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The US put sanctions on a Hezbollah-linked bank, a likely show of support for Israel as conflict with Lebanon looms

The US put sanctions on a Hezbollah-linked bank, a likely show of support for Israel as conflict with Lebanon loomsThe US sanctions came from the Department of Treasury's Office of Financial Control (OFAC) and targeted Jammal Trust Bank,



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UPDATE 1-Brexit: Ireland will not support removing backstop, says Coveney

UPDATE 1-Brexit: Ireland will not support removing backstop, says CoveneyIreland’s foreign minister said on Wednesday ratification of the Withdrawal Agreement was the only way to ensure Britain’s orderly exit from the European Union and time was too short to renegotiate the Irish border backstop. With little over two months until Britain is due to leave the EU, there is little clarity over how, or even whether, this will happen. Prime Minister Boris Johnson limited the British parliament’s opportunity to derail his Brexit plans on Wednesday by cutting the amount of time it will sit between now and EU exit day on Oct. 31.



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Poll: Kamala Harris' support plummets after Democratic debates, Joe Biden expands lead

Poll: Kamala Harris' support plummets after Democratic debates, Joe Biden expands leadA new poll finds Joe Biden has 29% support among Democratic and Democratic-leaning voters. Kamala Harris saw a drop in support since June.



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Trump news: Impeachment support swells as president forced into rare apology after hurling abuse at overweight supporter

Trump news: Impeachment support swells as president forced into rare apology after hurling abuse at overweight supporterDonald Trump has apologised to a supporter he fat-shamed at his latest 2020 campaign rally in Manchester, New Hampshire, on Thursday night, after mistaking the MAGA fan for a protester and telling him to “go home and start exercising”.​On a typically wild evening, the president inspired new chants of “Lock her up!” and “Send her back!”, directed at Hillary Clinton and Democratic congresswoman Ilhan Omar respectively, took credit for an Obama-era law, pledged to cure AIDS and praised state representative Al Baldasaro, who once called for Mrs Clinton to be shot.Mr Trump has meanwhile expressed an interest in buying Greenland, the world’s largest island, according to The Wall Street Journal, prompting Denmark to tell him: “We are open for business, but we’re NOT for sale.”The president's desire to buy Greenland has sparked considerable ridicule for Mr Trump, and one presidential candidate — Montana governor Steve Bullock — even went so far as to buy the website "IsGreenlandForSale.com", and is using it to fundraise his long-shot campaign.Mr Trump was slated to hold a meeting with his top foreign policy officials on Friday, where they were to discuss a potential peace agreement with the Taliban.That deal, if it is managed, could allow the US to officially end its presence in Afghanistan after nearly 18 years of conflict.Please allow a moment for our liveblog to load



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Overwhelming support for gun restrictions in the suburbs is good news for Democrats, but real gun reform is unlikely with a GOP Senate

Overwhelming support for gun restrictions in the suburbs is good news for Democrats, but real gun reform is unlikely with a GOP SenateIn a poll conducted after the El Paso and Dayton shootings, 71% of suburban voters and 64% of Republican women backed banning assault-style weapons.



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Poll: Most Republicans support assault weapons ban, despite Trump saying 'no appetite'

Poll: Most Republicans support assault weapons ban, despite Trump saying 'no appetite'Trump campaigned in 2016 on his strong support for the Second Amendment. But the poll found that more than half of GOP voters said they would support stricter gun laws after the recent shootings.



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El Paso shooting: 21-year-old suspect Patrick Crusius ‘espoused racist tropes and voiced support for Christchurch mosque gunman’

