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7 things to know now: Lisa Marie Presley; Trump travel ban; 'Not my Presidents Day'

Here's a roundup of news trending across the nation and world today.

What to know now:

1. Trump aide fired: A national security adviser to President Donald Trump was fired from his job Friday after he delivered a speech that slammed the president and his policies. Craig Deare, who was appointed to head the National Security Council Western Hemisphere division, was relieved of the job after he spoke Thursday at the Wilson Center, a Washington D.C. think tank. People at the event said Deare criticized Trump for his policy on Latin America and Mexico. Deare returned to his previous position at the National Defense University, according to sources.

2. Texas election problems: Election officials in Texas say that hundreds of people in the state voted in the 2016 presidential election without showing photo identification, a violation of Texas law. Voters in Texas must produce one of seven accepted forms of photo identification to cast a ballot. According to election officials there, hundreds voted by signing a sworn statement instead of providing a photo ID.

3. Lisa Marie Presley problems: The twin daughters of Lisa Marie Presley are under the care of California child protective services, according to published reports. Why the children were taken from the home is not clear. Presley has accused her husband, Michael Lockwood, of having inappropriate photographs of children on his computer. Lockwood’s attorney says the accusations are inaccurate, and that Lockwood has not been charged with anything. Presley said in the court papers that she is deeply in debt and that she has just finished a stay in a treatment facility.

4. Not talking terror attack: White House officials said Sunday that a reference by President Trump on Saturday to an act of terrorism in Sweden was instead a reference to general incidents of rising crime committed by refugees in that country. The president said in a tweet that he was referencing a story that was broadcast on Fox News Friday night, not a terror incident. 5. New immigration ban: The seven countries named in the first immigration ban signed by President Trump will be listed in the revised order, according to a senior administration official. Also in the revised order, those traveling to the United States who already have a visa to travel are exempt from the ban. According to The Associated Press, the order no longer rejects Syrian refugees when processing visas. The new order is expected to be signed this week.

And one more

“Not my Presidents Day” rallies are set for several cities across the country Monday, as the country celebrates Presidents Day. The anti-Trump groups are expected to protest in several communities and major cities.

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Teen wears hilarious disguise to spy on best friend's first date

A Texas teen apparently went to great – and hilarious – lengths to make sure her best friend had a successful first date.

According to the Huffington Post, Dawsyn Eubanks, 19, of Dallas, was at a restaurant with her date Thursday when she received a text message.

"Why aren't you eating your food?" read the message from Eubanks' best friend, 18-year-old Georgia Hoyer.

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"What?" Eubanks responded.

"Look behind you," Hoyer wrote.

That's when Eubanks saw an unexpected third wheel at a nearby table: Hoyer, dressed in a hoodie and sunglasses with a fake mustache.

"I just busted out laughing," Eubanks told the Post, adding that Hoyer has "always been super spontaneous but she also cares about my wellbeing."

Eubanks shared the story in a tweet, which quickly went viral. It now has more than 217,000 shares and 491,000 likes.

>> Check it out here

when your best friend wants to make sure your first date goes well pic.twitter.com/wtwDUH8gMI— dawsyn eubanks (@presleighdawsyn) February 16, 2017 <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

Woman jumps on attacker's back to rescue injured officer, police say

A Louisiana woman is being hailed as a hero after she reportedly rescued a Baton Rouge police officer from an attacker.

According to The Advocate, Vickie Williams-Tillman, 56, was driving to the store Sunday morning when she spotted a man attacking an officer on the side of the road.

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She quickly sprang into action.

"Ms. Williams-Tillman immediately called for more police but then went so much further," the Baton Rouge Police Department wrote in a Facebook post. "Risking her own safety, she jumped out of her vehicle and onto the back of the 28-year-old assailant. Ms. Williams-Tillman was able to help hold off the assailant until other officers arrived."

WBRZ reported that the unnamed officer had found the man, later identified as Thomas Bennett, asleep in a stopped vehicle that contained drug paraphernalia, police said. When the officer attempted to search the car, Bennett snagged his baton and used it to hit the officer in the head, according to the police report.

That's when Williams-Tillman intervened.

>> Read more trending news

"I could see in his eyes he needed help," Williams-Tillman told The Advocate. "You don't have time to think about it. … I did what God needed me to do."

Baton Rouge police said they are "forever grateful" to Williams-Tillman.

"For showing so much love and concern for one of our officers, BRPD salutes you!" the department wrote on Facebook.

>> See the post here

Bennett was arrested on multiple charges, including aggravated battery, resisting arrest, disarming an officer and drug possession, WBRZ reported.

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WATCH: SpaceX launches Falcon 9 rocket from Florida's Kennedy Space Center

SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket launched Sunday morning from Kennedy Space Center after a failed attempt Saturday.

