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President Trump awards Medal of Valor to 8 Southern California officers for responding to 2016 Election Day shooting

On Election Day in November 2016, a gunman went on a deadly rampage in an Azusa neighborhood, killing one and injuring three others with a rifle and handgun near an election polling place. In a ceremony Wednesday, eight Azusa and Irwindale police officers were honored at the White House with the Medal of Valor for their response to the Election Day shooting, which occurred near a polling place and ended when officers gunned down the shooter in front of his house. The medal is the nation’s highes...
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Trump demands end to Russia probes, walks out of meeting with Democrats

By LISA MASCARO and MARY CLARE JALONICK WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump abruptly quit a meeting with congressional Democrats Wednesday with a flat declaration he would no longer work with them unless they drop their investigations in the aftermath of the Trump-Russia report. After the truncated meeting with the Democratic leaders, scheduled for a discussion of U.S. infrastructure problems, Trump lashed out at Speaker Nancy Pelosi for her comment earlier in the morning on Capitol Hill that sh...
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More Democrats seeking impeachment proceedings against Trump

By MARY CLARE JALONICK and LISA MASCARO WASHINGTON — More Democrats are calling — and more loudly — for impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump after his latest defiance of Congress by blocking his former White House lawyer from testifying. A growing number of rank-and-file House Democrats, incensed by former counsel Don McGahn’s empty chair in the Judiciary Committee hearing room on Tuesday, are confronting House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and pushing her and other leaders to act. Thei...
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Kobach’s Immigration Czar Gig List Of Demands Was All For Naught

Former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach would have acquiesced to being the Trump administration’s immigration czar — but only if they agreed to his ten-point list of demands. The administration ultimately decided that a private jet, free weekends and unfettered access to the Oval Office was too much, opting for former Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli instead, per the New York Times. The Times previously reported that Kobach’s dealbreakers included being named DHS Secretary by Nov...
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Ken Cuccinelli joining Trump administration

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ken Cuccinelli, the former attorney general of Virginia, will be joining the Trump administration. A White House official confirms Cuccinelli will be taking a position at the Homeland Security Department, focusing on immigration. The person spoke on condition of anonymity ahead of an official announcement. The Associated Press first reported last month […]
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Kobach Will Consider Immigration Czar Gig… If He Gets A Private Jet And Weekends Off

Former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach will acquiesce to being the Trump administration’s immigration czar — but only if they agree to his ten-point list of demands. According to the New York Times, those dealbreakers include being named DHS Secretary by November, some coveted West Wing real estate and weekends off. He also wants to be the main television presence on immigration issues, to have unfettered access to the Oval Office and to have use of a private jet. The White House was re...
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Facebook bans election-attack firm linked to Israeli military and 'dozens' more disinformation accounts

Facebook announced today that is has banned an Israeli firm that ran a foreign psyops campaign to disrupt election results in various countries. Facebook claims to have canceled dozens of accounts engaged in spreading disinformation, they said Thursday. Some of the newly banned accounts are said to be linked to the Archimedes Group, a Tel Aviv-based consulting firm that claims to be able to “change reality.” The Archimedes website shows that its CEO is the former director of the European Fri...
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Pelosi warns Trump against war in Mideast; Dems demand info

By LISA MASCARO and SUSANNAH GEORGE WASHINGTON  — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Wednesday that the U.S. must avoid war with Iran, and she declared the White House has “no business” moving toward a Middle East confrontation without approval from Congress. Pelosi’s remarks to House Democrats came amid growing concerns in Congress over President Donald Trump’s approach to Iran and mounting tensions in the Persian Gulf region over the administration’s claims of unspecified threats linked to Iran. ...
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Pete Buttigieg was Facebook’s 287th user. Now he says the company has too much power.

When Pete Buttigieg joined Facebook as a Harvard undergrad in 2004, he was the 287th user registered on the site. The social network’s founders were friends of friends, and it felt like an insular message board for Harvard classmates, he remembered in an interview in San Francisco last week. “I don’t think any of us could have guessed what implications that technology would have in the long run,” Buttigieg said. Fifteen years and 2.4 billion users later, as Facebook wrestles with cascading scand...
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Fly Me to the Moon: Trump Wants to Shift $1.6 Billion from Pell Grants to NASA

