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Off-duty soldier recounts carrying kids to safety from El Paso rampage

(Reuters) - An off-duty soldier who was at the Texas mall near Saturday’s deadly mass shooting was hailed as a hero after recounting how he and another man tried to carry children to safety. Police and firefighhters stage after a mass shooting at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, U.S. August 3, 2019. REUTERS/Jorge SalgadoArmy Specialist Glendon Oakley described for local television channel KTSM how he was buying a sports jersey at El Paso’s Cielo Vista Mall when a kid ran into the store and said there was an active shooter at the nearby Walmart. “I walked out and I go to Foot Locker and all I…

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Salvadoran family mourns death of young father across U.S. border

VERAPAZ, El Salvador (Reuters) - Like many Salvadoran migrants before them, Marvin Gonzalez and his eight-year-old daughter Joselyn set off from their farm surrounded by corn and sugarcane one morning in early July with dreams of better lives in the United States. Norme Mendez, wife of Salvadoran migrant Marvin Antonio Gonzalez, who recently died in a border detention center in New Mexico, shows pictures of Marvin at her home in Verapaz, El Salvador August 2, 2019. REUTERS/Jose CabezasGonzalez, 32, planned to reunite the girl with her mother in North Carolina, and later send for his current wife from El Salvador. The two made it across the U.S.…

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‘Many killed’ in shooting at Walmart in El Paso; suspect in custody

EL PASO, Tx. (Reuters) - Multiple people were killed in a shooting at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas on Saturday and one man was in custody after the latest U.S. mass shooting sent panicked shoppers fleeing. Many of those caught up in the rampage were buying back-to-school supplies. El Paso police Sergeant Robert Gomez told reporters authorities had ruled out multiple shooters, and he said initial reports were that the gunman used a rifle. “This is just a tragedy that I’m having a hard time getting my arms around,” El Paso Mayor Dee Margo told CNN. Citing a law enforcement source, El Paso television station KTSM…

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Hong Kong police fire tear gas as city is again roiled by protests

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong police fired multiple tear gas rounds on Saturday night in confrontations with black-clad activists in the city’s Kowloon area, as the Chinese-controlled territory was again rocked by anti-government protests. Police had kept out of sight during the afternoon as tens of thousands of protesters marched through Mong Kok, usually a busy shopping district. But they charged onto the streets after 9 p.m. (1300 GMT), with hundreds of officers in riot gear pushing back crowds who jeered them. At around midnight in Wong Tai Sin, a residential area, protesters hurled umbrellas and other objects at police, who responded with pepper spray and…

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Biden mounts fierce defense of Obama legacy after debate attacks

LAS VEGAS, Nevada (Reuters) - Democratic presidential front-runner and former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden mounted a fierce defense of Barack Obama’s legacy on Saturday after several of his White House rivals attacked that record in debates this week. FILE PHOTO: Candidate former Vice President Joe Biden walks on stage before the start of the second night of the second 2020 Democratic U.S. presidential debate in Detroit, Michigan, July 31, 2019. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson/File PhotoBiden, appearing at a union forum in Nevada with 18 Democratic rivals, appeared fired up as he forcefully defended former U.S. Democratic President Obama and his signature legislative achievement, the Affordable Care Act, otherwise…

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Trump administration considers September unveiling of healthcare plan: WSJ

FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump arrives at Morristown municipal airport for a weekend at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey, U.S., August 2, 2019. REUTERS/Yuri GripasWASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration is considering unveiling, as early as September, his healthcare plan as part of his presidential re-election campaign strategy, the Wall Street Journal reported on Saturday. The plan would lay out an alternative to former President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act, which has been challenged by Republicans in court, and could include coverage for people with pre-existing conditions and a variety of insurance options, the Wall Street Journal said, citing unnamed…

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Russian police detain over 800 in opposition crackdown in Moscow

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian police forcibly detained over 800 people attending a protest in Moscow on Saturday to demand free elections, including prominent activist Lyubov Sobol, after authorities warned the demonstration was illegal. Police removed Sobol from a taxi and bundled her into a van minutes before the start of what anti-Kremlin activists described as a peaceful walk to protest against the exclusion of their candidates from an election next month. Soon after the start of the protest, a Reuters reporter saw several hundred people milling around at one of the designated protest points in central Moscow. Minutes later, a line of riot police began to squeeze…

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New U.S. sanctions won’t hurt Russian financial system: Siluanov

Anton Siluanov, Russian First Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister, attends a meeting during a session of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan May 29, 2019. REUTERS/Mariya GordeyevaMOSCOW (Reuters) - Additional U.S. sanctions damage bilateral ties between Moscow and Washington but Russia’s financial system is resilient to external pressures, Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said on Saturday. U.S. President Donald Trump has imposed another round of sanctions on Russia over the poisoning of a former spy in Britain, the White House said on Friday. “Russia’s economy has already proved to be resilient to external restrictions in recent years,” Siluanov said. He added: “With regard to the…

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Hong Kong police fire tear gas as protests again roil the city

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong police fired tear gas on Saturday night in confrontations with black-clad activists in the city’s Kowloon area, as the Chinese-controlled territory was again rocked by anti-government protests. Police kept out of sight during an afternoon that saw tens of thousands of protesters march through what is ordinarily a busy shopping district, but charged onto the streets after 9 p.m. (1300 GMT), with hundreds of officers in riot gear pushing crowds back. As more than 1,000 protesters stood their ground on Nathan Road, a major thoroughfare, police warned against what they called an illegal assembly and urged them to leave immediately or…

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