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The man authorities have identified as the shooter in the massacre at a Texas church was given a bad conduct discharge from the Air Force three years ago after being court-martialed for assault, a military spokesperson confirmed Sunday.

Federal law prohibits a person who has been dishonorably discharged from buying a firearm. Whether Kelley's discharge would trigger the law was not immediately clear. 

Devin P. Kelley, who served in logistics readiness at Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico starting in 2010, was court-martialed in 2012 for two counts alleging assault on his spouse and assault on their child, Ann Stefanek, the chief of Media Operations for the Air Force, said in a statement.

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Donna Brazile, the former interim head of the Democratic National Committee, said on Sunday that she had found “no evidence” of rigging of the 2016 Democratic presidential contests in Hillary Clinton's favor, though excerpts from her new book have been seized upon by Clinton critics to make that case.

Brazile, who temporarily headed the party late in the election cycle, caused a stir with previews of her forthcoming book, "Hacks," in which she strongly criticizes Clinton and her staff over a joint fundraising agreement with the  party committee. She said it gave the Clinton forces too much say over the party apparatus and unfairly hampered Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) in his bid for the Democratic nomination.

In an interview aired Sunday on ABC’s “This Week,” Brazile appeared to soften that slightly, telling interviewer George Stephanopoulos that “I found no evidence, none whatsoever” that the state primaries were rigged to benefit Clinton.

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Among the princes and current and former ministers arrested by Saudi Arabia was Alwaleed bin Talal, one of the Mideast's richest people, with large investments in numerous U.S. and global companies.
Among the princes and current and former ministers arrested by Saudi Arabia was Alwaleed bin Talal, one of the Mideast's richest people, with large investments in numerous U.S. and global companies. (Yahya Arhab / European Pressphoto Agency)

As reports mount about Saudi Arabia arresting Saudi princes, including a prominent billionaire investor, President Trump and his administration have been silent about the ruling family's purge even after he spoke with the king late Saturday on other matters.

It is unclear if the arrests in Saudi Arabia were part of an anti-corruption investigation or a move by King Salman to consolidate power around his own family, or both. Among the princes and current and former ministers arrested was Alwaleed bin Talal, one of the Middle East's richest people, with large investments in numerous U.S. and global companies.

Trump repeatedly has expressed his admiration for the powerful Saudi monarch and promised to support Saudi Arabia's moves against Iran in the region.

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Shinzo had a something special for Donald. 

When President Trump arrived on Sunday at the Kasumigaseki Country Club outside Tokyo to play golf with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, the Japanese leader surprised Trump with the sort of trucker hats Trump favors, embroidered in his preferred color — gold — and borrowing from Trump's signature slogan: “Donald & Shinzo, Make Alliance Even Greater.”

The hats symbolized how foreign leaders have quickly learned to play to Trump's pride, and the Donald-Shinzo love-fest didn’t end there. 

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As President Trump arrived in Japan to start a five-nation trip to Asia that will be heavily focused on the nuclear standoff with North Korea, most Americans have little faith in his ability to handle that problem, according to a poll published Sunday.

Only one in three Americans said they had a "great deal" or even a "good amount" of trust in Trump's ability to "act responsibly in handling the situation involving North Korea," the latest Washington Post/ABC News poll found. Half said they did not trust him at all, with the rest expressing little trust.

The rating on that issue is slightly lower than Trump's overall job approval: The poll found 37% approving Trump's job performance and 59% disapproving. That's in line with recent surveys from Fox News, Gallup, Rasmussen, YouGov, SurveyMonkey and other organizations.

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President Trump and House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) shake hands on the GOP tax plan Thursday at the White House. (Michael Reynolds / EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock)
President Trump and House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) shake hands on the GOP tax plan Thursday at the White House. (Michael Reynolds / EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock)

House Republicans produced an ambitious proposal to overhaul the tax code, but as lawmakers sift through the pages, sorting out winners and losers, any concerns they might have are being overpowered by the political momentum to deliver on one of President Trump’s top priorities.

The legislation is on a fast track to pass in the House in a matter of weeks, despite criticism that it’s heavily tilted toward corporations and the wealthy, does little for the middle class and will pile $1.5 trillion onto the deficit.

Instead, Republicans see in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act an opportunity to salvage their legislative agenda, after limited accomplishments during Trump’s first year in the White House, and reshape the federal tax code to align with their low-tax, small-government goals.

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A massive U.S. report concludes that evidence of global warming is stronger than ever and that more than 90% of it has been caused by humans.

The conclusion contradicts a favorite talking point of senior members of the Trump administration.

A 477-page report released Friday said it's "extremely likely" — meaning with 95% to 100% certainty — that global warming is man-made, mostly from carbon dioxide through the burning of coal, oil and natural gas.

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President Trump commented Friday morning on the closure of his account for 11 minutes the day before.

"I guess the word must finally be getting out-and having an impact," Trump said, though it was unclear what 'the word' was. 

The account was deactivated just before 4 p.m. EDT

Twitter's first explanation was that someone accidentally deleted it — someone who was not Trump. A few hours later, the company announced that a customer service employee was the culprit

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Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez greets President Obama in Havana last year
Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez greets President Obama in Havana last year (Associated Press)

Cuba is denying that a "deliberate attack" caused mysterious ailments reported by U.S. personnel stationed in Havana, and accuses the Trump administration of refusing to cooperate in the investigation of the episode.

Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez said U.S. officials who claimed 24 Americans suffered hearing loss and other ailments from some sort of acoustic attack were "deliberately lying."

Rodriguez said the Trump administration was "politicizing" the case as part of a broader strategy to spoil relations between the two nations, only recently improved during the last two years of the Obama presidency.

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For a brief moment Thursday afternoon, Donald Trump's Twitter account disappeared from the internet.

Just before 4 p.m., searching for @realDonaldTrump on Twitter resulted in an error.

Twitter's first explanation was that someone accidentally deleted it — someone who was not Trump. A few hours later, they announced that a customer service employee was the culprit