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immigration-july17.jpg As part of modernizing the US immigration system, Senior presidential adviser Jared Kushner has laid out the Trump administration's new policy that promotes merit-based legal immigration. As per a Bill that was presented to the Cabinet meeting, the United States will take in 57 percent of applicants through merit-based legal immigration. This is nearly five times more than the current 12 per cent

housecondemns-july17.jpg The House of Representatives passed a resolution condemning President Donald Trump's alleged racist tweets targeting four progressive Democratic Congresswomen. The resolution alleged that the President's racist comments have legitimized fear and hatred of new Americans and people of color. It was introduced by Rep Tom Malinowski, who was born in Poland and migrated to the US when he was 6. The

ikea-071719.jpg Swedish home furnishings giant Ikea is shutting down its only production facility in the United States, due to high cost of raw materials. The decision would imply 300 job cuts.

earthquake-july17.jpg One of the aftershocks from the July 5 earthquake in Southern California has rattled the northern areas of the state Tuesday afternoon. No damages or casualties have been reported. A magnitude 4.3 earthquake was reported in the East Bay Area followed by magnitude 3.5 aftershock in a space of few...

trump1-071619.jpg President Donald Trump's continued racist attack on the progressive Democratic Congresswomen evoked criticism from outside the country. While New Zealand Prime Minister said she "utterly" disagrees with Trump tweets, British Prime Minister hopefuls stopped short of calling them racist. Trump, who on Sunday asked four first-time female Democratic members to go back to their countries of origin, d

summerheat-july16.jpg From heavy rains and floods, the weather in the United States is poised to shift to the other extreme quickly. As Hurricane Barry continues to steadily weaken, and will fade away over the next day or two, a major summer heat wave will spread across much of the Central and Eastern states, the National Weather Service said Tuesday. Widespread heat wave is forecast to develop by the middle of or la

mnuchintalk-july16.jpg The Trump administration intensified its tirade against cryptocurrencies, with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin calling it "a national security issue." In a news conference Monday, Mnuchin cautioned Americans to think twice before investing in cryptocurrencies, citing incidents of Bitcoin being exploited to finance terrorism, and other illicit activities such as cybercrime, tax evasion, extortio

resolutioninhouse-july16.jpg President Donald Trump's continued "racist" attack on the progressive Democratic Congresswomen prompted their colleagues in the House of Representatives to introduce a resolution condemning the tweets. Trump, who on Sunday asked four first-time female Democratic members to go back to their countries of origin, doubled down on his attacks through his favorite social media the next day. Trump acc

Qualifying, in-state patients in Hawaii can renew their medical cannabis certification cards for up to two years, beginning July 18. The Hawaii Department of Health or DOH said through the online electronic registration system, current medical cannabis cardholders can submit their two-year renewal...

louisiana-july17.jpg The National weather service says that in the wake of Hurricane Barry, a widespread heat wave is forecast to develop across the Central and Eastern states by the middle of or later this week. "Barry continues to steadily weaken as it moves northward across the Mississippi Valley. Despite the weakening,...

worldpopulation-july15.jpg A report released by the U.S. Census Bureau says the world population is estimated to reach 7.58 billion this month. The Census Bureau is also projecting that annual population growth rate will fall to below 1 percent in 2020-2021, for the first time since 1950. In 2025, the population growth rate is seen at 0.9. That number is expected to continue to drop, a phenomenon partially attributed to

racistattack-july15.jpg US President Donald Trump triggered yet another controversy over his views on race and immigration by calling on a group of four first-time female Democratic members of US Congress to "go back" to their countries of origin. "So interesting to see "Progressive" Democrat Congresswomen, who originally came from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe, the worst, most corrupt

powerrestored-july15.jpg Power has been restored in New York after a five-hour-long black out Saturday night. More than 72,000 homes and businesses were left in darkness as power supply was interrupted by about 6:47 p.m., according to Consolidated Edison Inc., the city's main power provider. Power was restored shortly...

People suffering from anxiety disorders and Tourette Syndrome will soon be able to buy medical marijuana in Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania Department of Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine said in a statement that effective July 20, anxiety disorders and Tourette Syndrome will be approved as serious medical...

twitter-071219.jpg Twitter suffered brief but widespread outage Thursday. For nearly an hour Thursday, the social media network went offline. And it was back by 4 pm ET in most of the parts in the world. Twitter users were unable to upload photos and videos or send messages in the app or on desktop. The social media gave un update shortly after the outage. "Twitter is back up for some people, and we're working

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