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Trump heads to Ohio as critics condemn his attack on McCain – live

Trump to visit America’s last remaining tank plant in CantonPresident continues feud with Kellyanne Conway’s husbandSign up for the US briefing to get a fresh perspective 2.07pm GMT Andrew Gillum, the losing Democratic gubernatorial candidate in Florida in 2018, will announce a new voter registration effort today.Politico reports that Gillum, the former Mayor of Tallahassee, will outline effort to register sufficient new voters in Florida to ensure that Democrats win the key swing state in 2...
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Fox News, nepotism and bigotry: Bolsonaro brings his Trump act to DC

First visit to the US had all the drama of a soap opera – intrigue, betrayal, family, controversy – and left Brazilians dividedJair Bolsonaro’s first official visit to the US had all the drama of a Brazilian soap opera – intrigue, betrayal, family, controversy.But viewers back home in Brazil were left divided: a disastrous interview with Fox News prompted starkly contrasting verdicts, captured in the two trending hashtags: #BolsonaroShamesBrazil (#BolsonaroEnvergonhaOBrasil) and #Bolsonaro Pride...
Tags: Americas, US, US news, Brazil, Fox News, Donald Trump, Trump, Jair Bolsonaro, Bolsonaro, BolsonaroShamesBrazil BolsonaroEnvergonhaOBrasil


North Carolina proposes laws allowing teachers to carry guns in schools

State politicians see arming teachers as a way to better secure the school even as polls show it remains largely unpopularNorth Carolina is planning controversial new laws that aim to ease gun restrictions in schools and allow teachers to carry weapons while on school grounds and even provide a financial incentive for educators to arm themselves.The proposed laws – one in the state house and one in the state senate – were filed shortly after 2018 ended as the deadliest year for school shootings ...
Tags: US, US news, US crime, US gun control, North Carolina, Parkland, Parkland Florida, Marjory Stoneman Douglas, Florida School Shooting, unpopularNorth Carolina


Disney seals $71bn deal for 21st Century Fox as it prepares to take on Netflix

The acquisition of Rupert Murdoch’s film and TV studio business will boost Disney as it enters the TV streaming marketDisney has closed its $71bn (£54bn) acquisition of Rupert Murdoch’s entertainment business in a deal which unites franchises such as Cinderella, The Simpsons and Star Wars under one corporate roof to create a media behemoth of unprecedented scale.The Walt Disney Company closed its acquisition of 21st century Fox just after midnight New York time on Wednesday. Continue reading...
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How a love child found her sister – and forged a secret friendship

Laura was born to a mother who had had an affair with her married boss. Years later, a bond with her half-sister Laurie changed her lifeI’m having an affair with my sister. One of our recent rendezvous was in Charleston, South Carolina, where I happened to be traveling for a writing gig. Laurie slipped away from her home in a nearby state and we picked up right where we’d left off. That particular evening, we were headed to my work-related happy hour, where we sipped cocktails and introduced eac...
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City Lights founder Lawrence Ferlinghetti: 'The US isn't ready for a revolution'

As the poet behind the San Francisco literary institution turns 100, the city is preparing for ‘Lawrence Ferlinghetti Day’The last couple of years have taken their toll on Lawrence Ferlinghetti. The American publisher, poet, painter and political activist is frail and nearly blind. He spends a lot of time in bed, relying on his assistant for emails and phone calls.His body might be failing him. But his mind is still on fire. He’s hoping for a revolution. Trouble is, he says, “the United States i...
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Trump picks ex-Delta exec to lead FAA amid questions over Boeing crash

President will nominate Stephen Dickson to head regulator facing concern over its approval of airliner involved in recent crashesPresident Donald Trump has tapped a former Delta Air Lines executive to lead the Federal Aviation Administration as the regulator deals with questions about its approval of a Boeing airliner involved in two deadly crashes within five months.The White House said Tuesday that Trump will nominate Stephen Dickson to head the FAA. The agency has been led by an acting admini...
Tags: White House, US news, US politics, Delta, Airline Industry, Donald Trump, Faa, Boeing, Federal Aviation Administration, Delta Air Lines, Trump, Stephen Dickson


