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‘Shambles’: State Department abruptly cancels briefing as White House announces surprise withdrawal from Syria

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The U.S. State Department on Wednesday cancelled a scheduled press briefing minutes after the White House officially announced that troops were being pulled out of Syria.

In a surprise announcement Wednesday morning, Defense Department officials said that U.S. troops had been ordered to immediately leave Syria.

“We have defeated ISIS in Syria, my only reason for being there during the Trump presidency,” Trump announced in a tweet.

Soon after the White House confirmed the decision, the State Department abruptly cancelled its scheduled briefing.

Al-Jazeera diplomatic editor James Bays suggested that the Trump administration was in “shambles” after the announcement.

“So many questions about @realDonaldTrump pulling #US troops out of #syria – upending regional policy. Yet @StateDept cancels its press briefing. Shambles,” Bays wrote on Twitter.

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Other reporters like The Daily Beast’s Spencer Ackerman also connected the State Department’s scheduling announcement to the U.S. Syria policy. Read some of the tweets below.

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Trump’s golf courses fired these five undocumented workers — now they have a plan to spoil his 2020 launch

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Five undocumented immigrants who worked for President Donald Trump's golf courses for years are planning to crash his big 2020 campaign kickoff rally in Florida on Tuesday.

The New York Daily News reports that the former Trump workers plan on going to his rally to highlight his "cruelty and hypocrisy" for welcoming undocumented immigrants to work at his clubs until they became a political inconvenience.

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Congressmen ask special counsel to bring the hammer down on Jared Kushner for Hatch Act violations

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Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA) and Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) have asked the Office of Special Counsel to open an investigation into Jared Kushner for alleged violations of the Hatch Act.

According to the congressmen, Kushner violated the law by "engaging in prohibited campaign fundraising activities."

Reports have suggested that Kushner has used his official role in the White House to aid President Donald Trump's reelection effort.

Last week the Office of Special Counsel took the unprecedented step of recommending Kellyanne Conway's removal from service for violations of the Hatch Act.

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‘Black students don’t tip’: Texas restaurant says forcing African-American kids to pay gratuity is not racist

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A restaurant in Cypress, Texas has come under fire after an employee allegedly said that black students "don't tip."

Brittany Blakney told KPRC that she and her friends went to Locatelli’s restaurant to celebrate graduating from Prairie View A&M University.

Blakney said that she was surprised to find out that the server had already added a 15% gratuity to her check.

“He said, 'Black students from Prairie View don’t tip,'” she recalled.

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