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The Latest: White House slams contempt vote for officials

The Latest: White House slams contempt vote for officialsThe White House is slamming the Democrat-controlled House’s vote to hold Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in contempt for failing to comply with subpoenas related to a decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census. Grisham says the departments of Justice and Commerce have produced more than 31,000 pages of documents on the issue, and that senior officials from both agencies have spoken on record to address the matter. The vote is largely symbolic because the Justice Department is unlikely to prosecute Barr and Ross.



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House holds 2 Trump officials in contempt in census dispute

House holds 2 Trump officials in contempt in census disputeThe Democratic-controlled House voted Wednesday to hold two top Trump administration officials in contempt of Congress for failing to comply with subpoenas related to a decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census. The House voted, 230-198, to hold Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in criminal contempt. The vote, a political blow to the Trump administration, is largely symbolic because the Justice Department is unlikely to prosecute the two men.



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Louisiana officials warn of snakes and other creatures fighting to escape Hurricane Barry floodwaters

Louisiana officials warn of snakes and other creatures fighting to escape Hurricane Barry floodwatersHurricane Barry made landfall Saturday morning in Louisiana. It has since weakened back to a tropical storm, but heavy rains will continue.



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Officials in Multiple Cities Speak Out Against Planned ICE Raids and in Support of Their Immigrant Communities

Officials in Multiple Cities Speak Out Against Planned ICE Raids and in Support of Their Immigrant Communities"If anything, this hampers our ability to address crime in our communities"



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Dolphin impaled in the head found dead, wildlife officials seek clues

Dolphin impaled in the head found dead, wildlife officials seek cluesInvestigators are looking for who or what made a gash in the head of a bottlenose dolphin found dead in May.



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U.S. officials push for sanctions on China over oil purchases from Iran

U.S. officials push for sanctions on China over oil purchases from IranSuch a move would complicate trade talks between the two countries and further strain the relationship.



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UPDATE 1-Iranian boats 'harass' British tanker in the Gulf -U.S. officials

UPDATE 1-Iranian boats 'harass' British tanker in the Gulf -U.S. officialsFive boats believed to belong to Iranian Revolutionary Guards approached a British oil tanker in the Gulf on Wednesday and asked it to stop in Iranian waters close by, but withdrew after a British warship warned them, U.S. officials said. Earlier on Wednesday, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Britain would face “consequences” over the seizure of the Iranian tanker. Tensions between Iran and the United States and its allies have risen sharply since Washington stepped up economic sanctions against Iran and moved to bring the country’s oil exports to zero as part of a “maximum pressure” policy to make Iran halt actions that it said undermined regional security.



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Iranian boats 'harass' British tanker in the Gulf: U.S. officials

Iranian boats 'harass' British tanker in the Gulf: U.S. officialsFive boats believed to belong to Iranian Revolutionary Guards approached a British oil tanker in the Gulf on Wednesday and asked it to stop in Iranian waters close by, but withdrew after a British warship warned them, U.S. officials said. The incident occurred almost a week after British Royal Marines boarded an Iranian tanker, Grace 1, off Gibraltar and seized it on suspicion that it was breaking sanctions by taking oil to Syria. Earlier on Wednesday, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Britain would face “consequences” over the seizure of the Iranian tanker.



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Death of man under vehicle believed due to California quake -officials

Death of man under vehicle believed due to California quake -officialsA Nevada man found dead and pinned underneath his Jeep is believed to have been a victim of one of the recent earthquakes in southern California that ranked among the most severe in two decades, sheriff’s officials said on Wednesday. An earthquake of magnitude 7.1 shook the remote town of Ridgecrest in the Mojave desert on Friday, 1-1/2 days after one of 6.4 magnitude, both of which were felt as far as Los Angeles and Las Vegas. “This is what we believe is an earthquake-related death,” said Sgt. Adam Tippetts of the Nye County Sheriff’s office, but the man’s name was not released, pending notification of his family.



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Mexican officials find 51 migrants in truck using giant X-ray

Mexican officials find 51 migrants in truck using giant X-rayMexican officials using a large X-ray scanner at a checkpoint in the central state of Zacatecas found 51 Central American migrants in hidden compartments inside a truck. Footage of the X-ray shows a ghost-like truck filled with the brightened silhouettes of the migrants, some sitting, others lying down along two levels in the crowded compartments. The migrants from Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua and Ecuador, 21 of whom were minors, are now in the custody of the country’s National Migration Institute (INM), government officials said in a statement late on Sunday.



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