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Michigan Rep. Amash formally withdraws from House GOP caucus

Michigan Rep. Amash formally withdraws from House GOP caucusAmash, who had been the only Republican in Congress to call for impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump, told GOP leaders he is withdrawing from the House GOP conference and resigning from the House Oversight and Reform Committee. In an opinion article published July 4 in The Washington Post , Amash said partisan politics is damaging American democracy.



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Uruguay withdraws from OAS meeting over Venezuela opposition delegation

Uruguay withdraws from OAS meeting over Venezuela opposition delegationUruguay on Thursday withdrew from a meeting of the Organization of American States (OAS) being held in Medellin, Colombia, in protest of the presence of what it said was an illegitimate delegation from Venezuela. The incident, on the first of two days of meetings, laid bare a lack of consensus in the organization over whether to increase pressure on embattled Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, who is backed by some member states but called a dictator by others. The country’s opposition, lead by National Assembly head Juan Guaido, appointed Gustavo Tarre as its representative to the body.



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Trump's pick for defense secretary withdraws as past domestic incidents surface

Trump's pick for defense secretary withdraws as past domestic incidents surfacePresident Trump announced that acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan has withdrawn from consideration to be his permanent defense chief as reports surfaced about a messy divorce that involved a violent incident.



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North Korea abruptly withdraws staff from liaison office

North Korea abruptly withdraws staff from liaison officeSEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea abruptly withdrew its staff from a liaison office with South Korea on Friday, a development that is likely to put a damper on ties between the countries and further complicate global diplomacy on North Korea's nuclear program.



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Hamas staff reclaim Egypt-Gaza border as PA withdraws

Hamas staff reclaim Egypt-Gaza border as PA withdrawsHamas employees retook control of the border crossing between Gaza and Egypt on Monday after the Palestinian Authority withdrew its own staff, an AFP journalist and Hamas officials said. The PA’s civil affairs authority had on Sunday accused Hamas of “summoning, arresting and abusing our employees”, leading it to conclude that their presence was futile, according to official Palestinian news agency WAFA.



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Land O'Lakes Withdraws Support For White Supremacist GOP Congressman Steve King

Land O'Lakes Withdraws Support For White Supremacist GOP Congressman Steve KingLand O'Lakes, the Minnesota-based dairy giant, announced Tuesday it will not



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Intel Withdraws Funding For White Supremacist GOP Congressman Steve King

Intel Withdraws Funding For White Supremacist GOP Congressman Steve KingTechnology corporation Intel has dropped its support for Rep. Steve King



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Dina Powell Withdraws Her Name From UN Ambassador Consideration

Dina Powell Withdraws Her Name From UN Ambassador ConsiderationDina Powell, a former Trump administration official and an executive at



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Second cardinal withdraws from Ireland congress amid abuse scandals

Second cardinal withdraws from Ireland congress amid abuse scandalsThe meeting, a major congress held every three years, will be closed by Pope Francis during the first papal visit in almost 40 years to Ireland where a series of abuse scandals has also rocked the church’s standing in the once staunchly Catholic country. The withdrawal from the Dublin event followed a bombshell grand jury report this week that detailed widespread abuse by hundreds of priests in Pennsylvania and a systematic cover-up campaign by their bishops over a 70-year period. Wuerl, who was Bishop for the Diocese of Pittsburgh in western Pennsylvania from 1988 to 2006, has not himself been accused of any wrongdoing against children.



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US withdraws from 'cesspool' UN rights body

US withdraws from 'cesspool' UN rights bodyThe United States withdrew from the United Nations Human Rights Council on Tuesday, condemning the “hypocrisy” of its members and its alleged “unrelenting bias” against Israel. The US ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, came to Washington to announce the decision alongside President Donald Trump’s top diplomat, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Both insisted the United States would remain a leading champion of human rights but, for many, the decision will reflect Trump’s general hostility to the world body and to multilateral diplomacy in general.



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