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ICE arrests 52 Illegal Aliens in South, Central Texas Enforcement Surge

SAN ANTONIO — Federal officers with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) arrested 52 criminal aliens or immigration violators throughout South Texas during a four-day enforcement action, which ended Thursday. During this enforcement surge, ICE deportation officers made arrests in the following Texas cities: Rio Grande Valley (9), San Antonio (7), Laredo (20), and Austin/Waco (16). Of those arrested, 46 ...

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Trump Signs Executive Order Adding “Hard Hitting” Sanctions on Iran

President Trump told reporters Monday that he signed an Executive Order that will put additional sanctions on Iran. Watch: The order will deny Iran’s Supreme Leader and others’ access to financial instruments partially as a response to recent attacks on shipping in the Strait of Hormuz and the downing of a U.S. drone in international airspace, but the president said ...

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Watch: Treasury Secretary Mnuchin Holds Briefing on Iran Sanctions [video + transcript]

Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin held an unannounced briefing to talk with the press about sanctions the administration placed on Iran Monday. Watch: Transcript: SECRETARY MNUCHIN: Hello everybody. Q Hello. SECRETARY MNUCHIN: So I think, as you know, I just left the Oval Office, where President Trump signed a new executive order authorizing even more expanded sanctions against Iran. So now ...

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Iran Says US Cyber Attacks Were A Failure

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Iran said on Monday that the United States’ cyber attacks on the Iranian military failed, Reuters reports. President Donald Trump ordered a series of cyber attacks on June 20 amid growing tensions with the Iranian regime, which the U.S. Department of Defense suggested after two oil tankers were attacked in the Gulf of Oman. The cyber strikes, which were “in ...

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Beto O’Rourke Proposes ‘War Tax’ For Non-Military Households

Democratic 2020 hopeful Beto O’Rourke unveiled a policy plan Monday to improve health care for veterans, including a “war tax” on households without service members or veterans. The “war tax” would feed into what O’Rourke calls the Veterans Health Care Trust Fund for future wars, reported the Texas Tribune. This country must be willing to pay any price and bear ...

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Palestinian Leaders Say No Thanks To Kushner’s Middle East Economy-Boosting Plan

Palestinian leaders have already panned the economic portion of the Trump administration’s Israeli-Palestinian peace plan that was released Saturday. The economic plan, which was released before its political counterpart that is expected in November, would invest $50 billion in the West Bank and Gaza, Jordan, Egypt and Lebanon over 10 years, reported Axios. “The economic situation should not be discussed ...

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Trey Gowdy: Mystery FBI Transcript ‘Actually Changed My Perspective’ Of Russia Probe

Trey Gowdy said Sunday that an FBI transcript he reviewed while in Congress changed his “perspective” of the Mueller investigation. Republicans have alluded to the mystery transcript, which is believed to be from an FBI informant’s interactions with George Papadopoulos. Gowdy has previously said the transcript is a potential “game-changer” in terms of the public’s opinion of the FBI’s investigation ...

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Officials Accuse DHS Chief Of Personally Sabotaging Trump’s Planned ICE Raids

Administration officials are accusing Homeland Security Acting Director Kevin McAleenan of sabotaging Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) deportation raids by leaking key details of the plan. President Donald Trump on Saturday abruptly announced that he would delay plans for Sunday raids targeting around 2,000 illegal immigrants across the country. The president claimed the two-week hiatus would give the White House time ...

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US Cuts Supply Of Parts To Five Chinese Supercomputer Developers

Citing concerns of national security, the United States has restricted the sale of certain technological products to Chinese groups involved in military-related supercomputing. The U.S. Commerce Department has added Sugon, the Wuxi Jiangnan Institute of Computing Technology, Higon, Chengdu Haiguang Integrated Circuit and Chengdu Haiguang Microelectronics Technology to an “Entity List,” preventing them from purchasing certain U.S. products without government ...

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DOD Commemorates Founding of POW/MIA Advocacy Group

As the National League of POW/MIA Families enters its 50th year, Defense Department leadership recognized the work they do to help DOD and the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency locate those service men and women who have gone missing as a result of serving their nation in the military. In the Pentagon courtyard yesterday, Kelly McKeague, director of the Defense POWMIA ...

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Democrats Hid Gifts From A Notorious Foreign Meddler

Qatar is a nation that spends billions of dollars to influence the U.S. and has been accused of funding terrorism. Six Democrats, most with key chairmanships of interest to the foreign country, accepted a trip paid by the wealthy oil nation’s government. Two, including one congressman on the intelligence committee, did not disclose the trips on mandatory ethics forms designed ...

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