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Amy Coney Barrett sworn as JUDGE minutes after Senate’s approval

The US Senate has confirmed Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court in a victory for President Donald Trump a week before the presidential election. Mr Trump’s fellow Republicans voted 52-48 to approve the judge, overcoming the unified opposition of Democrats. Her appointment seals for the foreseeable future a 6-3 conservative majority on the […]

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Trump whisked away out of press briefing as man shot outside White House perimeter

US president Donald Trump was escorted out of a press briefing after secret service agents shot and wounded a man who claimed to be armed outside the White House. An agent walked to the stage as President Trump was reading his statement and led him away. The president returned minutes later to say the situation […]

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NSA Robert O’Brien, key Trump adviser has tested positive for coronavirus

President Donald Trump’s national security adviser, Robert O’Brien, has tested positive for coronavirus, the White House confirmed. Mr O’Brien, 54, has been self-isolating and working from home. He was picked to replace John Bolton as national security adviser last September, after Mr Bolton left amid a rancorous fallout with President Trump. The aide has mild […]

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Science should not stand in the way of school reopenings: White House

The coronavirus pandemic has forced most parts of the world to go into lockdown to contain the spread of the deadly disease. This has paused most of the world’s work including the education of children. According to a UNICEF report at least 1.725 billion learners are affected due to school closures. While many nations have no […]

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United States moves to merit based immigration system: Trump temporarily suspends H-1B visa

US President Donald Trump has directed his administration to “reform” the H-1B visa system and move in the direction of merit-based immigration, White House officials have said. “Moving to a merit-based immigration system,” the White House said in a statement soon after Trump issued a proclamation to temporarily suspend H-1B and other work visas till […]

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Donald Trump address near empty stands at Tulsa rally

President Donald Trump launched his comeback rally on Saturday by defining the upcoming election as a stark choice between national heritage and left-wing radicalism. But his intended show of political force amid a pandemic featured thousands of empty seats and new coronavirus cases on his own campaign staff. Trump ignored health warnings to hold his […]

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Melania Trump went to White House only after renegotiated premarital agreement, book claims

When Melania Trump stayed behind in New York after her husband’s presidential inauguration, she said it was because she didn’t want to interrupt their then-10-year-old son Barron’s school year. News stories at the time concentrated on an apparent frostiness between the first couple and the exorbitant taxpayer costs to protect Melania and Barron away from […]

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Top general apologizes for appearing in photo-op with Trump after forceful removal of protesters

The top US military officer says he was wrong to have joined President Donald Trump during his controversial walk to a damaged church near the White House. The 1 June event created “a perception of the military involved in domestic politics”, Gen Mark Milley said. Mr Trump walked to the church and held up a […]

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Protesters turn fence erected by Trump around White House into Wall of Resistance Art

Art is always a big part of protests. And as the United States entered the third week of protests following the killing of 46-year-old George Floyd, protesters in Washington DC have turned the fence around the White House into a memorial art wall, with messages and posters against racial injustice. The fence, which has earned […]

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Donald Trump threatens military deployment to end protests

Police fired tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse peaceful demonstrators near the White House on Monday as US President Donald Trump vowed a massive show of force to end violent protests over the death of a black man in police custody. Law enforcement including officers on horseback moved on protesters in Lafayette Park, across […]

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Donald Trump took shelter in White House bunker amid protests over George Floyd’s killing

President Donald Trump was taken to a secure area late Friday as a condition “red” was declared at the White House amid violent protests outside the building sparked by the death of George Floyd, a person familiar with the matter said. It’s not clear whether the measure was repeated in the two subsequent nights of […]

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Protestors would have met ‘vicious dogs had they breached White House fence: Trump

United States President Donald Trump on Saturday said demonstrators protesting the death of a black man who died after a white police officer knelt on his neck would have been “greeted with the most vicious dogs, and most ominous weapons” he had ever seen had they breached the White House fence. The death of George […]