• U.S. sues ex-Trump aide Omarosa, alleges failure to file required financials
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    U.S. sues ex-Trump aide Omarosa, alleges failure to file required financials

    The government is seeking a civil fine of up to $50,000 from Omarosa, who spent 11 months as director of communications in the White House Office of Public Liaison before her December 2017 dismissal. Omarosa, as she is typically known, was accused of violating the Ethics in Government Act by not filing

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    Exclusive: Investors with $34 trillion demand urgent climate change action

    Investors managing more than $34 trillion in assets, nearly half the world's invested capital, are demanding urgent action from governments on climate change, piling pressure on leaders of the world's 20 biggest economies meeting this week. In an open letter to the "governments of the world

  • UK firms more upbeat on hiring, investment after Brexit delay - survey
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    UK firms more upbeat on hiring, investment after Brexit delay - survey

    Employers in Britain have turned more confident about hiring and investing after the extension to the Brexit deadline which has also reduced their worries about the outlook for the economy, a recruiters' group said on Wednesday. The Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) said its Jobs Outlook

  • Border official resigns amid uproar over migrant children
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    Border official resigns amid uproar over migrant children

    The acting head of U.S. Customs and Border Protection resigned Tuesday amid an uproar over the discovery of migrant children being held in pitiful conditions at one of the agency's stations in Texas. Acting Commissioner John Sanders' departure deepened the sense of crisis and added to the rapid

  • Defense asks judge to find Navy SEAL not guilty
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    Defense asks judge to find Navy SEAL not guilty

    Lawyers for a decorated Navy SEAL charged with war crimes asked a judge on Tuesday to find him not guilty as prosecutors rested their case. The judge recessed the court-martial in San Diego to consider the request of attorneys for Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher, who has pleaded not guilty

  • U.S. border agency acting head leaving amid child detentions outcry
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    U.S. border agency acting head leaving amid child detentions outcry

    The acting commissioner of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency, John Sanders, is resigning and will leave his post on July 5, the agency said on Tuesday, a move that coincides with an outcry over the treatment of detained migrant children. Attorneys raised alarms last week after finding

  • U.S. to deploy up to 89 DHS agents to Guatemala - document
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    U.S. to deploy up to 89 DHS agents to Guatemala - document

    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security will deploy up to 89 agents to Guatemala by the end of August under a joint agreement to curb illegal immigration and strengthen border security, according to an official document seen by Reuters on Tuesday. The agreement, dated May 27, was signed by Acting U.S

  • FedEx loses $2 billion, warns of headwinds in coming year
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    FedEx loses $2 billion, warns of headwinds in coming year

    FedEx Corp. posted weak quarterly results in its core express business and warned Tuesday that its profit in the year ahead will be hurt by slowing growth in the world economy and the decision to drop a contract with retail giant Amazon. The delivery company reported a quarterly loss of nearly $2 billion

  • Longtime Trump aide Stephanie Grisham will succeed Sanders as press secretary
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    Longtime Trump aide Stephanie Grisham will succeed Sanders as press secretary

    Stephanie Grisham, communications director for first lady Melania Trump and a longtime aide to President Donald Trump, will succeed Sarah Sanders as White House press secretary, Mrs. Trump announced on Tuesday. Melania Trump announced the development in a tweet to conclude the president's search

  • House looks set to pass emergency funding bill for migrants
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    House looks set to pass emergency funding bill for migrants

    House Democrats were teeing up a vote Tuesday night on a $4.5 billion emergency border aid package to care for thousands of migrant families and unaccompanied children detained after crossing the U.S.-Mexico border. New provisions added to the bill Tuesday were more modest than what those lawmakers

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    U.S. lawmakers, regulators advance crackdown on robocalls

    The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and 25 state and local agencies on Tuesday unveiled a crackdown on robocalls as a congressional panel approved a bill that would take new steps to reduce the unwanted calls. State and local agencies are also participating in the crackdown, including 15 state attorneys

  • Corrected: Bill Cosby appeals 2018 conviction for Pennsylvania sex attack
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    Corrected: Bill Cosby appeals 2018 conviction for Pennsylvania sex attack

    Attorneys for the once-beloved American actor and comedian, star of "The Cosby Show," submitted a written appeal of the 2018 guilty verdict to the Pennsylvania Superior Court, calling for either a new trial or dismissal of the conviction altogether. The 348-page document said Cosby, 81, was

  • Sept. 11 victims advocates say they secured U.S. Senate commitment to extend compensation fund
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    Sept. 11 victims advocates say they secured U.S. Senate commitment to extend compensation fund

    Advocates of a compensation fund for emergency personnel and others who responded at the sites of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on the United States said on Tuesday that they had secured a commitment from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for prompt passage of legislation extending the programme.

