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Morning Briefing: 10 things you need to know this morning – May 26th 2017

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10 things you need to know this morning – May 26th 2017.

1. Federal appeals court upholds block on Trump’s travel ban

A federal appeals court has dealt another blow to President Donald Trump‘s executive order temporarily restricting travel from six Muslim-majority countries.

2. Trump Travel Ban Fight Headed For Supreme Court

The Department of Justice will seek a Supreme Court review of the court decision to uphold an injunction against President Trump’s executive order that temporarily blocks refugee entry and the immigration of certain nationalities.

3. Greg Gianforte Wins In Montana Special Election

Republican candidate Greg Gianforte won the Montana special election to replace former Rep. Ryan Zinke late Thursday, according to the Associated Press.

4. US Lost Track Of Nearly A Billion Dollars Of Arms Sent To Iraq

The Pentagon lost track of nearly a billion dollars worth of weapons bound for Iraqi Security Forces in the fight against ISIS, documents obtained by Amnesty International reveal.

5. Trump Pledges That Leakers Will Be ‘Prosecuted To The Fullest Extent Of The Law’

Donald Trump pledged that those in his administration who are leaking sensitive information will be “prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.”

6. Reports That 23 Million Americans Will Lose Health Care Are WAY Off

The dominant narrative in the media is that some 23 million Americans will lose health care coverage if Obamacare is repealed and replaced with the AHCA (American Health Care Act) but the reality is the vast majority of the 23 million already don’t have coverage.

7. Awan Brothers: Dems Say They Know Little About IT Staffers Suspected Of Accessing Sensitive Congressional Info

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi would not say Thursday why an IT staffer that was banned from the House network still works for a prominent member of her party’s caucus.

8. Whistleblower: Obama Administration Let In Known MS-13 Members During Illegal Immigration Surge

The Department of Homeland Security under former President Barack Obama knowingly admitted teenage members of a vicious transnational gang into the U.S. during a flood of illegal immigration, a leading Republican senator said Wednesday.

9. ISIS-Linked Rebels Behead Philippine Police Chief, Slaughter Civilians

Militants with ties to the Islamic State have taken control of a city in the southern Philippines. Violence erupted in Marawi after a botched raid to take down Abu Sayaff leader Isnilon Hapilon Tuesday.

10. WATCH: Unhinged Journos Blame Trump For Gianforte ‘Assault’

Journalists are blaming President Trump for Republican candidate Greg Gianforte’s decision to body slam a Guardian reporter.

 

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