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Controversial sheriff David Clarke hired by Trump's Department of Homeland Security

Sheriff David ClarkePresident Trump's administration has added another controversial figure, hiring Sheriff David Clarke for the Department of Homeland Security.

The current Milwaukee County sheriff told radio host Vicki McKenna on Wednesday that he is leaving Wisconsin to become an assistant secretary in the agency’s the Office of Partnerships and Programs, working as a liaison to state and local police.

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Robert Mueller appointed special counsel to oversee probe into Russia's interference in 2016 election

Robert Mueller appointed special counselThe United States Department of Justice has announced that a special counsel has been appointed to investigate Russian interference into last year's presidential election.

Former FBI Director Robert Mueller has been assigned by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to "oversee the previously-confirmed FBI investigation of Russian government efforts to influence the 2016 presidential election, and related matters."

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Whining Trump claims ‘no politician in history’ has been ‘treated worse or more unfairly’

Trump whines at Coast Guard Academy graduationPresident Trump offered a robust defense of his presidency Wednesday, arguing that he has been treated unfairly by the Washington media amid a series of deepening scandals that have engulfed his administration.

In a commencement ceremony at the Coast Guard Academy, Trump said “no politician in history . . . has been treated worse or more unfairly. You can’t let them get you down, can’t let the critics and the naysayers get in the way of your dreams.”

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Macron Pulls A Trudeau And Fills Half His Cabinet With Women

Macron fills half of cabinet with womenFrench President Emmanel Macron has delivered on his promise to take gender equality seriously.  

On Tuesday, he announced the members of his 22-person cabinet ― 11 of them are women, including Olympian Laura Flessel as Minister of Sports, and publisher Françoise Nyssen as Minister of Culture.

Tuesday’s appointments come just a few days after Macron submitted his list of candidates for France’s upcoming parliamentary elections. Of over 400 names, half of them were women.

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Household debt tops 2008 peak ahead of financial crisis

Household debt in US at pre crash levelU.S. household debt has topped the record level reached in 2008, a milestone for the recovery that shows consumers are borrowing again,

But while the debt doesn’t pose the risks that toppled the financial system nine years ago, there are still some signs of potential trouble, notably high student loan debt and delinquencies.

Debt balances for American households increased $149 billion, or 1.2%, in the first quarter to $12.73 trillion, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York said Wednesday. That’s modestly above the $12.68 trillion peak in 2008 and 14.1% higher than the bottom in 2013.

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Conservative columnist: Trump should be removed under 25th Amendment

Comservative columnist: Use 25th amendment to remove TrumpConservative columnist Ross Douthat on Tuesday argued President Trump should be removed under the 25th Amendment — rather than impeachment.

In his New York Times column, Douthat says that the 25th Amendment, which permits the Cabinet to remove the commander in chief if a majority tells Congress he cannot perform his presidential duties, is a “more appropriate” method for “this strange situation than impeachment.”

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Israel razes Palestinian Bedouin village for 113th time

Bedouin village demolitionIsraeli police forces have destroyed a Palestinian village in the Negev region of the country's south for the 113th time since 2010, displacing its residents and flattening its few still-standing structures.

Heavily-armed officers as well as riot police forces raided the village on Wednesday morning, and bulldozers destroyed the makeshift homes locals had been living in, local Palestinian media outlets reported.

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Press freedom group rips Trump for suggesting Comey jail reporters

Press freedom threatened by TrumpA press freedom advocacy group is speaking out on reports that President Trump asked former FBI Director James Comey to consider jailing journalists, saying the comments "cross a dangerous line."

“The comments attributed to President Trump cross a dangerous line. But no president gets to jail journalists,” Bruce Brown, executive director of the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, said in a statement Tuesday.

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Comey Memo Says Trump Asked Him to End Flynn Investigation

Comey asked to end Flynn investigationPresident Trump asked the F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, to shut down the federal investigation into Mr. Trump’s former national security adviser, Michael T. Flynn, in an Oval Office meeting in February, according to a memo that Mr. Comey wrote shortly after the meeting.

“I hope you can let this go,” the president told Mr. Comey, according to the memo.

The existence of Mr. Trump’s request is the clearest evidence that the president has tried to directly influence the Justice Department and F.B.I. investigation into links between Mr. Trump’s associates and Russia.

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