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Anthony Scaramucci says Trump ‘is on missile lock’ to build border wall

Anthony Scaramucci said in his first interview since being named White House communications director that President Trump is “on missile lock” to keep his promise to build a wall along the border with Mexico. “I know this is one of his campaign promises that he is on missile lock to keep,” Scaramucci said Saturday on “Breitbart News Saturday” on SiriusXM. Pressed by host Matthew Boyle on when the wall would be built, Scaramucci noted he only started the job on Friday and hadn’t spoken with Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly…

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News Analysis: Trump’s Attack on Russia Inquiry Is From Familiar Playbook: The Clintons’

But the strategy has driven a wedge inside Mr. Trump’s political and legal teams. Some of Mr. Trump’s lawyers have argued that the president is better off not undermining Mr. Mueller, a former F.B.I. director who served presidents of both parties and enjoys broad bipartisan respect in Washington. If the president has done nothing wrong, they argue, then allowing Mr. Mueller to come to that conclusion on his own would be the best way of finally dispensing with the suspicions of collusion with Russia during last year’s election. An exoneration…

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An Over-the-Top New Yorker Will Run Trump’s Communications Shop

The pair represent the competing power centers still vying inside Mr. Trump’s West Wing: Ms. Sanders, the Southern-drawling, workmanlike political operative installed by Mr. Priebus; and Mr. Scaramucci, the gregarious New York hedge fund manager who has grown close with the Trump family and is new to politics. Known throughout Manhattan as “the Mooch,” Mr. Scaramucci, 53, grew up a scrappy son of blue-collar Long Island, attended Harvard Law School and became a wealthy hedge fund manager and Wall Street fund-raiser. Along the way, he cultivated political and business relationships,…

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EXCLUSIVE: Jeff Bridges Marvels at Halle Berry’s Comic-Con Chug, Reveals Channing Tatum Dances in ‘Kingsman 2’

The cast of Kingsman: The Golden Circle don’t mess around when it comes to having a good time. On Thursday, Halle Berry surprised fans at the San Diego Comic-Con panel for the Kingsman sequel when the actress downed a full glass of straight bourbon on stage, and didn’t miss a beat. WATCH: New ‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle’ Trailer! More Action and More Julianne Moore ET caught up with Berry’s co-star, Jeff Bridges, after the event and the legendary actor couldn’t help but marvel at her impressive alcohol tolerance. “Look, she’s…

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions says he does his “best every day” — live updates

Last Updated Jul 21, 2017 11:23 AM EDT Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in a speech in Philadelphia Friday morning that he does his “best every day” to be faithful to the laws of the U.S. and Constitution and to fulfill the goals that he and President Trump share, which includes defending Americans from “international crime.”  He said that his deputy attorney general, Rod Rosenstein, is “really a good guy” and is the one who runs the Justice Department. The speech was focused on sanctuary cities. Sessions’ office said that…

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The Federal Reserve Board: The Best Weapon Against Discrimination?

Most people have little understanding of the Federal Reserve Board. This is unfortunate because it has an enormous impact on the economy and therefore on people’s lives. The Fed’s decisions on interest rate policy can slow the rate of the economy’s growth and bring job creation to a halt, if they choose. Conversely, if the Fed adopts an interest policy to foster growth, then millions more people can have jobs. The Fed’s impact in this area is not just a question of aggregate job numbers. After all, adding another one…

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Saudi Official Who Was Thought to Be Under House Arrest Receives a Promotion

General Huwairini had long served as a crucial liaison between the kingdom’s security services and those of the United States, alongside former Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, 57, who also served as the interior minister. But after Prince Mohammed was replaced as crown prince last month, General Huwairini’s status became unclear. Current and former United States officials told The New York Times that he had been removed from his post and confined to his home because of his close relationship with the former crown prince, whose movements were also restricted….

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Amnesty International Accuses Cameroon of Torturing Suspects

DAKAR, Senegal — More than 100 people have been tortured by Cameroon’s security forces and held incommunicado in the past four years after being accused of having links to the extremist group Boko Haram, according to a report issued Thursday by Amnesty International. “Detainees were severely beaten with various objects including electric cables, machetes and wooden sticks,” the report said, adding that they were also suspended from poles and subjected to drowning, and that many were deprived of food, water and medical care. In most cases, people were held on…

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