Joe Biden reportedly tells supporters he's running for president – latest news

Former vice-president advised a handful of supporters of his intentions, according to the Wall Street JournalSign up for the US briefing to get a fresh perspective 12.08am GMT Thanks for sticking with us, folks. 11.32pm GMT Utah Senator and former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney weighed in on President Trump’s comments on the late Senator John McCain. I can’t understand why the President would, once again, disparage a man as exemplary as my friend John McCain: heroic, coura...
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Joe Biden reportedly tells supporters he's running for president – as it happened

Former vice-president advised a handful of supporters of his intentions, according to the Wall Street JournalSign up for the US briefing to get a fresh perspective 12.08am GMT Thanks for sticking with us, folks. 11.32pm GMT Utah Senator and former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney weighed in on President Trump’s comments on the late Senator John McCain. I can’t understand why the President would, once again, disparage a man as exemplary as my friend John McCain: heroic, coura...
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Trump praises Bolsonaro's use of 'fake news' in mutual show of admiration – latest news

Brazilian president met with Donald Trump at the White House Tuesday, and the two men reveled in their similaritiesSign up for the US briefing to get a fresh perspective 9.08pm GMT Hey all, Vivian Ho taking over for Ben Jacobs. In his lawsuit, California Congressman Devin Nunes claims to be a victim of Twitter trolls like “Devin Nunes’ Mom” and “Devin Nunes’ Cow,” but in taking legal action, he’s actually fallen victim to the Streisand Effect. Related: Goats, cows and Devin Nunes' mom: ho...
Tags: Republicans, California, White House, US, World news, US news, Democrats, US politics, Donald Trump, Trump, Michael Cohen, Ben Jacobs, Devin Nunes, Bolsonaro, Vivian Ho


Facebook cracks down on discriminatory ads after years of backlash

ACLU hails ‘sweeping changes’ after company criticized over ad targeting based on race, gender and ageFacebook is taking steps to block discriminatory ads for housing, employment and credit by preventing advertisers from targeting users based on race, gender, age and zip code.The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and other rights groups, which sued Facebook for with its ad practices, announced the “historic settlement” on Tuesday, saying “sweeping changes” would restrict illegal and discri...
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Facebook agrees to ban discriminatory ads in civil rights settlement

ACLU hails ‘sweeping changes’ after company criticized over race-, gender-, and age-based ad targetingFacebook is taking steps to block discriminatory ads for housing, employment and credit by preventing advertisers from targeting users based on race, gender, age and zip code.The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and other rights groups, which sued Facebook for with its ad practices, announced the “historic settlement” on Tuesday, saying “sweeping changes” would restrict illegal and discri...
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Donald Trump Jr and John Bolton berate UK leaders over Brexit

President’s son and US national security adviser in apparent coordinated interventionDonald Trump Jr and the US national security adviser, John Bolton, spoke out over Brexit on Tuesday in what appeared to be a coordinated intervention by the White House into British domestic politics.Both the US president’s son and Bolton attacked British political leadership after Theresa May said she would ask the EU for a delay to the UK’s exit from the European Union; in line with parliament’s wish. Continue...
Tags: Politics, UK, White House, US, Eu, European Union, UK News, US news, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Bolton, Donald Trump, Brexit, John Bolton, Donald Trump Jr, Trump Jr


Trump praises Bolsonaro's use of 'fake news' in mutual show of admiration – live

Brazilian president met with Donald Trump at the White House Tuesday, and the two men reveled in their similaritiesSign up for the US briefing to get a fresh perspective 8.06pm GMT A new national poll of the 2020 presidential primary shows Joe Biden maintaining a healthy lead.The poll conducted by SSRS for CNN has Joe Biden at 28%, Bernie Sanders at 20%, Kamala Harris at 12% and Beto O’Rourke at 11%. 7.48pm GMT Longshot 2020 Democratic candidate Andrew Yang has come out against circumcis...
Tags: Republicans, White House, US, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Cnn, Democrats, Donald Trump, Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders, Trump, Michael Cohen, Yang, Daily Beast, Andrew Yang


