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May 28, 2020 - 8:37 pm
By MATT SEYLER, ABC NEWS (WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump will extend the use of roughly 46,000 National Guardsmen currently helping states across the country cope with the coronavirus pandemic into mid-August. Trump tweeted his decision to lengthen the National Guard's Title 32 orders on...
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May 28, 2020 - 4:31 pm
(WASHINGTON) -- BY: KATHERINE FAULDERS and BEN GITTLESON The executive order President Donald Trump signed targeting Twitter and other the social media giants could prove toothless and face legal challenge, experts said. The president's order, a draft of which was obtained by ABC News, takes aim at...
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May 28, 2020 - 4:23 pm
(WASHINGTON) -- BY: ALEXANDER MALLIN Federal prosecutors on Thursday unsealed a 50-page indictment charging dozens of individuals who they accuse of illegally transferring more than $2.5 billion through the global financial system to North Korea's foreign exchange bank since 2013 in an effort to...
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May 28, 2020 - 4:00 pm
(HARRISBURG, Penn.) -- BY: IVAN PEREIRA Democratic state leaders in Pennsylvania are accusing GOP counterparts of endangering everyone at the statehouse after a representative, who'd attended meetings, announced he tested positive for the coronavirus. Rep. Andrew Lewis, who represents Dauphin...
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May 28, 2020 - 11:34 am
By LIBBY CATHEY, ABC News (WASHINGTON) -- More than 14 hours after 100,000 Americans were reported to have died from the novel coronavirus, President Donald Trump on Thursday acknowledged the death toll, calling it a "very sad milestone." In a tweet Thursday morning, Trump said he extends his "...
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May 28, 2020 - 10:31 am
By KATHERINE FAULDERS and LIBBY CATHEY, ABC News (WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump has tweeted it will be "a big day for social media and fairness" as he's expected to sign an executive order Thursday that could expose social media platforms to more regulations and lawsuits, after Twitter...
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May 28, 2020 - 8:49 am
By BENJAMIN SIEGEL, ABC News (WASHINGTON) -- For years, he’s been an Iowa conservative kingmaker. His annual pheasant hunts required stops for GOP White House hopefuls. But now, after losing his committee seats following comments about white supremacy, Rep. Steve King is on his own, caught in a...
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May 27, 2020 - 7:21 pm
By SHANNON K. CRAWFORD, ABC NEWS Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and other Democratic lawmakers are accusing the Trump administration of unfairly targeting Planned Parenthood amid reports that some affiliated health care centers are being pressured by the government to return...
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May 27, 2020 - 7:07 pm
By LIBBY CATHEY, ABC NEWS (WASHINGTON) -- In just under four months, more than 100,000 Americans are now reported to have died from the novel coronavirus, a grim milestone President Donald Trump once suggested the country would never see. Roughly a month ago, Trump, at a White House task force...
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May 27, 2020 - 6:41 pm
By MARIAM KHAN, ABC NEWS (WASHINGTON) -- A vote on a bill to reauthorize three expired surveillance tools is in jeopardy after President Donald Trump called on Republicans to reject the measure in a late-night tweet. "I hope all Republican House Members vote NO on FISA until such time as our...
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