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Risk of clashes at rally mobilizes Portland, Oregon, police

Risk of clashes at rally mobilizes Portland, Oregon, policePortland police are mobilizing to prevent clashes between out-of-state far-right groups planning a rally here and the homegrown anti-fascists who oppose them as America’s culture wars seep into this progressive haven. Saturday’s rally — and the violence it may bring — are a relatively new reality here, as an informal coalition of white nationalists, white supremacists and extreme-right militias hones its focus on Oregon’s largest city as a stand-in for everything it feels is wrong with the U.S. At the top of that list are the masked and black-clad anti-fascists who turn out to violently oppose right-wing demonstrators as soon as they set foot in town. “It’s Portlandia, and in the public mind it represents everything these (far-right) groups are against,” said Heidi Beirich, director of the Intelligence Project at the Southern Poverty Law Center, which tracks hate groups.



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REFILE-UPDATE 1-UK's May says greater risk of no Brexit the longer it takes to find compromise

REFILE-UPDATE 1-UK's May says greater risk of no Brexit the longer it takes to find compromiseBritish Prime Minister Theresa May said on Saturday that the longer it takes to find a compromise with the opposition Labour Party to secure a parliamentary majority for a Brexit deal, the less likely it is that Britain will leave the European Union. May has so far failed to secure backing for her negotiated agreement with Brussels as some Conservative lawmakers and Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party, which props up her minority government, have voted it down. “The fact is that on Brexit there are areas where the two main parties agree: we both want to end free movement, we both want to leave with a good deal, and we both want to protect jobs,” May said in comments released by her Downing Street office.



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Israel readies to vote with Netanyahu's future at risk

Israel readies to vote with Netanyahu's future at riskIsraelis vote Tuesday in a high-stakes election on whether to extend Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s long tenure in power despite corruption allegations against him and a strong challenge by an ex-military chief. Bolstered by his reputation as guarantor of Israel’s security and economic growth, Netanyahu has spent more than 13 years as premier and opinion polls show that he could well win again. In a last-minute appeal to right-wing voters, Netanyahu said Saturday he was planning on annexing Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank if he wins.



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UK's May says greater risk of no Brexit the longer it takes to find compromise

UK's May says greater risk of no Brexit the longer it takes to find compromiseBritish Prime Minister Theresa May said on Saturday that the longer it takes to find a comprise with the opposition Labour Party to secure a parliamentary majority for a Brexit deal, the less likely it is that Britain will leave the European Union. May has so far failed to secure backing for her negotiated agreement with Brussels as some Conservative lawmakers and Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party, which props up her minority government, have voted it down.



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The Latest: Venezuela's Guaidó recognizes risk of arrest

The Latest: Venezuela's Guaidó recognizes risk of arrestCARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The Latest on Venezuela's Crisis (all times local):



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For Democrats, harping on Trump carries risk in 2020

For Democrats, harping on Trump carries risk in 2020US lawmakers may be insisting on the release of Robert Mueller’s entire report, but senior Democrats warn that fixating on investigations of President Donald Trump could alienate voters in 2020. Trump, claiming vindication after his recently installed Attorney General Bill Barr concluded that the report shows Trump did not collude with Russia regarding the 2016 US election, has said he welcomes the report’s publication. “How 2020 candidates communicate with voters is up to them, but generally speaking none of them seem to see Mueller and Russia as a winner,” said Senator Brian Schatz, six of whose Democratic Senate colleagues are running for president.



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Experts warn Midwest flood risk may persist for months

Experts warn Midwest flood risk may persist for monthsST. LOUIS (AP) — Even as floodwaters receded in hard-hit places in in the Midwest, experts warned Saturday that with plenty of snow still left to melt in northern states, the relief may only be temporary.



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'Unprecedented' Spring Flood Season to Put 200 Million People in the U.S. at Risk, NOAA Warns

'Unprecedented' Spring Flood Season to Put 200 Million People in the U.S. at Risk, NOAA WarnsSome 200 million people across the U.S. are at risk of experiencing spring flooding, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration warned



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UK won't accept Brexit deal that puts union at risk: PM's party chairman

UK won't accept Brexit deal that puts union at risk: PM's party chairmanBritain cannot accept an EU proposal to break the deadlock in the Brexit talks because it would threaten the unity of the United Kingdom by treating Northern Ireland differently, the chairman of the ruling Conservative Party said. The issue of how to maintain an open border on the island of Ireland is at the heart of the dispute between London and Brussels after British lawmakers objected to the so-called backstop insurance policy which they believe would keep the whole of the UK trapped in an EU customs union. Less than three weeks before Britain leaves the European Union, the EU’s chief negotiator Michel Barnier said on Friday Britain could have the unilateral right to leave their customs union after Brexit.



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Risk of India-Pakistan War May Hang on the Fate of Downed Pilot

Risk of India-Pakistan War May Hang on the Fate of Downed PilotIndia and Pakistan, which have fought three major wars since the bloody partition of 1947, regularly exchange artillery and small-weapons fire across a disputed border. India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi must contest a general election within weeks, while his counterpart, Imran Khan, faces a military that is seeking to assert its dominance when Pakistan is in the eye of a financial and economic storm.



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