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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Trump EPA allows use of controversial pesticide
The Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday said it will not ban the use of the pesticide chlorpyrifos, which has been linked to health issues in children, from use on U.S.-grown fruits and vegetables.
Financier 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.
Saudi Arabia defends letter backing China's Xinjiang policy
Saudi Arabia on Thursday defended signing a letter along with 36 other countries in support of China's policies in its western region of Xinjiang, where the United Nations says at least 1 million ethnic Uighurs and other Muslims have been detained.
Boeing takes $4.9 billion charge for prolonged grounding of 737 MAX planes
Boeing Co said on Thursday it would take an after-tax charge of $4.9 billion in the second quarter on estimated disruptions from the prolonged grounding of its lucrative 737 MAX passenger jets after two deadly crashes.
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.
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U.S. President Donald Trump is likely to pick Eugene Scalia, the oldest son of the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, to be the secretary of labor, Politico reported on Thursday, citing three unnamed sources.
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