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Tillerson told lawmakers Putin was more prepared than Trump in Germany meeting

Former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told lawmakers that Russian President Vladimir Putin was more prepared than President Donald Trump for their meeting in Hamburg, Germany, putting US officials at a disadvantage, a Democratic House Foreign Affairs committee aide told CNN Wednesday. Tillerson told lawmakers during a secretive meeting Tuesday that he was guided by…MORE

NTSB calls for greater safety measures for charter flights after recent crashes

The National Transportation Safety Board on Wednesday called for tighter regulations for charter flights after a series of fatal crashes over the past month. A Taquan Air floatplane on a commuter flight went down Monday in Metlakatla Harbor, south of Ketchikan, Alaska, killing the pilot and a passenger. On May 13, a Taquan Air floatplane…MORE

US Border Patrol agent accused of sexual assault

An agent with the US Border Patrol in Arizona is accused of sexually assaulting multiple women, the Tucson Police Department said Wednesday. Steven Charles Holmes was placed on administrative duties pending the outcome of the investigation, a US Customs and Border Protection spokesperson said. Holmes, 33, was arrested Tuesday and arraigned on three counts of…MORE

Intelligence agencies brief 2020 campaigns on cybersecurity, espionage issues

The US intelligence community has briefed presidential campaigns on potential cybersecurity and espionage issues they may face ahead of the 2020 election. The briefings, which were unclassified, covered basic cybersecurity hygiene and how to recognize ways that foreign influence operations might try to affect their campaigns. According to a joint statement, the three agencies that…MORE

Feds say a sixth migrant child died while in the care of authorities in September

A 10-year-old migrant child died while in the care of the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Refugee Resettlement in September of last year, according to department spokesman Mark Weber. The girl, whose death was not reported publicly for nearly eight months, is now the sixth migrant child known to have recently died…MORE

Barack Obama 2012 was better than Donald Trump 2020

Brad Parscale, Donald Trump’s 2020 campaign manager, took to Twitter earlier this week to make a pretty bold claim. Here it is: “After reviewing polling data from President Obama’s reelection, we can say unequivocally that President Trump is in a significantly better position now than Obama was at the same point of his presidency.” Which…MORE