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Sourced from “Top News” | The Epoch Times, as of Sun, 09 Jun 2019

Cameroon Town Residents Say Chinese-Run Quarry Damaging Their Homes

YAOUNDE, Cameroon—Residents of a Cameroon town are raising alarm that a quarry setup by a state-owned Chinese company is causing damage to their homes. Chinese-owned Sinohydro has been commissioned to build part of a 235-mile road in central Cameroon. The company is using a quarry located close to the town of Yoko to extract ballast […]

Mitt Romney Says He May Decline 2020 Presidential Endorsement

Utah Senator Mitt Romney said on June 7 that he is not sure if he will endorse President Donald Trump for the second term and that he won’t necessarily support anyone during the 2020 campaign. The former Republican presidential candidate told reporters, “I don’t think endorsements are worth a thimble of spit,” adding, “I wouldn’t […]

President Trump Is Confident Mexico Will ‘Try Very Hard’ to Enforce New Immigration Deal

President Donald Trump is optimistic about the new immigration deal reached between the United States and Mexico on June 7, saying that he believes Mexico would “try very hard” to enforce the agreement that could stem the flow of illegal immigrants coming into America. “Mexico will try very hard, and if they do that, this […]

Hillary Clinton’s Brother Tony Rodham Dies

Hillary Clinton’s youngest brother Tony Rodham died Friday night, the 2016 Democratic presidential candidate announced Saturday on Twitter.

My ‘Lizard Brain’ Hopes ‘Bad Things Happen’ to Trump: Dem Lawmaker Jim Himes

A Democratic lawmaker recently said that his “lizard brain” hopes that “bad things happen” to the president of the United States, Donald Trump. Rep. Jim Himes, (D-Conn.) was asked on CNN by host Wolf Blitzer whether he wanted to see Trump “in prison”—a comment that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi had reportedly recently made. “More than […]

Canadian Prof Accused of Stealing Technology for China Had Funding From Ottawa in Same Period: Report

A McGill University professor accused of involvement in a years-long scheme to steal U.S. technology for China’s military received hundreds of thousands of dollars in federal funding from Ottawa during the same period, a report by La Presse says. Last year, the FBI arrested American citizens Yi-Chi Shih and Kiet Ahn Mai on charges of […]

Man Sought Guns, Grenades for Times Square Attack, Feds Say

A New York City college student accused of plotting a terrorist attack on Times Square spent months trying to stockpile guns and grenades.

Job Growth Slows, But Unemployment Remains Lowest Since 1969

The economy expanded by 75,000 jobs in May, which was much less than expected. But the unemployment rate has remained at 3.6 percent, which is the lowest since December 1969, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The data suggests the job market has cooled, but not to a point where it would harm […]

Nancy Pelosi Urges US to Link Human Rights to Trade Talks with China

In the week marking 30 years since the Tiananmen Square massacre in China, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi urged the U.S. government to link human rights to current trade negotiations with the Chinese regime. She further indicated that the Trump administration has raised concerns about human rights during bilateral talks with Beijing. When asked by a […]

DOJ Gave Bruce Ohr $28,000 Bonus in 2016

The Justice Department gave Bruce Ohr a $28,000 bonus in 2016, documents show. Ohr began meeting that year with Christopher Steele, the author of the anti-Trump dossier. Ohr’s 2016 bonus is double what he received in 2015. Tom Fitton, whose group Judicial Watch obtained the documents, said they indicate that Ohr “was rewarded for his […]

Chinese Leader Xi Jinping Calls US President Trump His Friend

Chinese leader Xi Jinping on June 7 called U.S. President Donald Trump his friend and said he believed the United States was not interested in rupturing economic ties with China. Speaking in the Russian city of St. Petersburg at an economic forum, Xi said there were strong trade and investment connections between China and the […]

Second Former GOP State Senator Found Shot Dead Inside Home Within 2 Days

A former Oklahoma state lawmaker was found shot dead in his home on June 5, according to reports. Former Republican state Sen. Jonathan Nichols, 53, was found dead in his home in Norman, Oklahoma, with a gun placed on a table across the room, reported The Oklahoman, citing police sources. This comes two days after former Arkansas state senator, Linda […]

University of Alabama to Refund $26 Million Gift After Donor Calls on Students to Boycott Abortion Ban

The University of Alabama board of trustees voted Friday to give back a $26.5 million donation from a philanthropist.

Police Officer Who Shot Woman to Death Sentenced, Apologizes in Court

A Minneapolis police officer convicted of murder was sentenced Friday to 12 and a half years in prison for the shooting of an unarmed woman who had called 911, and he apologized in court for “taking the life of a perfect person.” Mohamed Noor was convicted in April of third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in […]

Ilhan Omar Ordered to Repay Thousands for Violating Campaign Finance Rules as Questions Arise About Her Tax Filings

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) had repeatedly violated state rules when she improperly used campaign funds to pay for non-campaign expenses in 2016 and 2017, Minnesota’s campaign finance and public disclosure board found on June 6. The board has ordered Omar to repay her former campaign committee nearly $3,500 for using campaign money to pay for […]

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