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Tuesday’s Headlines: Trump spars with Democrats over visions of America

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Trump spars with Democrats over visions of America
The president expressed no regret about his racist “go back” remarks toward four minority congresswomen, who said the country “belongs to everyone.”
Trump’s rhetoric is met with fading resistance from Republicans and corporate leaders
A few GOP lawmakers called the president’s tweet racist, but most stayed quiet or tried to soften their admonishment by mixing it with criticism of the women he attacked.
 
Pelosi knocks White House debt limit plan, putting pressure on late-stage budget talks
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin tried late Monday to broker a deal with just days left before Congress plans to leave for the rest of the summer.
 
Dow breast implant case spotlights Elizabeth Warren’s work helping big corporations navigate bankruptcies
Participants on both sides of the matter say Warren’s role — advising a company intent on limiting payments to women — was mischaracterized.
 
50 years after Apollo, conspiracy theorists are still howling at the ‘moon hoax’
Evidence that the Apollo 11 lunar landing was real is exactly what a conspiracist would expect NASA to manufacture. So the theory that it was faked never dies.
 
 
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Opinions
Trump is a racist president
Trump has done the impossible: He has united the Democrats
Republicans embrace Trump’s racism. Blame them as much as him.
The U.S. is slamming the door on asylum seekers
We need someone who can lift us up again. Enter President Obama.
Abolish the debt ceiling — no strings attached
 
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North Korea accuses U.S. of reneging on pact, hints it may resume nuclear tests
North Korea’s Foreign Ministry lashed out at military exercises involving U.S. and South Korean forces scheduled for next month.
 
Trump administration to move over 80 percent of key Interior Dept. agency employees out of Washington
The administration argues the move will bring roughly 300 federal staffers closer to places they oversee, while critics contend it will dismantle the Bureau of Land Management.
 
Campaign 2020
Democrats’ health-care fight takes on a newly belligerent tone as Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders go at it
The two candidates clashed sharply over the merits of Medicare-for-all vs. an expanded Affordable Care Act.
 
Fingerprint scanners offer precise security for Brazil’s elite. They’re also at the center of a class battle.
An increasing number of buildings in Sao Paulo, Brazil’s largest city, are either supplementing their doormen or replacing them altogether with cheaper but more efficient gadgetry.
 
Apple preaches privacy. Lawmakers want the talk to turn to action.
As states introduce privacy legislation, Apple is either absent from those efforts or backs industry groups that actively lobby against new laws.
 
Online bullying increases among middle and high school students
Twenty percent of students between the ages of 12 and 18 faced some form of bullying during the 2016-2017 school year, according to a federal report.
 

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