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Shutdown: Trump 'amnesty' hint angers right and fails to draw Democrats

President defends offer rejected by Pelosi before speechOutside the Washington circus, shutdown havoc spreadsDonald Trump raised the possibility of one day granting amnesty to migrants living in the US illegally, after Democrats rejected his latest plan to fund a wall along the southern border and reopen the US government. Related: Trump whisperers: are Stephen Miller and Fox keeping the shutdown alive? Continue reading...
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Immigration and gay rights: Gillibrand and Gabbard questioned on past views

Democrats face tricky questions about former positionsOpinion: Gillibrand is a feminist. No wonder she’s attackedKirsten Gillibrand and Tulsi Gabbard, declared candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination, faced tricky questions on Sunday about former political positions. Related: Kirsten Gillibrand urges Iowans to 'take back this democracy' in 2020 Continue reading...
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The Guardian view on Trump and arms: can the doomsday clock be stopped? | Editorial

The threat of an arms race is real and growing. The news of recent days has highlighted the dangersHow late is it now? On Thursday, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists will announce the time on its Doomsday Clock. Last year, the bulletin moved the hands forwards 30 seconds, to reach two minutes to midnight: the closest to catastrophe in six and a half decades. Since then, the immediate peril encapsulated in Donald Trump’s threats of “fire and fury” to North Korea has receded. But Mr Trump shou...
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Gillibrand and Gabbard face first test as 2020 candidates on past views

Democrats Kirsten Gillibrand and Tulsi Gabbard faced tricky questions about former political positions SundayOpinion: Gillibrand is a feminist. No wonder she’s attackedKirsten Gillibrand and Tulsi Gabbard, declared candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination, faced tricky questions on Sunday about former political positions. Related: Kirsten Gillibrand urges Iowans to 'take back this democracy' in 2020 Continue reading...
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Trump may have spoken to Cohen before false testimony to Congress – Giuliani

President’s attorney, Rudy Giuliani, said it would have been ‘perfectly normal’ for Trump to discuss testimony with CohenDonald Trump may have talked to Michael Cohen in advance about Cohen’s false testimony to Congress on their pursuit of a property deal in Russia, the president’s attorney said on Sunday. Related: Mueller's disavowal of bombshell Cohen report fuels Trump's war with media Continue reading...
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Shutdown: Trump risks rightwing ire with tweet on 'amnesty' for migrants

President defends offer rejected by Democrats before speechSupport for hardline immigration policies has driven shutdownDonald Trump risked angering Republicans on Sunday, by raising the possibility of granting amnesty to migrants living in the US illegally.Trump made the remark in a tweet that stressed his new proposal to fund a border wall included as a concession an extension of legal protections only for refugees and people who were brought to the US illegally as children. Continue reading.....
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Native American mocked by students in Maga hats – video report

A group of Kentucky students in Washington DC for an anti-abortion rally have been filmed harassing a Native American who was singing and drumming. The group were filmed surrounding Nathan Phillips, and one teenager wearing a Maga hat can be seen standing in front of Phillips and staring into his face while smilingOutcry after Kentucky students in Maga hats mock Native American veteran Continue reading...
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Somalia: dozens of al-Shabaab fighters killed in airstrike, says US

Attack follows extremist group’s assault on hotel complex in Nairobi, which killed 21 peopleA US airstrike in Somalia has killed 52 Islamic militants from al-Shabaab, military officials have said.The strike comes days after a deadly attack by the extremist organisation on a luxury hotel complex in Nairobi, Kenya. Continue reading...
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Trump whisperers: are Stephen Miller and Fox keeping the shutdown alive?

As the president maintains his border wall demand, a handful of White House insiders and pundits may bear responsibilityIt was Monday night and the university football champions were coming to dinner at the White House. Catering staff were furloughed due to the partial government shutdown. So naturally Donald Trump served up a banquet of fast food. “Trump bought food from McDonald’s, Wendy’s, Burger King and Domino’s,” observed the late-night TV host James Corden. “Or, as he calls them, his four...
Tags: White House, US, US news, Fox, US politics, Donald Trump, James Corden, Trump, Stephen Miller, White House Catering, McDonald 's Wendy


Forget the 'border crisis' – it is Trump's shutdown that's made us less safe

With thousands of FBI and TSA staff furloughed and critical functions hit, the shutdown is a disaster for national securityPresident Trump closed the US government over a fabricated border crisis, and in doing so has sparked a real national security emergency. By shutting down the government, Trump has disabled America’s defenses against threats to national security.Trump decided to shut down the government over the claim that America needs a wall to deal with a crisis at the border with Mexico....
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California town sets up 'goat fund me' page to finance four-legged firefighters

