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Australian lawmaker blames mosque slaughter on 'increasing Muslim presence'

Australian lawmaker blames mosque slaughter on 'increasing Muslim presence'A right-wing member of the Australian parliament blamed the murder of 49 people at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, on Muslim immigration.



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U.S. Lawmaker Vows Probe Into Plane's Approval: 737 Max Update

U.S. Lawmaker Vows Probe Into Plane's Approval: 737 Max UpdateA device found in the wreckage provided an early clue and work decoding the black boxes from Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 began in France. U.S. regulators aren’t expected to let flights resume until Boeing completes a software update, which could take at least six weeks to finalize.



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As many as 70 UK opposition Labour lawmakers oppose second Brexit referendum: lawmaker

As many as 70 UK opposition Labour lawmakers oppose second Brexit referendum: lawmakerAs many as 70 of Britain’s opposition Labour lawmakers oppose holding a second Brexit referendum, Labour lawmaker Caroline Flint said on Sunday. Earlier this week Labour said it would back a second referendum in order to try to prevent either a ‘no deal’ or Prime Minister Theresa May’s deal. “I think there are something like 60-70 Labour members of Parliament who feel as strongly as I do against a second referendum,” said Flint, who represents an area of Britain which voted to leave the EU at the 2016 referendum.



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'Malthouse Compromise' on Brexit not dead: UK lawmaker after PM May talks

'Malthouse Compromise' on Brexit not dead: UK lawmaker after PM May talksA eurosceptic British lawmaker said the “Malthouse Compromise” – an attempt to redraft the contentious Irish backstop in the Brexit deal – was “alive and kicking” after a meeting with Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday. Steve Baker, a member of a euroskeptic group in May’s ruling Conservative Party, said: “The Malthouse Compromise is alive and kicking.



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U.S. lawmaker apologizes after House leaders condemn comments as anti-Semitic

U.S. lawmaker apologizes after House leaders condemn comments as anti-SemiticDemocratic lawmaker Ilhan Omar apologized on Monday after party leaders condemned her comments about the pro-Israel lobby in the United States as using anti-Semitic stereotypes. “Anti-Semitism is real and I am grateful for Jewish allies and colleagues who are educating me on the painful history of anti-Semitic tropes,” Omar, who was elected for the first time to the U.S. House of Representatives in November, said in a statement. “My intention is never to offend my constituents or Jewish Americans as a whole,” she said, adding that she “unequivocally” apologized.



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Democratic lawmaker backs down from impeachment bill against Virginia's lieutenant governor

Democratic lawmaker backs down from impeachment bill against Virginia's lieutenant governorThe two women accusing Virginia Lt. Gov Justin Fairfax of sexual assault said they would be willing to testify at possible impeachment proceedings against the Democrat; Garrett Tenney reports from Richmond, Virginia.



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US Muslim lawmaker sorry for tweet that sparked anti-Semitism row

US Muslim lawmaker sorry for tweet that sparked anti-Semitism rowIlhan Omar, one of the first two Muslim women in the US Congress, “unequivocally” apologized Monday after suggesting US support for Israel is fueled by money from a pro-Israel lobby group. “It’s all about the Benjamins baby,” Omar replied, referring to American $ 100 bills featuring the likeness of Benjamin Franklin. When a user asked who Omar believes is paying US politicians to support Israel, the former Somali refugee tweeted a one-word response — “AIPAC!” — referring to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee.



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Afghan lawmaker says airstrikes kill 21 civilians

Afghan lawmaker says airstrikes kill 21 civiliansKABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Airstrikes in Afghanistan's southern Helmand province have killed 21 civilians, including women and children, a lawmaker from the region said Sunday.



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GOP lawmaker has 'serious concerns' after day one of bipartisan border negotiations

GOP lawmaker has 'serious concerns' after day one of bipartisan border negotiationsRep. Tom Graves says Democrats have a draft proposal that does not include any funding for a border barrier.



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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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