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eipasoshooting-aug06.jpg The Mexican government announced an investigation into the mass shooting in El Paso, which claimed the lives of eight Mexican citizens. In what is seen as a hate crime, 22 people were killed and 26 others injured when a 21-year-old gunman opened fire at a Walmart store in the southern border town of El Paso, Texas, Saturday. A large scale tragedy was averted as police responded quickly, and arr

uscongress-aug05.jpg In the wake of the weekend mass shootings in El Paso and Ohio that killed 30 people, Democratic lawmakers and presidential candidates have called on the Senate to expedite moves to pass a long-pending gun control legislation. The House passed the Background Check Expansion Act in February, but Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell refused to introduce the Bill in the Republican-controlled Senate

massshooting-aug5.jpg Singer John Legend and Democratic presidential candidates accused that President Donald Trump's statements and policies have inspired incidents like the mass shootings in El Paso and Ohio at the weekend that killed dozens. In what is seen as a hate crime, 20 people were killed and 26 others injured when a 21-year-old gunman opened fire at a Walmart store in the southern border town of El Paso, Te

trump12-sept_02aug19.jpg In an effort to help an industry hurt by his trade war with China, President Donald Trump announced an agreement Friday intended to boost beef exports to the European Union. A statement from the U.S. Trade Representative said the agreement would nearly triple annual U.S. duty-free exports of beef to the EU.

senate-aug2.jpg A bipartisan Bill was introduced in the U.S. Senate to close loopholes that criminals exploit to obtain firearms through straw purchasing and firearms trafficking. The Stop Illegal Trafficking in Firearms Act of 2019, sponsored by Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL), Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Susan Collins (R-ME), makes it a federal crime to act as a straw purchaser of firearms. The bill has a provision

huawei-aug2.jpg U.S. President Donald Trump insisted that there is no question of his administration allowing Huawei Technologies Co. entry to the United States because it is detrimental to the country's security. Responding to a reporter's question at the South Lawn of the White House Thursday, the President said, "We've not changed on Huawei. We're not allowing Huawei into our country. We're not changed on tha

trump3-102518_01aug19.jpg With the latest round of U.S.-China trade talks failing to result in a breakthrough, President Donald Trump has announced plans to impose a 10 percent tariff on the remaining $300 billion worth of Chinese imports.

kellyknightcraft-un-080119.jpg The Senate has confirmed Kelly Knight Craft as the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. President Donald Trump's nominee was approved Wednesday by a vote of 56 to 34 with a few Democrats crossing the line. Seven Democrat senators who are participating in this week's presidential primary debates in Detroit did not turn up. The crucial post has been laying vacant after Nikki Haley's resignation

debate-aug01.jpg The Democratic presidential debate in Detroit Wednesday night witnessed a heated war of words between two female lawmakers. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, who is trailing in opinion polls, made a scathing attack of California Senator Kamala Harris over her record on the criminal justice system as the Attorney General of California. "The bottom line is, Senator Harris, when you were in a position to make a

uschinatrade-aug01.jpg The latest round of U.S.-China trade talks ended without any major breakthrough. The 12th round of talks between the two economic power houses lasted just half a day, and at the end of talks held in Shanghai, both sides agreed to meet again in September to continue negotiations to resolve the ongoing trade disputes, and secure a trade deal. The White House said the talks were frank and construct

tradetalks-july31.jpg After a gap of more than two months US-China trade talks resumed in Shanghai Wednesday in the shadow of President Donald Trump's tweet blaming Beijing of trying to change the course in their favor. "My team is negotiating with them now, but they always change the deal in the end to their benefit," Trump said on Twitter as delegations of both sides sat down for a working dinner at the Fairmont Pe

taxreturns-july31.jpg California Governor Gavin Newsom Tuesday signed a Bill into law requiring Presidential election candidates to release their income tax returns of the past 5 years to be eligible to enroll their names on the state's primary ballot. California's Democrats-dominated legislature passed the Senate Bill 27 last month. The Presidential Tax Transparency and Accountability Act says that a candidate for U

chiefnominee-july30.jpg Concerns over the merit of President Donald Trump's US intelligence chief nominee has risen from various corners. Trump announced on Sunday that Dan Coats, the Director of National Intelligence, would leave on August 15, and will be replaced by Rep John Ratcliffe. "A former U.S. Attorney, John will lead and inspire greatness for the Country he loves," according to Trump.But lawmakers fear if t

tradepolicy-july30.jpg Top Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren said she will make major changes in the rules on negotiating international trade deals if elected President. Addressing a town hall meeting in Toledo, Ohio on Monday, the presidential aspirant stressed the need for a trade policy that favors the American people, not multinational corporations. For decades, America's trade policy has worked great for the ri

berniesanders-july29.jpg Veteran senator and presidential candidate Bernie Sanders accused pharmaceutical companies of looting Americans with exorbitant price for insulin. "Americans are dying because of the enormous greed of the pharmaceutical industry. We have got to end their greed," he said after leading dozen type 1 diabetic patients into Canada to purchase insulin where it is available at a much cheaper rate. In b

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