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July 16, 2019 - 3:53 pm
By DON BABWIN Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday ordered R. Kelly held in a Chicago jail without bond on sex-related charges, saying that R&B singer had failed to convince the court that he would not commit new crimes if released. U.S. District Judge Harry Leinenweber...
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July 16, 2019 - 1:54 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate Republican who is likely to face a competitive reelection race next year says he disagrees with President Donald Trump's racist tweets that suggested four House women of color "go back" to where they came from. Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner was asked Denver-area KOA...
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July 16, 2019 - 1:47 pm
By MARCY GORDON AP Business Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Under withering criticism from senators, a Facebook executive on Tuesday defended the social network giant's ambitious plan to create a digital currency and pledged to work with regulators to achieve a system that protects the privacy of users'...
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July 16, 2019 - 12:35 pm
By ELLIOT SPAGAT Associated Press Dozens of immigrants lined up Tuesday at a major Mexico border crossing, waiting to learn how the Trump administration's plans to end most asylum protections would affect their hopes of taking refuge in the United States. The administration announced the plans a...
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July 16, 2019 - 11:30 am
By JON GAMBRELL Associated Press DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A small oil tanker from the United Arab Emirates traveling through the Strait of Hormuz entered Iranian waters and turned off its tracker two days ago, leading the U.S. to suspect Iran seized the vessel amid heightened tensions in...
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July 16, 2019 - 9:03 am
By ZEKE MILLER, JILL COLVIN, and JONATHAN LEMIRE Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Defiant in the face of widespread censure, President Donald Trump escalated his demand for four Democratic congresswomen of color to leave the U.S. "right now," stoking the discord that helped send him to the White...
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July 15, 2019 - 3:16 pm
By COLLEEN LONG Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Sixty-two Border Patrol employees are now under internal investigation following revelations of a secret Facebook group that mocked lawmakers and migrants. This comes on Monday from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection's Office of Professional...
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July 15, 2019 - 2:42 pm
By DENISE LAVOIE Associated Press CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — An avowed white supremacist was sentenced to life plus 419 years on state charges Monday for deliberately driving his car into anti-racism protesters during a white nationalist rally in Virginia. James Alex Fields Jr., 22, received the...
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July 15, 2019 - 12:28 pm
By JONATHAN LEMIRE, CALVIN WOODWARD and JILL COLVIN Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Injecting race into his criticism of liberal Democrats, President Donald Trump said four congresswomen of color should go back to the "broken and crime infested" countries they came from, ignoring the fact that...
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July 15, 2019 - 12:17 pm
By LARRY NEUMEISTER Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Financier Jeffrey Epstein will remain behind bars for now as a federal judge mulls whether to grant bail on charges he sexually abused underage girls. The judge said Monday he needed more time to make a decision during a hearing Monday in New...
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