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‘Let our voices be heard’: March against immigration raids

CANTON — The children of Sacred Heart Catholic Church streamed out into Mississippi’s heat on a blistering Sunday afternoon, carrying what they said was a message of opposition against immigration raids their parents could not. “I will not sit in silence while my parents are taken away,” read a sign carried by two Hispanic boys. They were among a group ...

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Immigration raids to have long-term effects on poultry towns

Effects of the largest immigration raid in at least a decade are likely to ripple for years through six Mississippi small towns that host poultry plants. A store owner who caters to Latino poultry plant workers fears he will have to close. A school superintendent is trying to rebuild trust with the Spanish-speaking community. And the CEO of a local ...

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Largest U.S. immigration raids in a decade net 680 arrests in Mississippi

U.S. immigration officials raided numerous Mississippi food processing plants Wednesday, arresting 680 workers, most of whom are Latino, in what marked the largest work-place sting in at least a decade. The raids, planned months ago, happened just hours before President Donald Trump was scheduled to visit El Paso, Texas, the majority-Latino city where a man linked to an online screed ...

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How a ‘currency war’ could weaken US economy

President Donald Trump’s trade conflict with China escalated this week when Beijing let its currency fall to its lowest level against the dollar in 11 years and suspended its purchases of U.S. farm goods — and the Trump administration promptly branded China a “currency manipulator.” Trump’s response has little immediate practical impact. But together, the new developments raised the dangerous ...

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China threatens retaliation for Trump’s planned tariff hike

China on Friday threatened retaliation if U.S. President Donald Trump’s planned tariff hikes go ahead, while the renewed acrimony between the two biggest global economies sent stock markets tumbling. China’s government accused Trump of violating his June agreement with President Xi Jinping to revive negotiations aimed at ending a costly fight over Beijing’s trade surplus and technology ambitions. Trump rattled ...

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Stocks slump after Trump raises tariffs on Chinese goods

Stocks dropped sharply Thursday and bond prices spiked after President Donald Trump announced the U.S. will slap a new 10% tariff on some $300 billion worth of goods from China beginning next month. The news erased a broad rally on Wall Street, sending the Dow Jones Industrial Average from a gain of more than 250 points and fell as much ...

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Trump says US to place new 10% tariff on $300 billion in Chinese imports amid slow-moving trade talks, effective Sept 1

President Donald Trump announced Thursday the U.S. will apply a new tariff of 10% on about $300 billion worth of products from China beginning Sept. 1, escalating the two countries’ festering trade dispute. Trump tweeted amid slow-moving talks with China that negotiations will continue. But he blamed China for not following through on stopping the sale of fentanyl to the ...

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Mississippi-based federal judge nominated to appeals court

President Donald Trump is nominating a federal district judge from southern Mississippi to serve on one of the nation’s most conservative federal appeals courts. The White House on Tuesday announced the nomination of 52-year-old Halil “Sul” Ozerden to the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The New Orleans-based court handles cases from Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. Judicial nominations must be ...

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China may restrict tech access in spiraling US trade dispute

China is creating a system to protect its technology, according to state media, as the U.S. restricts the access of Chinese companies to American technology in a spiraling trade dispute. The People’s Daily newspaper said Sunday that the system will build a strong firewall to strengthen the nation’s ability to innovate and to accelerate the development of key technologies. “China ...

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Reeves tears into Trump’s criticism of judiciary

“When politicians attack courts as ‘dangerous,’ ‘political,’ and guilty of ‘egregious overreach,’ you can hear the Klan’s lawyers, assailing officers of the court across the South. When leaders chastise people for merely ‘us[ing] the courts,’ you can hear the Citizens Council, hammering up the names of black petitioners in Yazoo City, [Mississippi],” Reeves said, quoting from the president’s tweets and other past ...

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