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Tran walked across a lawn inside the fence and arrived at the White House south portico entrance before he was arrested by a Secret Service officer described in court documents as a member of the White House Uniformed Division. But the incident was a fresh black eye for the Secret Service, who have faced scrutiny in recent months for a string of abuses. The incident took place while President Donald Trump was at the White House.
  • Taxes: President scraps tax plan, timetable threatened

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    There are at least three important questions that can only be answered by the release of the tax returns . They urged him to "remove uncertainty about continued funding for cost sharing reductions", the billions of dollars that are paid to insurers to help cover out-of-pocket medical expenses for low-income Americans.
  • Spicer apologises for Hitler 'didn't use chemical arms' claim

    Spicer apologises for Hitler 'didn't use chemical arms' claim

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    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A North Dakota congressman says White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer's remarks about Adolf Hitler and Syrian President Bashar Assad are "not without some validity". In a statement to White House reporters, Spicer said in no way he was trying to lessen the horrendous nature of the Holocaust. I was trying to draw a distinction of the tactic of using airplanes to drop chemical weapons on population centers.
  • Congressman: Spicer comments 'not without some validity'

    Congressman: Spicer comments 'not without some validity'

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    The White House released a statement on worldwide Holocaust Remembrance Day earlier this year that did not make any reference to Jews, and some have taken issue with the slow speed with which Trump has condemned anti-Semitic attacks, including threats against Jewish community centers.
  • Trump attacks own party in tweet

    Trump attacks own party in tweet

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    Trump issued an early executive order that agencies curb implementation of Obamacare, and he's repeatedly predicted the statute will explode. "We had a great day with the president", Sen. Trump's tone on Sunday, along with the positive comments from Paul, suggest the president may be reversing course after he said last month that he was "moving on" from health care reform after House GOP leadership was forced to pull the American Health Care Act .
  • Huge US bomb kills dozens of IS militants in Afghanistan

    Huge US bomb kills dozens of IS militants in Afghanistan

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    USA officials have said they believe the movement has only 700 fighters but Afghan officials estimate about 1,500. The target was close to the Pakistani border. But the group has been steadily losing ground in the face of heavy pressure both from U.S. air strikes and a ground offensive led by Afghan forces.
  • HFC Chairman Says Republicans Close To Health Care Agreement

    HFC Chairman Says Republicans Close To Health Care Agreement

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    House Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows said Republicans are growing closer to a consensus on repealing and replacing Obamacare and are presenting a plan to House Speaker Paul Ryan Tuesday . "We just want to reward responsible behavior", Jordan told The Daily Signal. Now, it appears as though establishment Republicans and House Freedom Caucus members may be closer than ever to actually doing what they've promised for seven years.
  • Supplier: Drug sold to Arkansas not for executions

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    The inmates are challenging the compressed execution timetable, as well as the use of midazolam. London-based Hikma, West-Ward's parent company, said it made "repeated" representation to officials "to confirm if they are in possession of our product which they intend to use in lethal injections, and if so to return it to us".
  • ISIS youth from Kerala killed in U.S. bombing

    ISIS youth from Kerala killed in U.S. bombing

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    The GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast bomb is a large non-nuclear explosive in the hands of the American military. US officials say the strike in the Achin district of the Nangarhar Province using the "mother of all bombs" was "designed to minimize the risk to Afghan and USA forces conducting clearing operations in the area".
  • Denver asks ICE agents to respect courts, schools

    Denver asks ICE agents to respect courts, schools

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    The sheriff danced around the question, stating they hold people in their jails who "are accused of crimes in our communities". According to ICE, Ocean County stated it would not honor ICE detainers unless and individual committed an indictable offenses such as being a danger to the community, offenses against property, offenses against others or offenses against public order, health and decency.
  • Poll finds Perriello inching ahead of Northam, Gillespie still in solid lead

    Poll finds Perriello inching ahead of Northam, Gillespie still in solid lead

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    More than half of the voters remain undecided ahead of each party's June 13 primary and most voters do not know enough about the candidates to form an opinion. Among Republican or Republican-leaning voters, Gillespie carries 28 percent, Stewart took 12 percent and Wagner drew 7 percent. Perriello leads 46 percent to 33 percent in the poll while Northam wins 44-33.
  • Assad completely denies any involvement in Syrian gas attack

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    He criticised its effectiveness in the fight against terrorism and the alliance's cost to the US. But in an apparent reversal, Mr Trump said the alliance is a "bulwark of global peace and security". Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Wednesday, after Putin made him wait before a private meeting, told reporters in Moscow that there is a "low level of trust" between the two countries that dates to the Obama administration but has not improved since the Trump team took over.