The US House of Representatives has voted to more than double the country's minimum wage to $15 an hour. However, the pay rise is unlikely to make it through the Republican-led Senate.
The "Recess Rallies" are calling on Congress to end the country's hundreds of mass shootings every year. House Democrats plan to end the summer break early to begin work on gun legislation.
Democrats and over 200 city mayors have urged Mitch McConnell to bring senators back to Washington to vote on gun control. NRA chief Wayne LaPierre reportedly warned President Trump against background check legislation.
US President Donald Trump praised Boris Johnson as the "right man" to deliver Brexit, while meeting the UK prime minister in France. Trump also pledged a trade deal with the UK, despite opposition in the US Congress.
The decision to bar Representatives Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib is likely to deepen a rift within the Democratic Party over Israel. President Donald Trump advocated for not letting the lawmakers into Israel.
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