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Trump reverses Obama policy banning some types of combat-ready military gear for cops

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The Trump administration on Monday announced that it was reversing an Obama-era policy that restricted the ability of police departments to obtain surplus military equipment such as armored vehicles and grenade launchers.

As NBC News reports, the Obama administration first curtailed the program to give police departments surplus military equipment after it concluded that the use of armored vehicles during the protests against police violence in Ferguson, Missouri, only inflamed tensions.

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However, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said on Monday that limiting local police departments’ access to military equipment endangered officers’ personal safety.

“One sheriff told me earlier this year about how, due to the prior administration’s restrictions, the federal government made his department return an armored vehicle that can change the dynamics of an active shooter situation,” he said.

But Janai Nelson, the NAACP Legal Defense fund’s associate general counsel, slammed the move and said that police departments should be there to serve and protect communities — and should not see themselves as military occupiers.

“[This change] puts more firepower in the hands of police departments that remain largely untrained on matters of racial bias and endangers the public,” he said. “Inviting the use of military weaponry against our domestic population is nothing short of recasting the public as an enemy.”

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Trump falsely claims Ivanka ‘created 14 million jobs’: ‘That’s all she wants to talk about’

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While speaking to the Economic Club of New York on Tuesday, President Donald Trump praised his daughter Ivanka, who he claimed had "created 14 million jobs."

"We launched the Pledge to America’s Workers, Trump explained, "367 private sector partners are providing more than 14 million skills and career training opportunities for U.S. Workers."

Trump then gave Ivanka Trump credit for the jobs.

'My daughter, Ivanka, that’s all she wants to talk about," he said. "I say, 'Ivanka, can we please talk something about.' [Ivanka replies,] 'No. I met with Wal-Mart.'"

Trump added: "When she started this 2 1/2 years ago, her goal was 500,000 jobs. She’s now created 14 million jobs."

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Trump official busted inflating her resume to comical proportions — including phony Time magazine cover

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A senior State Department official has been caught falsifying her qualifications -- and even created a phony Time magazine cover with her own face on it.

Mina Chang, the deputy assistant secretary in the State Department's Bureau of Conflict and Stability Operations, falsely claimed to be a Harvard graduate and inflated the scope of her nonprofit organization's work, reported NBC News.

Chang, who joined the State Department in April, was connected to the administration by Brian Bulatao, a top official in the State Department and longtime friend of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

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Trump discussed WikiLeaks dumps with Roger Stone — and bragged more were coming: Rick Gates

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A key witness in Roger Stone's trial gave a first-hand account of President Donald Trump discussing WikiLeaks dumps with Roger Stone.

Rick Gates, who served as Trump's deputy campaign chairman and is a longtime associate of the imprisoned Paul Manafort, testified Tuesday that he heard the Republican nominee discuss WikiLeaks disclosures of stolen emails with Stone in a phone call during a car ride.

Stone, a longtime Trump associate and GOP operative, is standing trial on charges of obstructing justice, witness tampering and lying to the U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee as part of the probe of Russian interference in the election.

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