As President Trump tweeted that he wants the U.S. to “return to Space in a BIG WAY!,” the White House updated its 2020 budget request Monday to include more money for a 21st century trip to the moon.The administration is asking for an additional $1.6 billion for NASA as part of an effort to move up the target date for landing astronauts on the lunar surface to 2024, four years earlier than Vice President Mike Pence proposed two months ago.NASA will receive $21.5 billion in 2019 and Trump’s origi...
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Pompeo warns Russia: US will not tolerate 2020 election meddling – live

US secretary of state says he sent clear message to foreign minister Sergei Lavrov, while House sets date for McGahn hearingSign up to the US briefing and get a new perspective 6.20pm BST Attorney General William Barr is working with CIA Director Gina Haspel and Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats to examine intelligence methods used during the Russia investigation, the Associated Press reports:That’s according to a person familiar with the matter who spoke to The Associated Press on...
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Saudi Arabia Says Its Oil Pipelines Are Under Attack From Drones

REUTERS/Sergio MoraesTwo days after it claimed two of its oil tankers were seriously damaged in sabotage attacks, Saudi Arabia now says its oil pipelines are being systematically attacked by drones.Its the latest in a string of incidents that are seriously endangering stability in the Middle East. Aside from the alleged ship sabotage and drone attacks, Iran announced last week that it would be quitting parts of the 2015 nuclear deal, and the White House has been mulling plans to send 120,000 tro...
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Trump officials wanted ICE to round up and arrest thousands of migrant families across US

Homeland Security officials reportedly planned to arrest thousands of migrant families who had final deportation orders and remove them from the US in a show of force.The arrests would have targeted parents and children in 10 cities with large populations of immigrants living in the US illegally, specifically New York, Los Angeles and Chicago.However the plans were put on hold by then-Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) head Ron Vitiello and then-secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, according to i...
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Foul Ball: White House Misspells Boston Baseball Team As ‘Red Socks’

Oops! The White House announced on Thursday that President Donald Trump would meet with “The Boston Red Socks” to celebrate the team’s 2018 World Series victory. CBS Boston noticed the typo on the White House’s website just hours before the famous baseball team was scheduled to meet with Trump. The spelling has now been corrected. The spelling error isn’t the only bit of controversy around the team’s visit to the White House. Red Sox manager Alex Cora won’t be attending the ceremony with the ...
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Trump Doesn’t Want Mueller To Testify Because It’ll Get Media Coverage

President Trump’s tweet advising special counsel Robert Mueller not to testify was reportedly posted after days of stewing over the amount of media coverage a Mueller hearing would receive, The Associated Press reported.  Trump reportedly believes that Mueller has become an unfairly favored figured in the mainstream media and Trump has growing concerns that a Mueller testimony would get even more coverage than what his former lawyer Michael Cohen received, according to three White House offic...
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Trump tax returns: Democrats to fight for release after Mnuchin refusal

* Treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin refused to hand them over * House to vote Wednesday to hold William Barr in contempt * Live: follow the latest US politics newsDonald Trump at the White House with the West Point football team on Monday. The moves came as the president’s bitter confrontation with his political opponents continues to intensify. Photograph: Alex Brandon/APHouse Democrats are expected to file a lawsuit or a subpoena with the federal tax authorities for Donald Trump’s returns no...
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Red Sox Manager Won’t Attend WH Ceremony Over Trump Treatment Of Puerto Rico

Alex Cora, the manager of the Boston Red Sox, will not attend a ceremony at the White House on Thursday, citing President Trump administration’s response to Hurricane Maria’s devastation in Puerto Rico, the Associated Press reported. “The government has done some things back home that are great, but we still have a long ways to go,” Cora, who is native to Puerto Rico, told the AP on Sunday. “That’s our reality. It’s pretty tough to go celebrate when we’re where we’re at. I’d rather not go and...
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US warns Iran against attack with aircraft carrier in Middle East

The US has deployed an aircraft carrier to the Middle East following “troubling and escalatory indications” that forces in Iran were preparing an attack on US forces in the region, according to a White House official.National security advisor John Bolton said on Sunday the decision was intended to “send a clear and unmistakable message” that any attack on US interests would be met with “unrelenting force”.The deployment was approved after reports that US forces at sea and on land were potential ...
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Justice Clarence Thomas’ moment may finally have arrived

By JESSICA GRESKO WASHINGTON — Clarence Thomas has been a Supreme Court justice for nearly three decades. It may finally be his moment. Many Americans know Thomas largely from his bruising 1991 confirmation hearing, when he was accused of sexual harassment charges by former employee Anita Hill — charges he denied. People may know he’s a conservative and has gone years without speaking during arguments at the court. But scholars say it would be wise to pay closer attention to Thomas. Thomas is no...
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The Latest: Anti-'Obamacare' states file their arguments

