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Senate Confirms Mark Esper as Army Secretary

The Senate confirms President Trump’s pick for the Army’s top civilian post. In an 89-to-six vote, senators approved the nomination of Mark Esper as army secretary. Esper is a West Point graduate who retired as a lieutenant colonel after serving more than 20 years in the Army.

5-Alarm Warehouse Fire in St. Louis

Dozens of firefighters are battling a five-alarm blaze in St Louis, Missouri. The fire is said to have started around 10:30 a.m. at Park Warehouse Services. At least one member of the fire crew is being treated for smoke inhalation.

UCLA Basketball Players Thank Pres. Trump For Help After Shoplifting in China

Three UCLA basketball players who were caught shoplifting in China thank President Trump for his help. During a press conference Wednesday morning, college officials say all three players have been suspended indefinitely pending the review process. The trio returned Tuesday after being detained for allegedly stealing sunglasses from a Louis Vuitton store in China.

Pres. Trump: U.S. is Respected Again in Asia

President Trump is back at the White House, and says his Asia tour was a success. In a tweet Wednesday morning, the president said America is respected again in Asia, and we will see the fruits of his successful trip for many years to come.

U.N. Committee Condemns N. Korea as Deliberate Humanitarian Disaster

A U.N. committee condemns North Korea’s human rights abuses, and Pyongyang’s nuclear aspirations amid widespread starvation in the country. The drafted U.N. resolution is sponsored by Japan and the European Union, stating Pyongyang deprives its citizens of basic needs such as food and medical care in favor of its military activities. Meanwhile, North Korean media outlets claim President Trump should be sentenced to death for insulting the rogue regime’s leader Kim Jong Un.

4 Senior ISIS Leaders Killed During Coalition Airstrikes in Iraq, Syria

Four senior Islamic State leaders are dead following coalition airstrikes throughout Ira” and Syria. On Tuesday, the Department of Defense issued a statement confirming the deaths, saying the move has reduced the groups ability to coordinate and launch attacks. Authorities say the militants, including an external operations coordinator and a weapons facilitator, were killed in airstrikes conducted over a three week period.