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Published: Mon, 29 May 2017 13:28:10 -0400

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Trump returns from foreign trip to familiar role: Tweeter in chief

Sun, 28 May 2017 12:46:42 -0400

(image) “It is my opinion that many of the leaks coming out of the White House are fabricated lies made up by the #FakeNews media,” the president tweeted early Sunday. “#FakeNews is the enemy!“

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Eight People, Including Sheriff’s Deputy, Dead in Mississippi Shooting

Sun, 28 May 2017 11:34:23 -0400

(image) The victims were discovered in three separate locations in rural Lincoln County overnight, according to Mississippi Bureau of Investigation spokesman Warren Strain.

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Portland stabbing victims hailed as heroes

Sun, 28 May 2017 15:39:22 -0400

(image) Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler said Saturday, "Their actions were brave and selfless and should serve as an example and inspiration to us all. They are heroes."

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52 Years After His Death, Vietnam Veteran Finally Honored

Sun, 28 May 2017 11:52:41 -0400

(image) Navy pilot Lt. Commander Frederick Crosby — classified as “killed in action” for more than 50 years — finally was given a full military funeral Sunday in San Diego after his remains returned.

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Memorial Day observed across the U.S.

Mon, 29 May 2017 11:27:14 -0400

(image) President Trump lays a wreath at Arlington and more Memorial Day observances from across the U.S.

US will step up air strikes to 'annihilate' Isis and citizen casualties are inevitable, warns Defence Secretary

Mon, 29 May 2017 08:43:01 -0400

(image) Pentagon chief James Mattis has said that the US is “accelerating the tempo” of the fight against Isis, and that civilian deaths should be anticipated as a “fact of life”. While US forces operating in Syria and Iraq do “do everything humanly possible” to prevent the loss of innocent life, “Civilian casualties are a fact of life in this sort of situation,“ General Mattis told CBS’ Face the Nation on Sunday. The interview comes after new figures from war monitor the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights found that the last four-week period was the deadliest for Syrian civilians on record since the US-led coalition bombing campaign began in 2014.

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Young Boy Thrown Off Slide At Dublin's New Water Park

Sun, 28 May 2017 06:48:32 -0400

(image) The water slide that was responsible for the accident, the Emerald Plunge, was shut down and is being reevaluated for possible construction flaws.

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Australia's most notorious drug smuggler returns from Bali

Sun, 28 May 2017 04:30:02 -0400

(image) SYDNEY (AP) — Australian drug smuggler Schapelle Corby, whose trial and imprisonment on Indonesia's tourist island of Bali mesmerized her country for more than a decade, returned home Sunday.

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Merkel warns US, Britain no longer reliable partners

Sun, 28 May 2017 10:30:42 -0400

(image) Europe "must take its fate into its own hands" faced with a western alliance divided by Brexit and Donald Trump's presidency, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Sunday. While Germany and Europe would strive to remain on good terms with America and Britain, "we have to fight for our own destiny", Merkel went on. Special emphasis was needed on warm relations between Berlin and newly-elected French President Emmanuel Macron, she said.

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Man arrested after sheriff's deputy, 7 others shot in Mississippi

Sun, 28 May 2017 19:06:19 -0400

(image) A Mississippi man went on a shooting spree overnight, killing a sheriff's deputy and seven other people in three separate locations in rural Lincoln County before the suspect was taken into custody by police, authorities said on Sunday. Willie Corey Godbolt, 35, was arrested and was being treated in a hospital for a gunshot wound, according to Warren Strain, a spokesman for the Mississippi Department of Public Safety. The sheriff's deputy, identified as William Durr, was fatally shot after responding to an emergency call regarding a domestic dispute late on Saturday night at a house in Bogue Chitto, a small community about 69 miles south of Jackson, the state capital.

