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Alabama Republicans are urging Rep. Ilhan Omar's expulsion from Congress

Alabama Republicans are urging Rep. Ilhan Omar's expulsion from CongressA resolution passed by the Alabama Republican Party says Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar "has engaged in rhetoric that explicitly runs counter to American values and patriotism." Omar responded on Twitter by making reference to former Judge Roy Moore.



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Pope, urging prayers, says Amazon forest vital for our Earth

Pope, urging prayers, says Amazon forest vital for our EarthPope Francis said Sunday that the Amazon forest is vital for our Earth and is urging prayers that fires there are quickly controlled. Francis added his voice to the chorus of international concern that the blazes in Brazil will have grave repercussions on the world’s environmental health. The pontiff, who is from the neighboring South American nation of Argentina, told the public in St. Peter’s Square that “we’re all worried” about the vast Amazon fires.



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'Why kill a 2-year-old?' Texas authorities urging public to look out for 'dangerous' individuals

'Why kill a 2-year-old?' Texas authorities urging public to look out for 'dangerous' individuals"A 2-year-old was brutally murdered for no apparent reason," Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said about the shooting.



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Exclusive: U.S. in direct contact with Venezuelan military, urging defections – source

Exclusive: U.S. in direct contact with Venezuelan military, urging  defections - sourceThe Trump administration expects further military defections from Maduro’s side, the official told Reuters in an interview, despite only a few senior officers having done so since opposition leader Juan Guaido declared himself interim president last month, earning the recognition of the United States and dozens of other countries. “We’re still having conversations with members of the former Maduro regime, with military members, although those conversations are very, very limited.” The official declined to provide details on the discussions or the level at which they are being held, and it was unclear whether such contacts could create cracks in the Venezuelan socialist leader’s support from the military, which is pivotal to his grip on power. With the Venezuelan military still apparently loyal to Maduro, a source in Washington close to the opposition expressed doubts whether the Trump administration has laid enough groundwork to spur a wider mutiny in the ranks where many officers are suspected of benefiting from corruption and drug trafficking.



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Urging Gulf states to heal rift, Pompeo lands in Riyadh

Urging Gulf states to heal rift, Pompeo lands in RiyadhSaudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and non-Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member Egypt cut diplomatic, transport and trade ties with Qatar in June 2017, accusing it of supporting terrorism and their regional foe Shi’ite Muslim Iran – something Doha denies. The United States, an ally of the six-nation Sunni Muslim GCC, sees the rift as a threat to efforts to contain Iran and has pushed for a united Gulf front. “When we have a common challenge, disputes between countries with shared objectives are never helpful,” Pompeo, who is on a tour of the Middle East, told a news conference in the Qatari capital, Doha.



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Urging Gulf states to heal rift, U.S.'s Pompeo arrives in Riyadh

Urging Gulf states to heal rift, U.S.'s Pompeo arrives in RiyadhSaudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and non-Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member Egypt cut diplomatic, transport and trade ties with Qatar in June 2017, accusing it of supporting terrorism and their regional foe Shi’ite Muslim Iran — something Doha denies. The United States, an ally of the six-nation Sunni Muslim GCC, sees the rift as a threat to efforts to contain Iran and has pushed for a united Gulf front. “When we have a common challenge, disputes between countries with shared objectives are never helpful,” Pompeo, who is on a tour of the Middle East, told a news conference in the Qatari capital Doha.



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Urging Florida To Ignore Military Votes Fits Trump's True Pattern With The Troops

Urging Florida To Ignore Military Votes Fits Trump's True Pattern With The TroopsWASHINGTON ― Two days after skipping a visit to an American military cemetery



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Despite Trump Urging, Republicans Fail On Immigration Again

Despite Trump Urging, Republicans Fail On Immigration AgainWASHINGTON ― President Donald Trump on Wednesday morning called on House



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NRA TV: inside the channel activists are urging Apple and Amazon to axe

NRA TV: inside the channel activists are urging Apple and Amazon to axeThe NRA’s TV channel stresses the organization’s size and the importance of guns to staying alive in the US. As the National Rifle Association has come under increased scrutiny since the Florida school shooting, so too has its television channel: NRATV. Activists and celebrities have led calls for Apple, Amazon, Google and Roku to remove NRATV from their streaming platforms, as companies have divested from the lobbying group.



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54 lawmakers send letter urging Trump to restore Obama-era pot guidelines

54 lawmakers send letter urging Trump to restore Obama-era pot guidelinesA group of lawmakers led by Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., sent a letter to President Trump on Wednesday urging him to restore Obama-era guidelines that allowed states to determine their own marijuana laws. Earlier this month, Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded the Cole Memorandum, a 2013 directive from the Obama administration that directed U.S. attorneys to place a “low priority” on enforcing federal marijuana laws in states that have legalized pot. To date, nine states (Alaska, California, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, Nevada, Oregon, Vermont and Washington) and the District of Columbia have passed laws allowing the recreational use of marijuana.



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