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US moves to fast-track summary migrant deportations
US President Donald Trump's administration on Tuesday announced new measures to expand its immigration crackdown by permitting more summary deportations of undocumented migrants.



Former lobbyist Mark Esper sworn in as Trump’s new defence secretary
Army Secretary Mark Esper was sworn in as U.S. secretary of defence on Tuesday, hours after being confirmed by the Senate in a strong bipartisan vote that ended the longest period by far the Pentagon had been without a permanent top official.



US financier Jeffrey Epstein appeals bail denial in sex-trafficking case
Jeffrey Epstein, the financier facing charges of sex trafficking involving dozens of underage girls, has appealed a federal judge’s decision to keep him in a Manhattan jail while he awaits trial.



Haiti’s president names a new prime minister, his fourth in less than three years
Haiti's President Jovenel Moise on Monday named Fritz-William Michel prime minister, following the resignation of his predecessor who failed to win parliamentary approval for his government.



Puerto Rico governor won't seek re-election, but refuses to quit amid protests
Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló said Sunday evening that he will not resign in the face of public furor over an obscenity-laced leaked online chat, but he will not seek re-election or continue as head of his pro-statehood political party.



The world marks 50th anniversary of moon landing
"That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind": it was with these words that Neil Armstrong became the first person to set foot on the Moon 50 years ago, an occasion celebrated by space enthusiasts globally Saturday.



Financier Jeffrey Epstein denied bail on sex trafficking charges
A judge who denied bail for jailed financier Jeffrey Epstein on sex trafficking charges Thursday said he poses a danger to the public and seems to still have an uncontrollable urge for sexual conduct with or in the presence of underage girls.



Trump belatedly disavows 'send her back' chants as he looks ahead to 2020
President Donald Trump on Thursday chided his supporters who chanted "send her back" when he questioned the loyalty of a Somali-born congresswoman, joining widespread criticism of the campaign crowd's cry.



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