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Secret Service catches 'Pikachu' trying to jump White House fence

Published time: 19 Oct, 2017 19:04 A man dressed as the Pokemon character Pikachu was arrested after trying to get onto the White House grounds, the US Secret Service has said. Curtis Combs, 36, of Somerset, Kentucky, jumped over the concrete barrier on the southern side of the president’s residence while wearing a Pikachu costume Tuesday morning. He was quickly ...

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Zach Randolph gets community service for his L.A. pot arrest

LOS ANGELES — Sacramento Kings forward Zach Randolph was sentenced to community service on Wednesday after being charged with marijuana possession and resisting arrest following an incident last month at a Los Angeles housing project, prosecutors said. Randolph entered a no-contest plea during a court appearance Wednesday and was immediately sentenced to 150 hours of community service, said Frank Mateljan, ...

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Subway service from upper Manhattan, Bronx disrupted by debris

Furious commuters slammed the MTA Thursday morning after debris on the subway tracks slowed the commute from upper Manhattan and the Bronx, the MTA said. There were no trains on the 1, 2 and 3 lines between W. 96th St. and W. 42nd St. because of debris blocking the tracks at W. 50th St., officials said. “This is unacceptable,” commuter ...

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Joel Osteen explains church's Harvey response in Sunday service

Joel Osteen is trying to take the high road. The televangelist devoted his Sunday sermon to Harvey’s devastation and the recent deluge of criticism after his Houston megachurch temporarily closed its doors during the deadly storm. “Harvey came, but it didn’t take us out,” Osteen said, after congregants listened to a live band accompanied by a light show. “We are ...

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Joel Osteen Holds First Sunday Church Service Since Houston Flooding Backlash

Joel Osteen1st Sunday Service Since Backlash …‘Let Me Clarify Some Things’ 9/3/2017 2:02 PM PDT Joel Osteen was back to preaching the word of God Sunday after belatedly opening his megachurch to victims of Harvey flooding … but not before clearing his name (again). Joel’s Sunday service at Lakewood Church — the first since massive flooding in Houston and backlash he ...

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Cash-strapped Secret Service drops $7G on luxury portable toilets

President Trump is throwing taxpayer money down the toilet. The Secret Service was forced to pay $ 7,100 for “luxury portable restrooms” at Trump’s resort in Bedminster, N.J., during his recent “working vacation,” according to a report Thursday. The President’s security force entered into a contract with Imperial Restroom to provide the accommodations from Aug. 3 to Aug. 21, according ...

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President Trump's Making the Secret Service Go Broke! (Update: Wait, Not Really)

8:45 AM PT — Wait, seems Alles is backtracking … or clarifying (depending on how ya look at it).  “The Secret Service has the funding it needs to meet all current mission requirements for the remainder of the fiscal year and compensate employees for overtime within statutory pay caps,” Alles said in a new statement.  “The Secret Service estimates that ...

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Trump and his family have already depleted Secret Service budget

President Trump has depleted the Secret Service. The federal law enforcement agency has already hit its limits for agent salaries and overtime after just a few months of protecting Trump, his family and his homes. Secret Service Director Randolph (Tex) Alles told USA Today that Trump’s family has blown through a budget for more than 1,000 agents that was supposed ...

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Trump and his family have already depleted Secret Service budget

President Trump has depleted the Secret Service. The federal law enforcement agency has already hit its limits for agent salaries and overtime after just a few months of protecting Trump, his family and his homes. Secret Service Director Randolph (Tex) Alles told USA Today that Trump’s family has blown through a budget for more than 1,000 agents that was supposed ...

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Transgender service members sue Trump over military ban

Two advocacy groups filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration, arguing against the president’s plan to bar transgender people from serving in the U.S. military amid claims taking such action could come with a hefty price tag. The National Center for Lesbian Rights and GLBTQ Legal Advocates and Defenders filed the federal suit on Wednesday on behalf of five active-duty ...

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