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Thousands protest against Moscow housing resettlement, but numbers fall

Sun, 28 May 2017 11:17:25 -0400

(image) Thousands of Muscovites protested in the south-west of the Russian capital on Sunday against government plans to resettle millions of citizens from shoddy Soviet-era apartment blocks, but numbers had fallen compared to earlier rallies. A Reuters witness said around 5,000 people attended the latest rally, compared to organizers' estimates of 60,000 at a protest on May 14. Moscow residents are also concerned about the location and quality of the planned new accommodation, a lack of services and infrastructure and about threats the redevelopment may pose to the historic face of the Russian capital.

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NBC News Exclusive: a Look at Taiwan’s Military Drills As China Looms

Sun, 28 May 2017 11:40:05 -0400

(image) NBC News gained rare access to Taiwanese military exercises, including testing of American-made firepower — all against the threat of a Chinese invasion.

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Orangutan climbs out of enclosure while rescuing her baby

Sun, 28 May 2017 23:20:21 -0400

(image) We know that orangutans are great climbers — in fact, it seems like they could just hop out of their enclosure, if they wanted to. It turns out that Sekara, an orangutan at the Perth Zoo, did just that when her 5-year-old baby Sungai lost grip on some equipment and fell into a garden bed on Sunday, according to WA Today. SEE ALSO: Rejected penguin has found new outlook on life with cutout of anime character Visitors were evacuated from the area for safety, but zoo staff were quick to respond to the incident. "She seemed really calm, just confused on where to go next. Everyone around was really calm and giving her space as well. The whole incident was probably only 30-40 seconds before staff arrived," Jess McConnell, a witness, told the news outlet. Perth Zoo spokesperson Danielle Henry told the news outlet that the incident was "over within 15 minutes," and Sekara remained calm and returned to keepers afterward. "Sekara is an excellent mum and a bit of a helicopter parent, and the only way to get to him was to pop onto the visitor board. She retrieved him and returned to the enclosure on her own," Henry said.  "Keepers were calling to her, and she has a very good relationship with them." The zoo will also conduct a review of the incident. It's not the first time an orangutan has escaped the zoo's enclosure. A couple of years ago, a 5-year-old orangutan named Teliti somehow got out and had a wander along a boardwalk.  Orangutang out at Perth zoo! Came down to play with my son. Evacuated into nocturnal house. @PerthZoo @6PRbreakfast @7NewsPerth #escapes — Amanda Oliver (@oliveramanda6) May 28, 2017 WATCH: William Shatner separates science from fiction as our resident horse expert

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Israeli TV: ‘Trump shouted "You tricked me" at Abbas during meeting’

Mon, 29 May 2017 11:05:10 -0400

(image) An Israeli television channel has claimed that US President Donald Trump shouted at Palestinian Authority (PA) Leader Mahmoud Abbas in talks held during Mr Trump’s visit to the West Bank last week. “You tricked me in [Washington] DC! You talked there about your commitment to peace, but the Israelis showed me your involvement in incitement [against Israel],” Mr Trump is alleged to have shouted at the Palestinian leader, an outburst that was followed by several minutes of shocked silence, said Israel’s Channel 2, citing an unnamed American official. “Meeting you in the White House earlier this month given us hope… and optimism of the possibility to make the long-standing dream of lasting peace come true,” Mr Abbas said, emphasising the Palestinian leadership’s desire for a two-state solution.

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Jared Kushner’s Growing Stench of Treason

Sat, 27 May 2017 14:15:29 -0400

(image) Nobody knows yet whether the president's son-in-law broke any laws. But "traitor" is more than just a legal term.

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Experts say blue whale washed up on Bolinas beach likely hit by ship

Sat, 27 May 2017 21:14:24 -0400

(image) People are flocking to a beach in Bolinas Saturday after an 80-foot-long blue whale washed ashore that mammal experts say was likely struck by a ship.

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Australian trafficker Corby back home amid media storm

Sat, 27 May 2017 20:15:10 -0400

(image) Australian Schapelle Corby returned home Sunday following her deportation from Bali 12 years after her conviction for drug trafficking, as she battled through a media storm in a dramatic end to a saga that captivated her homeland. Corby and her sister Mercedes avoided cameras when she touched down in the eastern city of Brisbane early on Sunday morning, with live television broadcasts showing a convoy of vehicles believed to be carrying them leaving the airport. "It is with gratefulness and relief that this morning we mark Schapelle Corby's return to Australia," a member of her security team said, reading out a family statement at Brisbane airport.

