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‘Significant’ issues remain with NAFTA renegotiations: Steven Mnuchin

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U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Monday significant issues remained in talks between the United States, Mexico and Canada to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement(NAFTA).

“There are still some very significant, open issues,” Mnuchin said in an interview on CNBC. He said the Trump administration remained focused on crafting a new NAFTA deal that would require congressional approval, but that Trump could consider a possible so-called ‘skinny deal’ that would not.

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Reporting by Susan Heavey and Jason Lange


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New Jersey man indicted as possible Hezbollah terrorist who wanted to bomb FBI, bridges and tunnel

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NBC investigative reporter Tom Winter reported Thursday that the U.S. Attorneys office in New York has indicted a New Jersey man who was scouting locations to bomb in the United States in the name of Hezbollah.

According to NBC News, Alexei Saab was arrested in July after he was discovered to be scouting locations like the FBI building in New York, bridges and tunnels in New Jersey and New York, Rockafeller Plaza, Times Square and some targets in Boston and Washington, D.C. like Fenway Park.

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‘No comment’: Ukraine president won’t say if Trump personally asked for his country’s help with Joe Biden

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Al-Monitor reporter Laura Rozen tweeted a list of all of the foreign leaders that President Donald Trump called from June to August 12, 2019. Of those leaders, House committee chairs said they intend to look specifically at a July 25 conversation between Trump and Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky.

https://twitter.com/lrozen/status/1174737202317877248

The Independent reported Wednesday that Trump allegedly told Zelensky to "reopen" an investigation into former Vice President Joe Biden.

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Beto O’Rourke has run out of f**ks to give — and we’re here for it

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Beto O'Rourke is no longer a serious contender, but he might be able to teach his party how not to live in fear

Beto O'Rourke, the former congressman from Texas who is now a Democratic presidential candidate, has been titillating the schoolmarms of the American press corps by saying naughty words. He let an F-bomb fly while dressing down the media for pretending that it was debatable whether Donald Trump was responsible for inspiring the mass shooting in El Paso, O'Rourke's hometown. He let loose another one in response to another mass shooting in the Midland-Odessa area,  which is relatively nearby by Texas standards.

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