July 01, 2020 - 8:06 pm
By ALISA WIERSEMA, ABC NEWS (OKLAHOMA CITY, Ok.) -- In just under two weeks, the state of Oklahoma took part in two pandemic-related milestones, the first of which was hosting President Donald Trump's campaign relaunch in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis. The second milestone: On Tuesday, Oklahoma...
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July 01, 2020 - 5:50 pm
By Libby Cathey, ABC News (WASHIGTON) -- President Donald Trump's resistance to wearing a face mask is well-known and he's never done so in front of news cameras. But as pressure mounts from his fellow Republicans and Fox television hosts for him to "set an example" as the pandemic worsens, Trump...
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July 01, 2020 - 4:22 pm
By Meg Cunningham, ABC News (WASHINGTON) -- Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., said that Congress should proceed with legislation that calls for a study into military bases named after figures of the Confederacy, despite the fact that President Donald Trump threatened to veto the bill if such language was...
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July 01, 2020 - 11:56 am
By BEN GITTLESON and JORDYN PHELPS, ABC News (WASHINGTON) -- Even as the White House provided briefings this week to members of Congress on the intelligence behind reports Russia offered bounties to Taliban militants to kill U.S. troops, President Donald Trump on Wednesday tried to discredit them...
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July 01, 2020 - 11:13 am
By QUINN OWEN, ABC News (WASHINGTON) -- Administrative judges who decide asylum and deportation cases are challenging a Department of Justice policy dictating who is allowed to speak publicly about immigration. The National Association of Immigration Judges, which represents over 400 of the...
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July 01, 2020 - 7:07 am
By JOHN SANTUCCI, WILL STEAKIN and KATHERINE FAULDERS, ABC News (WASHINGTON) -- Trump campaign chief operating officer Michael Glassner, who had been heavily involved in planning the president’s rallies, has been replaced by Trump's 2016 Arizona chair Jeff DeWit, a major shakeup at the top of the...
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July 01, 2020 - 7:03 am
By LUIS MARTINEZ, MATT SEYLER and MARTHA RADDATZ, ABC News (WASHINGTON) -- Gen. David Berger, the Marine Corps commandant, told ABC News on Tuesday that while he saw no evidence of Russians offering bounties to kill U.S. troops during his time commanding Marines in Afghanistan, the families of...
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June 30, 2020 - 7:46 pm
By CONOR FINNEGAN, ABC NEWS (WASHINGTON) -- Amid reports that a Russian paramilitary unit offered the Taliban bounties to kill U.S. troops in Afghanistan, the Trump administration is pushing ahead with its peace process to end America's longest war and withdraw U.S. forces. Four months after the U...
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June 30, 2020 - 5:50 pm
By Libby Cathey, ABC News (WASHINGTON) -- As the pandemic worsens alarmingly in large parts of the country, pressure from health experts and local officials is mounting for Americans to wear masks or face coverings and congressional Republicans are telling President Donald Trump he should do the...
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June 30, 2020 - 5:39 pm
By John Santucci and Aaron Katersky, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- A judge in Dutchess County, New York, has imposed a preliminary injunction that temporarily prevents President Donald Trump’s niece, Mary Trump, and Simon & Schuster from publishing her forthcoming book. "Too Much and Never Enough: How...
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