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The Latest: Trump warns GOP senators ahead of border vote

The Latest: Trump warns GOP senators ahead of border voteWASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the emergency declaration by President Donald Trump (all times local):



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U.S. senators say Saudi crown prince has gone 'full gangster'

U.S. senators say Saudi crown prince has gone 'full gangster'Among those were the torturing of women’s activists and a U.S. citizen and the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Abizaid called for accountability for the murder of Khashoggi, a U.S. resident, and support for human rights, but repeatedly stressed the strategic importance of Washington-Riyadh ties. Despite increasing tension between the two countries, the United States has not had an ambassador to Saudi Arabia since Trump became president in January 2017.



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Justin Fairfax: Virginia lieutenant governor stuns senators by comparing himself to lynching victims

Justin Fairfax: Virginia lieutenant governor stuns senators by comparing himself to lynching victimsThe lieutenant governor of Virginia has likened himself to a lynching victim while battling accusations of sexual assault and calls to resign from his post amid a series of scandals impacting the state’s top lawmakers. Justin Fairfax made the controversial statements during a surprise speech on Sunday, lashing out against his critics in the state Senate as 2019 legislative session was coming to a close. “I’ve heard much about anti-lynching on the floor of this very Senate, where people were not given any due process whatsoever, and we rue that,” Mr Fairfax said, referencing legislation the General Assembly passed expressing “profound regret” for lynchings in Virginia between 1877 and 1950.



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Bernie Sanders: What are the left-wing senator’s policies for 2020 presidential campaign?

Bernie Sanders: What are the left-wing senator’s policies for 2020 presidential campaign?Senator Bernie Sanders will run for president proposing to enact a “Medicare for All” health care system, stave off catastrophic climate change through a “Green New Deal“ and other measures, and implement a $ 15 (£11.50) an hour minimum wage for all American workers, according to his aides. Mr Sanders’ criminal justice platform will include legalising marijuana, ending cash bail throughout the US, and abolishing private prisons, while he will also run on the standard Democratic policy goals of protecting young immigrants brought to the US as children and limiting the sale and distribution of guns. Mr Sanders’ policies would require trillions of dollars in additional government spending.



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Alabama editor who called for lynchings by Klan should quit, senators say

Alabama editor who called for lynchings by Klan should quit, senators sayOfficials in Alabama are calling for a small-town newspaper editor to resign because of an editorial calling for the Ku Klux Klan to terrorize Washington, D.C.



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Republican senators praise spending deal as path to Trump border request

Republican senators praise spending deal as path to Trump border requestRepublican Senate leaders on Tuesday praised a spending agreement reached with Democrats to avert a government shutdown this week, calling it a step toward border security measures sought by President Donald Trump. Republicans acknowledged the deal fell short of elements Trump had demanded, saying they made concessions, but got some too.”It’s not everything the president hoped to get, but I think it’s a good step in the right direction,” Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell told reporters at the Capitol. McConnell praised the committee of Republicans and Democrats in the Senate and House of Representatives who worked out the deal, including Republican Richard Shelby, the Senate Appropriations Committee chairman.



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Democratic senators urge administration to reject Sprint, T-Mobile merger

Democratic senators urge administration to reject Sprint, T-Mobile mergerThe signatories included potential or confirmed presidential candidates Sanders, Amy Klobuchar, Sherrod Brown, Kirsten Gillibrand, Elizabeth Warren and Cory Booker. Also signing the letters were Senators Richard Blumenthal and Tom Udall. The senators noted the four largest wireless carriers including AT&T Inc and Verizon Communications Inc control 98 percent of the market.



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Senators Seek to Punish Saudis Over Khashoggi Murder, Yemen War

Senators Seek to Punish Saudis Over Khashoggi Murder, Yemen WarThe bill would prohibit some arms sales to Saudi Arabia and bar U.S. in-flight refueling of Saudi coalition aircraft involved in the civil war in Yemen. The administration has said it already has halted the refueling.



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The Latest: Virginia senators, congressmen address scandals

The Latest: Virginia senators, congressmen address scandalsRICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Latest on the racial and sexual assault allegations that have engulfed Virginia's top three elected officials, all Democrats (all times local):



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House Plans Shutdown Votes as Senators Meet to Seek Compromise

House Plans Shutdown Votes as Senators Meet to Seek CompromiseThe meeting on Monday didn’t appear to produce any conclusion, and President Donald Trump has indicated he wouldn’t sign a stopgap without the funding he’s demanding for a wall on the Mexico border, suggesting there’s no clear resolution in sight. The measures are unlikely to gain GOP support and advance in the Senate because they don’t contain the $ 5.7 billion in wall funding sought by Trump. The funding bills “offer President Trump and Senate Republicans additional options to end the shutdown while allowing time for negotiation on border security and immigration policy,” said Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Nita Lowey, a New York Democrat.



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