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Ivanka Trump to become official White House employee

Ivanka Trump is becoming an official government employee after landing a new role: Assistant to the President. According to Trump's attorney Jame S. "Ivanka, you're hired ." We can nearly imagine the words straight out of The Apprentice host-turned-President of the US Donald Trump . She now has a West Wing office, but initially said she'd work with in her father's administration in an informal advising capacity. Read More

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Democratic opposition to United States high court nominee grows

The Democrats may not have the votes they need to block Gorsuch; the Post reports that there are competing views on whether filibuster Gorsuch's nomination or preserve the filibuster threat for the future, because retaining the filibuster could force to select a relatively moderate nominee if he is given the chance to replace a second justice in the coming years. Read More

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Democrats introduce the 'MAR-A-LAGO Act'

Democrats introduce the 'MAR-A-LAGO Act'

Mike Quigley in the House. It was the custom of the previous administration to release visitor logs for the White House on a quarterly basis, and many have observed, by comparison, a lack of transparency around the activities of Trump and his advisors and cabinet members to reveal their day-to-day goings on . Read More

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Questions, answers about funding threats to sanctuary cities

BOSTON - In response to the top national law enforcement official vowing to hold back funds from cities that flout federal immigration law, the MA attorney general accused U.S. The defiance was on display at a Monday gathering of municipal officials in NY from cities including Chicago. Despite the White House publishing its first weekly list of "uncooperative" jurisdictions last week and basing it on declined detainers, federal courts have ruled that it is not illegal for a county like ... Read More

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4-alarm fire sweeps through Oakland residential building

Ruben Deon Mitchell Jr. said he was awakened shortly after 4 a.m. Monday to screams of a fire in the Oakland building where he lived on the first floor. He says he opened the door to smoke in the hallway and heard children hollering from the second floor. He said crews rescued seven people. KTVU-TV reports Monday (http://bit.ly/2nXPIV7) that it is unclear if people are inside the three-story residential building. Read More

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United Airlines kicks two girls off a flight for wearing leggings

United Airlines kicks two girls off a flight for wearing leggings

Hundreds of Twitter users fired off furious messages to the airline, accusing it of enforcing a sexless and pointless rule. Celebrities such as William Shatner‏, Sarah Silverman and Christine Teigen chimed in - all critical of the airline. There's no way she is an employee of United Airlines. Comedian Sarah Silverman said that she was not going to fly on the airline for her upcoming tour. Read More

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At least one reportedly dead in Las Vegas strip shooting

Police also said they do not believe there is a second shooter. The standoff began a few hours ago after a shooting in the heart of the Strip near the Cosmopolitan hotel-casino. According to USA Today , the robbery took place just before 3 a.m. and involved three suspects wearing suits or tuxedos and animal masks who smashed the windows of a jewelry store and ran off while guests watched. Read More

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1 critical, 1 serious after Kansas group home fire

1 critical, 1 serious after Kansas group home fire

All six people inside the house were hospitalized. Another suffered serious injuries. Firefighters fight an eight-alarm fire that began at an apartment complex under construction and than spread to several nearby homes Monday. Its being called the biggest fire in the city's history. The rest of the house had moderate smoke damage, according to fire officials. The Kansas City Star reports fire started when a welder ignited wooden building materials. Read More

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Missing Tennessee Student: Suspect Told Her He Was CIA, Dad Says

Missing Tennessee Student: Suspect Told Her He Was CIA, Dad Says

The latter charge stems from an alleged kiss between Cummins and Thomas on January 23, on school property, according to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. "And if she would just come home everyone would just accept her back as if nothing ever happened". "In addition to homework help, Anthony says Cummins "[gave] her money, bought a microwave so she would heat food up in his room [and] try and get her out of trouble". Read More

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Week goes by, still no sign of missing TN teen

Week goes by, still no sign of missing TN teen

Cryptic messages appeared on both Thomas and Cummins' Instagram accounts the day they disappeared. Thomas was last seen wearing a flannel shirt and black leggings. This new timeline contradicts school officials' original response when they said they suspended Cummins when they found out about the allegations. Read More

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U.S. teacher sought in apparent kidnapping of student, 15

For example, he potentially may have them sleeping in the vehicle or Cummins may have driven them far away from Tennessee to a rural community. Thomas was last seen wearing a flannel shirt and black leggings. Cummins said Elizabeth is "a really good friend" who would go to see him "when she needs someone to calm her down", the report said. Cummins was seen driving a Silver Nissan Rogue with Tennessee license plate 976ZPT, according to the TBI. Read More

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DHS Publishes List of Jurisdictions That Rejected Immigrant Detainer Requests

DHS Publishes List of Jurisdictions That Rejected Immigrant Detainer Requests

Detainers are requests by ICE to local law enforcement agencies to hold certain individuals ICE believes could be deported for up to an extra 48 hours beyond the criminal process so they can be picked up by ICE. Judge Austin also went after an ICE agent on the stand about the March 3 arrest of Juan Coronilla-Guerrero when he showed up to court, asking point blank if it is part of their modus operandi. Read More

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