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MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – A powerful 6.7 magnitude earthquake hit Guerrero state in southwest Mexico, rattling buildings as far away as the capital Mexico City.

Reuters reporters in Mexico City said the earthquake seemed to go on for an unusually long period. There were no immediate reports of damage but residents ran out of buildings and gathered in the streets outside.

“It felt very strong. All the emergency services have been activated,” Marcelo Ebrard, Mexico City’s mayor, said on his Twitter account.

The earthquake struck at 7:47 p.m. (0147 GMT Sunday) in the southwestern state of Guerrero and was 40 miles deep, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

“I was on the fifth floor when I felt it. It was a very strong shake,” said Mexico City resident Amor Lajud. “My dogs started barking. I just rushed out for the exit and got out.

Lajud lives in an apartment building in the Condesa neighborhood of Mexico City, which suffered serious damage in a devastating 1985 earthquake.

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The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said a destructive tsunami was not generated by the quake.

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New 2020 poll shows Trump trailing all Democrats — some by double-digits

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President Donald Trump trails all of his Democratic rivals in hypothetical matchups of the 2020 presidential race, according to the result of a new poll released Tuesday.

This article originally appeared on Salon.

The survey, conducted by Emerson Polling, found that the president lags behind former vice president Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., by 10 points nationally — 45 percent to 55 percent. He also trails Sen. Elizabeth Warren by six points — 47 percent to 53 percent —and Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., and South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete Buttigieg by four points — 48 percent to 52 percent.

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Beto O’Rourke’s ‘war tax’ policy proposal is straight out of ‘Starship Troopers’

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Amid an overcrowded Democratic presidential candidate field, it's hard to distinguish yourself from the pack if you don't slot easily into the scale that runs from "pro-corporate centrist" to "left-populist." If you're former Texas congressman Beto O'Rourke —  who falls somewhere in the middle, politically, and somewhere towards the top, looks-wise — you pull a militaristic policy proposal out of your hat that recalls some of the most campy pseudo-fascist sci-fi ever written.

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Lawrence O’Donnell aired hard-hitting expose on Trump, Jr — and the president tweets ‘presidential harassment’

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MSNBC anchor Lawrence O'Donnell on Tuesday broadcast a hard-hitting segment on Donald Trump, Jr. for defending his father against claims of rape -- despite the fact his own mom made similar allegations.

The host attempted to understand why Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Trump, Jr. are so obidient to Trump when they both used to despise him.

O'Donnell noted a tweet by Trump, Jr. on the latest allegations against his father.

https://twitter.com/DonaldJTrumpJr/status/1143330206498852867

Moments after the segment ended, the president tweeted.

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1143709133234954241

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