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Fact Check: Donald Trump overstates crowd size at inaugural

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President associated Donald Trump‘s speech Saturday at the headquarters of the Central Intelligence Agency turned into the latest battle in, as he put it, his “running war with the media.” He had two central complaints: that the media misrepresented the size of the crowd at his inauguration and that it was incorrectly reported a bust of Martin Luther King Jr. was removed from the Oval Office. A look at those assertions: TRUMP: “I made a speech. I looked out. The field…

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Florida man gets 7 years in prison for threatening president

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A central Florida man has been sentenced to seven years in prison for mailing a letter threatening to kill President Barack Obama and assaulting a U.S. Secret Service agent. The U.S. attorney’s office says in a news release that 24-year-old Jeremy Addison was sentenced Tuesday after pleading guilty last October. Federal prosecutors say Addison sent the letter to the president in 2014 from the Volusia County Jail, where Addison was awaiting trial on an unrelated charge. When a Secret Service…

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Ben Carson, Donald Trump request Secret Service protection

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The top two GOP presidential hopefuls, Donald Trump and Ben Carson, have requested protection from the U.S. Secret Service, a spokeswoman for the Department of Homeland Security said Monday. The taxpayer-funded agency said the two campaigns have submitted requests, which kick off an evaluation period during which Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson consults with five senior members of Congress and issues his decision, DHS spokeswoman Marsha Catron said in an emailed statement. Carson held a book singing Monday in Austin,…

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