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Trump says not happy with 'send her back' chant
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump said Thursday he was unhappy with his supporters chanting "send her back" after he assailed a young Democratic congresswoman who he's suggested should leave the U.S.
Speaking in the Oval Office, Trump claimed he tried to stop the chant, which came after he recited a litany of complaints about Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, who fled to the U.S. as a child with her family from violence-wracked Somalia. Video shows the president pausing his remarks, appearing to drink in the uproar and not admonishing his supporters as they chanted.
"I was not happy with it," Trump said a day later as some prominent Republicans criticized the chant at the president's re-election event. He said he "would certainly try" to stop the chant should it return at a subsequent rally.Read the full article
Sue Lovell off the sidelines and into the race for mayor of Houston
Former city council member Sue Lovell has joined the Houston mayoral race, Greg Groogan talks with her about the decision to run and what she has to offer the city if she is elected.
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House approves $15 minimum wage, Senate prospects are dim
House Democrats approved legislation Thursday to raise the federal minimum wage for the first time in a decade, to $15 an hour, but the bill has almost no chance in the Republican-controlled Senate.
Passage was assured after centrists won concessions for a slower phase-in, over six years instead of five. They also won assurances the pay hike could be halted midway if a study shows job losses or other adverse effects.
A hike in the $7.25 hourly wage has been a top Democratic campaign promise, intended to address income inequality that's driving the 2020 political debate. Democratic Majority Leader Steny Hoyer of Maryland said raising the wage is the "right thing to do."Read the full article
Gov. Greg Abbott signs "Save Chick-Fil-A" bill into law, protecting 'religious liberty'
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Santa Fe High School shooting victim's family creates foundation in his honor
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