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Queen Elizabeth Greets President Trump at Start of State Visit
President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump “arrived at Buckingham Palace Monday just after noon, local time, to meet Queen Elizabeth,” Maria Puente reports in USA Today.
“The queen greeted President Trump after he ascended the palace stairs with Prince Charles at the West Terrace of Buckingham Palace. Melania walked behind with Duchess Camilla. The queen wore a big smile as she greeted the president with a handshake.”
President Trump’s three-day state visit to the U.K. is timed to coincide with the 75th anniversary of D-Day.
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“President Trump was in Virginia Sunday for a special church service praying for victims of the Virginia Beach mass shooting,” Mark Moore and Lee Brown report in the New York Post. “Trump stood behind pastor David Platt as he offered a prayer for the 12 killed in Friday’s mass shooting.”
“The Trump administration Friday announced approval of year-round access to gasoline with higher blends of ethanol, a move that could boost corn prices for farmers and lower costs for drivers,” Donnelle Eller writes in the Des Moines Register. “The decision is welcome news for farm groups that have pushed for expanded consumer access to gasoline with 15% ethanol.”
“Mueller and his predecessors spent two years investigating, with full cooperation from the White House. Nadler knows perfectly well that his ‘investigations’ won’t find anything new,” the New York Post editorial board writes. “It’s nothing but an elaborate stall, and Mueller is entirely right to not waste his time in a pointless, political dog-and-pony show.”
“Sheriffs on the front lines of the surging illegal immigration crisis are pushing back against pro-sanctuary advocates” who oppose helping Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials detain criminals, Paul Bedard reports in the Washington Examiner. “Soon, every county is going to be a border county,” warned Sheriff Chuck Jenkins of Frederick County, Maryland.