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It turns out President Donald Trump isn't the only one willing to create a fake university in order to hurt people seeking their education.

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) worked with an accreditation service in creating a fake university during the late years of the Obama administration to lure immigrants legally residing in the U.S. on student visas.. It was staffed with undercover immigration officials posing as university faculty.

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WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 07: President Donald Trump speaks to members of the press before departing from the White House en route to Dayton, Ohio and El Paso, Texas on August 7, 2019 in Washington, DC. Trump is will visit the two cities to meet with victims and law enforcement following a pair of deadly shooting attacks last weekend. (Photo by Zach Gibson/Getty Images)

The nation is still in mourning after two mass shootings in one weekend resulted in the deaths of 31 people in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio.

President Donald Trump visited victims, first responders, and law enforcement in the cities on Wednesday. According to the president's social media director, Dan Scavino, Trump was treated like a "rock star" on his visit to Dayton.

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A SECOND NEXUS PERSPECTIVE

Donald Trump is what happens when your right wing, crazy Fox News-watching conspiracy theory-believing uncle becomes President.

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Under a new GOP bill,  people could be drug tested to receive unemployment benefits. The bill passed the Senate by a party-line vote of 51-48 and now heads to the White House for President Donald Trump's signature.

“The American people are sick and tired of Washington bureaucrats abusing their authority to undercut the will of Congress and the American people... The President’s signature is all that remains to fully repeal this harmful Obama-era regulation and empower our states to help fully qualified workers get back to work,” said Congressman Kevin Brady, chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee.

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[DIGEST: Reuters, New York Times]

The Obama administration will issue a directive on Friday telling every U.S. public school district to allow transgender students to use the bathroom that matches their gender identity. The letter, signed by officials from the Justice and Education Departments, does not have the force of law. It does, however, state that schools which do not abide by the directive could face lawsuits or a loss of federal aid.

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[DIGEST: CNN, NYT]

President Barack Obama nominated Judge Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court, saying I’ve selected a nominee who is widely recognized not only as one of America’s sharpest legal minds, but someone who brings to his work a spirit of decency, modesty, integrity, even-handedness and excellence.” Garland would fill the seat held by Justice Antonin Scalia until his sudden death. President Obama’s nomination flies in the face of national Republican leadership, who have demanded that the President leave the seat vacant until the next presidency in January of 2017.

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[DIGEST:  The Independent, The Intercept]

One of the most prominent symbols to emerge from American global anti-terrorism efforts is the drone: a killing machine that delivers death from the skies, and is all the more effective because it is cold, calculating and—literally—inhuman.

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