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Somali Islamist insurgents stone man to death for adultery

Sun, 28 May 2017 15:09:46 -0400

(image) By Feisal Omar MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Somali Islamist insurgents stoned a man to death on Sunday as punishment for alleged adultery, they said, a reminder that the militia is still strong enough to carry out public executions despite losing its grip on most towns and cities. Hundreds of witnesses watched the death of 44-year-old Dayow Mohamed Hassan in Ramo Adey village in the south-central Bay region, the regional governor representing the al Qaeda-linked insurgency said. Moalim Geedow told Reuters that Hassan was buried neck-deep in a hole then pelted with stones.

BA cancels flights from London as global IT outage causes chaos

Sat, 27 May 2017 14:37:42 -0400

(image) By Michael Holden LONDON (Reuters) - British Airways cancelled all its flights from London's two biggest airports on Saturday after a global computer system failure caused confusion and chaos, with thousands of passengers queuing for hours and planes left stuck on runways. The failure, caused by a power supply problem, disrupted BA's flight operations worldwide and also hit its call centres and website, said Alex Cruz, the chairman and chief executive of BA, part of Europe's largest airline group IAG. "All of our check-in and operational systems have been affected and we have cancelled all flights from Heathrow and Gatwick for today," Cruz said in a video message on Twitter.

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Anti-jihadist Ramadan advert goes viral

Sun, 28 May 2017 11:24:12 -0400

(image) A video advertisement that depicts a would-be suicide bomber confronted by the faithful has gone viral two days into the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan. During that time, believers abstain from eating, drinking -- even of water -- smoking and sexual relations between sunrise and sunset.

State Department quietly lifts Donald Trump's restriction on number of refugees allowed to enter US

Sun, 28 May 2017 07:03:00 -0400

(image) The State Department has quietly lifted Donald Trump's restriction on the number of refugees allowed to enter the United States. Mr Trump has sought to reduce the number of refugees allowed into the US annually from 110,000 to 50,000, and had signed an executive order suspending all refugee admissions for 120 days. Although the restrictions were lifted on the same day a federal appeals court upheld a block on Mr Trump's travel ban, the decision is not related to the ruling, the paper said.

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Kushner's Russia ties questioned as Trump cites media 'lies'

Mon, 29 May 2017 01:29:06 -0400

(image) WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Democrats on Sunday demanded to hear directly from top White House adviser Jared Kushner over allegations of proposed secret back-channel communications with Russia, saying the security clearance of President Donald Trump's son-in-law may need to be revoked.

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15 Facts About Memorial Day

Mon, 29 May 2017 05:56:46 -0400

(image) The first ever Memorial Day was observed by residents of Waterloo, New York, May 5, 1866, to honor soldiers who died in the Civil War.

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Meet the Three Brothers Who Just Graduated West Point Together

Sun, 28 May 2017 11:57:27 -0400

(image) The Ogrydcziak brothers graduated in the same class on Saturday, the first time that has happened at the famed military academy in more than 30 years.

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Slain Virginia drug enforcement officer called "Superman"

Sun, 28 May 2017 19:52:38 -0400

(image) RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia State Police special agent fatally shot by a convicted felon in a Richmond public housing complex was remembered Sunday as a man dedicated to improving the lives of children.

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China takes steps to prevent civil servants from using posts for personal gain

Sun, 28 May 2017 02:44:40 -0400

(image) Chinese civil servants will face new restrictions when changing jobs as authorities move to prevent them from using official posts to make personal profit, the official Xinhua news agency reported on Sunday. Lower-level civil servants should also follow the rules, but with a limit of two years, according to Xinhua. As of the end of 2015, China had 7.17 million civil servants, according to Xinhua.

