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WASHINGTON (AP) — White House press secretary Sean Spicer says President Donald Trump has "grave concern" about the release of classified material and believes the systems at the CIA are outdated. Spicer was responding today to questions about WikiLeaks' disclosure of thousands of documents that it says reveals details of the CIA's cyberespionage toolkit. Spicer also denounced Assange for his previous release of classified material, saying he has undermined U.S. national security in the past.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has scheduled another campaign rally, this time in Nashville, Tennessee. The president's campaign website is advertising the event next Wednesday at the Nashville Municipal Auditorium. It will be Trump's second such outing since his inauguration. He held his first last month in Florida. White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer has said the president intends to hit the road to sell the American public on the Republican health care plan that he supports.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department says top U.S. diplomat Rex Tillerson has recused himself from TransCanada's application for a presidential permit for the proposed Keystone XL pipeline. Environmental group Greenpeace has called for Tillerson, former CEO of oil giant Exxon Mobil, to take that step. The pipeline, which would bring oil from Canada to the U.S., was halted by then-President Barack Obama. In one of his first decisions as president, Donald Trump invited the Keystone builder, TransCanada, to resubmit its application to construct and operate the pipeline.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House has approved a bill that would make it harder for individuals or groups to bring legal claims against companies in consumer disputes, employment discrimination cases and other areas. Lawmakers approved the Republican-sponsored measure, 220-201, this evening. The bill heads to the Senate, where its prospects are less clear. The legislation is the latest in a flurry of business-friendly moves by Congress and the Trump administration.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the Environmental Protection Agency's office on environmental justice has resigned in protest over the Trump administration's proposal to slash funding for programs that help poor and minority communities. Mustafa Ali, an associate assistant EPA administrator, helped found the environmental justice office in the 1990s and worked under Republican and Democratic presidents.
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