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So-called “lie and try” legislation to tighten one loophole in criminal background checks for gun purchases is co-sponsored by Pennsylvania U.S. Senator Pat Toomey.
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August 06, 2019 - 1:22 pm
PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) – So-called “lie and try” legislation to tighten one loophole in criminal background checks for gun purchases is co-sponsored by Pennsylvania U.S. Senator Pat Toomey. The measure requires the FBI to notify state officials when it determines a buyer has lied about...
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August 06, 2019 - 5:24 am
U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Tuesday that the U.S. intends to prevent any unilateral invasion by Turkey into northern Syria, saying any such move by the Turks would be unacceptable.
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August 06, 2019 - 3:56 am
The United States and the Taliban have resolved differences in peace talks over U.S. troop withdrawal from Afghanistan, as well as over insurgent guarantees on cutting ties with other extremist groups, a Taliban official said Tuesday.
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August 06, 2019 - 1:26 am
China said Tuesday it "will not stand idly by" and will take countermeasures if the U.S. deploys intermediate-range missiles in the Indo-Pacific region, which it plans to do within months.
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Vice President Mike Pence follows President Donald Trump as he walks off after speaking about the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio, in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House, Monday, Aug. 5, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
August 06, 2019 - 12:23 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration froze all Venezuelan government assets Monday in a dramatic escalation of tensions with Nicolás Maduro that places his socialist administration alongside a short list of adversaries from Cuba, North Korea, Syria and Iran that have been targeted by such...
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August 05, 2019 - 11:39 pm
North Korea continued to ramp up its weapons demonstrations by firing two presumed short-range ballistic missiles into the sea Tuesday while lashing out at the United States and South Korea for continuing military exercises that the North says could derail fragile nuclear diplomacy.
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August 05, 2019 - 4:30 pm
By ELANA SCHOR Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — In his first public statement since mass shootings in Texas and Ohio, former President Barack Obama says Americans must "soundly reject language coming out of the mouths of any of our leaders that feeds a climate of fear and hatred or normalizes...
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August 03, 2019 - 9:54 am
President Donald Trump will be in Beaver County on Thursday, August 8th to tour the Shell Chemicals ethane cracker plant.
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President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
August 02, 2019 - 6:07 pm
CINCINNATI (AP) — President Donald Trump used a revved-up rally in Cincinnati to tear into the Democrats he has been elevating as his new political foils, attacking four liberal congresswomen of color and their party's urban leaders, while also directing fire at those he could be facing in 2020...
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In this July 25, 2019, photo, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., and House Democrats arrive for a news conference on the first 200 days of the 116th Congress at the House East Front steps of the Capitol in Washington. Nearly half the House Democrats now support an impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump in the aftermath of Robert Mueller’s testimony to Congress. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
August 02, 2019 - 4:19 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — More than half of House Democrats support launching an impeachment inquiry, according to a tally by The Associated Press — a strong signal of ongoing liberal frustration with President Donald Trump but a milestone that seems unlikely to move House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Rep. Salud...
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