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Billionaire Ross Perot has died

by Russell St. John
Posted 7/09/19, 11:34 am

H. Ross Perot, a billionaire businessman and a two-time presidential candidate, died Tuesday at his home in Dallas, according to a family spokesman. He was 89.

Born in Texarkana, Texas, and the son of a commodities broker, Perot graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1953. In 1956, he married his college sweetheart, Margot Birmingham. After leaving the service, he began working at IBM. He founded Electronic Data Systems (EDS) in 1962 with a $1,000 loan from his wife. In 1984, he sold the business to General Motors for $2.5 billion.

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Pompeo to form human rights panel

by Kent Covington
Posted 7/09/19, 10:53 am

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday announced he is forming a new advisory panel to review the role of human rights in U.S. foreign policy.

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Trump slams U.K. ambassador

by Kyle Ziemnick
Posted 7/09/19, 10:15 am

WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump continued attacking the British ambassador to the United States on Tuesday after The Mail on Sunday published a series of leaked diplomatic cables from Sir Kim Darroch critical of the president’s administration.

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