Several teachers disciplined after student given 'most likely to become a terrorist' award

Sat, 27 May 2017 18:07:08 -0400

(image) Lizeth Villanueva, a 13-year-old from the Anthony Aguirre Junior High school in Texas, was handed the certificate one day after the Manchester attack. Ena Hernandez, Lizeth’s mother, said she was upset by prize, especially considering the timing. “I was upset and very mad when I saw the award,” Ms Hernandez told The Washington Post.

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Egypt says Christian massacre attackers trained in Libya

Sat, 27 May 2017 13:55:58 -0400

(image) Egypt said Saturday attackers who massacred Christians near a monastery had trained in militant camps in Libya which it targeted with air strikes, after the Islamic State group claimed responsibility. The air force loyal to Egypt-backed Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar said it had joined the Egyptian air strikes on Friday following the attack on Copts that killed 29 people. IS said on Saturday that its fighters had ambushed the Christians as they were travelling to the Saint Samuel monastery in Egypt's southern province of Minya.

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Half of 8th grade class from New Jersey refuses to take photo with Paul Ryan

Sun, 28 May 2017 14:47:19 -0400

(image) A group of middle school students from New Jersey caused quite a flap, after half of them refused to take a picture with Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan.

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Soccer, West Point graduation, Kashmiri protests and more — it happened today: May 27 in pictures

Sat, 27 May 2017 16:44:03 -0400

(image) Celtic's Tomas Rogic celebrates scoring, graduates of the United States Military Academy toss their hats and more of today’s news from around the world in pictures.

G7 leaders divided on climate change, closer on trade issues

Sat, 27 May 2017 14:36:56 -0400

(image) By John Irish and Crispian Balmer TAORMINA, Italy (Reuters) - Under pressure from Group of Seven allies, U.S. President Donald Trump backed a pledge to fight protectionism on Saturday, but refused to endorse a global climate change accord, saying he needed more time to decide. The summit of G7 wealthy nations pitted Trump against the leaders of Germany, France, Britain, Italy, Canada and Japan on several issues, with European diplomats frustrated at having to revisit questions they had hoped were long settled. "We are satisfied by how things went," said Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni, while acknowledging splits with Washington in some areas.

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Timeline: North Korea missile launches test US, South Korea

Mon, 29 May 2017 04:44:38 -0400

(image) North Korea's ballistic missile test on Monday was its ninth this year, the South Korean military says, in an ongoing challenge to new leaders in both the United States and South Korea. A look at key developments:

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Sri Lanka faces more landslide risks as death toll rises to 151

Sun, 28 May 2017 16:04:17 -0400

(image) By Dinuka Liyanawatte AGALAWATTE, Sri Lanka (Reuters) - Landslides and floods in Sri Lanka have killed at least 151 people and the country faces the risk of more mudslides as torrential rains continue, officials said on Sunday. The state-run National Building Research Organization warned people in seven out of the country's 25 districts to evacuate from unstable slopes if rains continue for the next 24 hours. The Department of Meteorology said there could be heavy rain falls of above 100 millimeters in central Sri Lanka within the next 36 hours.

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Mother charged with involuntary manslaughter after accidentally smothering son as she slept

Sat, 27 May 2017 18:04:54 -0400

(image) A mother has been charged with involuntary manslaughter after she allegedly smothered her child while they slept next to each other. Arissa Ward, 23, called police in Middleton, Pennsylvania, on 30 December last year after finding her infant son unresponsive on the couch next to her where they had been sleeping. The coroner also found traces of marijuana in the child’s system as Ms Ward had been breastfeeding.

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JFK at 100: A legacy etched in minds of Americans

Sat, 27 May 2017 21:44:12 -0400

(image) John F. Kennedy -- young, heroic, charismatic -- embodied the overflowing promise of possibility of 20th century America, until an assassin's bullet ended his life in November 1963. One hundred years after his birth, the youngest man ever elected president, who once urged Americans to strive for the "New Frontier," is still a political icon, and the country is celebrating his legacy, which lives on most visibly in his family. "It's an opportunity to reflect on what president Kennedy stood for, and the belief and commitment he had to solve every challenge in front of him," Congressman Joe Kennedy III, a great-nephew of the president, told AFP.

