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Trump vows to reopen, or toss, NAFTA pact with Canada and Mexico
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Trump delivers speech in Monessen, PennsylvaniaBy Emily Stephenson and Amanda Becker MONESSEN, Pennsylvania/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Tuesday vowed to force Canada and Mexico to renegotiate the NAFTA trade agreement with the United States if elected, as part of an effort to protect and restore American jobs. Trump criticized the North American Free Trade Agreement as a U.S. job killer, saying he would be willing to scrap the pact if Canada and Mexico were unwilling to budge.
Tue, 28 Jun 2016 20:09:06 -0400
Clinton leads Trump by 11 points in U.S. presidential race: Reuters/Ipsos
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Trump delivers economic policy speech in Monessen, PennsylvaniaBy Chris Kahn NEW YORK (Reuters) - Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton posted an 11 percentage point lead over her Republican rival Donald Trump, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Tuesday, a small decline since late last week. The June 24-28 poll showed that 45.3 percent of likely American voters support Clinton while 34.1 percent support Trump, and another 20.5 percent support neither. Clinton's lead was 14 points on Friday, though she has generally been widening her advantage over the New York real estate magnate since mid-May, when the two were nearly tied.
Tue, 28 Jun 2016 18:38:49 -0400
Panel's report reignites debate over Clinton and Benghazi
News ImageBy James Oliphant and David Morgan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Congressional Republicans on Tuesday accused Hillary Clinton's State Department of failing to protect four Americans killed in a 2012 attack in Libya, in a final report that contained no major new revelations but rekindled debate on the U.S. presidential campaign trail. In an 800-page report that Democrats derided as a political vendetta, Republicans said Clinton, who served as secretary of state from 2009 to 2013 and is now the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, and her staff showed a "shameful" lack of response to congressional investigators looking into the attacks on a U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya. The report, the culmination of a two-year investigation by a special congressional committee led by Republican Representative Trey Gowdy, is likely to be the last official attempt to investigate the attack.
Tue, 28 Jun 2016 16:53:25 -0400
Justice Dept. reviewing Supreme Court immigration decision: Lynch
United States Attorney General Loretta Lynch speaks to Reuters in an exclusive interview in PhoenixBy Julia Edwards PHOENIX (Reuters) - The Obama administration is looking into whether it can challenge the Supreme Court's decision to block President Barack Obama's plan to spare millions of illegal immigrants from deportation, U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch said Tuesday. Lynch did not say what legal options the Obama administration may pursue following a split decision by the Supreme Court justices last week that left in place a block on the executive action by a lower court. In a wideranging interview on topics from gun control to the effect of the planned exit of Britain from the European Union, Lynch identified espionage from foreign nationals on U.S. companies as a "tremendous problem." The Federal Bureau of Investigation has reported a 53 percent increase in cases of economic espionage between 2014 and 2015 and the majority of cases involve Chinese nationals as culprits.
Tue, 28 Jun 2016 18:44:10 -0400
Party faithful: Inside look at the California GOP convention
Hundreds of protesters surrounded the Hyatt Regency in a normally sleepy suburb of San Francisco. Some even attempted to charge through police barricades into the lobby. The source of their frustration: Donald Trump. Fri, 29 Apr 2016 22:53:09 -0400
What Colorado has learned from legalizing marijuana so far
ER visits are up, and heavier use among young adults reported, but the decreased stigma surrounding recreational pot blunts findings. Wed, 20 Apr 2016 13:33:34 -0400
Marine Corps dog who lost leg in Afghanistan awarded gallantry medal
The Peoples Dispensary for Sick Animals awarded a 12-year-old U.S. Marine Corps dog named Lucca the prestigious Dickin Medal. Tue, 05 Apr 2016 13:33:48 -0400
Spate of police officers fatally shot is very chilling
Virginia state trooper Chad Dermyer, a Marine veteran and father of two, is the 16th law enforcement officer to be killed by a gunman this year a 129 percent increase over the first three months of 2015. The numbers are very chilling, said Jim Pasco, executive director of the Fraternal Order of Police. Fri, 01 Apr 2016 16:00:15 -0400
Obama seeks to loosen restrictions on opioid abuse medication
President Obama outlined a number of new actions aimed at combating the countrys deadly opioid epidemic on Tuesday. Tue, 29 Mar 2016 14:41:25 -0400
Hillary Clinton Concludes Its Time to Move On Following Release of Benghazi Committee Final Report
News ImageI'll leave it to others to characterize this report, but I think it's pretty clear it's time to move on, Clinton told reporters while campaigning in Denver, Colorado. I said this when I testified for 11 hours that no one has thought more about or lost more sleep over the lives that we lost, the four Americans, which was devastating, Clinton said. The report says U.S. State Department officials, including presumptive Democratic nominee Clinton, shouldve been on alert because there was intelligence leading up to the attacks suggesting the diplomatic consulate and CIA annex in Benghazi were not safe.
Tue, 28 Jun 2016 20:15:05 -0400
Racist Tirade on Tram Illustrates Rising Hate Fears in UK Amid Brexit
News ImageIn a video captured this morning that has gone viral in the U.K., two young men shower insults at another man for appearing to be not of English origin, on the Metrolink, a light rail system in Greater Manchester in England. The video captures the atmosphere of fear and uncertainty in the U.K. in the wake of the so-called Brexit vote, as hate crimes are said to have spiked across the country, targeting mostly immigrants and British-born citizens of foreign heritage. Yesterday the National Police Chiefs' Council, an organization representing British police chiefs, announced that hate crimes in the U.K. from last Thursday to Sunday were up 57 percent compared with the same period last month.
Tue, 28 Jun 2016 18:50:04 -0400
Elizabeth Warren on 'The View': Donald Trump Trying to 'Bully Me Into Shutting Up'
News ImageThe day after her first campaign appearance with Hillary Clinton, Sen. Elizabeth Warren today addressed allegations lobbed by Donald Trump that she made fraudulent claims about her ancestry. Host Sunny Hostin of ABC's "The View" asked Warren to respond to Trumps recent attacks alleging that Warren has made fraudulent claims that she is of Native America decent as a ploy to advance her career. The liberal Massachusetts senator promised that Trump and the Republican party would be unsuccessful in their efforts.
Tue, 28 Jun 2016 18:00:05 -0400
The Latest: EU's remaining 27 say they will stay united
News ImageBRUSSELS (AP) The Latest on British vote to leave the European Union (all times local):
Wed, 29 Jun 2016 08:28:22 -0400
Britain's departure will shift power dynamics in EU
News ImageBRUSSELS (AP) Britain's departure from the European Union will deprive the bloc of one of its few truly heavyweight members, a diplomatic, economic and military powerhouse. Britain accounts for more than 60 million of the EU's 500 million people, has the world's fifth-biggest economy and is a nuclear power. Its exit will shift the power dynamics of a bloc that has long relied on trade-offs and compromise between countries that have different ideas about what they want out of a united Europe.
Wed, 29 Jun 2016 07:48:03 -0400
Illinois lawmakers say progress made on stopgap budget
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) Illinois lawmakers are returning to the state Capitol amid new signs of optimism about a bipartisan deal to keep the state operating without a full budget. Wed, 29 Jun 2016 07:17:08 -0400
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