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Electronics and other items subject to tariff delayTrump faces criticism over wildlife rollbacksSign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 5.07pm BST Clashes between pro-democracy protesters and police appear to be escalating at the Hong Kong airport.JUST IN: @ABC News reports live from a “chaotic” Hong Kong International Airport as police and demonstrators clash amid intensifying protests.

FULL DETAILS: threats of China are on full display as the people of Hong Kong are fighting for their freedoms. This is the level of control China wants to have not only over its people but around the world. #FightingForFreedom people of Hong Kong are trying to preserve the promise of One Country – Two Systems. If we don’t speak out for human rights in China because of commercial interests, we lose all moral authority to speak out elsewhere.May we all stand in solidarity with the people of Hong Kong as they speak out for democracy, freedom from repression, and a world they long to see. 4.46pm BST Ken Cuccinelli, the acting director of US Citizenship and Immigration Services, is facing criticism and mockery for offering an edited version of the poem that appears on a plaque at the Statue of Liberty.Our colleague Edward Helmore reports: The famous lines, taken from The New Colossus by the 19th-century New York poet Emma Lazarus, read: ‘Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.’
In a radio interview on Tuesday, Cuccinelli offered a change: ‘Give me your tired and your poor who can stand on their own two feet and who will not become a public charge.’In New York, the Statue of Liberty holds a torch that lights the way & it proclaims: “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.”

My grandfather was one. Poor & tired, but filled with hope & promise. God bless him for coming to America. Continue reading…

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Publish date : 2019-08-13 16:07:48

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