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TRUMP PICKS KELLY AIDE TO HEAD HOME­LAND SE­CU­RITY

Pres­i­dent Trump will nom­i­nate his chief of staff’s deputy, Kirst­jen Nielsen, as his next sec­re­tary of Home­land Se­cu­rity, the White House an­nounced Wed­nes­day.

Nielsen was John Kelly’s deputy when he served as Trump’s first DHS sec­re­tary and moved with Kelly to the White House when he was named chief of staff. She served as a spe­cial as­sis­tant to for­mer pres­i­dent George W. Bush.

PO­LICE AR­REST 10 IN DEATH OF LSU FRA­TER­NITY PLEDGE

Ten peo­ple were ar­rested Wed­nes­day on haz­ing charges in the death of a Louisiana State Univer­sity fra­ter­nity pledge, of­fi­cials said.

One of the 10 sus­pects — Matthew Alexan­der Naquin, 19, of Bo­erne, Texas — also faces a neg­li­gent homi­cide charge in the death last month of Max­well Gru­ver, 18, a fresh­man from Roswell, Ga., LSU said.

An au­topsy showed Gru­ver’s blood-al­co­hol con­tent level at the time of his death was 0.495%, East Ba­ton Rouge Parish Coro­ner Beau Clark said Wed­nes­day. The blood-al­co­hol limit in Louisiana is 0.08%.

TWIT­TER WON’T BLOCK SE­NATE CAN­DI­DATE’S VIDEO

Twit­ter is re­vers­ing a de­ci­sion to keep Ten­nessee Se­nate can­di­date Mar­sha Black­burn from pro­mot­ing a cam­paign video be­cause of her state­ments about the sale of fe­tal tis­sue.

Twit­ter ini­tially said the state­ment could be per­ceived as “in­flam­ma­tory” and evoke a neg­a­tive re­ac­tion.

“Af­ter re­con­sid­er­ing the ad in the con­text of the en­tire mes­sage, we be­lieve that there is room to re­fine our poli­cies,” Twit­ter said in a state­ment.

IRAN WARNS AGAINST BREAK­ING NU­CLEAR DEAL

Iran on Wed­nes­day warned of a tough re­sponse if Pres­i­dent Trump presses ahead with his threats to scut­tle the land­mark 2015 nu­clear deal.

For­eign Min­is­ter Mo­ham­mad Javad Zarif told law­mak­ers that Iran “will never rene­go­ti­ate” the deal bro­kered with the U.S. and five other pow­ers, the Fars news agency re­ported.

HEZBOL­LAH : U.S. MEA­SURES WON’T AF­FECT GROUP

Hezbol­lah on Wed­nes­day dis­missed a mul­ti­mil­lion-dol­lar re­ward of­fered by the Trump ad­min­is­tra­tion in re­turn for in­for­ma­tion on two of its op­er­a­tives, de­scrib­ing it as an on­go­ing at­tempt to “de­mo­nize” the group. The tougher U.S. mea­sures are part of a larger ef­fort to pres­sure Iran.

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