El Paso shooting: 21-year-old suspect Patrick Crusius ‘espoused racist tropes and voiced support for Christchurch mosque gunman’The suspected gunman behind the El Paso shooting that has left at least 20 people dead is believed to be a 21-year-old white man called Patrick Crusius. Though Crusius was not named by law enforcement as the shooter, local media reported his name and published what it said were CCTV images of the suspect armed with a rifle.The Texas city’s police chief said the assault on a Walmart store on Saturday, which left another 26 people wounded, was being investigated as a potential hate crimePolice officially identified a 21-year-old white male from Allen, Texas, a Dallas suburb some 650 miles east of El Paso.The attack came just minutes after a far-right manifesto appeared online. Senior law enforcement officials told NBC News they were “reasonably confident” the document had been posted by the shooting suspect on online message board 8chan. If authentic, it would make it the third mass shooting this year announced in advance on the website, which often features far-right and racist content. El Paso police chief Greg Allen said authorities were examining the manifesto, which indicated “there is a potential nexus to a hate crime”. Officials declined to elaborate and said the investigation was continuing.The racist four-page document, titled “The Inconvenient Truth”, calls the Walmart attack “a response to the Hispanic invasion of Texas” and expresses support for the gunman who killed 51 people at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand earlier this year.He rails against automation, the “destruction of our environment” and immigration, and says his views were influenced by the so-called “Great Replacement”, a white supremacist conspiracy theory that claims people of European descent are being overwhelmed.The 2,300-word diatribe expresses hatred of “race mixing” and suggests the US should be split up into different regions for different ethnicities.His opinions on immigration, he writes, predate “Trump and his campaign for president”, though the author repeatedly uses talking points often wielded by the US president, including the claim “illegals” are “invading” the country, and that the mainstream media publishes “fake news”. CNN reported the FBI has opened a domestic terror investigation into the shooting.At least two Democratic presidential candidates, Pete Buttigieg and El Paso native Beto O’Rourke, drew connections to a resurgence in white nationalism and xenophobic politics in the US.“America is under attack from homegrown white nationalist terrorism,” Mr Buttigieg said at a candidates forum in Las Vegas.Mr O’Rourke partially blamed Donald Trump’s racist rhetoric, which “fundamentally changes the character of the country – and it leads to violence”.On Twitter, Mr Trump branded the shooting “an act of cowardice”, adding, “I know that I stand with everyone in this country to condemn today’s hateful act. There are no reasons or excuses that will ever justify killing innocent people”.The carnage ranked as the eighth-deadliest mass shooting in modern US history, after a 1984 shooting in San Ysidro, California, that claimed 21 lives.It came just six days after the last major outbreak of US gun violence in a public place – a food festival in California where a teenager killed three people with an assault rifle and injured a dozen others before taking his own life in a hail of police gunfire.Just hours after the El Paso attack, a gunman shot dead at least nine people outside a bar in Dayton, Ohio, early on Sunday morning.“We are going to aggressively prosecute it both as capital murder but also as a hate crime, which is exactly what it appears to be,” Texas governor Greg Abbott told reporters of the Walmart attack, adding, “I don’t want to get ahead of the evidence”.Refusing to call for tightening gun control measures, Mr Abbott said it was time to “focus more on memorials before we start the politics”. In an emotional statement, El Paso county sheriff Richard Wiles railed against those “jumping in front of the cameras and offering prayers and condolences as things just keep getting worse”. “It’s time to rise up and hold our representatives accountable at all levels. I want representatives who will stand up to racism. Who will stand up and support the diversity of our nation and our state,” he said. Additional reporting by Reuters



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Trump in Danger? Half of House Democrats Support Impeachment Inquiry

Trump in Danger? Half of House Democrats Support Impeachment InquiryMore than half of House Democrats say they support an inquiry into impeaching President Donald Trump, marking a milestone of sorts that could ramp up pressure against House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to officially commence impeachment proceedings.California Rep. Salud Carbajal was the majority-maker, saying Friday he believes Trump “knew the rules and he broke them” regarding the special counsel’s probe.“That is why I believe it is time to open an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump,” he said in a statement.Carbajal is the 118th Democrat of 235 to back impeachment.Pelosi has resisted the impeachment push, saying she prefers a “slow, methodical approach” of gathering more evidence to support the measure.House Judiciary Committee Jerry Nadler has opened an inquiry into whether Democrats should move forward with articles of impeachment. The distinction has caused confusion among political observers who say an inquiry into whether to vote for impeachment is akin to impeachment itself.The House voted 332-95 on July 17 to table Texas Rep. Al Green’s impeachment resolution. All Republicans and 137 Democrats voted to table the measure.



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Senate leaders scramble to lift Republican support for budget deal

Senate leaders scramble to lift Republican support for budget dealU.S. Senate Republican leaders, pushing for passage of a two-year federal spending and debt deal, scrambled on Tuesday to pump up support among their membership despite President Donald Trump’s backing. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said a planned long summer recess would not begin at week’s end without the approval of a budget deal suspending the U.S. debt limit through July 2021 and adding billions of dollars in deficit-spending. The measure passed the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives last week with tepid Republican support, despite Trump’s having appealed on Twitter for the support of fellow Republicans.



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U.S. Senate leaders scramble to lift Republican support for budget deal

U.S. Senate leaders scramble to lift Republican support for budget dealU.S. Senate Republican leaders, pushing for passage of a two-year federal spending and debt deal, scrambled on Tuesday to pump up support among their membership despite President Donald Trump’s backing. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said a planned long summer recess would not begin at week’s end without the approval of a budget deal suspending the U.S. debt limit through July 2021 and adding billions of dollars in deficit-spending. The measure passed the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives last week with tepid Republican support, despite Trump’s having appealed on Twitter for the support of fellow Republicans.



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