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Since The New York Times' controversial op-ed was published on Wednesday, everyone's been trying to figure out who's the anonymous Trump staffer who penned the piece. We may never know, but we do know who claims not to be the writer who Donald Trump has repeatedly called "gutless."
White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders slammed the author and The New York Times. She said in a statement, "If you want to know who this gutless loser is, call the opinion desk of the failing NYT at 212-556-1234, and ask them. They are the only ones complicit in this deceitful act. We stand united together and fully support President Donald J. Trump."
President Trump Will Mark 9/11 At Shanksville Memorial -
President Trump will visit Shanksville, Pennsylvania next week on the anniversary of the 9-11 attacks.
This year marks the 17th anniversary of the attacks, when nearly three-thousand people were killed on September 11th, 2001. Hijackers flew commercial airplanes into the World Trade Center in New York, the Pentagon in Washington and a field in Shanksville where Flight 93 crashed.
Trump will become the second sitting president to visit the crash site in Pennsylvania on the anniversary of the attacks. The White House released a statement saying the president will be accompanied by First Lady Melania Trump.
Resource Officer Suspended For Tasing Sleeping Student -
A school resource officer in northern Ohio is in trouble for hos she attempted to wake a student.
Officer Maryssa Boskoski is being suspended after she reportedly used a taser to wake up a sleeping student. The incident apparently happened last week at a prep school in Smithville. Police say the high school junior wouldn't wake up for the teacher or the principal, so the school resource officer activated her taser to jolt him awake.
The taser didn't touch the student and he wasn't hurt, but the principal was alarmed and it caused a commotion in the classroom. The chief of police says the school resource officer violated Taser policy and they are considering filing charges.
Source: Fox News
Gunman Wearing Body Armor Arrested After Washington Hostage Situation -
A hostage situation in Parkland, Washington has ended with no injuries.
The suspect entered a business, Sky Motors, took four people hostage, and fired several rounds from his gun. The hostages were able to flee to safety but the unnamed gunman remained inside. Sheriff’s spokesman Ed Troyer said the suspect was wearing full body armor and had multiple long guns and a handgun and was “ready for a fight.”
After a brief shootout, officers were able to take down the man, who was wearing body armor. One shot hit the armor, but he and everyone else are fine. The incident began last night.
Source: Fox Seattle
Defense Secretary Makes A Surprise Trip To Afghanistan -
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is in Afghanistan on an unannounced visit.
Mattis is in Kabul where he'll meet with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani [[ GAH-nee ]] and the new U.S. commander for American and NATO forces. This is his second visit to Afghanistan in recent months.
Among the reasons for the trip are ongoing peace talks with the Taliban and problematic security issues in the Afghan government. He also will hold a town hall with troops.
Mattis's visit comes just over a year after President Trump announced a revamped strategy of committing thousands of additional U.S. troops on an open-ended basis.
Source: NBC News
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