The Latest on a court fight over former President Barack Obama's health care law (all times local): 3:30 p.m. Republican-led states challenging former President Barack Obama's health care law have asked a federal appeals court to uphold a judge's ruling that the law is unconstitutional.
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Pelosi: Impeachment threat may prod White House cooperation

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is suggesting that the possibility of impeachment might help Democrats win more White House cooperation in congressional investigations into whether President Donald Trump obstructed justice. Pelosi has tapped the brakes on impeachment. But asked Wednesday by The Associated Press about some Democrats saying impeachment was the best way […]
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White House wants $4.5 billion in emergency border funding

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is asking Congress for an additional $4.5 billion in emergency spending for border security. That’s according to two people familiar with the request who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because they weren’t authorized to speak publicly. A summary of the request obtained by the AP […]
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Foxconn CEO meeting at White House, reasons unclear

Foxconn Technology Group CEO Terry Gou is headed to the White House for a meeting, but it's unclear why.
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FBI got tips about threat minutes before Poway synagogue shooting

By AMY TAXIN, CHRISTOPHER WEBER and MICHAEL BALSAMO POWAY, Calif. — The FBI said Monday that it received tips on a threatening social media post about five minutes before a gunman burst into a Southern California synagogue and opened fire with an assault-style rifle, killing a woman and wounding a rabbi and two others. The tips to the FBI’s website and phone number included a link to the anonymous post but did not offer specific information about its author or location of the threat. The FBI sai...
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Former Indiana Sen. Richard Lugar Dead At 87

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Former Indiana Sen. Richard Lugar, a Republican foreign policy sage known for leading efforts to help the former Soviet states dismantle and secure much of their nuclear arsenal, but whose reputation for working with Democrats cost him his final campaign, died Sunday. He was 87. Lugar died at the Inova Fairfax Heart and Vascular Institute in Virginia from complications related to chronic inflammatory demylinating polyneuropathy, or CIPD, a rare neurological disorder, the ...
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As Caucus Mulls Next Moves Post Mueller Drop, Pelosi: ‘Congress Will Not Be Silent’

WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s now up to Congress to decide what to do with special counsel Robert Mueller’s findings about President Donald Trump. While the special counsel declined to prosecute Trump on obstruction of justice, he did not exonerate him, all but leaving the question to Congress. Mueller’s report provides fresh evidence of Trump’s interference in the Russia probe, challenging lawmakers to respond. The risks for both parties are clear if they duck the responsibility or prolong an inqui...
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North Korea Wants Pompeo Out Of Nuclear Talks, Accuses Him Of ‘Talking Nonsense’

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Thursday that it had test-fired a new type of “tactical guided weapon,” its first such test in nearly half a year, and demanded that Washington remove Secretary of State Mike Pompeo from nuclear negotiations. The test, which didn’t appear to be of a banned mid- or long-range ballistic missile that could scuttle negotiations, allows North Korea to show its people it is pushing ahead with weapons development while also reassuring domestic military officia...
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Justice department discussed Mueller's findings with White House, report says – live

Democrats condemn Barr’s handling of report’s release following news it will not come until after press conferenceSign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 12.28am BST The Associated Press is reporting that former Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe will not be running for president in 2020. McAuliffe had flirted with a Democratic presidential run for months, popping up in early voting states late last year and campaigning with candidates in Iowa and New Hampshire, but ultimately d...
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​Using ‘market’ and ‘moral’ power, LA County​ joins Newsom effort to cut prescription drug costs

DOWNEY – After touring a county hospital in Downey, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Wednesday that Los Angeles County will partner with the state to combine their market strength in hopes of negotiating lower prescription drug costs from pharmaceutical companies. Newsom has been pushing efforts to lower drug costs since taking office 100 days ago. One of his first official actions as governor was signing an executive order aimed at creating a single-purchaser system allowing the state, counties, cit...
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Trump's new Cuba crackdown puts US at odds with Canada and Europe

US will allow lawsuits against firms using property nationalised by the revolution, cap remittances and restrict ‘non-family’ travelThe US national security adviser, John Bolton, addresses the Bay of Pigs Veterans Association in Coral Gables, Florida, on the 58th anniversary of the failed 1961 invasion of Cuba on Wednesday. Photograph: Wilfredo Lee/APDonald Trump has taken another step towards reversing Barack Obama’s historic rapprochement with Cuba with a measure that earned swift criticism fr...
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