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U.S. Senate votes to confirm McConnell protege to influential appeals court

06/18/20 3:07 PM

The U.S. Senate on Thursday voted to confirm a federal judge who is a protege of Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell to an influential appeals court in Washington.

Facebook takes down Trump ads over 'organized hate' policy

06/18/20 3:06 PM

Facebook Inc said on Thursday it took down posts and ads run by the re-election campaign of U.S. President Donald Trump for violating its policy against organized hate.

Former White House aide Bolton says Trump not 'fit' to be president

06/18/20 2:47 PM

Former top White House aide John Bolton delivered a damning indictment of his former boss, saying Donald Trump's behavior in office and dealings with foreign leaders showed he was unfit to be president of the United States.

Pelosi says Trump 'ethically unfit' for presidency, will continue oversight

06/18/20 2:47 PM

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Thursday revelations in a book by a former top White House aide show President Donald Trump is unfit and unprepared to be president and Democrats will continue oversight of the Republican president's behavior.

What is Juneteenth and how are people commemorating it this year?

06/18/20 2:46 PM

Juneteenth, an annual U.S. holiday on June 19, has taken on greater significance this year following nationwide protests over police brutality and the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Rayshard Brooks and other African Americans.

U.S. Supreme Court blocks Trump bid to end 'Dreamers' immigrant program

06/18/20 2:30 PM

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday dealt President Donald Trump a major setback on his hardline immigration policies, blocking his bid to end a program that protects from deportation hundreds of thousands of immigrants - often called "Dreamers" - who entered the United States illegally as children.

What is next for immigrant 'Dreamers' after U.S. Supreme Court ruling?

06/18/20 2:29 PM

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday ruled 5-4 against President Donald Trump's move to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program that offers work permits and deportation relief to certain immigrants who came to the country illegally as children.

Tesla wants to start building a new U.S. vehicle plant this summer

06/18/20 2:28 PM

Electric vehicle maker Tesla Inc wants to start building a large vehicle assembly plant in the southwestern United States as early as the third quarter of this year, the company told Texas officials in documents made public this week.

Wall Street oscillates amid COVID-19 spikes, muted data

06/18/20 2:21 PM

Wall Street struggled for direction on Thursday as investors weighed a resurgence in coronavirus infections and the possibility of a new round of shutdowns against data that suggested the U.S. economy might not bounce back with quick, V-shaped recovery.

Jean Kennedy Smith, last surviving sibling of JFK, is dead at 92

06/18/20 2:02 PM

Jean Kennedy Smith, the last surviving sibling of slain President John F. Kennedy, who as U.S. ambassador to Ireland in the 1990s played a pivotal role in the Northern Irish peace process, died on Wednesday at age 92.

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