Alayna Treene Feb 3, 2017
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Ivanka and Jared were the keys to protecting Obama’s LGBTQ order

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Politico reports that two sources close to Ivanka and Jared Kushner said that the couple worked to get Trump to release a statement clarifying that he'd uphold Obama's 2014 executive order protecting LGBTQ rights. He did just that in a statement Tuesday night.

White House officials said that the draft that is circulating now would never have reached Trump's desk, as it was one of some 200 orders that were considered during the transition and was never meant to be signed into law.

Zachary Basu 12 hours ago
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John Bolton super PAC hired Cambridge Analytica in 2014

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A super PAC led by incoming White House national security adviser John Bolton hired Cambridge Analytica in 2014 for “behavioral microtargeting with psychographic messaging,” reports the New York Times. Bolton's PAC was reportedly aware at the time that the models it received were derived from harvested Facebook data, according to former Cambridge employee and whistleblower Christopher Wylie.

Why it matters: Per the Times, "Mr. Bolton’s experience with the company appears to have provided a model for how it sold itself to future political campaigns, including Mr. Trump’s." Trump, Bolton and Cambridge Analytica also share a common patron in the billionaire Mercer family, which has yet to comment on the data scandal.

Zachary Basu 13 hours ago
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At least three killed in hostage crisis in southwest France

French gendarmes block an access to Trebes, where a man took hostages at a supermarket on March 23, 2018. Photo by ERIC CABANIS/AFP/Getty Images.

A gunman killed at least three people in a supermarket in Trebes, France on Friday, before being fatally shot by police, reports BBC News.

What they're saying: The suspect, who reportedly pledged allegiance to the Islamic State, took several hostages and was involved in a police standoff for about three hours. Witnesses say he was heavily armed and was demanding the release of Salah Abdeslam, the only living suspect in the 2015 Paris attacks that killed 130 people.