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A look back at President Trump’s first month


Today marks one month since President Donald Trump took office and it has been a busy month.

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Since Jan. 20, Trump has named a Supreme Court nominee, fired his national security adviser, fought the courts over his executive order regarding immigration from seven majority-Muslim countries and signed more than 20 other executive orders on everything from reigning in regulations to implementing a federal hiring freeze.

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Here’s a look back at some of the highlights of the fist month and how local people have reacted:

Jan. 20: Local Republicans energized ahead of inauguration

They stood by the dozens and applauded and cheered when the first Republican president in eight years was sworn into office on the steps of the U.S. Capitol on Friday. 

Watching on television screens, a crowd of more than 200 gathered at the Dayton Country Club as Donald J. Trump became the 45th president of the United States.

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Jan. 20: Lots of people from Dayton headed to the inauguration

Plenty of Ohio Buckeyes packed into Washington, D.C. for President Donald Trump’s inauguration. 
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Health care, jobs top list of local concerns for new president

We asked local people what issues they want President Trump to focus on. Concerns ranged from the economy to immigration, crime and health care.

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Jan. 20: A timeline of Inauguration Day

From the church service to the inauguration speech and the balls, here’s a by-the-minute look at Inauguration Day.

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Jan. 21: Women’s March in D.C., around the nation

Two things became abundantly clear during a six hour span in the nation’s capital Saturday: Donald Trump begins his presidency facing a loud, raucous resistance, and that resistance is still figuring out how to tell its story. 

While hundreds of thousands descended on Washington, D.C. less than 24 hours after Trump was sworn in as president, the program leading up to the march featured everything from speeches on Muslim rights, women’s rights, the Black Lives Matter movement, indigenous people, gun violence and the rights of immigrant families.

RELATED: Coverage of the Women’s March

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Jan. 26: Mexican president cancels meeting with Trump

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto canceled a planned meeting with President Donald J. Trump, signaling a remarkable souring of relations between Washington and one of its most important international partners just days into the new administration.

RELATED: Trump says calling off the meeting was a mutual decision 

Jan. 27:  VP Pence at anti-abortion march: ‘Life is winning in America’

Thousands came to Washington for the annual Right to Life March, except this time a vice president spoke to the group for the first time in history.

RELATED: Coverage of the Right to Life march

Jan. 27: Trump signs executive order suspending refugee admissions

The White House has released the specific text of the executive order signed by President Donald Trump, which would suspend refugee admissions into the United States for 120 days, blocking visas for some Muslims by singling out seven specific nations, as Mr. Trump said it was necessary to protect Americans from possible terror threats.

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Jan. 30: Judge issues emergency stay on travel ban

The U.S. District judge who on Saturday granted an emergency stay to block President Trump’s executive order to deport refugees is an Oakwood High School graduate.

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Jan. 30: Trump fires Justice Dept. head over executive order defiance

Accusing her of betrayal and insubordination, President Donald Trump on Monday fired Sally Yates, the acting attorney general of the United States and a Democratic appointee, after she publicly questioned the constitutionality of his controversial refugee and immigration ban and refused to defend it in court.
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Jan. 31: Trump picks Neil Gorsuch for Supreme Court

President Donald Trump has nominated Judge Neil Gorsuch to fill the vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court. Late Monday and into Tuesday, Gorsuch, a judge on the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, emerged as the front runner for the seat that became open when Justice Antonin Scalia died last February.

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Feb. 1: Speaker Ryan: No action on Obamacare till at least late March

House Speaker Paul Ryan made clear to reporters that a Republican plan to repeal and replace the Obama health law is still not in final form, as the top Republican in Congress said he did not envision votes on the matter in the full House until spring.

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Feb. 2: Nordstrom removed Ivanka Trump’s clothing from stores

Bloomberg reported that the department store chain is no longer working with Ivanka Trump for the fall season and is reducing the amount of Trump merchandise stocked. President Trump turned to Twitter to express his unhappiness

Feb. 3: Trump hits Iran with new sanctions for missile test

The Trump administration ordered sanctions against more than two dozen people and companies from the Persian Gulf to China Friday in retaliation for Iran's recent ballistic missile test, increasing pressure on Tehran without directly undercutting a landmark nuclear deal with the country.

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Feb. 3: Federal judge halts travel ban

In a Seattle courtroom on Friday, a federal judge made a decision that temporarily shuts down President Donald Trump’s executive order banning travelers from seven Muslim-majority countries.

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Feb. 7: Betsy DeVos confirmed as education secretary

Betsy DeVos was confirmed by the United States Senate after Vice President Mike Pence broke a 50-50 tie.

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Feb. 9: U.S. Appeals Court unanimously upholds suspension of Trump travel ban

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has refused to reinstate Trump's ban on travelers from seven Muslim-majority nations. The three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals says Washington state proved it had the legal right to bring the lawsuit over President Donald Trump's travel ban by alleging its universities would suffer harm. That was one of the questions that the judges considered.

RELATED: Details of the court ruling

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Feb. 13: Trump on if US-Canada border is secure: ‘You can never be totally confident’

President Donald Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met about their countries shared goals on Monday, but their contrasting views were also on display during a news conference where they talked about immigration and refugees.

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Feb. 13: National Security Adviser steps down

National Security Adviser Michael Flynn has resigned following reports that he misled Trump administration officials about his contacts with Russia's ambassador to the U.S.

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Feb. 15: Trump blasts media over reports of campaign contacts with Russia

President Donald Trump took to Twitter early Wednesday to blast the media over new reports that his team communicated with Russian intelligence officials during his presidential campaign. "The fake news media is going crazy with their conspiracy theories and blind hatred. @MSNBC & @CNN are unwatchable. @foxandfriends is great!" Trump wrote, later adding, "This Russian connection non-sense is merely an attempt to cover-up the many mistakes made in Hillary Clinton's losing campaign."

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Feb. 16: Labor secretary pick steps down; new one picked

President Donald Trump named R. Alexander Acosta as his nominee for labor secretary Thursday at a midday news conference, one day after fast-food executive Andrew Puzder withdrew his name from consideration.

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Feb. 20: Trump picks national security adviser; Dayton native to stay on as chief of staff 

President Donald Trump has tapped Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster as his new national security adviser. Trump announced the pick Monday at his Palm Beach club, Mar-a-Lago. He says McMaster is "a man of tremendous talent and tremendous experience." Trump said Lt. Gen. Keith Kellogg, a Dayton native, will continue service as chief of staff of the National Security Council.

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