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White House Abandons Fight Over Foreign Aid

VOA News/By Ken Bredemeier, Steve Herman The White House on Thursday abandoned its fight with Congress over whether to fund $4 billion in foreign aid and will allow the money to be spent.  President Donald Trump had considered cutting the spending on the ground that it was wasteful and unnecessary, but he retreated when it became apparent that some key lawmakers were opposed. "The president has been clear that there is waste and abuse in our foreign assistance, and we need to be wise about where money is going," a senior White House official told VOA, "which is why he asked his…
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Warren Wows in Iowa As Candidates’ Sprint To Caucuses Begins

VOA News/By Associated Press DES MOINES, IOWA - The chant “2 cents, 2 cents, 2 cents”started in the back of a crowd that packed sidewalks at the Iowa State Fair. Elizabeth Warren, basking in the spontaneous adulation of her proposed wealth tax, prompted roars with her call for the ultra-wealthy to “pitch in 2 cents so everybody gets a chance to make it.” A night before, the Massachusetts senator enjoyed similar treatment when Democrats at a party dinner jumped to their feet _ some beginning to dance at the opening bars of Dolly Parton's “9 to 5,” the song that would…
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US Homeland Security Chief: Timing of Migrant Raids ‘Unfortunate’

VOA News/By Ken Bredemeier WASHINGTON -The acting Homeland Security chief on Sunday defended raids last week on food processing plants in Mississippi searching for hundreds of undocumented migrants, but acknowledged "the timing was unfortunate," just days after a gunman targeted and killed 22 Hispanics in a mass shooting in El Paso, Texas. Kevin McAleenan told NBC's Meet the Press that of the 680 migrants detained in the raids on operations at five companies, 200 had criminal records and will be subject to deportation to their native countries. Television footage showed children weeping when they realized parents had been detained in the raids…
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Democrats Slam Trump for Promoting Epstein Conspiracy Theory

A car reportedly carrying the body of financier Jeffrey Epstein arrives to the medical examiner after he was found dead in his cell By VOA News Democratic presidential candidates on Sunday blasted President Donald Trump for retweeting an unsubstantiated conspiracy theory regarding financier Jeffrey Epstein's death by apparent suicide in a federal prison. Late Saturday, Trump took to Twitter to promote conspiracy theories about Epstein's death, including retweeting an unfounded claim that former President Bill Clinton was involved. Democtratic hopefuls Beto O’Rourke and Cory Booker on Sunday lashed out at the president. “This is another example of our president using…
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COI: Italia podría ser excluida de las Olimpiadas

El Comité Olímpico Internacional (COI) envió una carta al Comité Olímpico Nacional Italiano (CONI) para alertarle sobre un proyecto de ley que pondría en tela de juicio la independencia del CONI del gobierno italiano. En una carta desvelada el martes por el diario Corriere della Sera, el COI expresa "serias preocupaciones" sobre el proyecto de decreto-ley que, de ser adoptado, "afectaría claramente a la autonomía del CONI". "Pertenecer al movimiento olímpico exige cumplir la Carta Olímpica", recuerda el COI, que piensa que la adopción de este texto llevaría a considerar a la organización "no conforme a los principios de la…
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El internacional alemán Leroy Sané sufre rotura de ligamentos cruzados

DW/EL(afp, Kicker) Leroy Sané, el joven atacante alemán del Manchester City pretendido por el Bayern de Múnich, sufre una rotura de los ligamentos cruzados de la rodilla derecha y tendrá que operarse, aseguraron este jueves medios alemanes. Según la revista Kicker y el periódico Bild, la lesión que obligó a Sané a abandonar el partido por la Community Shield el pasado domingo es más grave de lo esperado y necesitará un largo periodo de recuperación luego de la operación. El atacante internacional de 23 años está desde hace unas semanas en el punto de mira del Bayern, que busca al…
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Some Skeptical as Trump Prepares to Visit Sites of Shootings

VOA News By Associated Press WASHINGTON - President Trump is bringing a message aimed at national unity and healing to the sites of the mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton. But the words he offers for a divided America will be complicated by his own incendiary, anti-immigrant rhetoric that mirrors language linked to one of the shooters. It is a highly unusual predicament for an American president to at once try to console a community and a nation at the same time he is being criticized as contributing to a combustible climate that can spawn violence. White House officials…
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Shooting Attacks Renew Debate Over Domestic Terrorism in US

VOA News By Sirwan Kajjo VOA's Jeff Seldin contributed to this ; WASHINGTON — One of the two recent mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, is being treated as a case of domestic terrorism by federal ; The El Paso attack, which has left 22 people dead, has renewed debate over how to combat domestic terrorism in the United ; The FBI has expressed concerns that such attacks could inspire more homegrown extremists to carry out further violent attacks in the ; "The FBI remains concerned that domestic violent extremists could become inspired by this weekend's attacks and…
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Panic in Times Square After Motorcycle Is Mistaken for Gunshots

By Alex Marshall Just before 10 Tuesday, Celia Keenan-Bolger, who plays Scout Finch in “To Kill a Mockingbird” at the Shubert Theater, was giving her final speech of the night when a nearby motorcycle backfired several times. But just days after mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton, Ohio, left 31 people dead, many people outside the theater feared another attack. The Daniels Group, a construction firm, posted footage on Twitter of people fleeing Times Square. Soon, frightened passers-by were screaming and banging on the doors of the theater, on West 44th Street, trying to get in, Ms. Keenan-Bolger wrote on Twitter. “It was terrifying for us…
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Providence man sentenced to 20 years at the ACI on firearm and assault charges

Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced that Robert Rego (age 30), of Providence, was sentenced on August 2, 2019 to serve 20 years at the ACI for shooting and wounding Armande Moore in 2017. Superior Court Justice Robert D. Krause sentenced Rego to a 28-year full sentence with 20 years to serve at the ACI and the balance suspended with probation. The court also ordered that for 12 of the years to serve, Rego cannot receive the benefit of parole. Rego was found guilty by a jury of his peers, on May 24, 2019, of discharging a firearm while committing…
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