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Morning Briefing: 10 things you need to know this Saturday morning – June 10th 2017


Good morning.

Here’s what you need to know this Saturday AM.

1. Texas AG: Trump Has Done More To Stop Illegal Immigration Than Any Other In World History

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton repeatedly praised the Trump administration’s efforts to crack down on illegal immigration in his Friday interview with The Daily Caller, saying the administration has had unprecedented success with stopping illegal crossings, which Paxton said is an important issue to Texans.

2. Congress Demands Comey Memos

Two congressional committees in the House and Senate called for memos and notes created by former FBI director James Comey of conversations he had with President Trump to be shared with their members.

3. Georgia Dem Ossoff Takes A Historic Lead In Deep Red District

In preparation for Georgia’s runoff special election, Democratic candidate Jon Ossoff earned a slim majority of the vote in a poll released Friday, casting doubt that Republicans can keep the district they’ve held since 1979.

4. Trump: I’m ‘Absolutely Committed’ To Article 5 Of NATO Treaty

President Donald Trump explicitly declared his commitment to uphold Article 5 of the NATO alliance in a Friday White House lawn appearance.

5. US-Mexico Border Apprehensions Fell 64% Last Month

The number of illegal aliens apprehended at the U.S.-Mexico border last month fell 64 percent compared to the same period last year, continuing a trend of decreased border activity in the Trump era.

6. WATCH: Theresa May Vows Brexit Will Go On

British Prime Minister Theresa May vowed to form a government and lead Brexit negotiations after loosing a major snap election Thursday, just 10 days before the government was due to begin Brexit negotiations.

7. China ‘Gravely Concerned’ After ISIS Reports Murder of Two Hostages in Pakistan

China said on Friday it was “gravely concerned” at Islamic State claims that the group killed two Chinese teachers it kidnapped in Pakistan’s Baluchistan province last month, where Beijing is investing billions of dollars in infrastructure projects.

8. Puerto Rico votes on statehood on Sunday for the fifth time

Puerto Ricans will head to the polls Sunday to determine whether they want to convert their U.S. territory into a state. Even if they vote for statehood, Congress seems unlikely to add a 51st star to the U.S. flag anytime soon.

9. Trump To Announce New Cuban Policy Next Week In Miami

President Donald Trump will announce a rollback of Barack Obama’s Cuban policy next Friday in Miami, according to a source with knowledge of the situation.

10. Percentage Of Teens Working Summer Jobs Has Halved Since 1991

The percentage of teens who work summer jobs has fallen from 40 percent in 1991 to 20 percent in 2017, according to figures reported Friday by The Washington Post.

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