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Thursday’s Headlines: Trump attacks local leaders as he visits two grieving cities

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Trump attacks local leaders as he visits two grieving cities
President Trump vowed to tone down his rhetoric and help the country heal — but then laced his visits to El Paso and Dayton, Ohio, with a flurry of vitriol against local leaders and memorialized his trips with grinning thumbs-up photos.
Some El Paso victims declined to meet Trump, medical center spokesman says
The hospitalized patients also declined to meet with Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.), but they had met with a number of elected officials in recent days.
 
Trump’s openness to extensive background checks for gun buys draws warning from NRA
NRA chief executive Wayne LaPierre told President Trump on Tuesday that such a move would not be popular among the president’s supporters.
 
Denied asylum, migrants in Europe live in limbo
For logistical and geopolitical reasons, migrants handed orders to leave are overwhelmingly not being deported.
 
ICE agents arrest 680 people across Mississippi in massive raid
The wave of arrests in six cities was the result of year-long criminal investigations. Officials said it is the largest single-state immigration enforcement action in U.S. history.
 
 
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More than 600 days of silence since U.S. Park Police killed an unarmed man
Trump boasted about making Air Force One cheaper. He didn’t.
 
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Modi’s Kashmir move proves his fiercest critics right
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Billionaire owner of SoulCycle, Miami Dolphins faces backlash over Trump fundraiser
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