Nevada City is seeking to raise $30,000 to acquire goats to munch through acres of vegetation that could fuel wildfiresA California town threatened by the sort of wildfires that recently wiped out a neighbouring community is appealing for an unusual type of help: a crack team of goats. Related: The US won't be prepared for the next natural disaster Continue reading...
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Outside the Washington circus, shutdown havoc spreads

The government closure has pushed workers into hardship – and weakened the very immigration system it was meant to bolsterBriana Libby is not a federal employee, and she is not into politics. She lives 2,500 miles from the US border with Mexico, where Donald Trump has demanded funds for a wall in exchange for ending the partial government shutdown.Nonetheless, the shutdown has hit Libby, 26, with devastating force. A mother of two daughters aged four and six, she was on the verge of buying her f...
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Outcry after Kentucky students in Maga hats mock Native American veteran

Teenagers from Covington Catholic High School filmed jeering at Nathan Phillips and chanting ‘build that wall’A Catholic school in Kentucky has condemned a group of its students after they were recorded harassing a Native American Vietnam veteran in a video that went viral on Saturday.The students, many of whom were wearing “Make America Great Again” caps, from private, all-male Covington Catholic High School in Park Hills were in Washington for an anti-abortion rally on Friday when they were fi...
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Plane carrying 129 skids off Chicago runway as huge storm hits midwest

One man reported killed on icy roads in KansasStorm could bring up to 18in of snow to New EnglandA plane carrying 129 people skidded from a slick Chicago runway and a plow driver was killed when his truck rolled over outside Kansas City on Saturday, following a winter storm that covered many parts of the US midwest in snow and ice. No injuries were reported on the United Airlines flight at O’Hare International Airport as it arrived from Phoenix, Chicago fire officials said. The massive storm whi...
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Pelosi rejects Trump shutdown deal before president announces it

Trump official: no backing down from $5.7bn demandSpeaker: nothing new in offer from president Before Donald Trump could propose a deal to end the government shutdown, the House speaker, Nancy Pelosi, rejected it. Related: 'A death sentence': migrant caravan member killed in Honduras after US sent him back Continue reading...
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Trump to offer Dreamers protection in bid to fund wall and end shutdown

Trump official: no backing down from $5.7bn demandDemocratic aide says party were not consulted on proposalDonald Trump is expected to propose on Saturday a deal to end the government shutdown. In an address to the nation, the president will ask for funding for his border wall in exchange for extending protections for certain undocumented migrants and individuals from certain Central American and African nations. Related: 'A death sentence': migrant caravan member killed in Honduras after US s...
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US airstrike in Somalia kills 52 al-Shabaab fighters, military says

Africa Command says strike followed attack on Somali forcesExtremist group has claimed deadly attack on Kenya hotelThe US military said it carried out an airstrike in Somalia that killed 52 al-Shabab extremists, in response to an attack on Somali forces. Related: Al-Shabaab's Nairobi attack is a reminder that tit-for-tat terror never succeeds | Mukoma wa Ngugi Continue reading...
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Trump to offer Dreamers protection in bid to fund wall and end shutdown – report

President will speak at 4pm eastern timeDemocrats unmoved over wall demandDonald Trump is due to address the nation on Saturday afternoon. According to reports, he will not declare a national emergency over conditions at the southern border but will instead lay out details of a deal the White House believes can end the partial government shutdown, which is now a record 29 days old. Related: 'A death sentence': migrant caravan member killed in Honduras after US sent him back Continue reading.....
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Arizona police officer killed 14-year-old boy as he ran away, video shows

Tempe police chief asks public to withhold judgmentPolice say Antonio Arce was carrying replica handgunA police officer investigating a car break-in shot and killed the 14-year-old suspect as the boy ran away, according to video released on Friday.Before making footage from the officer’s body-worn camera public, the Tempe police chief, Sylvia Moir, asked people to withhold judgment. Continue reading...
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A naked escape and bribed presidents: El Chapo trial's shocking testimony

A New York court has heard how the Mexican drug lord Joaquín Guzmán eluded capture with his mistress while paying millions to politicians and policeThat Joaquín ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán – on trial in New York for heading the world’s biggest drug cartel – escaped a raid through a tunnel beneath his bath is legend; what is not known is that he did so stark naked with the mistress with whom he was abed when the Mexican marines arrived.That Guzmán’s Sinaloa cartel bribed politicians and senior military off...
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Sorry Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, your 'minority privilege' is no longer secret

