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The term coup is not one that has applied in the United States since the Revolutionary War period. While the US history books may refer to the creation of the USA as a revolution, the British Empire could have called it a coup.

There was no legal method of removing the British from power in the colonial era and the word coup means:

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New York Democratic Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez—as a visitor to government run detention centers—gave testimony at Friday's House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on the child separation policy at the U.S.-Mexico border. The Representative talked about her conversations with 17 women who were being held at detention facilities.

The congresswoman—who has been accused of lying about her experiences by members of the Trump administration—asked to be sworn in.

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