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Donald Trump's hiring policy rarely places competence as a high priority. As a result, many "alt-right" rookies in the Trump administration simply bypassed him and talked to the president directly in order to influence his decisions. "He is, however, thrilled that he has been able to stop staffers including Omarosa from bolting into the Oval Office and triggering the president with White House [palace] intrigue stories".
  • Controversial Milwaukee County sheriff David Clarke resigns

    Controversial Milwaukee County sheriff David Clarke resigns

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    Clarke had previously accepted a middle-management job in Trump's Department of Homeland Security, only to rescind that decision weeks later without explanation. Clarke is perhaps best known for his often controversial comments on race and gun violence, along with his outspoken support for Republican President Donald Trump.
  • Trump could seek billions in Harvey recovery aid next week

    Trump could seek billions in Harvey recovery aid next week

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    I'm wondering why the great business man Donald Trump doesn't have Mexico pay for building the wall along the border. House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., also has suggested a better time for a stand would be when the House and Senate negotiate final fiscal 2018 spending bills later in the year.
  • Irma becomes Category 2 hurricane, expected to intensify quickly

    Irma becomes Category 2 hurricane, expected to intensify quickly

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    Irma is expected to remain a powerful hurricane for several days but fluctuations in strength are possible. This general motion is forecast through early Friday , followed by a generally westward motion on Saturday . It is too soon to know whether Irma will pose a threat to the USA mainland. Kottlowski said lots of atmospheric factors will come into play during the next week to determine the path of Hurricane Irma .
  • National Guard Rescues 1-Month-Old Baby From Harvey Floods

    National Guard Rescues 1-Month-Old Baby From Harvey Floods

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    The 106th has so far rescued 345 individuals, including children and pets, Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office said on Wednesday. Harvey made landfall as a Category 4 hurricane Friday night unleashing winds of up to 130 miles per hour and "catastrophic" flooding across parts of southeastern Texas.
  • Hajj: 3 Ghanaian pilgrims die in Saudi Arabia

    Hajj: 3 Ghanaian pilgrims die in Saudi Arabia

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    Calm and tranquility characterized the pilgrims' move to Mina site. In a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuf Olaniyonu, Saraki said that Nigerians back home should join in the prayers on the Arafat Day as Muslims believe that wherever you are on this special day if you supplicate to the Almighty, he will answer the prayers.
  • US Order Closing of a Russian consulate

    US Order Closing of a Russian consulate

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    The order affects the Russian Consulate General in San Francisco and diplomatic annex buildings in both New York City and Washington, D.C. The State Department wants them closed by September 2. and NY, the Associated Press reports . The U.S. State Department announced the move Thursday in response to the Kremlin forcing a cut in American diplomatic staff in Russian Federation.
  • President Erdoğan calls on Muslim countries' leaders to act on Rohingya Muslims

    President Erdoğan calls on Muslim countries' leaders to act on Rohingya Muslims

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    The latest clashes in Myanmar began last Friday when Rohingya militants staged deadly attacks on police posts, prompting raids on the community and searches by troops and police. Myanmar security forces have been clashing with the Rohingya since August 25, when Rohingya insurgents attacked police outposts. Zahid Hossain Siddique, Upazila Nirbahi Officer of Teknaf, said he heard 17 people were dead after the boats capsize.
  • James Mattis puts stay on transgender military ban, pending study

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    Senate Democrats are gearing up to fight President Donald Trump's ban on transgender individuals serving in the military - and they could have a key opportunity to do so as early as next week. A 2016 Rand study, commissioned by the Department of Defense and cited by Carter last summer, estimated there might be between 1,320 and 6,630 transgender service members on active duty.
  • United Kingdom not dealing with border issue, claims EU Commission boss

    United Kingdom not dealing with border issue, claims EU Commission boss

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    There are only two more rounds planned before an European Union summit that will decide if "sufficient progress" has been made on the divorce settlement for talks to move on to trade. The EU's chief negotiator Michel Barnier was to meet his British counterpart David Davis late afternoon for a first exchange, followed by three days of talks and a joint press conference.
  • Chidambaram, Mamata slam Centre over demonetisation after RBI report

    Chidambaram, Mamata slam Centre over demonetisation after RBI report

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    The report stated that Rs 8,900 crore of Rs 1000 notes have not yet come back into the system. Bengaluru: I-T raids unearth Rs 4.7 crore in new Rs 2,000 currency notes from state govt engineers. The demonetization was meant for eliminating black money from the market, reducing corruption and countering terrorist activities. Coincident with the announcement of the withdrawal of legal tender status of specified bank notes (SBNs) on November 8, 2016, the RBI launched a nation-wide ...
  • Trump Demands Wall Funds From Congress, Claiming Mexico Will Pay

    Trump Demands Wall Funds From Congress, Claiming Mexico Will Pay

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    President Donald Trump again threatened to pull the USA out of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA ) as the NAFTA 2.0 talks have just started, making that threat over the weekend and repeating it Monday. Mexico's Foreign Ministry said in a statement , 'As the government of Mexico has always maintained, our country will not pay, under any circumstances and under any circumstances, a wall or physical barrier built on United States territory along the Mexican border.
  • Can Roger Federer be stopped at the 2017 US Open?

    Can Roger Federer be stopped at the 2017 US Open?

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    Nadal , 31, heads to NY on the back of a quarterfinal loss to Nick Kyrgios in Cincinnati and a Montreal last-16 defeat to Canadian teenager Denis Shapovalov. But because Murray waited until Saturday, Federer and Nadal remain in the same half. "That's very encouraging for me ahead of NY". "Would have been better for [Federer, Nadal] to be in opposite halves".
  • House passes school funding reform compromise

    House passes school funding reform compromise

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    However, Rauner said in a veto message that "helping low-income families and individuals get out of poverty is a top priority", but that economic evidence suggests such a big wage hike would hurt workers more than help them. Several DACA students are still on campus , and some said they will feel comforted by the governor signing the Trust Act during a time when President Donald Trump's administration seeks to curb illegal immigration and build a wall between the USA and Mexico.
  • Pets, animals rescued from Harvey floodwaters

    Pets, animals rescued from Harvey floodwaters

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    The Atlanta Humane Society accepted the first of what could be several truckloads of shelter animals from Louisiana on Saturday morning. Head to our news partners at ABC13.com for other suggestions . We'll be doing whatever is necessary, whether it's supporting established emergency shelters or going door to door to conduct rescues. These protocols are in place to ensure there is not chaos created by outside groups coming in, and to ensure the assistance available is sent to where it is ...