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 U.S. President Donald Trump stands with Labor Secretary Alex Acosta, who announced his resignation, while talking to the media at the White House on July 12, 2019 in Washington, DC.
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Andrew Weber
July 12, 2019 - 9:47 am
NEW YORK (1010 WINS/AP) — U.S. Secretary of Labor Alex Acosta is resigning, President Donald Trump announced Friday morning. The move comes amid controversy around how he managed a sex crime case involving billionaire businessman Jeffrey Epstein during his time as U.S. attorney for southern Florida...
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July 12, 2019 - 7:13 am
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) — After moving pleas from 9/11 first responders, the House of Representatives voted Friday to reauthorize the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund and make it permanent. The bill next goes to the Senate, where a vote is expected next month. Sponsors announced that the legislation will...
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St. Bernard Parish Sheriff's Office inmate workers move free sandbags for residents in Chalmette, La., Thursday, July 11, 2019. The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency is telling people in the southern part of the state to be prepared for heavy rain from Tropical Storm Barry as it pushes northward through the Gulf of Mexico. (AP Photo/Matthew Hinton)
July 11, 2019 - 10:59 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Thousands of Louisianans broke out sandbags or fled to higher ground Thursday as Tropical Storm Barry threatened to turn into the first hurricane of the season and blow ashore with torrential rains that could pose a severe test of New Orleans' improved post-Katrina flood defenses...
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Sipa USA
July 11, 2019 - 3:01 pm
WASHINGTON (1010 WINS) -- President Donald Trump is expected to announce at a press conference Thursday afternoon that he will stop his attempts to include a citizenship question in the 2020 census and instead have the Commerce Department obtain data in other ways, sources told NBC News and ABC...
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In this Thursday, July 11, 2019 photo, provided by the Missouri Department of Transportation, Kansas City District, a person operates a bulldozer as it cleans up after a tractor-trailer hauling pig intestine dumped its load across a downtown highway in Kansas City, Mo. (Missouri Department of Transportation, Kansas City District via AP)
July 11, 2019 - 1:33 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A tractor-trailer hauling pig intestine has dumped its load across a downtown highway in Kansas City, Missouri. The Missouri Department of Transportation tweeted that at least three lanes of westbound Interstate 670 were closed Thursday because of the spill, and that an...
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In this July 8, 2019, photo, acting Secretary of Defense Mark Esper waits for the arrival of Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani to the Pentagon. The Pentagon says that Esper expects to be formally nominated for the top job very soon, setting off a complicated leadership replacement shuffle at top Army, Navy and senior Defense Department levels(AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
July 11, 2019 - 1:24 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Armed Services Committee has scheduled a hearing Tuesday on Mark Esper's expected nomination as defense secretary. The committee says it's "pre-nomination paperwork" from the White House regarding the now-acting Pentagon chief. President Donald Trump has said he intends...
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Kimberly Dole
July 11, 2019 - 10:54 am
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Nationwide raids by Immigration and Custom Enforcement to arrest thousands of undocumented immigrants are scheduled to begin on Sunday after being delayed by President Trump more than two weeks ago. The New York Times originally reported on the raids, saying they are...
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Police officers escort suspects implicated in the shooting of former Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz, Víctor Hugo Gómez Vázquez, left, and Alberto Rodríguez Mota, right, out of the courtroom in Santo Domingo Este, Dominican Republic, Saturday, June 29, 2019. Ortiz was shot in the back at a bar in the Dominican Republic on Sunday, June 9. (AP Photo/Tatiana Fernandez)
July 11, 2019 - 10:47 am
BOSTON (AP) — Former Red Sox slugger David Ortiz is recovering from a third surgery after experiencing complications resulting from his gunshot wound. Ortiz's wife, Tiffany, says in a statement Thursday that he is "recovering well and in good spirits." He had the surgery earlier this week at...
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President Trump
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Kimberly Dole
July 11, 2019 - 8:57 am
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- President Trump is expected to announce an executive action to move forward with adding the controversial citizenship question to the 2020 census, a senior administration official told ABC News . The announcement comes as the president has been weighing options for how to...
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In this July 9, 2019, photo, an immigrant sits in her room at the U.S. government's newest holding center for migrant children in Carrizo Springs, Texas. The government said the holding center will give it much-needed capacity to take in more children from the Border Patrol. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
July 10, 2019 - 7:42 pm
CARRIZO SPRINGS, Texas (AP) — A former oilfield worker camp off a dirt road in rural Texas has become the U.S. government's newest holding center for detaining migrant children after they leave Border Patrol stations, where complaints of overcrowding and filthy conditions have sparked a worldwide...
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