Laura Ingraham’s whine about Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has rumbled our secret: once you ignore the facts, minorities are having a grand old time in AmericaMinorities of the world, gather around, I’ve got bad news. The jig is up; we’ve been rumbled. While I know we’ve all been trying to keep our “minority privilege” a secret, the whitest minds in America have put their heads together and found us out. Related: Who is afraid of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez? | Nathan Robinson Continue reading...
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Donald Trump hails 'incredible' meeting with North Korean envoy

President says ‘ a lot of progress’ made at White House talksMeeting with Kim Jong-un likely by end of FebruaryDonald Trump said on Saturday he had “an incredible” meeting with North Korea’s nuclear envoy, Kim Yong-chol, and the two sides had made “a lot of progress”. Related: Trump announces huge expansion of US missile defense system Continue reading...
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'Iraq on steroids': senator in Syria warning as Trump receives remains

Lindsey Graham urges slowing of US withdrawalBodies of four Americans killed in Manbij to be repatriatedSenator Lindsey Graham said on Saturday he hoped Donald Trump would slow the US withdrawal from Syria until Islamic State is destroyed, warning that if not thought through, the pullout can create an “Iraq on steroids”. Related: Ex-navy Seal and sailor among US victims killed in Syria suicide attack Continue reading...
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Thousands join Women's March across US as controversy dampens turnout

Rallies take place in cities from Washington to Los Angeles but an antisemitism row has overshadowed the buildupThe first Women’s March, held the day after Donald Trump’s inauguration as president in 2017, was the largest single-day protest in US history, drawing millions to the streets to reject Trump in a colourful riot of placards, fury and pink “pussy hats”. Related: What has the Women’s March accomplished, beyond mere visibility? | Jessa Crispin Continue reading...
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Laquan McDonald's family laments light sentence given to white Chicago officer

Murdered black teen was shot 16 times by Jason Van DykeVan Dyke sentenced to less than seven years in prisonVideo of a white Chicago officer shooting a black teenager 16 times shocked consciences around the world. Laquan McDonald was killed as he walked away from police. Related: Laquan McDonald killing: Chicago police officer sentenced to nearly seven years Continue reading...
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President Pence? That vision should terrify women | Arwa Mahdawi

The news that Karen Pence is returning to work at an anti-gay Christian school should remind us of the vice-president’s dangerous bigotryKaren Pence is not just the wife of the US vice-president, she’s an empowered career woman in her own right. While her husband works tirelessly alongside Trump to make America white again, Karen Pence, it was announced this week, is returning to her old job teaching kids art. Continue reading...
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Donald Trump expected to outline shutdown deal offer in address to nation

President will speak at 3pm eastern timeDemocrats unmoved over wall demandDonald Trump is due to address the nation on Saturday afternoon. According to reports, he will not declare a national emergency over conditions at the southern border but will instead lay out details of a deal the White House believes can end the partial government shutdown, which is now a record 29 days old. Related: How Trump has changed America in two years Continue reading...
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Women's March 2019: thousands to protest across US

Policy platform to be revealed at main event in Washington DCMovement has suffered infighting over antisemitism claimsThousands of protesters will take to the streets across the US on Saturday to resist Donald Trump and stand up for women’s rights at the third annual Women’s March.Though this year’s event has been marred by controversy, participants will seek to channel the spirit of the first massive march in 2017 that saw hundreds of thousands of protests take over the nation’s capital the day...
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Arizona: Four women convicted after leaving food and water in desert for migrants

Federal judge finds activists guilty of entering a national wildlife refuge without a permit to give aid to migrantsA federal judge has found four women guilty of entering a national wildlife refuge without a permit as they sought to place food and water in the Arizona desert for migrants. US magistrate Judge Bernardo Velasco’s ruling on Friday marked the first conviction against humanitarian aid volunteers in a decade. Continue reading...
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Trump to hold second summit with North Korea's Kim Jong-un – as it happened

Sarah Sanders says ‘the president looks forward to meeting Kim at a place to be announced at a later date’Full story: Democrats vow to investigate report How Trump has changed America in two yearsStart your day with our US morning briefing. Sign up 1.57am GMT 1.01am GMT Colorado Gov. Jared Polis will permit federal workers required to work without pay to file for unemployment. “Those federal employees who are required to report for work are feeling the same economic squeeze as those who...
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