[News in Brief] Border Numbers Drop Below 100,000 for First Time in Months/US Says China Acts Like ‘Thuggish Regime’ Amid Hong Kong Row …

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Sourced from “Top News” | The Epoch Times, as of Fri Aug 09

Border Numbers Drop Below 100,000 for First Time in Months

WASHINGTON—The number of migrants encountered by U.S. authorities at the southern border has dropped below 100,000 for the first time in five months amid increased collaboration with Mexico and Guatemala …

US Says China Acts Like ‘Thuggish Regime’ Amid Hong Kong Row

The U.S. State Department has refuted claims by Beijing that the United States is “interfering in Hong Kong’s …

Trump Says Deputy National Intelligence Director Resigning

WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump announced on Aug. 8 that the deputy director of national intelligence, Sue Gordon, is resigning …

18 Juveniles Among 680 Illegal Workers Arrested by ICE in Mississippi Meat Plants

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) conducted its largest single-state enforcement operation in history, in six central Mississippi cities …

More Than 220 in Guam Sue Over Alleged Clergy Sex Abuse

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Amnesty International Slaps ‘Travel Advisory’ on US Over ‘Rampant Gun Violence’

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Parents Tardy With School Lunch Money May Face Neglect Charges

Parents across the country are living in fear of being reported to social service agencies for neglect if …

Trump Prepares Action Against Social Media Censorship, Bias

President Donald Trump is working on a policy action, possibly an executive order, to address claims of social …

Trump Renews Pressure on Fed to Lower Interest Rates

President Donald Trump on Aug. 8 renewed his demand for the Federal Reserve to lower interest rates to …

L Brands Chief Wexner Says Epstein ‘Misappropriated Vast Sums’ From Him

Leslie Wexner, the billionaire founder and CEO of Victoria’s Secret parent company L Brands, has accused indicted sex …

US Weekly Jobless Claims Fall; Labor Market Strong

WASHINGTON—The number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, suggesting the labor market remains …

House Republicans: Nadler Investigation Into Kavanaugh Is an Effort to Delegitimize the Supreme Court Justice

Republicans have called a move by Democrats to investigate Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh an attempt to tarnish …

AOC-Backed Candidate Loses District Attorney Nomination by 55 Votes

NEW YORK—Queens Borough President Melinda Katz celebrated her victory over opponent Tiffany Cabán on Aug. 7, as the …

Trump Again Considering Pardon for Rod Blagojevich

President Donald Trump said late on Aug. 7 that he is again considering commuting the sentence of former …

Clinton Pushes for Assault Weapon Ban Reinstatement Despite Studies Showing Little Effect

Former President Bill Clinton was among those pushing for the assault weapon ban to be reinstated, despite studies …

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