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NYC bans the word 'alien' in laws, documents, opts for 'noncitizen'

New York City became the first major city in the U.S. on Thursday after the NYC Council removed theterms “alien,” “illegal immigrant” and “illegal migrant” from local laws, rules and documents and instead will bereplacing them with the term “non-citizen.

Biden's support among College Democrats slips amid Tara Reade claims

Several chapters of the College Democrats are refusing to support Joe Biden in his bid for the White House following sexual assault allegations brought forth byTara Reade, who was a young staffer in his office nearly 30 years ago when Biden was a senator.

Biden says he hopes to announce VP pick around this date

Presumptive Democratic presidential candidateJoe Biden said he hopes to announce his pick for vice president around Aug. 1, just two months before the vice presidential debate scheduled for October.

Pompeo says he wasn't aware State Department watchdog was investigating him

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo revealed he asked President Trump to fire State Inspector GeneralSteve Linick, accusing him of "undermining" his department's mission, but denied knowing that Linick was probing Pompeo's potential misuse of office funds for personal errands.

Schiff: Michael Flynn dismissal 'incriminates' Barr

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., slammed the head of the Justice Department Thursday after he announced the case of former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn will be dropped.

US, UK launch post-Brexit trade negotiations amid coronavirus

Negotiators for the U.S. and the UK opened talks for a new trade agreement via teleconference Tuesday, despite postponements caused bythe coronavirus pandemic, in hopes of establishing a post-Brexit economic boost.

NRA lays off dozens of staffers, cuts pay during coronavirus pandemic

The National Rifle Association has laid off dozens of employees, canceled its national convention and scaled back on fundraising, membership and shooting events just months before the presidential electionand during an unprecedented pandemic, as gun advocates are fighting to flex their Second Amendment rights despite restrictions due to COVID-19.

Andrew Cuomo tells single women in NYC, 'I am eligible'

New YorkGov. Andrew Cuomolightened up the mood in what has been an otherwise tense and tumultuous few months due to the coronavirus by joking that he is an eligible bachelor inNew York City.

HHS announces details on coronavirus coverage for uninsured

The Trump administration unveiled the specifics of a $100 billion plan to support the health care system during the coronavirus pandemic and ensure that uninsured patients will be covered by giving hospitals and doctors direct payments from the government.

Trump says he'll ask Harvard to return coronavirus relief money

President Trump accused Harvard University of "taking" money from the federal government as part of the Paycheck Protection Program intended to benefit small businesses and said he will be asking that they pay it back.

Social media circulates fake claims of getting paid for completing US census

The U.S. Census Beauru on Monday squashed rumors that information collected from the questionnaire will be transmitted to the federal government for them to send a stimulus check providing relief from the coronavirus pandemic, which has left millions of Americans out of a job.

Secret Service says no Dem candidates have requested protection

The U.S. Secret Service says neither of the two remaining Democratic frontrunners for president has requested security protection as the race ramps up, and reports that the federal agency is "unprepared for candidate protection is categorically false.

Roger Stone gets testy with Axios reporter asking about his criminal case

Former Trump advisor Roger Stone got testy in an Axios interview that airedSunday night, as Stone refused to answer questions related to his criminal case because of a court-imposed gag order against him but said he's"proud" of his support for the president.

Klobuchar defends Dems' quash of 20-week abortion ban

Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., defended Democrats' defeat of a bill that would ban all abortions after 20-weeks of pregnancy, saying that she stands behind Roe v. Wade as "the law of the land.

Biden oddly suggests '150 million' people killed by guns since 2007

Former vice president Joe Biden went after the voting record of Democratic front-runner Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., on the debate stage Tuesday night, slamming Sanders for supporting legislation that gave gun manufacturers absolute immunity from liability for gun violence, but in doing so, Biden grossly overstated the number of gun deaths since the 2007 lawpassed.