>> PREVIOUS STORY: SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launch aborted

The rocket – which blasted off from launch pad 39A with a Dragon supply ship on top – was packed with cargo Friday that will be brought to the International Space Station. The cargo includes 5,500 pounds of science experiments, research equipment and supplies for astronauts.

>> Click here to watch the launch

Sunday's launch was SpaceX’s first in Florida since the September explosion of a Falcon 9 rocket at the nearby SpaceX Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. That launch damaged the company's pad.

There hasn't been a launch from Kennedy Space Center since 2011. 

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Astronauts lifted off from pad 39A six times from 1969 to 1972 on their way to the moon. The pad hasn't been used since the retirement of the space shuttle program.

Read more here.

Breathtaking. #rocket #SpaceX #wftv pic.twitter.com/4x4P1SAyc1— Julie Salomone (@JSalomoneWFTV) February 19, 2017

Right on schedule, solar arrays have been deployed on @SpaceX #Dragon cargo spacecraft. Watch: https://t.co/mzKW5uDsTi pic.twitter.com/NCqYrCNR7x— NASA (@NASA) February 19, 2017 <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

pic.twitter.com/6Ve3YJoStm— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) February 19, 2017 <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

Trump clarifies 'last night in Sweden' comment

Brianna Chambers contributed to this report.

President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Sunday to explain his apparent reference to a nonexistent terror attack in Sweden.

>> PREVIOUS STORY: Trump's comments about Sweden confuse Swedes

"My statement as to what's happening in Sweden was in reference to a story that was broadcast on @FoxNews concerning immigrants & Sweden," Trump wrote Sunday afternoon.

>> See the tweet here

My statement as to what's happening in Sweden was in reference to a story that was broadcast on @FoxNews concerning immigrants & Sweden.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 19, 2017 <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

The clarification came one day after Trump spoke to thousands of supporters at a rally in Melbourne, Florida. At one point during his speech, Trump mentioned "last night in Sweden" while alluding to recent terror attacks; however, no terror attack had occurred there.

"You look at what’s happening in Germany; you look at what’s happening last night in Sweden," Trump said. "Sweden, who would believe this? Sweden. They took in large numbers. They’re having problems like they never thought possible. You look at what’s happening in Brussels; you look at what’s happening all over the world. Take a look at Nice; take a look at Paris."

>> Watch the clip here

Trump, discussing terror, seamlessly mentions incident "last night in Sweden".There was NO "incident" in Sweden last night. pic.twitter.com/XtcC4PRiNU— Steve Kopack (@SteveKopack) February 19, 2017 <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

Trump's remarks quickly sparked derision on social media, spawning the hashtags #LastNightInSweden and #swedenincident.

"Sweden? Terror attack? What has he been smoking? Questions abound," tweeted former Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt.

>> See the tweet here

Sweden? Terror attack? What has he been smoking? Questions abound. https://t.co/XWgw8Fz7tj— Carl Bildt (@carlbildt) February 19, 2017 <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

The Swedish Embassy in Washington later asked the U.S. State Department to explain what Trump meant, The Associated Press reported.

>> Read more trending news

Trump's clarification Sunday appeared to refer to a Friday night broadcast of Fox News' "Tucker Carlson Tonight" in which documentary filmmaker Ami Horowitz claimed that a supposed uptick in crime in Sweden is linked to an influx of immigrants, BuzzFeed reported. Swedish data, however, show that crime rates have not changed much in recent years, according to BuzzFeed.

>> See the clip here

Seems the "incident in Sweden" was Trump watching a segment on Fox news last night about "Sweden's refugee crisis" https://t.co/6ILy924TN9— Jason Kirby (@jason_kirby) February 19, 2017 <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

Trump has praised the Fox network as a trusted news source multiple times, while maintaining that others, specifically CNN, are "fake news."

"I watched this morning a couple of the networks, and I have to say, 'Fox and Friends' in the morning, they are very honorable people — not because they are good — because they hit me when I do something wrong, but they have the most honest morning show. That's all I can say," Trump said during a Feb. 16 news conference.

The president provided further criticism of Sweden's immigration policies Monday via Twitter. 

"Give the public a break," he wrote. "The fake news media is trying to say that large scale immigration in Sweden is working out just beautifully. NOT!"

