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  • Trump calls out Antifa as Portland, Oregon, braces for dueling protests

    President Donald Trump on Saturday said “major consideration” is being given to designating Antifa an “organization of domestic terror,” as the left-wing anti-fascist demonstrators gathered in Portland, Oregon, to counterprotest a rally by far-right and extremist groups. “Major consideration is being given to naming ANTIFA an ‘ORGANIZATION OF TERROR,'” the President wrote in a tweet. “Portland is being watched very closely. Hopefully the Mayor will be able to properly do his job.” Trump’s tweet came after days of Portland authorities […]

  • The Coast Guard found $1 million worth of marijuana floating off California

    The US Coast Guard said it and its partner agencies recovered 1,300 pounds of marijuana wrapped in plastic from the water near Santa Catalina Island, one of California’s channel islands southwest of Los Angeles, this week. The 43 bales were transferred to Customs and Border Protection, which estimated the value at $1 million. A civilian “reported multiple bales of what the caller believed to be narcotics floating” in the sea, according to the Coast Guard. The Coast Guard said authorities don’t […]

  • Computer issues for US Customs lead to long lines at some airports

    The US Customs and Border Protection computer system is back to normal after it was down at some airports, creating long lines for arriving international travelers Friday afternoon. O’Hare and Midway International airports tweeted as of 6 p.m., processing of international arrivals is back to normal. As of 1800 CDT, processing of international arrivals at O'Hare is back to normal. Intl arrivals tonight may still encounter longer than usual wait times due to earlier @CBP outage. Customer Service Representatives are […]

  • Hundreds of strangers attend El Paso victim’s funeral after widower makes plea

    At first, it seemed like Margie Reckard’s funeral would be a small affair. The 63-year-old, who was killed when a gunman opened fire in an El Paso Walmart this month, left behind few relatives, and none live in El Paso. Her husband, Antonio Basco, had no other family and invited anyone to show up. Hundreds of people lined up outside and packed into the La Paz Faith Memorial and Spiritual Center in El Paso to attend Reckard’s visitation services Friday […]

  • White House expected to move forward with plan to cancel foreign aid, teeing up fight with Congress

    The Trump administration is expected to put forward a plan to cancel billions of dollars in foreign aid funding by the end of this week, a senior administration official told CNN on Friday, teeing up a fight between the White House and Congress over the rarely used and controversial move known as rescission. Bipartisan lawmakers and foreign policy advocates have spoken out publicly against the move to cancel funds to the State Department and US Agency for International Development, warning about their […]

  • 3 suspicious devices in downtown New York were not explosive, the NYPD said

    Three suspicious devices that turned out to be empty rice cookers were discovered Friday morning in downtown New York, prompting a brief scare as residents began their day. All the devices were ultimately deemed safe. The first two were found at the Fulton Street subway complex, NYPD Chief of Transit Edward Delatorre said at a news conference. Two counterterrorism officers were on patrol there and were notified of a suspicious package, he said. Authorities responded and found two empty rice […]

  • The FCC fined ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ and ‘The Walking Dead’ six-figures over use of emergency tones

    An episode of “Jimmy Kimmel Live” last year featured emergency tones in a sketch mocking the presidential alert system. And it’ll cost parent company ABC dearly. In a statement Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission said it hit the show with a $395,000 fine for misusing the tone from the emergency alert system. The emergency alert system (EAS) tone is used on television and cellphones to warn people of impending emergencies such as tornadoes and floods. To protect the purpose of the warning […]

  • Trump inquires about the U.S. buying Greenland – but it’s not for sale

    President Donald Trump has on multiple occasions brought up buying Greenland from the Danish government and the White House counsel’s office has looked into the possibility, two sources told CNN on Thursday. The island’s government, however, said in a statement Friday it’s not going to happen: “Greenland is not for sale.” Trump’s interest in buying Greenland was first reported on Thursday by The Wall Street Journal. The Journal reported that people familiar with the deliberations said the President has raised […]

  • Israel will allow Rep. Rashida Tlaib to enter country for humanitarian visit

    Israel has granted permission for Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib to enter the country on humanitarian grounds to visit her family in the West Bank a day after blocking her and fellow Rep. Ilhan Omar from visiting the country. “Congresswoman Tlaib has sent tonight a letter to Minister Deri in which she committed to accept all the demands of Israel to respect the restrictions imposed on her in the visit, and she also promised not to advance boycotts against Israel during her visit,” Interior Minister […]

  • A truck drove into a line of ICE protesters outside a detention facility in Rhode Island

    A captain at a Rhode Island detention facility has been placed on administrative leave after he drove a truck toward a line of protesters who were demanding the center cease its cooperation with US Immigration and Customs Enforcement, officials and witnesses said Thursday. The incident Wednesday night was captured on video. Five demonstrators were hospitalized, according to the group that organized the protest, Never Again Action, which describes itself as a collection of Jewish people and their allies protesting ICE and […]

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