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Trump turns on Pfizer over vaccine timing


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Netanyahu tells Macron timing wrong for Iran talks: statement

Netanyahu tells Macron timing wrong for Iran talks: statementPrime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday to avoid new talks with Israel’s regional arch-foe Iran, his office said, as European leaders pushed to save the 2015 nuclear deal. “This is precisely the wrong timing to hold talks with Iran, while it is increasing its aggression in the region,” Netanyahu told Macron in a telephone conversation that was initiated by the French leader, according to the Israeli statement. Macron on Sunday paved the way for a potential breakthrough in the standoff between Washington and Tehran over the nuclear deal after Iran’s foreign minister made a flying visit for talks with host France at the G7 summit.



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DHS chief regrets 'unfortunate' timing of ICE raid of food processing plants in Mississippi

DHS chief regrets 'unfortunate' timing of ICE raid of food processing plants in MississippiThe sweep took place less than a week after a mass shooting in El Paso, Texas, that targeted Hispanics.



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U.S. Homeland Chief Says Workplace Raids Timing Unfortunate

U.S. Homeland Chief Says Workplace Raids Timing Unfortunate(Bloomberg) — The timing of immigration raids at Mississippi food processing plants after a mass shooting apparently targeting Hispanics in Texas was “unfortunate,” the top U.S. Homeland Security official said.Still, Kevin McAleenan, acting secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, said the actions, part of broader enforcement efforts that include employers as well as workers, had been planned for more than a year. About 680 immigrant workers were arrested Aug. 7 at seven facilities in the southern state, the largest workplace raid in about a decade, U.S. authorities said. Videos and images in news reports and on social media showed children whose migrant parents were detained pleading for their release. Asked whether he wished the raids hadn’t happened this week after a mass shooting last weekend in El Paso, Texas, in which the police say the man accused of the killings said he was targeting Mexicans, McAleenan said “the timing was unfortunate.”Still, McAleenan said on NBC’s “Meet the Press” that the operation “was done with sensitivity” — with caseworkers on hand, and agents from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, at local schools as liaisons.“ICE took great pains to make sure there were no child-dependent care issues that were ignored,” McAleenan said on NBC.Asked why the administration went after the workers and not the employers who hired them by the hundreds, McAleenan said employers were being targeted in the investigation but that more than 200 of the workers detained had criminal records.“This is a criminal investigation of the employers who are exploiting an undocumented workforce and skirting our laws,” McAleenan said. “Now, when you do an operation at a work site, you can’t ignore people that are there without the proper permission to be in the United States.” ‘Illegal Immigrants’Mark Morgan, the acting commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection and a former acting director of ICE, said on CNN’s “State of the Union” that employers, too, are being investigated. But he emphasized that the workers “aren’t undocumented immigrants. They are illegal immigrants.”Asked about press reports that the Trump Organization has for years used undocumented immigrants for labor at President Donald Trump’s properties — and why there haven’t been any raids in those cases — Morgan said, “You really can’t say that for sure because there are investigations going on all the time that you’re unaware of.”Even so, Senator Kamala Harris of California, a 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful, said on “Meet the Press” that the immigration raids were part of a “campaign of terror” by the Trump administration to make Hispanic Americans “afraid.”The ICE raids have been criticized by other Democratic lawmakers, including Representative Bennie Thompson of Mississippi, head of the House Homeland Security Committee. Thompson said in a statement that ICE seemed to have ignored internal guidelines requiring it to minimize the impact on children affected.“The Department of Homeland Security’s leadership has a responsibility to understand the consequences of its actions, and I seriously question why they continue to target migrant families in this way,” Thompson said.Illinois-based Koch Foods, operator of one of the Mississippi chicken-processing plants subject to last week’s raids, will hold a job fair on Monday to recruit new workers, the company announced on Facebook. (Updates with McAleenan, Morgan from fifth paragraph.)\–With assistance from Mark Niquette.To contact the reporters on this story: Ros Krasny in Washington at rkrasny1@bloomberg.net;Miles Weiss in Washington at mweiss@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: James Ludden at jludden@bloomberg.net, Ros Krasny, Mark NiquetteFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.



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FBI agent: Man in burning death admits sex, denies timing

FBI agent: Man in burning death admits sex, denies timingBATESVILLE, Miss. (AP) — An FBI agent testified Thursday that the man on trial for burning a Mississippi woman to death told him the two had sex, but not on the day she died.



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The Latest: Property owner questions timing in compound raid

The Latest: Property owner questions timing in compound raidTAOS, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on 11 children found living in a filthy, makeshift compound in New Mexico (all times local):



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Senate battles over timing of vote on President Trump’s SCOTUS nominee

Senate battles over timing of vote on President Trump’s SCOTUS nomineeRepublicans are planning to hold a confirmation vote before the midterm elections, refusing Democrats’ demands for a delay.



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Donald Trump state visit: Timing now in doubt after President 'voices protest fears'

Donald Trump state visit: Timing now in doubt after President 'voices protest fears'Donald Trump has reportedly told Theresa May that he does not want to visit the UK soon for fear of large-scale protests against him. The President ridiculed Mr Khan’s calls for calm, and later condemned the Mayor’s “pathetic excuse” for his statements. The comments drove even Ms May to say that Mr Trump was “wrong”. Some MPs – and Mr Khan himself – suggested she cancel Mr Trump’s visit to the UK.



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Timing of FBI Director James Comey’s firing raises the question: Why now?

Timing of FBI Director James Comey’s firing raises the question: Why now?The decision to fire FBI director James Comey was made by the White House and senior Justice Department officials based on actions by Comey that had been publicly known for months — and without waiting for the conclusion of a Justice Department inspector general review of his conduct that was far from complete, a department official confirms to Yahoo News. “Our review is ongoing,” said John Lavinsky, a spokesman for inspector general Michael Horowitz, adding that the review announced by Horowitz in January is expected to take up to a year to complete. The disclosure that the inspector general’s review is ongoing, and far from finished, raises further questions about why Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein chose to recommend Comey’s firing now, before any official findings by department investigators.



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Turkey dispute timing may benefit Dutch premier in election

Turkey dispute timing may benefit Dutch premier in electionTHE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Just days away from an election in which he hopes to secure a third term, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte didn't want to be seen as backing down to Turkish threats.



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