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Morning Briefing: 10 things you need to know this morning – May 31st 2017

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Good morning.

Here’s what you need to know this Wednesday.

1. WATCH: US Conducts Successful ICBM Intercept Test With Eye On North Korea

The U.S. tested its defenses against a simulated intercontinental ballistic missile at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California Tuesday.

2. Report: Michael Flynn Will Give Senate Some Of His Business Records

Former national security adviser Michael Flynn will turn over some of his business records in response to subpoenas from the Senate Intelligence Committee.

3. Report: Trump To Interview John Pistole For FBI Director

President Trump will interview John Pistole at the White House Tuesday as he continues his search for a new FBI director, a report claims.

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4. Hundreds Of Top Government Positions Remain Unfilled

President Donald Trump has yet to nominate individuals for over 400 key government positions requiring Senate confirmation, including the surgeon general and 93 U.S. attorneys.

5. Kathy Griffin BEHEADS Trump In Photoshoot

Liberal comedienne Kathy Griffin holds up a bloody beheaded President Donald Trump in a photo released by TMZ Tuesday.

6. Attorney To File Lawsuit In Seth Rich Murder Mystery

Washington, D.C. lobbyist and attorney Jack Burkman is filing a lawsuit Wednesday to force the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) to release information regarding the murder of Democratic National Committee (DNC) staffer Seth Rich.


7. North Korea Warns It’s Working On Explosive ‘Package Of Gifts’ For The US

North Korea issued a warning to the U.S. in the wake of its latest successful missile launch. Kim Jong Un warned Tuesday that North Korea is preparing “to send bigger ‘package of gifts’ to the Yankees” after testing a new short-range Scud variant Monday morning.

8. Airstrikes On Terrorists In Afghanistan Hit Five-Year High Under Trump

U.S. airstrikes on Taliban insurgents and Islamic State terrorists hit a nearly five-year high in April, Air Force Times reports.

9. Following Merkel Criticism, Trump Says Relationship With Germany Is ‘Very Bad’ And ‘Will Change’

Donald Trump lashed out at German Chancellor Angela Merkel shortly after she said Europeans can no longer rely on other countries and should “take our fate into our own hands.”


10. Early Voting Starts In Georgia Special Election

Early voting for the 20th U.S. Congressional special election race began Tuesday between Republican Karen Handel and Democrat Jon Ossoff.

 

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