Tuesday , 22 January 2019

Politics

Trump's border wall 'compromise' raises red flags for some advocates

When President Donald Trump announced a deal to “compromise” with Democrats in an effort to secure border funding Saturday, he avoided mentioning several major proposed changes including the way the nation handles the temporary protected status of people from countries ravaged by war or disaster and for young immigrants known as “Dreamers.” In his announcement on Saturday, Trump offered three-year …

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What worries US intelligence officials? Russia, China and Western isolationism

The U.S. intelligence community has laid out its comprehensive strategy for the next four years, highlighting threats from Russia and China exacerbated by the “weakening” of the post-WWII order and those nations’ embrace “rapid advances” in modern geopolitical battlefields from cyber to outer space. “Traditional adversaries will continue attempts to gain and assert influence, taking advantage of changing conditions in …

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Chelsea Clinton announces that she's having a 3rd baby

Chelsea Clinton announced that her brood is expanding as she is expecting her third child with husband Mark Mezvinsky. The former first daughter posted the update on Twitter, revealing that her daughter Charlotte and son Aiden are going to be getting a sibling. “Marc and I have loved watching Charlotte be such a wonderful big sister and we’re excited to …

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DACA to continue with Supreme Court mum on Trump request to act now

As it concludes its January session, the Supreme Court is taking no action on cases involving the DACA program, leaving in place for at least several more months protections for 700,000 immigrants who came to the U.S. illegally as children. President Donald Trump moved to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals initiative in 2017, but several federal courts put …

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US service member killed in Afghanistan

A U.S. service member has been killed in Afghanistan, the NATO-led coalition in that country said Tuesday, but no other details were made available about the circumstances of the service member’s death. It is the second U.S. military death in Afghanistan in a week and this year. “One U.S. service member was killed in Afghanistan today,” said a brief statement …

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2020 Democratic candidates staff up with diverse hires

In a new round of staff hires, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand’s presidential exploratory committee is making diversity a key priority, as she and other Democratic hopefuls try to position themselves for a long primary battle. Gillibrand’s newest round of campaign staff hires, announced Tuesday morning, includes several veterans of her Senate office and previous congressional campaigns. The group includes two African …

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