John Paul Stevens, retired supreme court justice and leading liberal, dies aged 99 | Law

John Paul Stevens, retired supreme court justice and leading liberal, dies aged 99 | Law

John Paul Stevens, the bow-tied, independent-thinking, Republican-nominated justice who unexpectedly emerged as the supreme court’s leading liberal, died Tuesday in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, after suffering a stroke Monday. He was 99. During nearly 35 years on the court, Stevens stood for the freedom and dignity of individuals, be they students or immigrants or prisoners. He […]

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Trump claims racist tweets at congresswomen were 'not racist' – live | US news

Trump claims racist tweets at congresswomen were ‘not racist’ – live | US news

4.16pm BST16:16 The senate armed services committee is currently holding a confirmation hearing for Mark Esper, Donald Trump’s latest nominee to fill the secretary of defense post. Trump’s previous nominee to replace General Jim Mattis, General Patrick Shanahan, withdrew his nomination in June amid a delayed FBI background check and revelations about past family troubles. […]

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'Karl Marx failed to consider software': billionaire Tom Steyer on inequality and his 2020 run | US news

‘Karl Marx failed to consider software’: billionaire Tom Steyer on inequality and his 2020 run | US news

Tom Steyer entered the Democratic primary with a singular advantage: the largest fortune of any 2020 candidate. It could also be his biggest liability. Reflecting on the ethics of a billionaire candidate at a time when growing inequality is a key election issue, the former hedge fund manager and Democratic party mega-donor offered up an […]

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Republican senators denounce Trump's attack on congresswomen – live

Republican senators denounce Trump's attack on congresswomen – live

Speaker announced resolution after Trump’s attacks on congresswomen Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, Ayanna Pressley 7.55pm BST It’s been a lively Monday so far, with no signs of it slowing down. Here’s what’s occurred so far: 7.21pm BST The South Carolina Senator has responded to Donald Trump’s attacks on the Squad. Tim Scott, who […]

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'Go back home': Trump aims racist attack at Ocasio-Cortez and other congresswomen | US news

‘Go back home’: Trump aims racist attack at Ocasio-Cortez and other congresswomen | US news

Donald Trump used racist language on Sunday to attack four progressive Democratic congresswomen, telling them to “go back and help fix the totally broken and crime-infested places from which they came”. The US president did not name his targets, but the attack was directed at a group of liberal congresswoman who have had a run-in […]

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Immigration raids across US spark anxiety, anger and protests | US news

Immigration raids across US spark anxiety, anger and protests | US news

Immigration raids conducted by the Trump administration are expected in major US cities on Sunday, a prospect that has sparked vigils, protests, anger and fear. On Saturday night, it was reported that raids had been attempted in New York. Mayor Bill de Blasio said in a tweet that Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or Ice, had […]

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Heart of New York goes dark as fire causes blackout in Manhattan | US news

Heart of New York goes dark as fire causes blackout in Manhattan | US news

Authorities say a transformer fire caused a power outage in Manhattan and left businesses without electricity, elevators stuck and subway cars stalled. The New York Fire Department said the fire started at West 64th Street and West End Avenue and affected at least 38,000 customers as of 8pm on Saturday. Joseph Mora (@Joseph_Mora78) #NYC looks […]

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Hurricane Barry: storm strengthens as officials warn of heavy rain to come | US news

Hurricane Barry: storm strengthens as officials warn of heavy rain to come | US news

Tropical Storm Barry strengthened into a category one hurricane on Saturday as it neared the Louisiana coast, threatening millions with heavy rains and storm surge. The storm was expected to weaken after it moved inland but forecasters encouraged residents in New Orleans to be patient and stay vigilant. More than 12 hours after city officials […]

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‘Every day, it is a risk’: immigrant communities paralyzed by fear of impending Ice raids | US news

‘Every day, it is a risk’: immigrant communities paralyzed by fear of impending Ice raids | US news

When CG heard that Donald Trump had announced raids by the immigration enforcement agency Ice a few weeks ago, she turned to her husband. Get groceries, she told him, like a storm is coming. “Bananas, milk and bread,” CG lists off, remembering what she told him, “Because who knows when we’ll leave the house.” Those […]

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Donald Trump to host state dinner for Scott Morrison in September | Australia news

Donald Trump to host state dinner for Scott Morrison in September | Australia news

Scott Morrison will be heading to the US on an official visit in September that will include a state dinner, his office has confirmed. It is the first such invitation to an Australian prime minister since George Bush hosted John Howard in 2006. Trump is to host the state dinner at the White House for […]

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