Less than two months after President Donald Trump declared a national emergency at the southern border, the Department of Homeland Security is witnessing "a purge of the nation's immigration and security leadership," as The New York Times put it.
At least 41 people are dead after Palestinian protestors rushed the border fence between Gaza and Israel on May 14 ahead of the opening ceremony for the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem, the New York Times reports. More than 1,000 Palestinians were also injured.
Tenessee Republican lawmaker and Iraq war veteran Mark E. Green withdrew his name from consideration to serve as President Donald Trump's Secretary of the Army on Friday, citing “false and misleading attacks against him” in a statement.
The Trump administration and the Iraqi government are in negotiations to keep U.S. troops in Iraq following the conclusion of the multinational campaign against ISIS, officials from both governments told the Associated Press on Thursday.