Give the public a break - The FAKE NEWS media is trying to say that large scale immigration in Sweden is working out just beautifully. NOT!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 20, 2017 <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

DeMarcus Cousins reportedly traded to Pelicans in blockbuster deal

The Sacramento Kings' DeMarcus Cousins has reportedly been traded to the New Orleans Pelicans in exchange for Buddy Hield and at least one first-round pick, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical:

Deal with the Pels includes guard Buddy Hield, and a 2017 first-round pick to the Kings for Cousins, league sources tell @TheVertical.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) February 20, 2017 <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

Sources: New Orleans is also sending the Kings a 2017 second-round pick (via Philadelphia) and Tyreke Evans in deal, league sources said.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) February 20, 2017 <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

Once again: BUDDY HIELD, Tyreke Evans, Langston Galloway, one future first-round pick & one future second for DeMarcus Cousins, sources say— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) February 20, 2017 <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

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Cousins is arguably one of the top big men in the NBA today, and pairing him with Anthony Davis and standout guard Jrue Holiday makes a serious trio in New Orleans.

The move to trade Cousins comes on the heels of the Kings making public proclamations to keep the disgruntled center.

Here’s what Yahoo! reported led to eventually trading the center:

“Two incidents in particular – an expletive-laced remark Cousins made about Golden State after Sacramento’s overtime win over the Warriors on Feb. 6 and the astonishing 17th technical foul this season, and resulting one-game suspension, against New Orleans on Feb. 12 – have caused Ranadive to have serious concerns about tethering the franchise to Cousins long term.”

The Kings were at significant risk to lose a 2017 Top-10 protected pick to Chicago, and trade increases chances to hold onto it.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) February 20, 2017 <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

Whether Cousins remains in New Orleans following next season, the last on his current contract, remains to be seen.

Bao Bao prepares to leave U.S. for China

Washington D.C. is getting ready to say goodbye to adorable panda Bao Bao. 

Bao Bao was born in August 2013 and is part of the National Zoo's partnership with the China Wildlife Conservation Association.

>> Read more trending news

“There is a loan agreement,” National Zoo animal keeper Marty Dearie told FOX DC. “Mei Xiang and Tian Tian, her parents, are here on loan, and that loan agreement stipulates that any cub we have is required to go to China. They can stay here up until they are four years old. She is three and a half years old. It is right in the perfect time for her to head back.”

It's a long flight to China for Bao Bao - 16 hours total. Since she loves bamboo, caretakers are arranging to take 50 pounds of it, along with sweet potatoes and apples.

The zoo has planned a week of celebratory events to say goodbye to Bao Bao. 

We're celebrating giant panda #BaoBaothis weekend with a series on online and on-site events!#ByeByeBaoBao https://t.co/CHL56pSt58 pic.twitter.com/DCDdN0rwVK— National Zoo (@NationalZoo) February 19, 2017

Germany bans talking doll, citing security concerns

Blue-eyed, blond and unassuming, a talking child’s doll is susceptible to hackers and could be used as a surveillance device, German officials say. The “My Friend Cayla” doll can talk and answer questions, it can also be used to collect personal information by recording private conversations through an insecure Bluetooth connection, according to the Federal Network Agency, which enforces a surveillance ban in Germany. "The Cayla doll is banned in Germany," Jochen Homann, agency head, said in a release. "This is also about protecting the weakest members of society." >> Read more trending news The toy uses voice recognition software and can by synced to the Internet through a smartphone or other electronic device. Because of its history under fascist and communist rule, Germany has strict laws protecting citizens from data collection. While the toy has been removed from shelves in Germany, the company still has a website for sales of the doll in Germany. The toymaker has not released a statement on the ban. <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/enfM4d1pD8A" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

Ohio college student is best grocery bagger in country

Ohio’s top grocery bagger for two consecutive years finally took home the gold.

Brady Long, 23, won first prize and $10,000 at the National Grocers Association’s Best Bagger championship last Monday at the Mirage Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.

“It was very exciting,” Long told the Medina Gazette. “This year, I was a lot more confident.”

>> Read more trending news

Contestants are judged on speed of bagging, proper bag-building technique, weight distribution and style.

Long, an accounting student at the University of Akron, beat 23 other baggers from across the country. The national competition started in 1987.

“Baggers and courtesy clerks are often the last impression a customer has of a store, and because of this, superior bagging skills, along with friendly customer service, are critical elements to a positive shopping experience for the consumer,” Peter J. Larkin, grocery association president, said in a release. “The Best Bagger competition truly epitomizes the spirit and work ethic of the supermarket industry.”

'Not My President's Day' rallies planned across country

Thousands of protesters are expected to spend their day off Monday to take to the streets in protest of President Donald Trump.

The “Not My President's Day” rallies are planned in several cities, including Washington, D.C., New York, Chicago and Los Angeles, according to NBC News.

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“While we acknowledge that Donald Trump holds the current title, the policies he’s trying to put in place are not the beliefs shared by the majority of the people,” Nova Calise, one of the organizers of New York event, told USA Today.

Sparked by plans for a Presidents Day demonstration in Los Angeles, organizers collaborated for about three weeks to plan their own.

"We want to fight the entirety of the administration," Laura Hartman, Chicago rally coordinator, told NBC News.

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