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Texas shooting brings new urgency to gun debate in Congress

The House, under Democratic control, passed two ambitious bills in February that would require background checks for all gun buyers, including those on the internet or at gun shows, and extend waiting limits for would-be gun buyers flagged by the instant check system.

Unbowed, Trump intensifies attacks on four Democratic congresswomen

"So these congresswomen, their comments are helping to fuel the rise of a dangerous, militant hard left," Donald Trump said to roars from the crowd in North Carolina, a state seen as key to his re-election.


Mexico first to ratify USMCA trade deal, Trump presses US Congress to do same

Mexico sends around 80% of its exports to the United States, and Trump last month vowed to impose tariffs on all Mexican goods if Lopez Obrador does not reduce the flow of U.S.-bound illegal immigration from Central America.

Explained: How the US Congress could challenge Trump tariffs on Mexico

Trump has pledged to use his presidential powers to trigger the tariffs as soon as next week unless Mexico makes progress on slowing the flow of migrants from Central America arriving at the southern US border.

New York man threatened to kill Minnesota Congresswoman, says FBI

Federal prosecutors announced Friday that Patrick Carlineo Jr. was arrested after placing a threatening call to Omar's office in Washington D.C. last month. Authorities did not say when Carlineo was arrested.

US lawmaker urges trade agency to delay GSP decision till Indian elections

Under the United States GSP programme, nearly 2,000 products including auto components and textile materials can enter the US duty-free if the beneficiary developing countries meet the eligibility criteria established by the Congress.


Bills introduced in US Congress to hold China accountable for human rights abuses

The legislation was introduced in the Senate by Senators Marco Rubio and Bob Menendez and in the House by Congressmen Chris Smith and Thomas Suozzi.

Apple tells US Congress it found no signs of microchip hacking attack

Vice President for Information Security George Stathakopoulos repeated Apple's statements to the press that it never found malicious chips or vulnerabilities purposely planted in any server.

First Muslim woman set to be elected to US Congress

A 42-year-old Muslim woman has won the Democratic nomination to run unopposed for a House seat in Michigan, bringing her closer to becoming the first female from the minority community to be elected to the US Congress, according to a media report.

Indian-American running for US Congress to fight against growing corporate influence

Responding to a question on the response he is receiving from Indian Americans, Gupta said the community has rallied together to make sure that their voices are heard.