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November 26, 2020 | Via The Guardian

Trump Pardons Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn

President Trump has pardoned Michael Flynn, his first national security adviser who pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about contacts with a Russian official. Trump announced the long-expected pardon in a tweet on Wednesday. Trump is expected to offer pardons to a number of key aides before he leaves office on 20 January. Flynn, a retired general, was a trusted Trump surrogate on the campaign trail in 2016.

May 22, 2020 | Via Reuters

U.S. Pulls out of Open Skies Treaty

The United States said on Thursday it will withdraw from the 35-nation Open Skies treaty allowing unarmed surveillance flights over member countries, the Trump administration’s latest move to pull the country out of a major global treaty. “I think we have a very good relationship with Russia. But Russia didn’t adhere to the treaty. So until they adhere, we will pull out,” Trump told reporters.

August 16, 2018 | Via CNN

LA Transit System Introduces Body Scanners

Los Angeles’s transit agency will become the first in the country to employ body scanners to screen passengers. The scanners aim to prevent terrorist attacks in rail and subway systems as the federal government moves to expand screenings beyond airports. The scanners look for concealed weapons and explosive devices.

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