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Acting ICE director testifies on Hill about agency budget needs

By R. Mitchell – WASHINGTON – The acting U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) director testified Tuesday afternoon before the House Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Homeland Security, at a hearing titled, “ICE Oversight Hearing.” In his testimony, Acting ICE Director Matthew T. Albence highlighted the humanitarian crisis at the southwest border and the necessary resources and funding needed for ...

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SpaceX Launched Dragon Resupply Mission (CRS-18) Thursday

By Duncan Idaho – At 6:01 p.m. EDT, or 22:01 UTC, on Thursday, July 25, SpaceX launched its eighteenth Commercial Resupply Services mission (CRS-18) from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. Dragon separated from Falcon 9’s second stage about nine minutes after liftoff. The Dragon spacecraft supporting the CRS-18 mission previously supported the CRS-6 ...

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President Donald Trump’s Schedule for Friday, July 26, 2019

By R. Mitchell – President Donald Trump will receive his daily briefing as prepared by the intelligence community then meet with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and the acting Secretary of Homeland Security. Keep up with Trump on CDN’s President’s Schedule Page. President Trump’s schedule for 7/26/19 All Times EDT 12:00 PM Receive intelligence briefing – Oval Office 2:00 PM Meet ...

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Secretary Chao Announces Major Infrastructure Investment in America

By R. Mitchell – U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao Announces Major Infrastructure Investment in America Department Proposes $856 Million in INFRA Grants WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation today announced $855,950,000 in proposed grants through the Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) discretionary grant program. “This significant federal investment will improve major highways, bridges, ports, and railroads around ...

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Watch Live: President Trump Participates in the Pledge to America’s Workers – One Year Celebration

By R. Mitchell – President Donald Trump traveled to Wheeling, West Virginia, on Thursday to participate in the One Year Celebration of the Pledge to America’s Workers. The event is scheduled to begin at 3:30 p.m. EDT. Watch: Content created by Conservative Daily News and some content syndicated through CDN is available for re-publication without charge under the Creative Commons license. ...

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Navy to Commission Guided-Missile Destroyer Paul Ignatius

By R. Mitchell – The Navy will commission its newest Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer, the future USS Paul Ignatius (DDG 117), during a 10 a.m. EDT ceremony Saturday, July 27, at Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Arleigh Burke class destroyer The ship is named in honor of Paul Robert Ignatius, who served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, ...

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Federal Government to Resume Capital Punishment After Nearly Two Decade Lapse

By R. Mitchell – Attorney General William P. Barr has directed the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) to adopt a proposed Addendum to the Federal Execution Protocol—clearing the way for the federal government to resume capital punishment after a nearly two decade lapse, and bringing justice to victims of the most horrific crimes.  The Attorney General has further directed the ...

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President Donald Trump’s Schedule for Thursday, July 25, 2019

By R. Mitchell – President Donald Trump will travel to Wheeling, West Virginia on Wednesday for a campaign event. Keep up with Trump on CDN’s President’s Schedule Page. President Trump’s schedule for 7/25/19 All Times EDT 11:00 AM Depart the White House en route to Arlington, Virginia – South Portico/Motorcade 11:10 AM Arrive at the Pentagon – Arlington, VA 11:15 AM Participate ...

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Esper: Operation Sentinel Will De-Escalate Middle East Waterways Conflict

By C. Todd Lopez – Just three hours into his new job, Defense Secretary Dr. Mark T. Esper met with reporters at the Pentagon to discuss Iran, China and the proposed defense budget. A top priority: Operation Sentinel, the U.S. Central Command effort to promote maritime stability, ensure safe passage, and de-escalate tensions in international waters throughout the Persian Gulf, ...

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Northcom Commander Cites Arctic as Area of Concern

By C. Todd Lopez – Increased activity in the Arctic is a concern for national security and for U.S. Northern Command, the officer in charge of North American security said. Air Force Gen. Terrence J. O’Shaughnessy, commander of North American Aerospace Defense Command and Northcom, told an audience at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington about the ...

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New Program Makes Moves Cheaper for Military Spouses

By Press Operations – Military spouses with careers that require a professional license or certification can now get help covering the costs of transferring those credentials when they experience a permanent-change-of-station move with their service member spouse. The 2018 National Defense Authorization Act allows each service branch to reimburse spouses up to $500 for relicensure and certification costs resulting from ...

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Facebook Agrees to Pay $5 Billion and Implement Robust New Protections of User Information in Settlement of Data-Privacy Claims

By R. Mitchell – The Department of Justice, together with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), today announced a settlement that requires Facebook to implement a comprehensive, multi-faceted set of compliance measures designed to improve user privacy and provide additional protections for user information. The settlement also requires Facebook to pay an unprecedented $5 billion civil penalty — the most ever ...

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Twin Threats of China, Iran Differ, Policy Official Says > U.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE > Story

By Press Operations – The threat of Iran to U.S. and regional allies is from miscalculation, while the threat of China is largely in violating world economic and democratic norms, said Undersecretary of Defense for Policy John C. Rood at the Aspen Security Forum in Aspen, Colorado. Iran’s recent provocative activities are worrying and troubling, like shooting down a U.S. ...

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President Donald Trump’s Schedule for Wednesday, July 24, 2019

By R. Mitchell – President Donald Trump will travel to Wheeling, West Virginia on Wednesday for a campaign event. Keep up with Trump on CDN’s President’s Schedule Page. President Trump’s schedule for 7/24/19 All Times EDT 4:10 PM Depart the White House en route to Joint Base Andrews – South Lawn/Marine One 4:20 PM Arrive at Joint Base Andrews – Washington, ...

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Space Development Agency Addresses Growing Capability Gaps

By David Vergun – The space domain is vital to warfighters, with information from satellites used for such things as communications, missile tracking and navigation. However, there are gaps that near-peer competitors such as China could exploit, said Derek M. Tournear, acting director of the Defense Department’s Space Development Agency. Exploitation could include spoofing, cyberattacks, jamming and even satellite kill ...

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