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DHS secretary takes blame for immigration order rollout, defends ban

Committee Chairman Michael McCaul, a Republican from Texas, said he was encouraged Trump took steps to intensify the vetting of people seeking to enter the US, including refugees, through executive orders. "Every paragraph, every sentence ... was wrong", Kelly said. Its larger aim is to suspend immigration and refugee acceptance from a handful of countries for a few months, pending a government evaluation of how would-be incoming travelers are being vetted before they are permitted to enter ...

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'Dishonest press' is failing to report terrorist attacks, claims Trump

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she will seek common ground "wherever possible" with U.S. President Donald Trump's administration, despite differences over Trump's entry ban for citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries. "Some FAKE NEWS media, in order to marginalize, lies!" he tweeted. Trump traveled from Palm Beach after spending the weekend at his Mar-a-Lago resort.

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Do not test Donald Trump's resolve, US Vice-President Mike Pence tells Iran

Trump repeatedly criticized the Obama administration of being soft on Iran and Friday placed new sanctions on the Islamic Republic for a ballistic missile test last Sunday and an attack on a Saudi ship by Iran-backed Houthi rebels. When Stephanopoulos asked Pence if President Trump accepts that premise, the vice president responded, "I think what the senator was talking about was simply the process".

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Paul Pierce receives emotional send-off from Celtics in final trip to Boston

While previously announcing that he would retire from the game of basketball following the conclusion of this season, Pierce will not do so until receiving one final send-off from the fans in Boston. While since suiting up for the Brooklyn Nets, Washington Wizards and Clippers along the way, he notably reached 10 All-Star Games as a member of the Celtics in addition to winning a title back in 2007-2008.

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Person Of Interest In Karina Vetrano Murder Reportedly In Custody

NYPD Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce said that she "put up a ferocious fight right until the end", also noting, "She also had bruising on her body, we believe from being dragged through those woods" and that she had weeds in her hands: "She was grabbing onto anything she could at that point".

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This Mayor Just Made History As Texas's First Trans Elected Official

She was appointed to the position following a unanimous vote by the town council. Herbst chose to pen the letter to control the narrative because she knew people would find out eventually, and she invites anyone to read about her experiences at her blog , JessHerbst.com.