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A police officer and two employees were killed in Chicago hospital shooting that left gunman dead:

A police officer, a doctor and a pharmaceutical assistant were killed after a Monday afternoon shooting at Chicago’s Mercy Hospital, Mayor Rahm Emanuel said.

The shooting was a domestic incident, Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie T. Johnson said. The gunman’s first victim was a woman he had previously had a relationship with, Johnson said.
The gunman also died, though it is unclear whether he died from police gunfire or a self-inflicted gunshot wound, Johnson said.
Chicago Police identified the deceased officer as Samuel Jimenez, a father of three. He joined the force in February 2017 and recently completed probationary training, becoming a full-fledged officer, Johnson said. A procession was held for him Monday night

Trump says he loves the military, but he keeps insulting its members:

For a president who professes to revere the US military more than any of his predecessors, Donald Trump gets entangled in a lot of scrapes that raise doubts about the sincerity of his admiration.

He has feuded with war heroes and the relatives of fallen soldiers, sparked controversy by ducking remembrance observances and been accused of using the troops to advance his political goals. He’s said he knows more about ISIS than the generals do.
The President’s latest spat with an admired military figure is with retired Adm. William McRaven, the architect of the daring special forces raid into Pakistan that killed al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden in 2011, acting on CIA intelligence.
This controversy, like the President’s past ru

Ivanka Trump used personal account for emails about government business:

Ivanka Trump last year used a personal email account to discuss or relay official White House business, according to emails released by a nonpartisan watchdog group.

The Washington Post reported Monday the White House conducted an investigation into Trump’s email usage and that she used her personal email address for much of 2017.
According to emails released by the watchdog group, American Oversight, Trump used her personal account to email Cabinet officials, White House aides and assistants. The Presidential Records Act requires all official White House communications and records be preserved.
Austin Evers, the executive director of American Oversight, said in a statement, “The president’s family is not above the law, and there are serious questions that Congress should immediately investigate. Did Ivanka Trump turn over all of her emails for preservation as required by law? Was she sending classified information over a private syste

Barnes & Noble says Michelle Obama’s new book has biggest first-week sales of 2018:

Michelle Obama’s nationwide tour for her new book “Becoming” has already helped the book achieve a publishing milestone.

Barnes & Noble said Monday that Obama had “the biggest first-week sales of any book this year.”
Until November, that title belonged to Bob Woodward’s Trump administration dissection, “Fear,” which came out in September. But “Becoming” had even stronger sales in its first week, the bookseller said.
Beyond just this year, B&N said “Becoming” had “the best first-week sales of an adult book since ‘Go Set a Watchman’ published in July, 2015.”

White House backs down from legal fight, restores Jim Acosta’s press pass:

The White House on Monday said that CNN correspondent Jim Acosta’s press pass has been “restored,” bowing to days of pressure and a federal lawsuit against the administration.

In response, CNN said in a court filing that it has dropped the ongoing litigation over Acosta’s access to the White House.
“Today the White House fully restored Jim Acosta’s press pass. As a result, our lawsuit is no longer necessary,” the network said in a statement. “We look forward to continuing to cover the White House.”
Monday afternoon’s announcement, what the White House called a “final determination,” was an abrupt shift from the administration’s earlier positions.

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