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Racist Tirade on Tram Illustrates Rising Hate Fears in UK Amid Brexit

In 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 … Continue reading

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Justice Dept. reviewing Supreme Court immigration decision: Lynch

By 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 … Continue reading

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Scotland and Gibraltar discuss staying in EU

London (AFP) – The leaders of Gibraltar and Scotland discussed remaining within the European Union on Tuesday after a British vote to leave the bloc, a statement said. Gibraltar, a rocky outcrop on Spain’s southern tip that was ceded to … Continue reading

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Lawmakers promise to complete rescue package for Puerto Rico

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republican and Democratic leaders on Tuesday promised to complete a rescue package for debt-stricken Puerto Rico before a $2 billion debt payment comes due on Friday. “Failure is really not an option,” Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, … Continue reading

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At least 28 dead in Istanbul airport suicide attack

Istanbul (AFP) – At least 28 people were killed Tuesday in a triple suicide bombing and gun attack at Istanbul’s Ataturk airport, in the latest deadly strike to rock Turkey’s biggest city. The attackers began spraying bullets at airport guards … Continue reading

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EU's Juncker says Britain doesn't have 'months to meditate'

Brussels (AFP) – Britain does not have “months to meditate” on the next steps following the Brexit vote, European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker said Tuesday. “I have some understanding for the fact that (Prime Minister) David Cameron wants to have … Continue reading

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Dems demand gun votes, loudly, in 2-minute House session

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats have continued their disruptive demands for votes on gun control, though this time it lasted less than two minutes. The House held a lightning-fast session Tuesday for routine procedural business. But as the clerk read … Continue reading

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Kansas Supreme Court accepts latest school funding changes

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Supreme Court has signed off on a new education funding law that boosts state aid to poor school districts. The justices issued a brief order Tuesday saying that the Legislature “has currently satisfied” the … Continue reading

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High court will hear dispute over service dog at school

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is taking up an appeal from a 12-year-old Michigan girl with cerebral palsy who wasn’t allowed to bring her service dog to school. The justices said Tuesday they will consider whether Ehlena Fry’s family … Continue reading

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Packers analogy on teacher pay backfires for Gov. Walker

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker may have thought a Green Bay Packers analogy about teachers would be a political touchdown. Instead, his opponents tried to sack him Tuesday for comparing free agency in the NFL with how … Continue reading

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