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New Colombia president may seek to revise rebel peace deal

BOGOTA (Reuters) – Right-wing candidate Ivan Duque won Colombia’s presidential election on Sunday, beating leftist Gustavo Petro in a victory that will reassure investors but raised the prospect of changes to a landmark peace accord with Marxist rebels. With 99.9 percent of polling stations counted, Duque comfortably won the ballot …

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Trump's consumer watchdog pick draws criticism from left and right

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House said on Saturday that President Donald Trump will pick Kathy Kraninger, an Office of Management and Budget (OMB) official, to head the U.S. consumer watchdog, drawing criticism from consumer advocates and dividing conservatives. FILE PHOTO: Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney testifies …

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Democrats, activists rally against Trump's family separation policy

ELIZABETH, N.J. (Reuters) – Democratic lawmakers joined hundreds of protesters outside an immigration detention facility in New Jersey on Sunday for a Father’s Day demonstration against the Trump administration’s practice of separating children from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border. “This must not be who we are as a nation,” …

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