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Christian baker happy for ‘second chance’ to fight in court over refusal to make same-sex wedding cake

An Oregon baker said Tuesday she’s thrilled to have a “second chance” to fight in court over a $135,000 penalty for her shop’s refusal to make a same-sex wedding cake.The Supreme Court on Monday threw out a ruling against the bakers, Melissa and Aaron Klein, who refused to bake the cake citing their religious beliefs.During the court’s last…

Trump's worst enemy as he kicks off his re-election bid may be himself thumbnail

Trump’s worst enemy as he kicks off his re-election bid may be himself

CHARLESTON, S.C. — On the surface, Chris Moody and Steve Neal don’t have much in common, except for this: They’re excited about voting for President Donald Trump again in 2020.Moody, a white 24-year-old day-care worker and recent Marshall University graduate from Charleston, West Virginia, is something of a walking billboard for the president’s re-election. He…

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Trump Says Next Week ICE Will Begin Deportation Siege to “Remove” Millions of Undocumented Immigrants

Trump’s id. BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/Getty Images President Trump tweeted out Monday night that his administration plans on a sweeping immigration enforcement crackdown on individuals who have already arrived in the country that could see U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement stage coordinated raids in multiple cities. “Next week ICE will begin the process of removing the millions…

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Hong Kong’s Leader Publicly Apologizes for Extradition Bill

VideoCarrie Lam, Hong Kong’s chief executive, publicly apologized on Tuesday for having proposed legislation that would allow extraditions to mainland China.CreditCreditLam Yik Fei for The New York TimesHONG KONG — Backpedaling under mounting pressure, Hong Kong’s top leader publicly apologized on Tuesday for having proposed contentious legislation that would allow extraditions to mainland China.“I would…

Trump launches 2020 campaign, Investigation into Raptors parade shooting: 5 things to know Tuesday thumbnail

Trump launches 2020 campaign, Investigation into Raptors parade shooting: 5 things to know Tuesday

Editors, USA TODAY Published 3:44 a.m. ET June 18, 2019 | Updated 6:21 a.m. ET June 18, 2019CLOSETrump kicks off re-election campaign at Florida rallyPresident Donald Trump returns to Florida on Tuesday night to officially begin his re-election campaign. The Orlando rally is in the heart of the must-win 2020 swing state, which Trump won narrowly in…

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Donald Trump immigration plan: Trump says millions in U.S. illegally to be removed starting next week

President Trump says millions of people living in the country illegally will be deported, beginning next week. In a pair of tweets Monday night — the eve of formally announcing his re-election bid — Mr. Trump said U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement would next week “begin the process of removing the millions of illegal aliens…