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White House on lockdown with reporters being moved to press briefing room, reports say

White House on lockdown with reporters being moved to press briefing room, reports sayThe White House was put under lockdown on Monday morning, according to reporters who cover the administration. Journalists posted messages on social media announcing the lockdown as they were assembled in the White House press briefing room, where they have not had a briefing in nearly 100 days. “We are literally locked in here,” wrote Megan Pratz, a reporter for Cheddar. “We can’t see much but Secret Service officers just ran across the lawn.”The Secret Service posted a statement on Twitter minutes later saying the agency was “responding to an incident involving a suspicious package located on Pennsylvania Ave.”Nearby pedestrian traffic routes were closed on Monday, the Secret Service added. The White House did not immediately respond to requests for comment. > Secret Service Uniformed Division Officers are responding to an incident involving a suspicious package located on Pennsylvania Ave. Pedestrian traffic is closed along Pennsylvania Ave. between 15th and 17th streets to include Lafayette Park. pic.twitter.com/t7veePoDb7> > — U.S. Secret Service (@SecretService) > > June 24, 2019More follows…



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Boeing sets briefing on 737 MAX as Ethiopian carrier expresses confidence in planemaker

Boeing sets briefing on 737 MAX as Ethiopian carrier expresses confidence in planemakerThe carrier will work with Boeing and other airlines to make air travel safer, its chief executive, Tewolde Gebremariam, said, after regulators this month grounded the worldwide fleet of the aircraft following a crash that killed 157 people. “Despite the tragedy, Boeing and Ethiopian Airlines will continue to be linked well into the future,” he said in a statement on Monday. “Ethiopian Airlines believes in Boeing.



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Graham asks FBI director for briefing on Roger Stone raid

Graham asks FBI director for briefing on Roger Stone raidWASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham said Wednesday that he wants a briefing from the FBI on the tactics it used last week when agents arrested President Donald Trump's confidant Roger Stone as part of special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation.



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Senate judiciary chair requests FBI briefing on arrest of Trump ally

Senate judiciary chair requests FBI briefing on arrest of Trump allyThe Republican chairman of the U.S. Senate judiciary panel on Wednesday requested a briefing from the FBI on the arrest of Roger Stone, a longtime associate of President Donald Trump, in an inquiry into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election. Senator Lindsey Graham said he was concerned about the number of agents involved, tactics employed and the timing of Stone’s arrest on Friday in Florida. Special Counsel Robert Mueller is investigating U.S. allegations that Russia meddled in the election and whether members of the campaign of then-Republican candidate Trump coordinated with Moscow officials.



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Donald Trump Made His First Appearance in the White House Briefing Room

Donald Trump Made His First Appearance in the White House Briefing RoomPresident Donald Trump made his first appearance in the White House briefing room Thursday after Democrats formally took over the House.



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Trump invites congressional leaders to border security briefing

Trump invites congressional leaders to border security briefingThe president’s invitation, which was described by congressional sources as a briefing and not a negotiating session, was sent to the top two Democrats and Republicans in both the Senate and the House of Representatives. Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s office said he would attend the briefing, which is set for Wednesday. The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the specifics of the briefing.



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The Latest: White House invites Hill leaders to briefing

The Latest: White House invites Hill leaders to briefingWASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the partial government shutdown (all times local):



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Trump invites congressional leaders to border security briefing, source says

Trump invites congressional leaders to border security briefing, source saysPresident Trump invites congressional leaders to a briefing on border security as a government shutdown over his $ 5 billion border wall demand drags on.



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Trump invites congressional leaders to border security briefing, source says

Trump invites congressional leaders to border security briefing, source saysPresident Trump invites congressional leaders to a briefing on border security as a government shutdown over his $ 5 billion border wall demand drags on.



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Trump 'storms out and throws briefing papers across floor' after extraordinary televised row with Pelosi and Schumer

Trump 'storms out and throws briefing papers across floor' after extraordinary televised row with Pelosi and SchumerA frustrated Donald Trump reportedly threw briefing papers across the White House floor following his chaotic televised meeting with Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer. Ms Pelosi and Mr Schumer were widely considered to have bested Mr Trump after the 72-year-old was goaded into admitting he would be “proud” to partially shut down the government if congress refuses to approve $ 5bn in border wall funding. Following the dispute, Mr Trump “stormed out” of the Oval Office, and, holding a folder of briefing papers, “scattered them out of frustration – threw them across the room”, according to the LA Times’ White House reporter Eli Stokols.



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