Google Stadia: company makes a play for gamers with new streaming service

Stadia, which will allow users to play games on any device, will launch later in 2019Google announced its entry into the video game market with Google Stadia, a service that will allow players to stream video games to any screen – phone, tablet, TV or computer.Google announced Stadia at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco on Tuesday. The cloud-powered service will allow users to log in from any screen using the Chrome browser, a Chromecast device or a Google Pixel phone or tablet and...
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Trump welcomes Brazil's far-right president Jair Bolsonaro to White House – live

Brazilian president arrives to meet with US president Donald TrumpSign up for the US briefing to get a fresh perspective 5.06pm GMT A controversial bill in Florida, which could undo parts of a landmark referendum that restored voting rights to millions of former felons, made its first advances in the state legislature on Tuesday.Florida has for decades enforced some of America’s hardest felony disenfranchisement laws, blocking around 1.5 million people from voting due to prior offenses. In N...
Tags: Florida, Republicans, White House, US, America, World news, US news, Democrats, Brazil, North Carolina, Donald Trump, Trump, Jim Jordan, Michael Cohen, Mark Meadows, Jair Bolsonaro


Bolsonaro backs Trump's border wall ahead of White House meeting

Brazil president endorses hardline US immigration policy, saying ‘Vast majority of … immigrants do not have good intentions’Brazil’s president Jair Bolsonaro has endorsed Donald Trump’s immigration agenda on the eve of their first meeting at the White House, saying he supports a wall on the US-Mexico border and that most immigrants to the United States wish to do harm.Bolsonaro, a far-right congressman who rode to the presidency with a brash, anti-establishment campaign modeled on Trump’s 2016 r...
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Jair Bolsonaro backs Trump's border wall ahead of White House meeting

Brazil president endorses hardline US immigration policy‘Vast majority of … immigrants do not have good intentions’Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro has endorsed Donald Trump’s immigration agenda on the eve of their first meeting at the White House, saying he supports a wall on the US-Mexico border and that most immigrants to the United States wish to do harm.Bolsonaro, a far-right congressman who rode to the presidency with a brash, anti-establishment campaign modeled on Trump’s 2016 run, has p...
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Mueller suspected Trump lawyer may have been acting as foreign agent

Special counsel of Russia investigation granted access to Michael Cohen’s emails on basis he may have broken several lawsMichael Cohen documents released – live updatesRobert Mueller persuaded a judge within weeks of being made special counsel in 2017 that Michael Cohen, Donald Trump’s legal fixer, may have been secretly working for a foreign government. Related: Michael Cohen FBI raid documents released – live updates Continue reading...
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Supreme court gives Trump victory on detaining immigrants with criminal convictions

Court rules 5-4 that authorities can detain immigrants awaiting deportation anytime after they have completed prison termsThe US supreme court on Tuesday endorsed US government authority to detain immigrants awaiting deportation at any time – potentially even years – after they have completed prison terms for criminal convictions, handing Donald Trump a victory as he pursues hardline immigration policies.The court ruled 5-4, with its conservative justices in the majority and its liberal justices...
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Rod Rosenstein postpones resignation from justice department – live

No 2 official at DoJ to stay in his post ‘a little longer’Trump attacks Kellyanne Conway’s husband as ‘loser’Sign up for the US briefing to get a fresh perspective 3.12pm GMT The Trump administration is preparing to stonewall congressional Democrats in their efforts to exercise oversight over the administration. Politico reports:In their early response to an onslaught of Democratic requests, Trump officials are breaking from norms set by previous administrations of both parties, according to...
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Mueller suspected Cohen may have been secretly acting as foreign agent in 2017

Special counsel granted access to Cohen’s emails on basis he may have broken laws including those on unregistered foreign agentsMichael Cohen documents released – live updatesRobert Mueller persuaded a judge within weeks of being made special counsel that Michael Cohen, Donald Trump’s legal fixer, may have been secretly working for a foreign government. Related: Michael Cohen FBI raid documents released – live updates Continue reading...
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Rod Rosentein postpones resignation from justice department – live

