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Trump called Pelosi Thursday and agreed to tweet assurances for DACA recipients

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Donald Trump on Thursday called House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), and agreed to send out a tweet reassuring Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients their immediate status is not in jeopardy following the president’s decision to end the Obama-era immigration program, the New York Times’ Maggie Haberman reports.

“For all of those (DACA) that are concerned about your status during the 6 month period, you have nothing to worry about – No action!” Trump tweeted on Thursday. The president’s assurances are unlikely to quell fears among DACA recipients over the fate of the program that shielded young undocumented immigrants from deportation. The Trump administration on Tuesday drew bipartisan criticism after it formally announced the end of DACA, instead providing Congress a six-month window to act.

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A Democratic aide told Time’s Nash Jenkins the president spoke with Pelosi Thursday morning and was asked by the minority leader to tweet about the program. The phone call took place one day after Trump shocked members of his own party by agreeing to a three-month debt-limit extension proposed by Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY). That decision blindsided Speaker of the House Paul Ryan(R-WI), who hour earlier accused Democrats of “playing politics” by tying the debt ceiling to relief funding for Hurricane Harvey, which struck Texas last week.

Haberman clarified Trump called Pelosi, and the Democratic leader requested the president send a clear message that Dreamers are not in immediate danger of deportation.

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Pelosi will hold a press conference Thursday morning. Meanwhile, Trump is hosting dinner for Ryan Thursday night.

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Iran Foreign Minister Zarif perfectly Twitter-trolls Trump with photos of meeting with smiling Macron at G7

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Iran Foreign Minister Javad Zarif used Donald Trump's favorite social media platform to get in a dig at the president and rub his nose in the fact that French President Emmanuel took time out from the busy G7 meeting he is hosting to sit down with him.

The White House was reportedly blindsided by Macron's invitation that had been kept a secret from Trump and now, if Trump wanted proof of the meeting, he need only hop on Twitter to see the evidence.

As Zarif wrote, "Iran's active diplomacy in pursuit of constructive engagement continues. Met @EmmanuelMacron on sidelines of #G7Biarritz after extensive talks with @JY_LeDria & Finance Min. followed by a joint briefing for UK/Germany. Road ahead is difficult. But worth trying."

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Hong Kong police fire first gunshot in protest clashes

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Hong Kong police used water cannon for the first time and at least one officer fired his sidearm during pitched battles with protesters Sunday, one of the most violent nights in three months of pro-democracy rallies that have rocked the city.

An afternoon rally in the district of Tsuen Wan spiralled into violent running confrontations between protesters and police, with officers several times caught outnumbered and isolated by masked youths wielding sticks and throwing rocks.

In one instance, several police officers drew their sidearms, an AFP reporter at the scene said.

"According to my understanding, just now a gunshot was fired by a colleague," Superintendent Leung Kwok Win told the press.

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A Los Angeles sheriff’s deputy admits he lied about being shot by a sniper

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A Los Angeles sheriff's deputy who claimed to have been attacked by a sniper last week has confessed to lying about the supposed incident.

"Reinosa admitted he was not shot at as he previously claimed," L.A. County Homicide Capt. Kent Wegener said regarding Angel Reinosa, the California sheriff's deputy who was still a trainee when he claimed on Wednesday that he had been attacked by an unknown sniper, according to ABC News. "He also told investigators he had caused the holes in his uniform by cutting it. There was no sniper, no shots fired and no gunshot injury sustained to his shoulder."

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