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Trump Says He Sees The European Union As A 'Foe' Of U.S.

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| President Trump told CBS that he has "low expectations" ahead of a summit with Russia's Vladimir Putin, and added, "I think the European Union is a foe, what they do to us in trade."

Haiti's Prime Minister Resigns After Riots Over Fuel Price Hike

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Haiti's prime minister resigned before he could be removed from office by the country's parliament. The government announced a double-digit price increase in fuel, sparking riots this month.

Russian 'Reset 2.0': What Putin Wants From Trump At Helsinki Summit

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Russia's president wants to normalize ties with the U.S., stop sanctions and give President Trump the impression he is the only Western leader who can get through to him.

FBI To Start Using A 2nd Database For Gun Background Checks

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Dylann Roof was able to buy a gun two months before the Charleston church massacre because of a background check error. A new plan by the FBI aims to fix what critics call the "Charleston Loophole."

Leadership Of Puerto Rico's Electric Utility Crumbles Amid Power Struggle

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Five board members — including the newly named CEO — resigned rather than submit to demands from the governor. The utility still has not restored power to all who lost it after Hurricane Maria.

'I Am Calling Randomly To Say Hi': Eritreans, Ethiopians Phone Each Other Amid Thaw

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As Ethiopia and Eritrea declared peace, long-dead phone lines came alive. People spoke with relatives and strangers. "We will be family," an Eritrean told an Ethiopian who randomly dialed him.

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Latino Voters Move To Defend Census Immigrant Count In Lawsuit By Alabama

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The Trump administration has not yet responded to a lawsuit challenging the U.S. Census Bureau's policy of including unauthorized immigrants in population numbers used to distribute seats in Congress.

U.S. Can't Issue Blanket Denial To Asylum-Seeking Iranians, Judge Rules

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Nearly 90 Iranians expecting to be resettled in the U.S. have been stranded in Vienna. Their asylum requests were denied en masse, and now a judge says the government must give each person a reason.

Transcript: Census Bureau Acting Director Ron Jarmin's Interview With NPR

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The head of the U.S Census Bureau speaks with NPR's Hansi Lo Wang about how the government's largest statistical agency is preparing for the 2020 census, including the new citizenship question.