‘Go back’ captures core of Trump political agenda


WASHINGTON (AP) — Go back where you came from.

President Donald Trump’s tweet on Sunday did more than take a shot at four Democratic lawmakers of color. In just a few words, Trump summed up the backbone of his agenda — one aimed at reducing the number of immigrants in the U.S. through fear and force.

UK hosts press freedom summit while fighting for right to spy on media

by Meirion Jones

Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt is hosting a Global Conference for Media Freedom in London today. Meanwhile, 400 miles away in Strasbourg UK government lawyers are fighting for the right to continue spying on the press.

The Bureau of Investigative Journalism today brings a case to the highest human rights court in Europe against the UK intelligence agencies’ mass snooping on press and public and the severe impingement on media freedom that this surveillance entails.

Libya's civil war: US 'undermines any hope for a successful political process'

by Carla Bleiker 

15 July 2019; DW: The warring factions in Libya's stalemated conflict don't seem to be interested in a diplomatic solution. The United States could use its clout in order to trigger discussions — but it appears to be doing the opposite.

Barr: Justice Dept. is ‘all in’ on criminal justice overhaul


EDGEFIELD, S.C. (AP) — Leroy Nolan has spent the last 26 years behind bars at a federal prison for a drug conviction. In the prison factory, he works making T-shirts, backpacks and other products that are later sold to government agencies, nonprofits and others.

Is Delhi Fit for Human Habitation?

By Seema Khan

Given the amount of pollution in Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Lucknow, and other big cities in India, a concerning question is; are these places fit for human habitation?

Delhi, the capital of India has been diagnosed as one of the highest polluted cities in the world by various agencies that have conducted studies on its air quality.

Trump pattern is create a crisis, retreat, move on


WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump was defiant and declarative, with all the hammer-on-anvil subtlety that has charted a now-familiar pattern of his presidency: create a crisis, retreat, declare victory, move on.

“Not only didn’t I back down, I backed up,” Trump insisted Friday. However he may phrase it, though, Trump walked away from his earlier vow to include a contentious question about citizenship on the 2020 census.

Rising Iran politician has intelligence ties


TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s first government minister born after its 1979 Islamic Revolution is a carefully manicured, charming internet engineer who posts Instagram pictures of his weekends with his family and spends 30 minutes a day reading letters from his constituents.

He also used to work for the Intelligence Ministry.

Pete Buttigieg has money. Can he turn it into a 2020 win?


CARROLL, Iowa (AP) — Pete Buttigieg stunned the Democratic presidential field with a nearly $25 million second-quarter fundraising haul. Now he needs to figure out how to use that money to build a campaign that can go the distance against nearly two dozen rivals — many of them better known — and ensure that enthusiasm from donors is matched by support from voters.

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