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Trump says he is seriously looking at ending birthright citizenship

(Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that his administration was seriously looking at ending the right of citizenship for U.S.-born children of noncitizens and people who immigrated to the United States illegally. “We’re looking at that very seriously, birthright citizenship, where you have a baby on our land, you walk over the

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NYPD officer fired in 2014 Eric Garner chokehold death

New York City’s police commissioner has fired a police officer involved in the 2014 death of Eric Garner. Police Commissioner James O’Neill made the announcement Monday afternoon. O’Neill had been deliberating whether to accept a disciplinary judge’s recommendation that Officer Daniel Pantaleo, who is white, be fired for using a banned chokehold on Garner, an

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Illinois state senator apologizes for staged Trump assassination

A political fundraiser for @SenatorSandoval simulates an assassination attempt against a mock @realDonaldTrump decked out in Mexican garb. Looks like a man pointed a fake assault weapon at the fake President to pose for a picture. pic.twitter.com/MlT9zjB1mn — Mark Maxwell (@MarkMaxwellTV) August 17, 2019 A Democratic state senator from Illinois came under fire over the

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Boris Johnson says no-deal food, fuel and medicine shortages are ‘bumps in the road’

Boris Johnson has insisted that potential food, fuel and medicine shortages, months of chaos at ports and possible recession under a no-deal Brexit are merely “bumps in the road”. The prime minister pushed back against concern over a secret Whitehall dossier – known as Operation Yellowhammer – which laid bare the “most likely aftershocks” for

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