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Trump asks congressional leaders to return for shutdown talks Friday -lawmaker

Trump asks congressional leaders to return for shutdown talks Friday -lawmakerThe president has asked congressional leaders to return to work on Friday to try and end a government shutdown over a dispute on border security funding.



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Systematic failure in death of Guatemalan girl: US lawmaker

Systematic failure in death of Guatemalan girl: US lawmakerThe US lawmaker who led a delegation to New Mexico Tuesday to look into the death of a seven-year-old Guatemalan girl in US Border Patrol custody blamed the tragedy on glaring systematic failures. Jakelin Caal died last week in hospital in El Paso, Texas, after being arrested with her father and others crossing from Mexico December 6. “We learned today that (there was) some very disturbing systematic failure in how the young girl’s condition was handled,” Joaquin Castro, a Texas congressman and incoming chair of the Hispanic Caucus, told reporters on the border Tuesday in Lordsburg, New Mexico.



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U.S. lawmaker subpoenas ex-FBI chief and former Attorney General

U.S. lawmaker subpoenas ex-FBI chief and former Attorney GeneralThe Republican chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee, Bob Goodlatte, has issued subpoenas for former FBI Director James Comey and former Attorney General Loretta Lynch to give depositions in a probe of their handling of an investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails. A committee statement released on Friday said the two former top law enforcement officials have been repeatedly asked to meet with the Judiciary and Oversight committees “as part of the Committees’ joint investigation into decisions made by the Department of Justice in 2016″ but “have yet to voluntarily appear,” driving the need to issue subpoenas. According to the statement, Comey would be deposed on Dec. 3 and Lynch on Dec. 4.



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Georgia Lawmaker Arrested Amid Protest To Count Every Vote In Governor Race

Georgia Lawmaker Arrested Amid Protest To Count Every Vote In Governor RaceA Georgia state senator who joined protesters at the state Capitol building in



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Philippines' Duterte orders arrest of critical lawmaker

Philippines' Duterte orders arrest of critical lawmakerPhilippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday ordered the arrest of a lawmaker fiercely critical of his deadly drug war, the second presidential critic from the Senate to be threatened with detention. Senator Antonio Trillanes, who is holed up in the Senate to avoid arrest, has also in the past accused Duterte of corruption and his son of involvement in drug dealing, drawing a pledge of revenge from the president. Trillanes’ arrest order stems from an amnesty granted in 2010 over his involvement in a coup attempt against then-president Gloria Arroyo and another effort to overthrow her.



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Michigan Lawmaker Under Fire For Alleged Racial Slurs Against Asian Opponent

Michigan Lawmaker Under Fire For Alleged Racial Slurs Against Asian OpponentMichigan state Rep. Bettie Cook Scott is facing calls from 19 groups to



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Arizona Lawmaker: Immigration A 'Threat' Because 'There Aren't Enough White Kids'

Arizona Lawmaker: Immigration A 'Threat' Because 'There Aren't Enough White Kids'An Arizona state lawmaker faces backlash after claiming immigration represents



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Democratic Lawmaker Gives Scott Pruitt Brutal Reality Check During Senate Hearing

Democratic Lawmaker Gives Scott Pruitt Brutal Reality Check During Senate HearingSen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) offered a harsh dose of reality to embattled EPA



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New U.S. sanctions will hurt Washington and Europe more than Russia: lawmaker

New U.S. sanctions will hurt Washington and Europe more than Russia: lawmakerNew U.S. sanctions against Moscow will be hard for Russia but do more damage to the United States and Europe, RIA news agency cited a senior Russian lawmaker as saying on Sunday. U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said earlier on Sunday that Washington was preparing new sanctions against Russia over its support for Syrian President Bashar-al Assad.



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Father Seeking Justice For Teen’s Alleged Rape At Hands Of Indian Lawmaker Dies In Custody

Father Seeking Justice For Teen’s Alleged Rape At Hands Of Indian Lawmaker Dies In CustodyIn a grim development to a sexual assault case involving a state lawmaker in



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