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Trump: Se necesitan más tropas en la frontera con México

El presidenteDonald Trump habla con periodistas sobre política fronteriza durante un evento de recaudación de fondos en San Antonio, Texas. Abril 10, 2019. VOA NEWS - Steve Herman El presidente Donald Trump dice que será necesario enviar más tropas a la frontera sur del país porque demasiadas personas peligrosas están ingresando ilegalmente a los Estados Unidos. "Voy a tener que llamar a más militares. Nuestros militares, no lo olviden, no pueden actuar como lo haría un militar. Porque si se pusieran un poco bruscos, todos se volverían locos", dijo Trump, en Texas a periodistas durante una reunión con rancheros que…
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Abogado de actriz porno que acusó a Trump enfrenta 36 cargos en corte

FOTO: Michael Avenatti se convirtió en uno de los mayores adversarios del pressidente Donald Trump e incluso consideró desafiarlo en las elecciones de 2020. VOA NEWS El abogado Michael Avenatti -que saltó a la fama por haber representado a la actriz porno Stormy Daniels en demandas contra el presidente Donald Trump- fue instruido de 36 cargos en California bajo una acusación federal, informaron el jueves los fiscales federales. Se espera que los detalles del caso se conozcan durante una conferencia de prensa a media mañana por parte del fiscal Nick Hanna y el Servicio Interno de Impuestos del Departamento del…
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EE.UU. acusa a Assange de “conspiración” tras arresto en Londres

FOTO: El arresto de Jualian Assange sigue a las denuncias de WikiLeaks acerca de lo que llaman "una extensa operación de espionaje" en su contra en la embajada ecuatoriana en Londres, donde ha vivido bajo asilo desde 2012. Voz de América  Fiscales de Estados Unidos dijeron el jueves que presentaron cargos por conspiración contra Julian Assange, el fundador del sitio web WikiLeaks, por tratar de acceder a una computadora del gobierno estadounidense que contenía información clasificada. La acusación lo vincula con la exanalista de inteligencia del Ejército estadounidense Chelsea Manning en 2010. Assange enfrenta una pena máxima de cinco años…
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DC Nonprofit Helps Disadvantaged Children Learn Tennis, Life Skills

VOA NEWS-Faiza Elmasry WASHINGTON — After a long day at school, 10-year-old Andrea Nichelson likes to play tennis. She’s been doing this for five years now, and she loves it. “What I like most about tennis is the game. It really gets my attention than anything I do. It brings up the fire in me,” she said. She’s one of about 900 kids in the nation’s capital who benefit from the free services offered by the Washington Tennis and Education Foundation (WTEF). The foundation started in 1955 to give children ages 8 to 18 an opportunity to play tennis and gain a variety…
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Trump Calls Initial Probe of 2016 Campaign ‘Attempted Coup’

PHOTO: President Donald Trump speaks to members of the media on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, before boarding Marine One helicopter, April 10, 2019. VOA NEWS - Michael Bowman & Ken Bredemeier President Donald Trump contended Wednesday that investigators who started an initial probe into his 2016 campaign were attempting a "coup" and committing "treason" to keep him from winning. "Everything about it was crooked," Trump declared, claiming "there is a hunger in this country" for Attorney General William Barr to carry out the investigation he has announced into the origins three years ago of the…
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US Vice President Urges UN to Recognize Venezuela’s Guaido

Vice President Mike Pence, center, addresses a meeting on Venezuela in the United Nations Security Council at headquarters, April 10, 2019. VOA NEWS - Margaret Besheer UNITED NATIONS —  Vice President Mike Pence called on the United Nations on Wednesday to "stand up for democracy" and recognize Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido as that country's legitimate leader. "While other international bodies have acted, the United Nations and this Security Council have refused to act," Pence told a meeting of the Security Council called by the United States. "But now that nations across this hemisphere have spoken, the time has come…
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2020 Candidate Warren Proposes New Tax on Corporate Profits

FILE - 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren speaks to local residents during an organizing event, March 1, 2019, in Dubuque, Iowa. VOA NEWS- Associated Press WASHINGTON — Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren is proposing a new tax on corporate profits that's designed to prevent business giants from taking advantage of the existing tax code to effectively pay a zero rate. The 7 percent tax on corporate profits above $100 million is the latest in a series of ambitious policy proposals from the Massachusetts senator. It's in line with her broader push to rein in such industries as the financial…
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Sanders Unveils ‘Medicare For All’ Bill Backed by 2020 Rivals

Photo: Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) speaks at a news conference to introduce the Medicare for All Act of 2019 on Capitol Hill in Washington, April 10, 2019. Agence France-Presse Senator Bernie Sanders unveiled his updated "Medicare for all" plan Wednesday with several rival Democratic presidential hopefuls jumping onboard, spotlighting his 2020 campaign call for a national health insurance program. The idealistic legislation has little to no chance of passage in a divided Congress and in the run-up to next year's election. But Sanders, a front-runner for the Democratic nomination, is laying down a prominent policy marker at…
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US White Nationalists Barred by Facebook Find Haven on Russia Site

VOA NEWS - Masood Farivar Ihar Tsikhanenka contributed to this report WASHINGTON — Last month, Jeff Schoep, the self-styled commander of one of the largest neo-Nazi groups in the United States, took to VKontakte, Russia's version of Facebook, to update his followers about a brewing scandal. Schoep's group, the National Socialist Movement, was outraged over his bizarre decision to hand over the reins to a black civil rights activist, and Schoep wanted to set the record straight. Addressing "Fellow Patriots of the National Socialist Movement," Schoep wrote in a March 2 post that he had been "deceived" by James Stern…
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