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us-capitol-071919.jpg In a landmark measure, the House of Representatives passed a bill raising the federal minimum hourly wage for U.S. workers to $15. The bill, co-sponsored by more than 190 Democrats, passed by a 231-199 vote in the Democratic-controlled House. However, the bill's passage in the Republicans-controlled Senate is in doubt.

laborsecretary-071919.jpg Prominent attorney Eugene Scalia is President Donald Trump's choice as the new U.S. Labor Secretary. Trump announced his intention to nominate the son of the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia to the post via Twitter on Thursday.

the-amphibious-assault-ship-071919.jpg A month after Iranian forces shot down an unmanned U.S. surveillance drone, President Donald Trump said Thursday the U.S. Navy has shot down an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz. Trump told reporters the USS Boxer took defensive action after the drone closed to within 1,000 yards of the amphibious assault ship and ignored multiple calls to stand down.

algreentrump-july18.jpg The US House of Representatives for a third time voted down Democrat Congressman Al Green's move to impeach President Donald Trump. It was a clear message that the Democrats were not ready yet to impeach Trump despite enjoying majority in the lower house. 332 lawmakers voted against Al Green's articles of impeachment while 95 supported it. "We've just received an overwhelming vote against impea

trumpsupporters-july18.jpg President Donald Trump's intensified targeting four progressive Democratic Congresswomen, this time with public support. Addressing his Republican supporters at a 2020 presidential election rally in North Carolina, Trump defended his remarks against Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and Ayanna S. Pressley of Massachusetts. In a weekend tweet

faceapp-071819.jpg Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer has demanded an investigation by FBI and FTC into FaceApp, which alters users' photos to make them look older or younger. The federal agencies must look into the national security and privacy risks that the digital application poses because millions of Americans have used it, the veteran Democratic lawmaker said in a letter sent to FBI Director Christopher Wra

billgates-july18.jpg Bill Gates has been dethroned as the world's second-richest person, by Bernard Arnault, CEO of the Paris-based luxury goods conglomerate, LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton. According to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, Arnault's net worth rose to $108 billion, which is $1 billion more than that of...

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

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