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Mexico breaks ground on new airport project outside capital

Mexico breaks ground on new airport project outside capitalMexico broke ground Thursday on a project to supplement the capital’s overtaxed international airport, finally making headway on a controversial alternative to another, equally controversial one that was scrapped last year after being about a third built. Bulldozers cleared earth at the site of the Santa Lucia air base north of Mexico City, and a backhoe scooped the soil into the backs of military-green trucks as President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, top government officials and armed forces brass looked on. A video showed a rendering of the envisioned facility, which involves converting Santa Lucia for civilian use and building two additional landing strips and which the president vowed to inaugurate in spring 2022.



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The Kurds Served as America’s Ground Troops in the War Against ISIS

The Kurds Served as America’s Ground Troops in the War Against ISISAnd Washington's betrayal of them is quite cruel.



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Thousands of tarantulas are emerging from the ground in the San Francisco Bay Area, looking for mates

Thousands of tarantulas are emerging from the ground in the San Francisco Bay Area, looking for matesEach year, tarantulas emerge in the Rockies and California to look for mates. A spate of warm weather in the Bay Area has extended that mating season.



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Airlines ground Boeing 737s after emergency checks ordered over cracks in planes

Airlines ground Boeing 737s after emergency checks ordered over cracks in planesAn American airline has grounded two Boeing jets after finding cracks in parts that connect the wings to the fuselage.A Brazilian airline has also grounded 11 Boeing 737s after finding evidence of “the need to replace a specific component”.



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‘The ground is shifting’: Arizona emerges as a 2020 trouble spot for Trump

‘The ground is shifting’: Arizona emerges as a 2020 trouble spot for TrumpDemocrats appear to have their best shot at capturing the state since Bill Clinton won it more than two decades ago.



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Trump news: President revives claim he was at ground zero after 9/11 despite fire chief saying he was 'never' there

Trump news: President revives claim he was at ground zero after 9/11 despite fire chief saying he was 'never' thereDonald Trump followed a tweet paying respects to those killed in 9/11 on the 18th anniversary of the terror attack mere moments later with a fresh assault on Jerome Powell of the Federal Reserve, calling the economist a “bonehead” and raising questions about the sincerity of his memorial message.The president's decision to appoint Charles Kupperman as his acting national security adviser, replacing the outgoing John Bolton, has come under fire after it emerged he has long-running ties to the Centre for Security Policy, an anti-Muslim think tank.



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Amazon fires: Effort to quell rainforest blaze hampered by hostile ground and defiant Bolsonaro

Amazon fires: Effort to quell rainforest blaze hampered by hostile ground and defiant BolsonaroMillions of dollars in aid are being pledged. Hundreds of soldiers are heading into the jungle. The Amazon is burning – and the world has taken notice.Now comes the hard part.



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Portland protests: Woman pinned to ground by police officers after spitting towards them

Portland protests: Woman pinned to ground by police officers after spitting towards themA woman was pinned to the ground by six police officers after she spat towards them during a day of protests between duelling far-right and anti-fascist activists in Portland.Hundreds of far-right protesters and anti-fascist counter-demonstrators swarmed the Oregon city at the weekend for a widely publicised right-wing rally that attracted the attention of Donald Trump.In video circulating online, a woman can be seen walking towards police and spitting at them once before she is wrestled to the floor by a group of officers wearing riot gear.“Police brutality cannot be tolerated on any level," Riley Renn, the woman who filmed the video, told The Independent.“Many of the people who were counter-protesting were also there to speak out against [the] lack of accountability when it comes to the United States and our massive police presence.”It is not clear whether the woman involved was part of an official protest or just a passer-by in the area.Portland Police have been contacted for comment on the incident shown in the video.At least 13 people were arrested in the city on Saturday as officers seized metal poles, bear spray and other weapons during the right-wing rally.On Saturday, Mr Trump showed support for one of the demands of right-wing demonstrators by saying “major consideration” was being given to naming the anti-fascist group Antifa an “organisation of terror”.Leaders of right-wing groups have vowed to return to the city so long as Antifa groups remain active in the area.However, Portland’s mayor Ted Wheeler said Joe Biggs, the organiser of the event, was not welcome in the city."We do not want him here in my city. Period,” Mr Wheeler said, adding that he believed the demonstrations were linked to “a rising white nationalist movement” in the US."Portland, being a very progressive community, is always going to be at or near ground zero of this battle,” he said.More than two dozen local, state and federal law enforcement agencies, including the FBI, were in the city for the event, which was attended by members of the far-right Proud Boys group and Three Percenters militia movement.Lieutenant Tina Jones, a police spokesperson, said there were about 1,200 people on the streets at the peak of the protests.The Proud Boys, who organised the event on Saturday, have been designated a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Centre.The rally was inspired by a viral video of conservative blogger Andy Ngo being attacked by anti-fascist protesters in June.Agencies contributed to this report



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Bullock tries to find middle ground on guns

Bullock tries to find middle ground on gunsAs a Democratic politician in deep-red Montana, Steve Bullock has long searched for a middle ground on guns. Now a presidential candidate in a party pushing hard for new gun-control laws, he still is. While many of his Democratic opponents go all-in on new proposals for restricting guns, responding to the latest string of mass shootings, Bullock is the rare voice of caution warning Democrats about going too far.



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Republicans can find common ground on guns, Kellyanne Conway says

Republicans can find common ground on guns, Kellyanne Conway saysPresident Donald Trump is "actively talking to Republicans and Democrats" on background checks, Conway said.



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