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Update: Trump Pulled From Briefing After Shooting Occurs Just Outside The White House

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President Donald Trump was abruptly pulled out of Monday’s press briefing by a secret service officer after a shooting occurred just outside the White House. At no point in time was the President under threat but the Secret Service reacted out of an abundance of caution until the perimeter around the White House was secured, stated White House officials.

The President returned 10 minutes later and reported that a shooter had been neutralized outside the White House gates — the shooter is the only one reported to be injured in the incident.

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The rare abrupt appearance by the Secret Service resembled former White House Chief of Staff Andy Card whispering to the President about 9/11. Trump was taken to the Oval Office reportedly and briefed on the matter. He asked when he could return to the press and once cleared, Trump walked back in and conducted the rest of the briefing.

More information about the shooter, their condition, and the motive is unknown.

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CA to provide all low-income illegal immigrants health care at a cost of ‘$2.7 billion a year’

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On Thursday, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed a $307.9 billion operating budget “that pledges to make all low-income adults eligible for the state’s Medicaid program by 2024 regardless of their immigration status” reports the Associated Press.

The guarantee of free health care for low-income immigrants here illegally, is a “move that will provide coverage for an additional 764,000 people at an eventual cost of about $2.7 billion a year” adds the AP.

According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, a health care nonprofit, people living in the country illegally in 2020 accounted for roughly 7% of the population nationwide, or about 22.1 million people. The border crisis and number of migrants entering the United States illegally has skyrocketed to historic levels since 2020 when President Joe Biden took office.

Medicaid nationwide is the current combination of federal and state governments assisting Americans and low-income adults and children to receive free health care, but the federal government does not cover those living here illegally.

“Some states, including California, have used their own tax dollars to cover a portion of health care expenses for some low-income immigrants” reports the AP. “Now, California wants to be the first to do that for everyone.”

“This will represent the biggest expansion of coverage in the nation since the start of the Affordable Care Act in 2014,” said Anthony Wright, executive director of Health Access California, a statewide consumer health care advocacy group. “In California we recognize (that) everybody benefits when everyone is covered.”

While 92% of Californians currently have some form of health insurance, “that will change once this budget is fully implemented, as adults living in the country illegally make up one of the largest groups of people without insurance in the state” the AP concludes.

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