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EU countries agree plan to handle migrants and refugees


Macron says 14 states back mechanism to redistribute people saved in Mediterranean


Agence France-Presse in Paris

Tue 23 Jul 2019 09.53 BST



The rescue ship Alan Kurdi picking up 44 people from a wooden boat in the Mediterranean this month
Photograph: Fabian Heinz/Sea-Eye/EPA

Bernie Sanders' ideas are shaping the 2020 debate – but is he still a force?


The diverse Democratic field is a contrast from 2016 but the leftwing firebrand believes Medicare for All can dent his rivals’ hopes


Tue 23 Jul 2019 13.30 BST

by Lauren Gambino in Washington







The progressive prosecutors blazing a new path for the US justice system


Movement promising fundamental reforms to the US criminal justice system, including ending mass incarceration and the death penalty, is gaining steam


Daniel Madina

Tue 23 Jul 2019 07.00 BST Last modified on Tue 23 Jul 2019 16.38 BST





Budget deal: Republicans and Democrats agree to raise debt ceiling – as it happened


The US was on track to run out of money in September if there was no deal


Sam Levin in Los Angeles (now), Joan E Greve in Washington and Jessica Glenza in New York (earlier)

Tue 23 Jul 2019 01.30 BST


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Pete Buttigieg: white supremacy could be the end of America


South Bend mayor says this ‘is the only issue that almost ended this country’ amid controversy over Trump’s racist remarks


Martin Pengelly in New York

Sun 21 Jul 2019 20.15 BST





Trump's racist attacks will make it easier for ‘the Squad’ to recruit more members


Trump hopes his racist attacks will detract the four congresswomen from America’s domestic and foreign policy disasters


Tue 23 Jul 2019 10.00 BST Last modified on Tue 23 Jul 2019 13.44 BST


Why are so many people getting shot on California highways?


San Francisco Bay Area freeways have become a common venue for gun violence. Experts point to gang conflicts and displacement



by Darwin BondGraham and Abené Clayton in Oakland

Tue 23 Jul 2019 06.00 BST








Trump says he could win Afghan war 'in a week … but I don't want to kill 10m'


  • President hosts Pakistani PM Imran Khan amid aid dispute
  • US pursues talks with Taliban with Islamabad’s cautious support


Julian Borger in Washington

Mon 22 Jul 2019 19.31 BST





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Union-led general strike demands Puerto Rico governor resign


July 23, 2019 11:13 AM CDT By Mark Gruenberg



Union-led general strike demands Puerto Rico governor resign
Demonstrators with their mouths covered with a tape in which they wrote in Spanish "Fired!" march on Las Americas highway demanding the resignation of Gov. Ricardo Rossello, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Monday, July 22, 2019. | Dennis M. Rivera Pichardo / AP

AOC & Co. are not communists—I should know


July 23, 2019 1:26 PM CDT By Joe Sims









Revolutionary Angela Davis inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame


July 23, 2019 2:41 PM CDT By Chauncey K. Robinson









Union leaders laud house vote to repeal ‘Cadillac tax’ on health care plans


July 19, 2019 10:41 AM CDT By Mark Gruenberg









Republican Senate + Republican president = Extreme right-wing federal courts


July 19, 2019 2:00 PM CDT By Mike Arney

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