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• What Will Melania Trump Do In The White House? First Lady Appoints Stephanie Grisham Communications Director
First Lady Melania Trump, who is still ensconced in her New York City Trump Tower penthouse rather than the White House, Monday appointed Stephanie Grisham to serve as her communications director.
• Supreme Court Vote: Will Neil Gorsuch Get Confirmed? More Democrats May Be Lining Up Against Trump Pick
Democratic opposition to President Donald Trump's U.S. Supreme Court nominee grew on Monday while the White House demanded a "fair, up-or-down vote" in the Senate on confirming Neil Gorsuch to the lifetime post.
Four more Democratic senators added their support to a growing effort to block a confirmation vote through the use of a procedural hurdle called a filibuster that requires 60 votes in the 100-seat Senate to allow a confirmation vote requiring a simple majority. Republicans control the Senate 52-48.
• Latest Police Technology: GPS Tracking Darts Could Make High-Speed Chases History
On March 11, Alejandro Torrez, 16, was driving his mother's 2005 Chrysler sedan 90 miles per hour on U.S. route 131 in Kentwood, Michigan, when a state police officer tried to pull him over. Torrez, who didn't have a license, took an exit ramp and pulled his vehicle over. But after about 15 seconds, Torrez sped off and led police on a high-speed chase that lasted about five minutes before ending in tragedy.
• Accused ISIS Supporter Boasts About 'Shooting Up' Detroit Church Says He Was 'Immature'
An accused ISIS supporter from Detroit arrested last year February for plotting a terror attack said Monday he wasn’t serious about wanting to “skin people like sheep” and shoot up a Detroit church on behalf of Islamic State.
Khalil Abu Rayyan, 22, said he has matured since his detainment and claimed he was an "ignorant, immature, naive kid" back then, according to the Detroit News.
• Shark Attacks 2017: Florida Surfer Bitten In 'Case Of Mistaken Identity' In New Smyrna Beach
Florida saw one of its first shark attacks of the season Monday when a surfer was bitten at New Smyrna Beach on the East Coast. The surfer, a 58-year-old man from Stuart, Florida, was about 40 yards from the shore when a shark bit his foot, the Orlando Sentinel reported.
• Cincinnati Cameo Nightclub Shooting Update: Liquor License Lost After 1 Dead, Multiple Injured
The owners of a nightclub where a man died after a shootout took place there Sunday night has voluntarily surrendered its liquor license as an investigation into the fatal episode is conducted, according to a new report. At least 15 other people were injured at the Cameo nightclub after a gunman opened fire early Sunday morning.
• White Supremacist Indicted For Murder In NYC After James Jackson Traveled To Kill Black Men
An apparent white supremacist was indicted on two murder charges after he traveled from Baltimore to New York City and killed a black man with a sword last week, the Manhattan district attorney announced Monday afternoon. Cyrus Vance's office made the announcement about James Harris Jackson via a press release.
• Trump Dossier Update: Sen. Chuck Grassley Demands To Know Who Ordered Golden Showers Report
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles Grassley Monday demanded the company that created an opposition research dossier on Donald Trump provide details on the former British spy who compiled the document and whoever ordered it.
The unconfirmed information in the dossier reportedly has compromising information on Trump, including on his sexual escapades, financial dealings and alleged collusion with Russia.
• Health Care Bill 2017: Sanders, Democrats Pushing 'Medicare For All' After GOP Plan Fails
Since last November's election, Democrats have been relegated to playing defense while Republicans, who control the House, Senate and White House, have been working to enact a conservative agenda. But after the GOP efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare fell apart Friday, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and the progressive wing of the Democratic party have used the Republicans' failure as an opportunity to push for a single-payer health care system.
• Trump Golf: How Many Times Has President Been At One Of His Golf Courses Since He's Been In Office?
Since being sworn in as president in January, Donald Trump has visited a golf course that bears his name 13 times. On Sunday, Trump visited Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Virginia, contradicting a Fox News report that he was at the White House.
• Trump Immigration Plans 2017: Sanctuary Cities Threatened Over DOJ Grants
UPDATE: 7:50 p.m. EDT — New York Mayor Bill de Blasio reacted to the attorney general’s threat, calling the Trump administration’s plan to punish sanctuary cities “mean spirited.” De Blasio said he will fight the action in court.
• Who Is Justin Terney? Police Officer Shot, Killed At Tecumseh Traffic Stop In Oklahoma
An Oklahoma police officer died Monday morning after a shootout during a police pursuit, local law enforcement officials said. Justin Terney, 22, who was transported to intensive care at a local hospital before undergoing surgery Sunday night, did not survive, Tecumseh Assistant Police Chief J.R. Kidney said.
• Will Trump Be Impeached Or Resign? Poll Says He's The Least Popular New POTUS In American History
President Donald Trump’s first 60 days in the White House have been the least-approved of any new president in American history, the latest Gallup tracking poll released Saturday revealed.
• Will Trump Help Workers? Job Creation In The US Will Grow, POTUS Says
One of the boldest messages President Donald Trump emphasized on the campaign trail was that he would strengthen U.S. job growth.
"I will be the greatest jobs president that God ever created,” Trump said when he announced his intention to run for president in June 2015. When Trump delivered his inauguration speech in January, he reiterated his campaign promise: “We will bring back our jobs.”
• Missing Girls Update: DC Mayor Muriel Bowser Announces Task Force, Celebrities Join Cause
Last weekend, celebrities such as Olivia Wilde, Taraji P. Henson and Sophia Bush took to Instagram and Twitter to publicize recent news about missing black and Latina girls in Washington, D.C., sharing information that claimed 14 girls had gone missing within 24 hours.
Except that information wasn’t true.
• Are Taxes Going Down In 2017? White House To Work With Democrats On First Tax Code Reform In 30 Years
Fresh off the party's failure to pass a bill repealing and replacing a 7-year-old health care law after years of preparations, the GOP planned to take a new approach to giving the nation its first major tax reform in more than three decades.
“I would say that we will probably start going very, very strongly for the big tax cuts and tax reform,” President Donald Trump told reporters at the White House after the health care bill’s fallout Friday. “That will be next.”
• Is Ivanka Trump A Good Neighbor? DC Residents Complain About First Family
Ivanka Trump and her family appeared to have settled into their new home in the nation's capital, but their presence in the Kalorama neighborhood of northwest Washington might taking some adjustment for nearby residents.
• ISIS Conflict In Iraq: Islamic State Kidnaps Children To Use As Human Shields
The Islamic State group has reportedly kidnapped nearly 200 children to use as human shields in Iraq during a battle between Iraqi forces and the extremists in west Mosul. The Iraqi Observatory for Human Rights reported that 197 children were held hostage by ISIS near the al-Nouri Grand Mosque in western Mosul.
• Where Is Melania Trump? First Lady To Attend DC Event For Women Despite Lower Approval Among Females
First Lady Melania Trump, who has been living in New York City with her son during the first two months of her husband's presidency, was scheduled to appear at an event in the nation's capital this week. Trump, 46, was set to attend Wednesday's International Women of Courage Award ceremony as a special guest, the Washington Post reported. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will be there, as well.
• What's Next For Trump? Health Care Failure Could Signal Radical Change In Agenda
Friday's stunning defeat of the long-awaited GOP healthcare bill sent a deafening wake up call to President Donald Trump, who immediately told reporters his campaign promise failure was a learning experience. The new president, who spent the majority of his weekends at the private luxury Mar-A-Lago estate in Florida during his first months in office, instead stayed in Washington, D.C.