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Mike Pence and other Trump administration officials won’t get ‘unseemly’ pay raises after uproar

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Vice President Mike Pence won’t be getting his scheduled pay raise on Sunday, the Washington Post reports.

Pence was one of a number of appointees within the administration that was supposed to get a pay raise, but the administration had sought to stop it after harsh backlash since the federal government is shut down, leaving many federal employees and contractors without income.

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“Federal agencies have been told to suspend pay raises for top Trump administration officials after an uproar,” the Post reports.

Pence’s pay was scheduled get a $13,500 raise to $243,500. Cabinet secretaries were going to get an $11,000 raise to $210,700. Others affected include deputy secretaries, undersecretaries and deputy directors.

The move came via a memo issued late Friday night, the Post reports.


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‘Insanity outside the White House’: After Trump stokes tensions, fresh clashes between police and protesters

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As protests against police violence and the killing of George Floyd continued in cities across the U.S. on Saturday, a massive crowd gathered outside President Donald Trump's White House as demonstrators again turned their ire and demands for justice and healing towards the nation's most powerful elected official. After tensions built, clashes erupted between law enforcement and demonstrators.

Tensions flared near the White House. Not sure what triggered it, all I saw was a blast of pepper spray and a sudden sprint backward. There’s a lot more pressure on the police cordon and they’re pulling out gas masks. pic.twitter.com/X4uCQRzPkw

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Ocasio-Cortez blasts her NYC mayor for ‘making excuses’ for NYPD violence against protesters

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The youngest woman ever elected to Congress ripped her city's mayor on Saturday for "making excuses" for New York Police Department actions.

In videos that circulated widely on social media, NYPD cruisers can be seen driving into pedestrian protesters.

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) blasted New York City Mayor de Blasio for defending the NYPD.

On Twitter, she told the mayor, "your comments tonight were unacceptable."

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‘Light ’em up’: Police open fire on people filming them from their front porch

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Video reportedly taken from the Wittier neighborhood of Minneapolis on Saturday shows authorities shooting projectiles upon people filming them from a front porch.

On Friday, Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey imposed a curfew on the city, but his emergency order did not apply to citizens' homes or front porches.

Yet a video posted on Twitter shows a Minnesota National Guard humvee rolling down residential streets, followed by a group of police.

"Look at this, they just keep coming," a woman is heard saying as the camera shows the police.

"Go inside. Get inside," the police shouted.

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