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President Donald Trump is known for his quick-fire tweeting, a habit he believes helped him win the election. But as his term progressed, the number of likes and retweets each post received started to fall.
As he approaches his 100th day in office, @realDonaldTrump's rate of interactions is about a quarter of what it was on the week of his inauguration, according to data from Jan. 15, 2017, to April 27, 2017, by CrowdTangle, the social media-monitoring platform. The official @POTUS account's interaction rate is about one-eighth of what it was the week of Jan. 20.
While the drop-off in engagement may seem like a blow for someone so committed to winning, experts say it's unsurprising.
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The South Korean military reported that North Korea has fired a test missile early Saturday morning.
A missile test from North Korea was expected as the nation celebrated the anniversary of its founder's birth two weeks ago. The U.S. had warning of the test and watched the test closely, according to NBC News. Officials described the missile as short range, and that it exploded soon after launch.
The Office of the Press Secretary released a statement following the missile launch saying: "The Administration is aware of the most recent North Korean missile test. The President has been briefed."
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House members have easily voted to approve a short-term spending bill that would avoid a partial government shutdown at midnight.
The measure gives negotiators until next Friday to resolve final differences over a $1 trillion bill financing federal agencies through Sept. 30. That's the end of the current fiscal year.
The chamber overwhelmingly approved the weeklong measure by a vote of 382-30, sending it to the Senate. Senators are expected to approve it and ship it to President Donald Trump for his signature in time for federal facilities to continue to operate.
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President Donald Trump reaffirmed his support for gun rights Friday, telling attendees of a National Rifle Association convention that "the eight-year assault on your Second Amendment freedoms has come to a crashing end."
Trump, the first sitting president to address the group's annual convention in more than 30 years, assured the audience that he would defend their right to bear arms.
"You have a true friend and champion in the White House," he said.
The president's trip to Atlanta also will serve as his first foray into a congressional race since taking office.
President Trump came to Washington with an aggressive legislative agenda dubbed the "100-day Action Plan to Make America Great Again."
Philippine officials say a powerful earthquake with a magnitude of 7.2 has struck off a southern province and prompted a local tsunami warning, but there are no immediate reports of damage or injuries.
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Former president George H. W. Bush is at home after a mild case of pneumonia led to a stay in a Houston hospital.
Bush was being treated at Houston Methodist Hospital for mild pneumonia and chronic bronchitis, and was discharged Friday, according to a statement.
Bush and his wife, Barbara Bush, are "pleased to be home spending time with family and friends," the statement said.
United Airlines CEO will testify in front of a congressional committee next week about treatment of passengers on flights, the committee announced.
Oscar Munoz will join officials from American, Alaska and Southwest Airlines in testifying at an oversight hearing of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee
“Next week’s oversight hearing will give Committee Members an opportunity to get much-needed answers about airline customer service policies and what is being done to improve service for the flying public,” said Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-Pa).
Munoz's testimony comes after a Kentucky doctor was dragged off a United airplane in Chicago, in a startling incident captured in a viral video that sparked global headlines.
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Cornell University officials say the college's oldest all-male a capella group has been permanently dismissed from campus for hazing that included requiring new members to put Icy Hot muscle cream on their genitals.
According to the Ivy League school's website on hazing, Cayuga's Waiters initially were suspended two weeks into the 2016 fall semester for hazing that also included requiring members to sit naked in ice baths and making them run up and down a street and then consume food.
The hazing website says during an investigation group members admitted the hazing had been going on for at least 10 years.
First lady Melania Trump has dedicated a new garden for patients at one of America's leading children's hospitals.
Patients will be able to feel the sun, breathe fresh air and see the Washington Monument from the new rooftop garden at Children's National Medical Center.
Mrs. Trump quietly visited the garden in March, and she and several children planted seeds for morning glories, said to be a symbol of love and renewal.
In remarks before she helped cut a blue ribbon to dedicate and formally open the garden, Mrs. Trump said she looked forward to returning after everything they planted is in full bloom.
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The Trump administration has told two California counties it has no plans right now to seek a court ruling immediately reinstating the president's executive order to withhold funding from communities that limit cooperation with immigration authorities.
Court documents filed on Friday and signed by U.S. Justice Department attorneys say the administration has indicated to Santa Clara and San Francisco counties that it is not considering seeking a stay on U.S. District Judge William Orrick's order at this time.
Even as President Trump pulls back on regulations governing car emissions, part of a broader policy of overturning environmental protections enacted by the Obama administration, California is determinedly headed in the opposite direction with stricter rules it alone is authorized to enact.
During a visit to Detroit last month, Trump halted the imposition of standards that would cut car emissions almost in half by 2025, including greenhouse gases that are responsible for global warming. The administration instead will reopen a review of the standards at the request of the major automakers, giving them the chance to argue that the rules should be eased.
"This is going to be a new era for American jobs and job creation," Trump said in Detroit.
But California is moving forward with the more stringent tailpipe rules, setting up an expected show down with the Trump administration. A week after Trump's announcement, the California Air Resources Board not only voted to reaffirm the standards and but also began to consider new ones to take effect after 2025. Likely to join the fight will be the dozen other states that follow California's standards rather than the national ones. States can choose either.
An inmate found dead at California state prison lay dead for two to three days before authorities found him, officials confirmed to NBC 7 San Diego.
James Acuna, 58, was found dead Monday in his cell at the Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility, according to California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation spokeswoman Vicky Waters.
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