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    U.S. Congress pushing back at Trump over Saudi arms deals

    A U.S. Senate committee approved legislation on Tuesday that would make it more difficult for President Donald Trump to avoid congressional review of arms sales, underscoring lawmakers' anger over his approval of $8 billion in military deals with Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. The Republican-majority

  • LPGA leaving ANA Inspiration against Augusta Women's Amateur
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    LPGA leaving ANA Inspiration against Augusta Women's Amateur

    The LPGA Tour will have a new tournament in Florida at the start of next year, and likely another one in the late spring. It again will be one week before the Masters and the same weekend as the Augusta National Women's Amateur, which stole the spotlight from the LPGA Tour's first major, not

  • Trump awards highest military honor to Iraq War veteran
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    Trump awards highest military honor to Iraq War veteran

    President Donald Trump on Tuesday awarded the nation's highest military honor to an Iraq War veteran who took on an insurgent stronghold and allowed members of his platoon to move to safety during heavy fighting in Fallujah. The president presented the Medal of Honor to former Army Staff Sgt. David

  • Blind children in Chile get solar eclipse experience
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    Blind children in Chile get solar eclipse experience

    A group of children at a Chilean school for the blind used sound and braille Tuesday to experience conditions that resemble a total solar eclipse. The project at the Hellen Keller school in Santiago comes a week before a July 2 solar eclipse that will plunge parts of South America into darkness. Thousands

  • APNewsBreak: Lawsuit claims Utah hotel exploited immigrants
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    APNewsBreak: Lawsuit claims Utah hotel exploited immigrants

    A lawsuit filed Tuesday accuses the luxury Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City of luring workers from the Philippines to a program that promised training and cultural immersion but instead forced them to work long hours doing menial jobs for low pay. The hotel misused a type of visa similar to an

  • SpaceX lifts 24 satellites into orbit after 'most difficult launch'
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    SpaceX lifts 24 satellites into orbit after 'most difficult launch'

    The boosters separated safely as the craft began its six-hour mission to deploy the satellites. The two side booster rockets returned safely to Earth, descending onto adjacent Air Force landing pads, but the rocket's center booster missed its mark, crashing in the Atlantic Ocean.

  • Australia in World Cup semis after crushing England
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    Australia in World Cup semis after crushing England

    Australia smothered top-ranked England by 64 runs at Lord's on Tuesday and ratcheted up the pressure on the home side to join the defending champion in the Cricket World Cup semifinals. First into the playoffs, the Australians successfully defended a total for the fourth consecutive match, making

  • In 'climate apartheid', rich will save themselves while poor suffer: U.N. report
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    In 'climate apartheid', rich will save themselves while poor suffer: U.N. report

    The world is on course for "climate apartheid", where the rich buy their way out of the worst effects of global warming while the poor bear the brunt, a U.N. human rights report said on Tuesday. The report, submitted to the U.N. Human Rights Council by its special rapporteur on extreme poverty

  • Italy beats China 2-0, reaches first quarterfinal since 1991
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    Italy beats China 2-0, reaches first quarterfinal since 1991

    Italy made its case to be considered a contender in the Women's World Cup after a convincing 2-0 win over China on Tuesday night. Coach Milena Bertolini believes Italy is set to play in its first quarterfinal since 1991 because her players are striving for a goal that goes beyond the final result

  • Why did the media downplay the latest sexual assault allegation against Trump?
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    Why did the media downplay the latest sexual assault allegation against Trump?

    E Jean Carroll, a New York-based advice columnist, claims Donald Trump sexually assaulted her in a Bergdorf Goodman dressing room in the mid-1990s. Photograph: Craig Ruttle/APThe leader of the world’s most powerful nation is accused by a prominent writer with an impeccable career in journalism of having