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On May 7 Texas governor Greg Abbott signed into law a bill banning sanctuary cities and providing civil penalties for entities that are in violation of the law.

A Russian plan establish “de-escalation zones” in Syria would bar military aircraft from all countries including the U.S.-led coalition from “no-fly” zones in Syria.

 

The Obama administration distributed thousands of intelligence reports with NSA intercept data containing the unredacted names of U.S. residents during the 2016 election.

The leader of al-Qaeda’s branch in Yemen said that his followers are now allied to the U.S.-backed forces fighting against Shia rebels known as Houthis.

After President Trump described some congressional rules as “archaic,” news headlines popped up falsely stating that he had applied that term to the Constitution itself.

Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators are participating in marches across the United States on May 1, with many abandoning the traditional “International Worker’s Day” themes in favor of protests for “immigrant rights” and “LGBT rights.”

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the administration is open to having direct talks with North Korea, if the agenda focuses on denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions said the Justice Department will pursue litigation against a judge’s ruling blocking the executive order to defund sanctuary cities.

U.S. District Judge William Orrick of a district court in California blocked the Trump administration’s Executive Order 13768 to withhold funding from sanctuary cities.

U.S. Navy ships are conducting simultaneous naval exercises with ships from the Republic of Korea and Japan on April 25 and 26.

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