No 2 official at DoJ to stay in his post ‘a little longer’Trump attacks Kellyanne Conway’s husband as ‘loser’Sign up for the US briefing to get a fresh perspective 2.16pm GMT A top aide to Bernie Sanders’s 2016 presidential campaign has signed back on for 2020. CNN reports that Claire Sandburg will be Sanders’s national organizing director.Claire Sandberg led the Vermont lawmaker’s distributed organizing team during his last primary bid and comes on now as the 2020 campaign’s director of org...
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National Portrait Gallery turns down £1m grant from Sackler family

Artists had asked gallery not to accept sum from family behind firm making opiod OxyContinThe National Portrait Gallery has turned down a £1m grant from the multibillionaire Sackler family following an ongoing controversy over a drug produced by their US pharmaceutical company.The NPG is one of many British cultural institutions in line for substantial donations from members of the family, but it has come under pressure from artists and campaigners not to accept funding from the owners of the co...
Tags: Business, London, US, UK News, World news, US news, Culture, Art and design, Pharmaceuticals industry, Corporate sponsorship, National Portrait Gallery, NPG, Sackler, OxyContinThe National Portrait Gallery


Mueller accessed Cohen emails within weeks of taking over Russia inquiry

Mueller obtained search warrant to access emails in July 2017Court documents released by federal judge in New YorkMichael Cohen documents released – live updatesRobert Mueller gained access to the emails of Michael Cohen, Donald Trump’s legal fixer, within weeks of being appointed to lead the investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election, it was disclosed on Tuesday. Related: Michael Cohen FBI raid documents released – live updates Continue reading...
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Michael Cohen FBI raid documents released – live updates

Partially redacted search warrants materials releasedTrump attacks Kellyanne Conway’s husband as ‘loser’ 1.18pm GMT President Donald Trump attacked George Conway, the husband of top White House aide Kellyanne Conway, as a “total loser” on Twitter this morning.A total loser! https://t.co/vm3Vv2f9jfCongratulations! You just guaranteed that millions of more people are going to learn about narcissistic personality disorder and malignant narcissism! Great job! https://t.co/Dk9bI3sBs7Okay, so they...
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Why Trump-era policies create new barriers to legal immigration to the US

Policy shifts such as more in-person interviews, stricter guidance on denying student visas, travel bans and lower refugee caps have reduced immigrationWhen Moshe Schulman’s then fiancee visited the United States consulate in Casablanca, he believed that she would leave her interview – for a K-1 visa – with permission to return to New York and they could finally stop conducting their relationship long-distance.Instead, she walked out with even more paperwork. Continue reading...
Tags: New York, US, US news, United States, US politics, Refugees, US immigration, Casablanca, Trump, Trump Administration, Moshe Schulman


Tulsi Gabbard: the progressive 2020 hopeful praised by Bannon and the right

Gabbard’s unorthodox positions and conflicts with fellow Democrats could emerge as stumbling blocks in her campaignCongresswoman Tulsi Gabbard is not afraid to take a stand.For a promising young Democrat in 2015, one of the seemingly worst places to be was on the wrong side of Hillary Clinton, who – barring some bizarre twist – was on her way to becoming America’s next president. Continue reading...
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'Broke up with sleep': Cory Booker exposed as addicted to coffee jokes

Democratic presidential hopeful has tweeted at least 14 times in 10 years about cheating on sleep with his ‘hot friend’ coffeeThe US Democratic presidential hopeful Cory Booker has been exposed on Twitter for making the same joke – about loving coffee so much he is “dating it” – almost every year for the past 10 years.The New Jersey senator has tweeted slight variations on the same phrase – that he has “broken up with” sleep and is now “dating coffee” – 14 times over the past decade. Continue re...
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Nebraska floods: private pilots fly in to help city walled off by water

Some are offering free flights to shuttle stranded residents to and from Fremont, and bringing in suppliesA Nebraska city walled off by massive flooding is getting a big lift from private pilots who are offering free flights to shuttle stranded residents to and from their hometown.Flooding from the Platte River and other waterways is so bad that just one highway lane into Fremont remains uncovered, authorities said Monday. Emergency responders have restricted access for safety reasons, leaving r...
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