Chants of "send her back" by supporters of President Trump, attacking Somali-born Representative Ilhan Omar, triggered a wave of concern among congressional Republicans. "We cannot be defined by this," said one lawmaker.
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U.S. Justice Department may sue to block Sprint, T-Mobile merger: source
The U.S. Justice Department has told T-Mobile US Inc and Sprint Corp to wrap up a deal by the end of next week to sell assets that are to be divested as a condition of their proposed merger or face a lawsuit aimed at stopping the transaction, a source familiar with the deal said on Thursday.
Financier Jeffrey Epstein to remain jailed until sex trafficking trial
American financier Jeffrey Epstein will remain behind bars while he awaits trial on charges of sex trafficking dozens of underage girls, a U.S. judge ruled on Thursday.
House passes bill to raise federal minimum wage to $15 an hour
The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday passed legislation to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour by October 2025, a big win for workers and labor groups, even as it remained unlikely the bill would pass a Republican-controlled Senate.
Argentina brands Hezbollah terrorist organization, freezes assets
Argentinian authorities designated Hezbollah, which it blames for two attacks on its soil, a terrorist organization on Thursday and ordered the freezing of the Lebanese Islamist group's assets in the country.
Wall Street rises as Fed's Williams cements rate-cut expectations
U.S. stocks moved higher on Thursday after a slow start as comments from New York Fed President John Williams helped cement expectations for an interest rate cut from the U.S. central bank at the end of the month.
No-deal Brexit under fire: Parliament grabs brakes against Boris Johnson
British lawmakers on Thursday approved proposals to make it harder for the next prime minister to force through a no-deal Brexit by suspending parliament, showing again their resolve to stop a divorce from the European Union without an agreement.
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