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Anthony Scaramucci, a former Trump transition team official, is expected to be named as the new White House communications director, four sources in and close to the White House told NBC News Thursday.
Scaramucci did not respond to a request for comment, but the decision, first reported by Axios, is expected to be announced Friday. Sean Spicer is expected to stay on the communications team.
Scaramucci met with President Donald Trump and his daughter Ivanka in the Oval Office Thursday so the president could offer him the job, a source said.
Scaramucci was a supporter of Trump's during the campaign, dealing with fundraising and appearing on cable TV as a frequent defender of the president.
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Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz says he believes there is still a path to getting a health care bill passed, despite "a handful of holdouts."
Cruz told Fox News' "Fox & Friends" on Friday that "we've got to deliver now. There is a path to yes."
That path, however, is far from clear. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell postponed consideration of a GOP bill again this week after it fell short of the number of votes needed to pass.
Both sides in the abortion fight raging in Kentucky agree on one thing: The stakes are as high as ever in a state that could become the first in the nation without an abortion clinic.
Political pressure has intensified since the Kentucky GOP took control of state government and moved quickly to pass new restrictions on abortions. And Republican Gov. Matt Bevin makes no apologies for waging a licensing fight against a Louisville clinic that is the last remaining facility performing abortions in the state.
Another battle-tested participant joins the fight this weekend. Operation Save America, a Christian fundamentalist group, plans to mobilize hundreds of activists to protest against EMW Women's Surgical Center.
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AlphaBay, the now-shuttered online marketplace that authorities say traded in illegal drugs, firearms and counterfeit goods, wasn't all that different from any other e-commerce site, court documents show.
Not only did it work hard to match buyers and sellers and to stamp out fraud, it offered dispute-resolution services when things went awry and kept a public-relations manager to promote the site to new users.
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A plan to prosecute parents who pay smugglers to illegally bring their children across the U.S. border is aimed at quelling human trafficking, U.S. Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said Thursday.
Asked about the initiative while touring a U.S. Coast Guard vessel in Southern California, Kelly said he believes those who help human traffickers — including parents who pay for their children to be brought to the U.S. illegally — should be arrested and prosecuted.
"When you pay these really unscrupulous, cruel traffickers to take individuals, whether it's a child or an adult, through this incredibly dangerous network up through Mexico and Central America into the United States, loss of life is constant," Kelly said.
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions made a speaking appearance in one of the country's biggest sanctuary cities Friday.
He spoke about that controversial topic in the heart of Philadelphia, which under Mayor Jim Kenney has vowed to continue policies that the Department of Justice says doesn't comply fully with federal immigration law.
At the Center City offices of the U.S. Attorney for Eastern Pennsylvania, Sessions also talked about gangs like MS-13 and the need for quality local policing.
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Australia was disappointed that hundreds of its rejected refugees would not begin resettling in the United States this month under a deal that predates President Donald Trump's administration, an official said on Friday.
President Barack Obama's administration agreed to accept up to 1,250 refugees among hundreds of asylum seekers — mostly from Iran, Afghanistan and Sri Lanka — who have been languishing for up to four years in immigration camps on the impoverished Pacific island nations of Papua New Guinea and Nauru.
Immigration and Border Protection Minister Peter Dutton said Australia wanted the refugees to start moving in July, but the United States had already filled its 50,000 refugee quota for the current fiscal year.
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President Donald Trump's legal team is evaluating potential conflicts of interest among members of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigative team, three people with knowledge of the matter said Thursday. The revelations come as Mueller's investigation appears likely to probe some of the Trump family's business ties.
Attorney Jay Sekulow, a member of the president's external legal team, told The Associated Press that the lawyers "will consistently evaluate the issue of conflicts and raise them in the appropriate venue."
Two people with knowledge of that process say those efforts include probing the political affiliations of Mueller's investigators and their past work history.
The ban on laptops in the cabins of planes flying from the Middle East to the U.S. is over, as federal officials say that large airports in the region have taken other steps to increase security.
Those measures include checking electronic devices to make sure they don't contain a bomb, and pulling more people out of airport lines for additional screening.
Escalating Israeli-Palestinian tensions over the Holy Land's most contested shrine boiled over into violence on Friday that killed six people — three Palestinians in street clashes in Jerusalem and three Israelis in a stabbing attack at a West Bank settlement.
After nightfall, a Palestinian sneaked into a home in the Israeli settlement of Halamish in the West Bank and stabbed to death three Israelis, the head of Israel's rescue service said.
The Trump Organization is asking the federal government to grant dozens of special visas to foreign nationals to work at two of the President Donald Trump's private clubs in Florida, including his Mar-a-Lago resort.
The company is seeking 35 waiters and waitresses at Mar-a-Lago along with 20 cooks and 15 maids. A listing is also posted for six cooks at the Trump National Golf Club in Jupiter. The jobs pay anywhere from $10.33 to $20.01 per hour. They run from Oct. 1 to May 31. The filing came days after the administration announced it would offer an extra 15,000 temporary, seasonal work visas this budget year.
A video that purports to show the drowning death of 31-year-old man at a Florida retention pond while a group of teenagers mock and curse at him is making the rounds on social media.
Cocoa police called the disturbing footage of Jamel Dunn's death “beyond heartless.” A group of five teenagers can be heard laughing and taunting the victim as Dunn cries out in distress.
Police say Dunn drowned in the retention pond in Cocoa on July 9. His body was found three days later, on July 12. It is believed the incident happened after Dunn got into an argument with his fiancee.
A spokeswoman for Cocoa Police told WESH that the teenagers had phones, but didn’t even call the police for help. The State Attorney's Office said they are “deeply saddened and shocked” at the tragedy and the actions of the witnesses.
A powerful earthquake of 6.7 magnitude struck around 1:30 am, rattling Greek islands and the Turkish Aegean Coast on July 21, 2017.
President Donald Trump's legal team is looking at potential conflicts of interest within Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigative team and potential pardons for relatives and White House staff.
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