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Trump hails China's use of death penalty for drug dealers

World / Politics Feb 16, 2019

Trump hails China's use of death penalty for drug dealers

President Donald Trump on Friday praised China's use of capital punishment for drug dealers, suggesting that the United States would deal better with narcotics trafficking if it put offenders to death. In China, drug dealers get "a thing called the death penalty. Our criminal drug ...

Trump tests presidential power, declares emergency at border

World / Politics Feb 16, 2019

Trump tests presidential power, declares emergency at border

Defiant in the wake of a stinging budget defeat, President Donald Trump on Friday declared a national emergency at the U.S.-Mexico border, moving to secure more money for his long-promised wall by exercising a broad interpretation of his presidential powers that is certain to ...

Trump administration sued over shift in asylum policy

World / Politics Feb 15, 2019

Trump administration sued over shift in asylum policy

The Trump administration's policy of returning asylum-seekers to Mexico while their cases wind through immigration courts violates U.S. law by putting the migrants in danger and depriving them of the ability to prepare their cases, a lawsuit filed Thursday by civil liberties groups claims. The ...

Congress OKs border deal; Trump will sign, declare emergency

World / Politics Feb 15, 2019

Congress OKs border deal; Trump will sign, declare emergency

Congress lopsidedly approved a border security compromise Thursday that would avert a second painful government shutdown, but a new confrontation was ignited — this time over President Donald Trump's plan to bypass lawmakers and declare a national emergency to siphon billions from other federal ...

William Barr sworn in for second stint as U.S. attorney general

World / Politics Feb 15, 2019

William Barr sworn in for second stint as U.S. attorney general

William Barr was sworn in Thursday for his second stint as America's attorney general, taking the helm of the Justice Department as special counsel Robert Mueller investigates Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Earlier Thursday, the Senate voted 54-45 to confirm the veteran government ...

More Brexit humiliation for May as Parliament defeats her again

World / Politics Feb 15, 2019

More Brexit humiliation for May as Parliament defeats her again

British lawmakers defeated Prime Minister Theresa May in a symbolic vote over her Brexit strategy on Thursday, undermining her pledge to European Union leaders that she can get the unpopular divorce deal approved if they grant her concessions. Lawmakers defeated the government 303-258 on the ...