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Morning Briefing: Trump Speaks At Liberty U, North Korea Fires Another Missile, New FBI Head Could Be Chosen By Friday


10 things you need to know this morning – May 14th 2017

1. VIDEO: Trump Delivers Commencement Address At Liberty U

President Donald Trump received a standing ovation for his commencement address at Liberty University on Saturday after he told graduates, “as long as you…have faith in your God, then you will not fail.”

2. North Korea Fires Off Tenth Missile This Year

North Korea fired off a ballistic missile Saturday evening, according to South Korean media. The weapon was fired from Kusong, located To the northwest of the North Korean capital of Pyongyang. It flew about 700 km into East Sea/Sea of Japan.

3. Trump Hints That New FBI Director Could Be Chosen Before Friday

While speaking to reporters on Air Force One Saturday, President Donald Trump explained that he could nominate a replacement for now-former FBI Director James Comey sooner than anyone may have thought.

4. White House nearing $100B arms deal for Saudi Arabia

The U.S. is nearing completion of a $100 billion arms deal for Saudi Arabia just a week ahead of President Trump’s first foreign trip to the region.

5. DOJ Officials Reportedly Interviewing Four Candidates For FBI Director

Department of Justice officials are reportedly interviewing four candidates for the vacant position of permanent FBI director Saturday.

6. ‘Surprise’ Asteroid Gets Scary Close To Earth 12 Days After Discovery

NASA scientists say they’d need at least three years to prepare an intercept mission to an asteroid like the one that passed Earth a few days ago.

7. Trump: America ‘worships God, not government’ (VIDEO)

President Trump on Saturday said America worships God, not government, during his commencement speech at Liberty University.

8. House Ethics Committee refuses questions on complaint against Adam Schiff, Jackie Speier

Days after former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates confirmed the classified nature of months-old calls between Mike Flynn and Russian Ambassador Sergei Kislyak, the House Ethics Committee has remained silent on whether it will look into complaints against Democratic members who discussed the substance of those classified calls publicly.

9. NATO Says More Troops Needed To Stop Taliban In Afghanistan

As Canada debates its role in a major battle in the Afghanistan war, NATO is desperately seeking to bolster its forces in the still divided country to fight a revitalized Taliban, the National Post reports.

10. Getting Dangerous: Man Gets Physical With GOP Congressman At Town Hall (VIDEO)

A man got physical with Republican North Dakota Rep. Kevin Cramer at a town hall meeting Thursday before being escorted out by police.

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