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Haley tells India to cut Iran oil

US begins to dismantle sanctions relief NEW DELHI, June 27, (Agencies): US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley told India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday it was important India cut Iranian oil use, but said the United States would work to allow India to use an Iranian port …

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US visa applicants may be asked social media history

WASHINGTON, March 31, (RTRS): In a broad expansion of the information gathered from applicants for US visas, the federal government is proposing to collect social media identities from nearly everyone who seeks entry into the United States, according to a State Department filing on Friday. The proposal, if approved by …

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Protest over shooting of unarmed black man overtakes freeway

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Protesters decrying this week’s fatal shooting of an unarmed black man marched from Sacramento City Hall and onto a nearby freeway Thursday, disrupting rush hour traffic and holding signs with messages like “Sac PD: Stop killing us!” Hundreds of people rallied for Stephon Clark, a 22-year-old …

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Life in prison for US man who killed Lebanese neighbor

Chicago, Feb 20, 2018 (AFP) -An Oklahoma man convicted of the hate-motivated killing of his Lebanese American neighbor was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison without parole. Stanley Majors was convicted earlier this month of first-degree murder for fatally shooting his next-door neighbor in the city of Tulsa, because of …

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US govt ‘shutdown’ starts – Spending bill fails Senate

WASHINGTON, Jan 20, (Agencies): Americans awoke Saturday to learn that bickering politicians in Washington had failed to keep their government in business, halting all but the most essential operations and marring the one-year anniversary of President Donald Trump’s inauguration. It was a striking display of Washington dysfunction, and the finger-pointing …

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Dreamers immigration deal probably dead, says Trump

WASHINGTON, Jan 14, (Agencies): US President Donald Trump said Sunday a deal to resolve the status of hundreds of thousands of immigrants who entered the United States illegally as children is “probably dead,” blaming it on Democrats. Trump came back on the issue in a pair of early morning tweets …

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New US rules on visa waiver

WASHINGTON, Dec 16, (AP): The Department of Homeland Security is demanding tougher security measures from countries that participate in the Visa Waiver Program. DHS announced Friday that participating countries are now being asked to fully comply with a program in which they use US counter terrorism information to screen travelers. …

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New screening to US-bound passengers

US resumes refugee admissions … 11 countries blocked DUBAI, UAE, Oct 25, (Agencies): Five global long-haul airlines will begin new security interviews of all passengers on US-bound flights starting Thursday at the request of American officials, the companies said Wednesday. Long-haul carriers Air France, Cathay Pacific, EgyptAir, Emirates and Lufthansa …

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Higher taxes for wealthy favored – Plan would alter mortgage interest deduction

WASHINGTON, Oct 11, (Agencies): As President Donald Trump promotes a tax plan critics say would raise the federal deficit by slashing corporate rates and eliminating some taxes paid by the rich, some three quarters of Americans believe the wealthiest should pay more, Reuters/Ipsos polling shows. Trump is expected to travel …

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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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