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Donald Trump Visits ‘Wreaths Across America’ Volunteers at Arlington Cemetery

President Donald Trump made an unscheduled stop at Arlington National Cemetery on a rainy Saturday afternoon. Although it was not on his official schedule, the president traveled via motorcade to the cemetery, where Wreaths Across America volunteers were placing wreaths at the graves of soldiers. The group coordinates wreath-laying ceremonies at veterans cemeteries all across the country, every year on December 15. Volunteers help to lay holiday wreaths at graves at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., Saturday Dec. 15, 2018, during Wreaths Across America Day.  (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)…

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Women’s March Leaders Face Anti-Semitic, Corruption Charges Ahead of Second Anti-Trump Event 

The anti-Trump Women’s March that hit the streets the day after President Donald Trump’s inauguration is now gearing up for a repeat event on January 19 in Washington, DC, but some of its founders are facing charges from former fellow activists that the left-wing group is promoting the bigotry and corruption it claims to oppose. Teresa Shook, credited as one of the women who launched the march on social media, spearheaded the criticism last month when she called on the women now running the “movement” to step down. Those women…

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Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke Leaving Donald Trump Administration

Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke plans to leave the administration at the end of the year, President Donald Trump announced Saturday. “Ryan has accomplished much during his tenure and I want to thank him for his service to our Nation,” Trump wrote on Twitter, confirming the news first reported by Bloomberg News reporter Jennifer Jacobs. Despite big plans for the Department of the Interior, Zinke was facing heavy scrutiny from Democrats fueled by Interior employees who opposed his agenda. The Department of Interior’s inspector general launched several investigations targeting the…

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Paris: Arrests and Tear Gas as ‘Yellow Vests’ Protest Macron’s France

PARIS (AP) – Scuffles broke out between protesters and police in central Paris on Saturday on the sidelines of a largely peaceful demonstration, during the fifth straight weekend of protests by the “yellow vest” movement. Riot police fired small amounts of tear gas to disperse groups of protesters who headed down the side streets off the French capital’s famed Champs-Elysees boulevard, some with traffic still flowing. About 8,000 police and 14 armoured vehicles were deployed in Paris for the demonstration, after similar protests in recent weekends turned violent, with protesters…

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Act V: France Braces for Another Weekend of Anti-Macron Protests

PARIS (AP) – A strong police presence deployed in Paris on Saturday for planned demonstrations by the “yellow vest” protesters, with authorities repeating calls for calm after protests in previous weekends turned violent. Security forces in riot gear were positioned around central train stations and along the famed Champs-Elysees boulevard, where shops were closed and their windows boarded up in anticipation of the protests. Authorities have said about 8,000 police and 14 armoured vehicles were being deployed in the French capital. Last weekend, groups of demonstrators smashed and looted stores,…

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Venezuelans Lament Gun Ban: Allows Government to Dominate Them

Venezuelans from all walks of life lament their nation’s six-year-old gun ban and say the prohibition against being armed allows their government to dominate them. Fox News reports that the gun ban was passed in 2012, at which time “there were only around eight gun stores in the entire country.” Now, remaining stores that once sold guns are in the business of selling fishing tackle. The ban was passed under Hugo Chavez and then bolstered with $47 million for enforcement under Nicolas Maduro. The penalty for “illicit carrying or selling a…

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CNN’s Tapper: ‘Insane’ Inaugural Committee Rented Out Rooms at Trump Hotel

Friday on CNN’s “The Lead,” host Jake Tapper said it was “insane” President Donald Trump’s inaugural committee rented out rooms at the Trump Hotel. Tapper said, “I just can’t fathom the fact that we’re in an era where the presidential inaugural committee rents out rooms at the Trump Hotel and nobody even thinks twice about it. When I first heard about the story, they said Ivanka was negotiating, and I said ‘for the inaugural committee or the hotels?’ I don’t know which one. And then there is this e-mail in which…

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Texas Judge Rules Obamacare Unconstitutional

A Texas federal judge on Friday ruled that Obamacare violated the Constitution, likely pushing the ruling towards the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. Judge Reed O’Connor, a U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of Texas appointed by former President George W. Bush, ruled that Obamacare violated the Constitution. Twenty Republican state attorneys general brought the suit, Texas v. Azar, who asked the court to rule that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) violates the Constitution after Republicans managed to zero out Obamacare’s individual mandate penalty with the Tax Cuts and…

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Obama Touts Obamacare Affordability in Video Ahead of Deadline

Despite his new residence outside of the White House and Congress’s partial dismantling of the Affordable Care Act, Barack Obama is asking people to sign up for government-run Obamacare health insurance in a video he posted on his Twitter account. As the midnight Saturday deadline looms and enrollment lags by about 500,000 compared to last year, the former president is promoting his signature legislation and claiming premiums could be “less than your cell phone bill.” “No jump shots. No ferns. No memes. Not this time. I’m going to give it to…

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Study: U.S. Internet Speeds Skyrocket One Year After Net Neutrality Repeal

American Internet speeds skyrocketed one year after the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) repealed the agency’s 2015 net neutrality regulations, according to a study released this week. Internet speed-test company Ookla released a study this week on American Internet speeds which found that broadband download speeds have increased by 35.8 percent, while upload speeds have increased by 22 percent compared to last year. New Jersey had the highest average download speed of 121 megabits per second, and Rhode Island had the upload speed of 63 megabits per second. Maine had the…

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