US President Donald Trump’s government shutdown threat ‘blackmail’, workers say – Stuff.co.nz

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US President Donald Trump's government shutdown threat 'blackmail', workers sayStuff.co.nzThe notion that the president of the United States would purposefully imperil services to taxpayers if the US Congress doesn't approve US$ 1.6 billion (NZ$ 2.2 billion) for his Mexico border wall would be far-fetched, if a credible person occupied the …and more »

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Pentagon notified US Congress of $593 million military sale to Nigeria – Reuters

Pentagon notified US Congress of $ 593 million military sale to NigeriaReutersWASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Pentagon has notified the U.S. Congress of the sale to Nigeria of 12 Super Tucano A-29 planes and weapons worth $ 593 million, which the West African country wants for its fight against the militant group Boko Haram.and more »

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US military sends warships, aircraft to Texas – CNN

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US military sends warships, aircraft to TexasCNNAir Force and Navy helicopters began flying rescue missions in Texas on Monday night, according to a US defense official, marking the first use of active duty military assets in the hurricane rescue efforts. The helicopters used included six Navy MH …and more »

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US House Republicans Eyeing $1B Disaster Funds Cut to Finance Wall – Voice of America

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US House Republicans Eyeing $ 1B Disaster Funds Cut to Finance WallVoice of AmericaDespite Trump's promise at a rally in Phoenix last week to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border even “if we have to close down our government,” congressional Republicans are optimistic of averting a politically damaging shutdown after the fiscal …GOP to consider $ 1B cut in disaster relief to help fund Trump's border wallMLive.com

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Florida Democrats urge state lawmakers to remove Confederate statue in US Capitol – Miami Herald

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Florida Democrats urge state lawmakers to remove Confederate statue in US CapitolMiami HeraldThe entire Florida Democratic congressional delegation wants Gov. Rick Scott and state lawmakers to remove a statue of Confederate general Edmund Kirby Smith from the U.S. Capitol. On Wednesday, 11 House Democrats from Florida sent a letter to Scott, …Congressional Democrats renew call for Florida special session on Confederate statueSun Sentinel (blog)

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