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Hong Kong police clear protesters from legislature building

Hong Kong police clear protesters from legislature building

Associated Press

July 1, 2019

HONG KONG (AP) — Hundreds of protesters in Hong Kong swarmed into the legislature's main building Monday night, tearing down portraits of legislative leaders and spray-painting pro-democracy slogans on the walls of the main chamber as frustration over a lack of response from the administration to opposition...

Harris gets personal, delivers civil rights blow to Biden

Harris gets personal, delivers civil rights blow to Biden

Will Weissert, Associated Press

June 28, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — Kamala Harris spoke slowly but bluntly as she stared at Joe Biden, then began treating him as a hostile witness. The former prosecutor turned California senator started by saying she didn't think the former vice president was racist. But she criticized him for recently defendi...

Health care, immigration top issues at Democrats’ 1st debate

Health care, immigration top issues at Democrats’ 1st debate

Juana Summers and Steve Peoples, Associated Press

June 27, 2019

MIAMI (AP) — Ten Democrats railed against a national economy and a Republican administration they argued exist only for the rich as presidential candidates debated onstage for the first time in the young 2020 season, embracing inequality as a defining theme in their fight to deny President Donald Trump...

Federal prosecutors detail Chinese scholar’s brutal death in Illinois

Federal prosecutors detail Chinese scholar’s brutal death in Illinois

Michael Tarm, Associated Press

June 12, 2019

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — Federal prosecutors on Wednesday shared with jurors grisly details of how they claim a former University of Illinois doctoral student kidnapped a visiting scholar from China who aspired to return home and become a professor, then brutally beat and killed her. Opening statements...

Buttigieg’s high college debt draws attention to the issue

Buttigieg’s high college debt draws attention to the issue

Michelle R. Smith, Associated Press

June 9, 2019

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg knows firsthand the burden of six-figure student loan debt. He and his husband, Chasten, are far from alone, though, and their personal college indebtedness is helping to keep the issue on the national stage. With loans totaling...

Undone by Brexit, May steps down as Conservative leader

Undone by Brexit, May steps down as Conservative leader

Jill Lawless, Associated Press

June 7, 2019

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May's time as Conservative Party leader ended Friday, not with a bang but a whimper. May, who announced her departure two weeks ago after her career was undone by the Brexit mess, formally stepped down in a private exchange of letters with the party,...

D-Day at 75: Nations honor aging veterans, fallen comrades

D-Day at 75: Nations honor aging veterans, fallen comrades

Raf Casert, John Leicester and Elaine Ganley, Associated Press

June 6, 2019

OMAHA BEACH, France (AP) — Standing on the windswept beaches and bluffs of Normandy, a dwindling number of aging veterans of history's greatest air and sea invasion received the thanks and praise of a world transformed by their sacrifice. The mission now, they said, was to honor the dead and keep...

Mexican officials try to stave off tariffs at White House

Mexican officials try to stave off tariffs at White House

Jill Colvin, Matthew Lee and Luis Alonso Lugo, Associated Press

June 5, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mexican and U.S. officials met late into the day Tuesday at the White House trying to stave off President Donald Trump's threatened tariffs on all Mexican goods flowing into the United States. The first tariffs — 5% taxes on imports from Mexico — are to go into effect next...

Prosperity, repression mark China 30 years after Tiananmen

Prosperity, repression mark China 30 years after Tiananmen

Christopher Bodeen, Associated Press

June 4, 2019

BEIJING (AP) — Thirty years since the Tiananmen Square protests, China's economy has catapulted up the world rankings, yet political repression in the country is harsher than many who watched those events would have anticipated. Hundreds of thousands of Muslims are held in re-education camps without...

Illinois governor set to sign bill removing abortion restrictions

Illinois governor set to sign bill removing abortion restrictions

Mari Oliver, Contributing Writer

June 3, 2019

A controversial abortion bill which removes abortion restrictions in Illinois and criminal penalties for physicians who perform abortions passed in the state Senate on Saturday along party lines, with a 34-20 vote. The bill, which previously passed in the House on Tuesday, comes as a number of states...

Despite Smollett controversy, hate crime still a pervasive issue

Despite Smollett controversy, hate crime still a pervasive issue

Noah Festenstein, Contributing Writer

June 3, 2019

Amid the widely publicized Jussie Smollett controversy, in which the “Empire” actor claimed to have been the victim of a racially-motivated and homophobic attack, statistics show that hate crimes are on the rise nationally. According to the most recent statistics from the FBI, there were 7,175 incidents...

Poor countries take on debt with China’s Belt and Road Initiative

Poor countries take on debt with China’s Belt and Road Initiative

Cole Bursch, Contributing Writer

June 3, 2019

Since China introduced its plans to rebuild ancient trading routes in Eurasia in 2013, there have been billions of dollars poured into investments in Africa and Western Asia, with signed Memorandums of Understanding in a number of European countries like Italy. But while Chinese officials have touted t...

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