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Republican threatens Democratic presidential hopeful over gun control

Republican threatens Democratic presidential hopeful over gun controlA Republican lawmaker from Texas issued a barely veiled threat against Beto O’Rourke after the Democrat presidential hopeful said he would seize assault rifles behind many mass shootings in the country. “My AR is ready for you, Robert Francis,” Texas state legislator Briscoe Cain tweeted after O’Rourke’s pledge in the Democratic presidential debate late Thursday, using O’Rourke’s given name. O’Rourke had been asked if he favored confiscating assault weapons, one of which was used to kill 22 people at a Walmart store in his home town of El Paso, Texas on August 3.



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Hundreds of weary, hopeful Bahamas evacuees arrive in Florida by ship

Hundreds of weary, hopeful Bahamas evacuees arrive in Florida by shipHundreds of weary Bahamians, some carrying small bags of belongings and children on their hips, disembarked a cruise ship in south Florida on Saturday after fleeing the catastrophic devastation left by Hurricane Dorian. The evacuees arrived at the Port of Palm Beach after an all-night voyage on the Grand Celebration, a cruise ship operated by Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line, which offered free passage to the U.S. to a limited number of Bahamians. “I feel lost between a rock and a weary line but I guess I will make it through,” said Thomas Stubbs soon after he got off the ship.



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Billionaire Democratic hopeful Steyer releases his taxes

Billionaire Democratic hopeful Steyer releases his taxesDemocratic presidential candidate Tom Steyer made well over a billion dollars over the last decade from holdings that not only include the hedge fund he founded, but also investments in Chinese private equity firms, tech startups, pharmaceutical companies and nursing homes, his tax filings show. On Thursday, Steyer followed through by posting more than 2,600 pages of records to his website.



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Elon Musk Says He Supports 2020 White House Hopeful Andrew Yang

Elon Musk Says He Supports 2020 White House Hopeful Andrew Yang(Bloomberg) — Elon Musk supports Andrew Yang, the Tesla Inc. chief executive officer said in a tweet that could give the tech entrepreneur’s 2020 White House bid a boost.Musk, who often interacts with some of his almost 28 million followers on Twitter, made the declaration while responding to political commentator Dan Carlin, who uses the handle @HardcoreHistory. Carlin’s tweet had cited Yang’s earlier tweet on leadership.Musk said in a separate tweet that universal basic income, an idea Yang supports, is “obviously needed.”The CEO jokingly added that Yang would be the first “openly goth” U.S. president. Yang told Jezebel in April he wanted to be America’s first ex-goth president. The comments came after Yang tweeted some pictures of his younger self and revealed his favorite bands were The Smiths and The Cure.Yang has qualified for the next round of presidential primary debates to be held next month in Houston, the ninth Democrat to do so.“The country heard my message and is ready to talk about real solutions to gun violence, the new realities of the American economy, and how we measure our health and success as a nation,” Yang said in a statement on Thursday. “I’m excited to have those conversations in Houston and throughout the 2020 election.”To contact the reporter on this story: Maria Jose Valero in New York at mvalero3@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Polina Noskova at pnoskova@bloomberg.net, Virginia Van Natta, Ros KrasnyFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.



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U.S. presidential hopeful Harris would spend $60 billion on historically black colleges

U.S. presidential hopeful Harris would spend $  60 billion on historically black collegesDemocratic presidential hopeful Kamala Harris will unveil a plan on Friday to invest $ 60 billion in historically black colleges and universities if elected, the latest effort by the U.S. senator from California to reach out to black voters. Harris is one of two dozen Democrats in a field led by former Vice President Joe Biden seeking the Democratic nomination to challenge Republican President Donald Trump in the November 2020 election.



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Democratic U.S. presidential hopeful Kamala Harris unveils plan to tackle rape kit backlog

Democratic U.S. presidential hopeful Kamala Harris unveils plan to tackle rape kit backlogU.S. Senator Kamala Harris on Thursday pledged the nation's backlog of rape kits needing review would be processed by the end of her first four-year term if elected president. Harris estimated she would invest $ 1 billion to eliminate the backlog, which she said would cover an estimated 225,000 kits that remain untested. Rape kits are collected when a victim reports an assault and DNA or other physical evidence is collected.



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Oil Minister Zanganeh says hopeful Iran's oil exports will improve: TV

Oil Minister Zanganeh says hopeful Iran's oil exports will improve: TVIran’s Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh said on Sunday that he was very hopeful of an improvement in the country’s crude exports, state TV reported, in spite of tightened U.S. sanctions on Tehran’s main source of income. “I am very hopeful that our oil exports will improve,” Zanganeh told state TV, adding that the price of oil was not Iran’s main concern. “What matters now for Iran is the amount of oil that we can export,” Zanganeh said.



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U.S. presidential hopeful Booker vows to 'virtually eliminate immigrant detention'

U.S. presidential hopeful Booker vows to 'virtually eliminate immigrant detention'As president, Booker, a U.S. senator from New Jersey, plans to phase out contracts with private prison operators, shut down facilities that do not meet high standards of care, and reform the bond system in immigration court by prioritizing liberty for immigrants rather than detention. Booker, 50, is among some two dozen Democrats seeking the Democratic nomination to take on U.S. President Donald Trump in next year’s election.



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W. House hopeful Biden's son held at gunpoint during crack buy: report

W. House hopeful Biden's son held at gunpoint during crack buy: reportHunter Biden, the son of former US vice president Joe Biden, admitted to being held at gunpoint while trying to buy crack cocaine, according to an article published Monday in The New Yorker. Joe Biden, the current frontrunner for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, has repeatedly faced family tragedy during his decades in public office. After approaching a homeless man in downtown Los Angeles in 2016, “Hunter said that the man took him to a nearby homeless encampment, where, in a narrow passageway between tents, someone put a gun to his head before realizing that he was a buyer,” the article says.



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Presidential hopeful Kamala Harris received thousands of dollars in campaign donations from the Trump family

Presidential hopeful Kamala Harris received thousands of dollars in campaign donations from the Trump familyDemocratic Presidential hopeful Kamala Harris may be an outspoken critic of the Trump Administration, but she's been the recipient of thousands of dollars in campaign donations from the president and his family.



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