadler in New York’s 10th District.



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N. Korea demands security guarantees for nuclear talks

N. Korea demands security guarantees for nuclear talksNorth Korea on Monday demanded the United States provide security guarantees as a precondition to resuming deadlocked nuclear talks, dampening hopes for progress at a working-level dialogue expected in the coming weeks. Negotiations between Pyongyang and Washington have been gridlocked since a second summit between the North’s leader Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump in February ended without a deal. The pair agreed to restart working-level dialogue during an impromptu meeting at the Demilitarized Zone dividing the two Koreas in June, and Pyongyang last week offered to hold those talks in late September, a move the US said was “encouraging”.



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Business class passenger racially abuses Asian crew member and demands to be served by 'white girl', court hears

Business class passenger racially abuses Asian crew member and demands to be served by 'white girl', court hearsAn IT consultant racially abused a female British Airways cabin crew member and demanded he be served only by a “white girl,” a court has heard.Peter Nelson, 46, became irate after being woken up by Sima Patel-Pryke while flying business class from London’s Heathrow to Rio de Janeiro, in Brazil, jurors were told.



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US lawmaker Tlaib scraps West Bank trip over Israeli demands

US lawmaker Tlaib scraps West Bank trip over Israeli demandsPalestinian-American lawmaker Rashida Tlaib on Friday turned down Israel’s offer to let her visit her grandmother in the occupied West Bank, owing to restrictions she termed oppressive. It was the latest twist in a saga hinging on Israel’s war against those who would boycott it over its treatment of the Palestinians. On Thursday, Israel barred from entry the US Congress’ first Muslim female lawmakers, Tlaib and Ilhan Omar, on the grounds that they support the boycott movement, and after President Donald Trump urged the Jewish state to block the two Democrats.



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Mexico march demands justice for girls allegedly raped by police

Mexico march demands justice for girls allegedly raped by policeProtesters in Mexico City demanded justice Monday for two teenage girls who say police officers raped them, dousing the capital's security minister in pink glitter and smashing the glass doors of the local prosecutor's office. Shouting "Justice!", around 250 people, mostly women, took to the streets to protest the lack of punishment in the two cases, the latest to trigger outrage over the high rate of violence against women and girls in Mexico.



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Father of black man killed by US police in 2014 demands answers

Father of black man killed by US police in 2014 demands answersThe father of Michael Brown, the black American whose killing by police triggered countrywide protests, on Friday marked the fifth anniversary of his son’s death by calling on the Justice Department to re-open its investigation into the shooting. Prosecutors dropped the case against the officer who shot the unarmed 18-year-old, sparking riots in Ferguson, a suburb of St Louis in the conservative state of Missouri. “I am demanding evidence to be reanalyzed, and accountability to follow,” Michael Brown Senior told a news conference.



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Trump demands congresswomen he subjected to racist tweets apologise to US and Israel

