White House may deploy federal troops to quell Philadelphia riots

The White House is monitoring widespread riots in Philadelphia and is prepared to deploy federal troops, an administration official said Tuesday. “We’re monitoring the situation closely,” White House Communications Director Alyssa Farah told Fox & Friends. “If necessary we’ll be standing by and prepared to deploy federal resources.” “I want to make one thing clear, President Trump will not tolerate

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Princeton faces federal probe for admitting racism remains ‘embedded’ there

Princeton University could be forced to pay back millions of dollars in federal funding — and also be fined — over its president’s recent admission that racism persists at the Ivy League institution. In a letter to Princeton President Christopher Eisgruber, the US Department of Education said it was opening an investigation into a Sept. 2 letter in which he

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Federal Reserve may keep benchmark interest rate near zero through 2023

WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve expects to keep its benchmark interest rate pegged near zero at least through 2023 as it strives to accelerate economic growth and drive down the unemployment rate. The central bank also said Wednesday that it will seek to push inflation above 2% annually. The Fed left its benchmark short-term rate unchanged at nearly zero, where

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Federal agents likely permanently blinded by Portland protesters’ lasers, White House says

Three federal agents who were sent to Portland, Ore., to try to help quell the city’s  violent protests were “likely left permanently blinded” from clashes, White House officials said Friday. “A federal agent’s hand was impaled by planted nails, another federal agent was shot with a pellet gun, leaving a wound deep to the bone, and tragically, three federal officers

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Four men face federal charges for attempt to topple Andrew Jackson statue in DC

Four men have been federally charged with defacing and attempting to tear down an Andrew Jackson statue near the White House earlier this week. The suspects – Lee Michael Cantrell, 47; Connor Matthew Judd, 20; Ryan Lane, 37; and Graham Lloyd, 37 – are charged with the destruction of federal property, the capital’s U.S. Attorney, Michael Sherwin announced late Saturday.

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Federal Judge rules Trump must turn over 8 years of his tax returns

BREAKING NEWS: Federal judge orders Donald Trump to hand over eight years of his personal and company tax returns to Manhattan’s DA and rules sitting presidents are NOT exempt from criminal probes The president’s lawyers had argued in court last month he was immune from being investigated while in office Manhattan District Attorney obtained a grand jury subpoena for the

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