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Pentagon confirms 3,750 additional troops heading to the US-Mexico border

(ABC News)-  Approximately 3,750 additional active duty U.S. troops are heading to the southern borderin support of Customs and Border Protection, according to a statement released by the Department of Defense on Sunday. “That support includes a mobile surveillance capability through the end of September 2019, as well as the emplacement of approximately 150 miles of concertina wire between ports of entry,” the…

21 Savage arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, prompting shock and confusion

21 Savage, the Atlanta-based rapper, was arrested in a targeted operation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement early on Sunday in Atlanta, Georgia, ICE spokesman Bryan Cox confirmed to ABC News. The Grammy-nominated rapper, whose full name is Sha Yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, is currently in deportation proceedings in federal immigration court, Cox said. “Mr. Abraham-Joseph is presently in ICE custody in Georgia and has been placed…

‘Empire’ star Jussie Smollett believes ‘justice will be served’ after brutal attack

Three days after he told police that he was attacked in a possible hate crime in Chicago, Jussie Smollettthanked his fans Friday and assured them that he was on his way to recovery, both mentally and physically. “Let me start by saying that I’m OK,” the 36-year-old “Empire” actor said in the statement to ABC News. “My body is strong but my…

US withdrawing from Cold War nuclear arms control treaty with Russia, citing Russian violations

Mike Pompeo, U.S. secretary of state, listens during a meeting on trade talks between the U.S. and China in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, D.C., Jan. 31, 2019. (ABC News)- The U.S. is withdrawing from a historic Cold War-era nuclear arms control treaty because of Russia’s ongoing violation, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Friday. The…