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Trump Says It’s ‘Time to Move Forward’ After Putin Denies Russia’s Involvement in Election Meddling

President Trump on Sunday said he had “strongly pressed” President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia about election meddling during their first face-to-face meeting last week but did not dispute Moscow’s claim that he had accepted Mr. Putin’s denial of involvement, as he declared it “time to move forward” in a constructive United

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Walter Shaub, Government Ethics Director Who Fought With Trump, Resigns

The ethics watchdog who has badgered the Trump administration for months about conflicts of interest says he is leaving the federal government. (more…)

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U.S. Congressman Apologizes After Criticism Over Video Taken Inside Auschwitz Memorial

As President Trump visited Poland on Wednesday, a U.S. congressman stirred up controversy with a video recorded at the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum. The five-minute video was originally posted Saturday to the YouTube channel for Lee Johnson Media, described as a "conservative podcast looking at America of today." (more…)

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‘I’m President and They’re Not’: Trump Denounces ‘Fake’ Media at Kennedy Center Faith Rally

President Trump used the first part of his holiday weekend getaway to issue more denunciations of the news media, using a celebration of American veterans and freedom at an evening rally to thunder that he would not allow the “fake” media to stop his agenda. (more…)

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Germany to Fine Social Media Companies $57 Million If They Don’t Delete Hate Speech Within 24 Hours

Social media companies operating in Germany face fines of as much as $57 million if they do not delete illegal, racist or slanderous comments and posts within 24 hours, under a law passed on Friday. (more…)

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Simone Veil, French Politician and Holocaust Survivor, Dies at 89

Simone Veil, a Holocaust survivor and women's rights advocate who was instrumental in legalizing abortion in France, has died at age 89. (more…)

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Chicago Police, Federal Authorities Announce Effort to Crackdown on Gun Violence on Eve of July 4th Weekend

The Chicago police and federal authorities will announce Friday an effort aimed at cracking down on gun crimes in the violence-plagued city. (more…)

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Rogue Police Officers in Helicopter Attack Venezuela’s Supreme Court

A rogue faction of the Venezuelan police attacked the country’s Supreme Court in Caracas on Tuesday, dropping grenades from a helicopter, government officials said. It was a rare uprising by government personnel in a country that has been on edge from mass protests and economic crises. (more…)

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Britain’s Parliament Hit by ‘Sustained and Determined’ Cyber Attack

Britain's parliament was hit by a "sustained and determined" cyber attack on Saturday designed to identify weak email passwords, just over a month after a ransomware worm crippled parts of the country's health service. (more…)

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Congressional Black Caucus Declines Invitation to Meet With Trump

Months after agreeing to regularly meet with the White House, the Congressional Black Caucus on Wednesday declined its latest invitation to meet with President Trump and other administration officials, saying that its concerns "fell on deaf ears." (more…)

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Google Announces New Plans to Remove Terrorist, Extremist Content on YouTube

Alphabet's Google will implement more measures to identify and remove terrorist or violent extremist content on its video sharing platform YouTube, the company said in a blog post on Sunday. (more…)

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Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko Meets Briefly With Trump at White House

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko met with President Trump at the White House on Tuesday, in what Poroshenko had earlier described as part of a "substantial visit" and the White House called a "drop-in." (more…)

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Helmut Kohl, Chancellor Who Reunified a Divided Germany After Cold War, Dies at 87

Helmut Kohl, who reunified Germany after 45 years of Cold War division and promoted grand visions of European integration, but ended his political career in disgrace over an opaque party fund-raising scandal, died on Friday at his home in Ludwigshafen, Germany, the Rhine port city where he was born. He

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