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Pres. Trump condemns the Islamic State after the group’s defeat in Syria

President Trump said the U.S. “will continue to work with our partners and allies to crush radical Islamic terrorists” amid the fall of the last ISIS stronghold in Syria. In a statement Saturday,the president said the U.S. along with it’s partners have liberated all ISIS-controlled territory in Syria and Iraq. He also warned young people who believe Islamic State propaganda online, they will be dead if they join the extremist group.

Nat’l Economic Council Deputy Director Clete Willems to leave WH in coming weeks

A key member of the national economic council and top trade advisor is departing the Trump administration in the near future.On Friday, Council Deputy Director Clete Willems revealed he is stepping down in the coming weeks to spend more time with his family.Willems has helped shape the president’s trade policy on China, played a key role in the new North American Trade deal, and international summits such as the G7 and G20.He will be succeeded by Kelly Ann Shaw who currently works on the economic council as a special assistant.

Report: New Zealand bans suspected shooter’s manifesto

New Zealand officials ban the manifesto allegedly written by the suspect in last week’s mosque shooting. Reports on Saturday said the country’s “office of film and literature classification” announced the more than 80 page document is “objectionable under law.”New Zealand’s chief censor said there’s an important distinction between legal “hate speech.” and a publication “deliberately constructed to inspire further murder and terrorism.”The ban forbids any citizen from possessing the document, or sharing it on social media. The document was posted on social media, and sent to the office of the prime minister prior to the shooting on March 16th.