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Watch live: White House news briefing with Sarah Sanders, principal deputy press secretary

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President Trump pulls the United States out of the Paris climate change accord Michael Flynn and Trump's personal lawyer are among seven subpoenaed in Russia investigation Why Trump might be too optimistic about China's'handling' of North Korea's missile tests Michael Flynn and Trump's personal lawyer are among seven subpoenaed in Russia investigation Why Trump might be too optimistic about China's'handling' of North Korea's missile tests


Watch live: Press briefing with Press Secretary Sean Spicer and EPA chief Scott Pruitt

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Trump pulls U.S. out of Paris climate change accord President Trump pulls the United States out of the Paris climate change accord Michael Flynn and Trump's personal lawyer are among seven subpoenaed in Russia investigation Why Trump might be too optimistic about China's'handling' of North Korea's missile tests Michael Flynn and Trump's personal lawyer are among seven subpoenaed in Russia investigation Why Trump might be too optimistic about China's'handling' of North Korea's missile tests


President Trump not saying 'You're hired!' often, as White House leaves many top slots vacant

Los Angeles Times

President Trump pulls the United States out of the Paris climate change accord Michael Flynn and Trump's personal lawyer are among seven subpoenaed in Russia investigation Why Trump might be too optimistic about China's'handling' of North Korea's missile tests Michael Flynn and Trump's personal lawyer are among seven subpoenaed in Russia investigation Why Trump might be too optimistic about China's'handling' of North Korea's missile tests President Trump not saying'You're hired!' often, as White House leaves many top slots vacant Many of the office suites reserved for top civilian officials at the Pentagon sit empty or have temporary fill-ins while Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis worries about North Korea and Iran. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin lacks appointed loyalists in any of the 17 top spots below him as he rewrites the nation's byzantine tax code. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson similarly relies on a skeleton staff to conduct global diplomacy, with dozens of jobs open. And in the White House, President Trump still depends on a communications director who resigned last month -- because he hasn't found a replacement. More than four months after taking office, the president who built his brand telling people "You're fired!" is having a hard time staffing up.


Trump assails Justice Department court strategy on travel ban

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President Trump pulls the United States out of the Paris climate change accord Michael Flynn and Trump's personal lawyer are among seven subpoenaed in Russia investigation Why Trump might be too optimistic about China's'handling' of North Korea's missile tests Michael Flynn and Trump's personal lawyer are among seven subpoenaed in Russia investigation Why Trump might be too optimistic about China's'handling' of North Korea's missile tests President Trump on Monday lashed out at his own Justice Department for seeking the Supreme Court's backing for a "watered down, politically correct version" of the travel ban he signed in March. In a series of early morning tweets, Trump urged the Justice Department to ask for an "expedited hearing" before the high court and to seek a "much tougher version" of the order temporarily blocking entry to the U.S. from several majority-Muslim countries. He called the courts, which have blocked two versions of the travel ban, "slow and political." It's unclear whether the president has conveyed his requests to the Justice Department, which he oversees, in a forum other than Twitter. The president renewed his call for the travel ban following the vehicle-and-knife attack in London that left seven people dead and dozens injured.


NATO chief says terrorists lose if people live the lives they want

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President Trump pulls the United States out of the Paris climate change accord Michael Flynn and Trump's personal lawyer are among seven subpoenaed in Russia investigation Why Trump might be too optimistic about China's'handling' of North Korea's missile tests Michael Flynn and Trump's personal lawyer are among seven subpoenaed in Russia investigation Why Trump might be too optimistic about China's'handling' of North Korea's missile tests NATO Secretary-general Jens Stoltenberg, who was Norway's prime minister during a mass shooting there in 2011, said Sunday that the terrorist attack in London was an assault on open, free societies. "The terrorists, they want to change the way we live," he said on CBS' "Face the Nation." "They want to attack our open, free societies." He urged people to "continue to live the lives we want to live, because then the terrorists will lose." Stoltenberg said the London attack underscored the importance of using many tools against terrorism: fighting the ideology of extremism, taking political and diplomatic steps, and using the military, as is occurring in Afghanistan, Iraq and elsewhere.