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In a statement on state television it denounced the measures, but said Havana "reiterates its willingness to continue the respectful dialogue and cooperation". Castro's government has clearly stated it does not intend to change its one-party political system. Trump described his move as an effort to ramp up pressure to create a "free Cuba " after more than half a century of communism.
  • Vice president to travel to Central and South America

    Vice president to travel to Central and South America

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    Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia Richard Cullen , who is chairman of McGuire Woods, the Post reported . That's according to a statement from Pence spokesman Jarrod Agen . To read this article in one of Houston's most-spoken languages, click on the button below. Amid reports that special counsel Robert Mueller is also looking into whether Trump tried to obstruct justice, several White House aides are expected to be contacted by his team and are in the process of ...
  • Trump calls for unity after GOP baseball shooting

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    Authorities have identified the suspected shooter at the GOP Congressional baseball practice on Wednesday morning as James T. Hodgkinson , a 66-year-old from Belleville, Illinois, the Washington Post reported . Brooks says Rep. Brad Wenstrup , a podiatrist who served as a combat surgeon in Iraq, used scissors to cut Scalise's trousers to get to his wound. Brooks identified the shooter as a "white male, armed with a rifle".
  • DC Welcomes News of Rosenworcel's Return to FCC

    DC Welcomes News of Rosenworcel's Return to FCC

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    She previously served on the Commission from 2012 through the end of past year, but stepped down when the Senate did not extend her expired term before the end of their session. That didn't happen. Now, some are wondering if Rosenworcel will be put up for a vote by the Senate without a Republican nominee. "CCA shares her commitment to ensuring wireless services for all Americans, especially for consumers in rural and remote areas, and her focus on closing the homework gap will benefit all ...
  • Melania Trump, son Barron move into the White House

    Melania Trump, son Barron move into the White House

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    The ruling from a unanimous three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said the president violated U.S. immigration law by discriminating against people based on their nationality and by failing to demonstrate that their entry into the country would hurt American interests."Immigration, even for the president, is not a one-person show", the judges said.
  • Rallies against Islamic law draw counter-protests across US

    Rallies against Islamic law draw counter-protests across US

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    The " March Against Sharia " protesters were inside the Capitol and the counter-protesters outside, with state troopers keeping the two groups from co-mingling. Muslim man, Jewish woman pray together in Manchester tribute " A lot of Muslims follow Sharia law and that's a scary thing for Americans because our rule of law is the U.S.
  • Qatar denies that charities fund terrorism

    Qatar denies that charities fund terrorism

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    Al Sabah said that Qatar is ready to respond to the efforts made by H H Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmed Al Jaber Al Sabah to reach an agreement. But a Qatari diplomat said the crisis reflected a lack of US leadership. In his latest message supportive of the Saudi-led move, President Donald Trump on Friday said he backed the isolation of Qatar, saying Doha has historically "been a funder of terrorism at a very high level" and that has to stop.
  • Biden encourages Romney to consider Senate run in Utah

    Biden encourages Romney to consider Senate run in Utah

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    Biden on Friday told a closed door gathering at the E2 Summit, he knew Clinton would lose key battleground states from having campaigned himself in those states, Politico reported Saturday. "Mitt didn't have a chance to ask many questions because Joe pretty much took over the show", Dykema said. Orrin Hatch , 83, must decide whether he wants to run for an eighth term.
  • Boy drowns a week after swimming

    Boy drowns a week after swimming

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    The family were told little Frankie , as he was called, died from secondary drowning , a rare medical condition that affects mostly children due to their size compared to an adult. Secondary drowning, however, is when the water enters the lungs and causes inflammation or swelling which makes it hard for the body to adequately transfer oxygen to carbon dioxide and vice versa.
  • Trump to embrace privatization of air traffic control system

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    Proposed FAA reauthorization legislation would also maintain support for rural communities and small airports, he said , an apparent reference to the Essential Air Service program that subsidizes airline service to underserved areas. If the airlines are not effectively investing in upgrading and modernizing their own systems, how can they possibly be trusted with oversight of air traffic control? To cut down on those delays, the Federal Aviation Administration has been rolling out new ...
  • Graham Rahal wins 1st of 2 Detroit Grand Prix IndyCar races

    Graham Rahal wins 1st of 2 Detroit Grand Prix IndyCar races

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    Rahal led 41 of 70 laps in a race that ran without a caution until Canadian James Hinchcliffe's Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Honda stopped on the course on lap 66. 3 Hitachi Team Penske Chevrolet atop the combined speed chart for the day. Dixon's vehicle broken up into pieces amid sparks and flames. Qualifying for Race 2 at Belle Isle starts at 10:45 a.m.
  • Blue Jays reliever Grilli's cheese eaten up by Yankees sluggers

    Blue Jays reliever Grilli's cheese eaten up by Yankees sluggers

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    And in his Bobblehead Day while with the Oakland A's in 2014, Donaldson hit a double and walked. "We were able to get a couple of runs across and it looked like it might hold up but it just didn't", Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. "I think we needed it", Gibbons said of the victory. Gardner led it off with a home run and then with two outs, Holliday, Castro and Gregorius connected in succession.