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Mnuchin again says Tubman $20 delay is technical, not political

Mnuchin again says Tubman $20 delay is technical, not political

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Monday that his decision to delay the introduction of a planned $20 note featuring the portrait of Harriet Tubman was not politically motivated. “This is a non-political situation where the primary objective of changing the currency is to stop counterfeiting,” Mnuchin said during a briefing about cryptocurrencies. He described…MORE

Trump gets his third acting secretary of defense this year

Trump gets his third acting secretary of defense this year

Mark Esper has formally stepped down from his role as acting defense secretary Monday after the Senate received his nomination from the White House to be confirmed for the permanent position. Navy Secretary Richard Spencer has assumed the acting role, making him President Donald Trump‘s third acting defense secretary this year, and will serve in…MORE

Bureau of Land Management to move headquarters to Colorado, senator says

Bureau of Land Management to move headquarters to Colorado, senator says

The Bureau of Land Management, which controls 245 million acres of federal lands, may be moving its headquarters from Washington, DC, to Grand Junction, Colorado, one of the state’s US senators said Monday. Sen. Cory Gardner said the move “will bring the bureau’s decision makers closer to the people they serve and the public lands…MORE

Austin Butler will play Elvis in a biopic from Baz Luhrmann

Austin Butler will play Elvis in a biopic from Baz Luhrmann

After a long search, Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis Presley movie has crowned Austin Butler as its King. Luhrmann, who is directing and co-writing the biopic, shared the news on social media by tweeting Presley’s infamous mugshot next to a red carpet photo of Butler. “I had heard about Austin Butler from his stand-out role opposite Denzel…MORE

Homeland Security watchdog says conditions at border facilities haven’t improved

Homeland Security watchdog says conditions at border facilities haven’t improved

The Department of Homeland Security inspector general reiterated Monday that it’s still concerned about conditions at border facilities. Over recent months, DHS officials warned of worsening conditions at the southern border amid a dramatic spike of apprehensions. Images included in internal watchdog reports, as well as anecdotes of migrants in standing-room only conditions, among others,…MORE

Sentencing in GoFundMe scam case delayed until September

Sentencing in GoFundMe scam case delayed until September

The sentencing of a woman who made up a feel-good story and raised more than $400,000 as part of a GoFundMe scam has been delayed until September. Katelyn McClure, 29, has pleaded guilty to one count of theft by deception in the second degree in Burlington County, New Jersey, and she is now expected to…MORE

AG Barr warns of hate created by identity politics

AG Barr warns of hate created by identity politics

Attorney General William Barr pointed a finger at groups fighting “under the banner of identity politics” at a summit on anti-Semitism Monday, saying that they were divisive and creating a “breeding ground for hatred.” “My concern today is that under the banner of identity politics some political factions are seeking to obtain power by dividing…MORE