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Immigrants line up to renew work permits as program ends

The line stretches down the block before the sun rises in Los Angeles, made up of immigrants seeking help to renew their work permits under a program that has shielded them from deportation but is now nearing its end. Ivan Vizueta, a 25-year-old from Long Beach, California, brought a folding …

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3 dead, dozens hurt amid violent protest

White nationalists rally against plans to remove confed statue CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va, Aug 13, (AP): A car rammed into a crowd of protesters and a state police helicopter crashed into the woods Saturday as tension boiled over at a white supremacist rally. The violent day left three dead, dozens injured and …

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‘Work more to resolve irritants with Russia’ – Talks end without deal

WASHINGTON, July 18, (Agencies): The Trump administration said Tuesday that more work needs to be done to resolve irritants in the US-Russia relationship, as Moscow stepped up its impatient calls for the return of two seized diplomatic compounds. The State Department said the latest round of high-level talks, a two-and-a-half …

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Sanders supporter shoots rank Republican

ALEXANDRIA, Virginia, June 14, (AP): A rifle-wielding attacker opened fire on Republican lawmakers at a congressional baseball practice Wednesday, wounding House GOP Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana and several others as congressmen and aides dove for cover. The assailant, prepared with “a lot of ammo,” fought a gun battle with …

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Tight vetting for US visas starts

WASHINGTON, June 3, (AFP): The United States has begun asking some would-be visitors applying for visas to provide their identities on social media, among other more vigorous screening methods. A State Department official, speaking on condition of anonymity, told AFP new security procedures had gone into effect on May 25 …

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US still paying for fence – Legal battles outlasted two presidents

HOUSTON, May 13, (AP): Before the wall, there was the fence. And the US is still paying for it. As President Donald Trump tries to persuade a skeptical Congress to fund his proposed multibillion-dollar wall on the Mexican border, government lawyers are still settling claims with Texas landowners over a …

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US moves toward extreme vetting – State Department seeks tighter visa process

WASHINGTON, May 4, (RTRS): The US Department of State has proposed tougher questioning of visa applicants who it believes warrant additional scrutiny, according to a government document published Thursday, in a push toward the “extreme vetting” sought by President Donald Trump. The additional criteria would apply to 65,000 people per …

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Dozens arrested as May Day marches turn violent in Northwest

May Day protests turned violent in the Pacific Northwest as demonstrators in Portland, Oregon, threw smoke bombs and Molotov cocktails at police while elsewhere thousands of people peacefully marched against President Donald Trump’s immigration and labor policies. From New England to the Midwest to the West Coast people chanted and …

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‘Trust erodes under Trump’ – Moscow icily receives Tillerson

MOSCOW, April 12, (RTRS): Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday trust had eroded between the United States and Russia under President Donald Trump, as Moscow delivered an unusually hostile reception to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in a face-off over Syria. Any hope in Russia that the Trump administration would herald …

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