Trump demands congresswomen he subjected to racist tweets apologise to US and IsraelDonald Trump has once again attacked the four Democratic congresswomen he launched racist tweets at last week, demanding Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib, Ilhan Omar and Ayanna Pressley apologise “for the horrible (hateful) things they have said.”“I don’t believe the four Congresswomen are capable of loving our Country,” the president wrote in a Sunday morning tweet. “They should apologize to America (and Israel) for the horrible (hateful) things they have said.”He added, “They are destroying the Democrat Party, but are weak & insecure people who can never destroy our great Nation!”The latest tweets arrived after an extraordinary rebuke of the president’s racist attacks against the four congresswomen of colour — colloquially known as “the squad” — last week, in which the US House of Representatives passed a resolution condemning Mr Trump’s “racist comments.”Mr Trump tweeted that the four Democratic freshmen should “go back” to their countries, despite the fact the congresswomen are all US citizens and all but one were born in the US (Ms Omar emigrated to the US from Somalia as a refugee twenty-three years ago).The resolution passed by a 240-187 vote, marking an embarrassing moment for Mr Trump despite carrying no legal repercussions. The Democrats were joined by Republicans Brian Fitzpatrick, Fred Upton, Will Hurd and Susan Brooks. Justin Amash, who left the Republican party months after becoming the its sole member of Congress to back an impeachment inquiry into Mr Trump, also backed the measure. Democrats saved one of the day’s most passionate moments until near the end. “I know racism when I see it,” said John Lewis of Georgia, whose skull was fractured at the 1965 “Bloody Sunday” civil rights march in Selma, Alabama. > I don’t believe the four Congresswomen are capable of loving our Country. They should apologize to America (and Israel) for the horrible (hateful) things they have said. They are destroying the Democrat Party, but are weak & insecure people who can never destroy our great Nation!> > — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) > > July 21, 2019“At the highest level of government, there’s no room for racism,” he added.Before the showdown roll call, Mr Trump characteristically plunged forward with time-tested insults. He accused his four outspoken critics of “spewing some of the most vile, hateful and disgusting things ever said by a politician” and added, “If you hate our Country, or if you are not happy here, you can leave !” — echoing taunts long unleashed against political dissidents rather than opposing parties’ lawmakers.The president was joined by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and other top Republicans in trying to redirect the focus from Trump’s original tweets, which for three days have consumed Washington and drawn widespread condemnation. Instead, they tried playing offense by accusing the four congresswomen — among the Democrats’ most left-leaning members and ardent Trump critics — of socialism, an accusation that’s already a central theme of the GOP’s 2020 presidential and congressional campaigns.Underscoring the stakes, Republicans formally objected after Nancy Pelosi said during a floor speech that Mr Trump’s tweets were “racist.” Led by Doug Collins, Republicans moved to have her words stricken from the record, a rare procedural rebuke.After a delay exceeding 90 minutes, Steny Hoyer said Ms Pelosi had indeed violated a House rule against characterising an action as racist. Mr Hoyer was presiding after Emanuel Cleaver stormed away from the presiding officer’s chair, lamenting, “We want to just fight,” apparently aimed at Republicans. Even so, Democrats flexed their muscle and the House voted afterward by party line to leave Ms Pelosi’s words intact in the record.Mr Trump took a positive view of the vote on Twitter, saying it was “so great” that only four Republicans had crossed party lines and noting the procedural rebuke of Ms Pelosi. “Quite a day!” he wrote.Some rank-and-file GOP lawmakers have agreed that Mr Trump’s words were racist, but on Tuesday party leaders insisted they were not and accused Democrats of using the resulting tumult to score political points. Among the few voices of restraint, Mitch McConnell said Mr Trump wasn’t racist, but he also called on leaders “from the president to the speaker to the freshman members of the House” to attack ideas, not the people who espouse them.“There’s been a consensus that political rhetoric has gotten way, way heated across the political spectrum,” said the Republican leader from Kentucky, breaking his own two days of silence on Mr Trump’s attacks.Hours earlier, Mr Trump tweeted, “Those Tweets were NOT Racist. I don’t have a Racist bone in my body!” He wrote that House Republicans should “not show ‘weakness’” by agreeing to a resolution he labelled “a Democrat con game.”Additional reporting by AP



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Bernie Sanders campaign reportedly resists unionized staff demands for $15 per hour

Bernie Sanders campaign reportedly resists unionized staff demands for $  15 per hourPresidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders has pledged that he will raise the minimum wage to $ 15 per hour if he wins the White House in 2020.



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U.S. demands Iran free seized ship, vows to protect Gulf oil lifeline

U.S. demands Iran free seized ship, vows to protect Gulf oil lifelineThe United States on Thursday demanded Iran immediately release a vessel it seized in the Gulf and a U.S. military commander in the region said the United States would work “aggressively” to ensure free passage of vessels through the vital waterway. Responding to an announcement by Iran’s Revolutionary Guards that they had seized a foreign tanker smuggling fuel, the U.S. State Department insisted Iran had to free the ship and its crew and stop harassing vessels in and around the Strait of Hormuz.



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Trump news – live: President demands apology from people he racially abused, as Elizabeth Warren takes sizeable poll lead over him for first time

Trump news – live: President demands apology from people he racially abused, as Elizabeth Warren takes sizeable poll lead over him for first timeDespite boasting of a 94 per cent approval rating among Republicans, Donald Trump finds himself behind Democratic 2020 challengers Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren in a new poll conducted for NBC News/Wall Street Journal.The president begins the week embroiled in a racism row after attempting to exploit divisions among the opposition by telling young progressive congresswomen like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ilhan Omar to “go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came”, demanding an apology from his victims in his latest round of tweets.As Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents begin mass deportations raids on at least ten cities, Mr Trump also hit out at media coverage of vice president Mike Pence's visit to a border detention centre in McAllen, Texas, on Friday, insisting the facility in question was “well run and clean” despite evidence to the contrary.Please allow a moment for our liveblog to load



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