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Trump blames Obama for legalizing bump stocks in a tweet. Is he right? Trump blames Obama for legalizing bump stocks in a tweet. Is he right?
In announcing the Justice Department's proposal to ban bump stocks in a tweet on Friday, President Trump blamed his predecessor for permitting the devices to be sold. "Obama Administration legalized bump stocks," the president tweeted, "BAD IDEA. As I promised, today the Department of Justice will issue the rule banning BUMP STOCKS with a mandated comment period. We will BAN all devices that t...
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Can March For Our Lives rally avoid the fate of the Millions Mom March? Can March For Our Lives rally avoid the fate of the Millions Mom March?
The #NeverAgain movement’s “March for Our Lives’’ on Saturday is both inspired and haunted by the legacy of another march on Washington 18 years ago. The Million Mom March, which brought about 750,000 people to the National Mall on Mothers’ Day 2000, was the biggest gun control rally in history. On stage, Rosie O’Donnell spoke for many when she proclaimed it “the birth of a movement.’’ In th...
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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg finally speaks on Cambridge Analytica: We need to fix 'breach of trust' Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg finally speaks on Cambridge Analytica: We need to fix 'breach of trust'
SAN FRANCISCO — Facing growing criticism of his leadership, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg finally broke his silence on the escalating crisis over how the social media giant handles people's private information. Zuckerberg took responsibility for what he called "a breach of trust between Facebook and the people who share their data with us and expect us to protect it." "We need to fix that," ...
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Trump, Saudi crown prince discuss opposition to Iran nuclear deal. Trump, Saudi crown prince discuss opposition to Iran nuclear deal.
WASHINGTON — The future of the Iran nuclear agreement loomed over talks Tuesday between President Trump and the emerging young leader of Saudi Arabia. Suggesting that he may take steps to kill the nuclear deal, Trump told reporters that "Iran has not been treating that part of the world or the world itself appropriately," and "a lot of bad things are happening in Iran." He added: "The deal i...
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'Serial bomber' blamed in Austin explosions after 4th blast rocks city. 'Serial bomber' blamed in Austin explosions after 4th blast rocks city.
AUSTIN — An explosion that seriously wounded two men and rocked a quiet southwest neighborhood appears connected to a string of mysterious and sometimes deadly blasts this month that have fueled fear across the Texas capital, authorities said Monday. “Clearly, we are dealing with a serial bomber,” Police Chief Brian Manley said. Manley said a bomb placed alongside a fence had tripwire the me...
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Police name 4 who died in Miami bridge collapse. Police name 4 who died in Miami bridge collapse.
Two flattened vehicles were pulled from the rubble of a collapsed Miami bridge early Saturday and three victims were discovered inside. A total of eight cars were trapped when the 950-ton pedestrian bridge buckled at Florida International University, several were completely pancaked under the massive slabs of concrete, which has made recovering victims inside difficult. Heartbreaking photos...
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White House says Trump won't fire national security adviser H.R. McMaster. White House says Trump won't fire national security adviser H.R. McMaster.
The White House late Thursday disputed a report that President Trump has decided to oust his national security adviser, H.R. McMaster. McMaster, a three star Army general, has faced criticism from Trump loyalists who believe his views on Iran, North Korea and other key foreign policy theaters are at odds with Trump's. The Washington Post reported Trump is "now comfortable" with removing McMast...
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Facebook, Google may face new rules for political ads, as U.S. grapples with foreign influence. Facebook, Google may face new rules for political ads, as U.S. grapples with foreign influence.
WASHINGTON — The Federal Election Commission on Wednesday agreed to begin writing new disclosure rules for online ads as regulators grapple with ways to prevent foreign interests from influencing U.S. elections. But it’s not clear whether the rules will be fully in place for the 2018 midterm elections, and the regulations won't cover the full range of advertising that shapes American political ...
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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson ousted in favor of CIA chief amid rumblings of more changes. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson ousted in favor of CIA chief amid rumblings of more changes.
WASHINGTON – After months of disputes with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, President Trump removed him Tuesday and nominated CIA Director Mike Pompeo to head the State Department. White House officials said a Tillerson aide was also fired for giving reporters differing accounts of how the secretary of State learned of his fate. The two officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they we...
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Trump's visit to see border wall prototypes will bring clash of cultures, protesters. Trump's visit to see border wall prototypes will bring clash of cultures, protesters.
PHOENIX — When Air Force One lands at San Diego's marine air station Tuesday morning, President Trump will be welcomed by a receptive audience. But that is likely to change as soon as he steps foot outside the military base. Trump will spend about three hours in San Diego on Tuesday afternoon. The highlight is expected to be a tour of the eight different 30-foot chunks of wall near the U.S.-Me...
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