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At rally, crowd responds to Trump’s criticism of Rep. Omar with chants of ‘send her back’

The event made clear that President Trump plans to use his criticism of four liberal congresswomen of color as a rallying cry during his campaign.

House votes to kill resolution on impeachment

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Wilko Möller, center, leads the local chapter of the far-right Alternative for Germany party. (Nanna Heitmann for The Post)
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Unlike the far better-known Frankfurt in western Germany, the eastern Frankfurt was homogeneously German. To some locals, the refugees offer salvation after decades of devastating population decline. To others, the new arrivals could be the coup de grace for a city that was already struggling.

Border agent in Texas accused of harassing mother of 12-year-old migrant who was in custody

The accusations made in a complaint filed with U.S. Customs and Border Protection have come to light as the agency battles an onslaught of criticism and allegations of abuse at its facilities.
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