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Double Up on Sun Safety

Sat, 27 May 2017 14:04:52 -0400

(image) Consumer Reports has no relationship with any advertisers on this website. Here comes summer—and along with it, poolside parties and beach vacations. If you plan on taking refuge from the sun's U...

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Rolling Thunder, French Open, Manchester tribute and more — it happened today: May 28 in pictures

Sun, 28 May 2017 16:31:24 -0400

(image) Motorcyclists pass Marine Staff Sgt. Tim Chambers, Ret., and Christian Jacobs, 6, of Hertford, N.C., as they salute in Washington; fans watch the qualification round match between Luxemburg’s Gilles Muller and Spain’s Guillermo Garcia-Lopez during the French Open in Paris; and marathon runners pay respects at flower tributes in St Ann’s square in Manchester, England. These are some of the photos of the day.

Bodies of civilians dumped near Philippines city besieged by Islamists

Sun, 28 May 2017 05:38:36 -0400

(image) By Tom Allard MARAWI CITY, Philippines (Reuters) - Bodies of what appeared to be executed civilians were found in a ravine outside a besieged Philippine city on Sunday as a six-day occupation by Islamist rebels fending off a military onslaught took a more sinister turn. The eight dead, most of them shot in the head and some with hands tied behind their backs, were laborers who were stopped by Islamic State-linked militants on the outskirts of Marawi City while trying to flee clashes, according to police. The discovery confirms days of speculation that Maute rebels had killed civilians during a takeover of Marawi, that the military believes is aimed at winning the Maute recognition from the Islamic State as a Southeast Asian affiliate.

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Why 'Handmaid's Tale' costumes are the most powerful meme of the resistance yet

Sun, 28 May 2017 09:00:00 -0400

Earlier this week, 18 women dressed up in red cloaks and white bonnets, stood in pairs in the rotunda of the Texas state capitol, and began chanting, "Shame!" in unison. They didn't stop shouting for eight minutes.  They call themselves the Texas handmaids. You probably first saw them back in March, when images of their original protest in Austin went viral. That's when they sat silently in the Texas senate gallery, watching as lawmakers debated bills that would make it harder for women to get an abortion. SEE ALSO: Ivanka Trump is not your friend and she's not coming to save you What you may not know is that their demonstrations, inspired by Margaret Atwood's classic dystopian novel The Handmaid's Tale and Hulu's vivid TV adaptation, are slowly spreading across the country. Women are holding sewing parties to turn yards of blood-red fabric into capes. They're swapping ideas on private Facebook pages about how to stage protests. They're even planning a coordinated demonstration where dozens of handmaids simultaneously show up at state capitols or in other public places in cities across the country.   #fightbackTX #sb8 — Shift. (@shift_stigma) May 23, 2017 If the visually striking meme takes off, it could become one of the most effective acts of protest from the resistance. The sight of even a dozen women wearing the handmaid costume, while staying silent and keeping their heads down, offers a stark contrast to a group of mostly white men deliberating over what happens to their bodies. The imagery is practically made for the digital era.  The point, activists say, is to send a powerful message: We're closer to a government that strips women of their bodily autonomy than you might think.  Shame on the #txlege for continuing to pass unconstitutional, dangerous abortion restrictions #fightbacktx — NARAL Pro-Choice TX (@naraltx) May 23, 2017 "The easiest way we try to explain it is that the handmaids represent a future where women are nothing more than their reproductive capacity," says Heather Busby, executive director of NARAL Pro-Choice Texas. "Unfortunately, with the laws that are being passed, that future is not so unrealistic and not so distant."  The idea to enlist Texas women as handmaids started with Busby a few months ago. She happened to see women dressed as the title character from The Handmaid's Tale at South by Southwest. That was a marketing stunt by Hulu, the streaming entertainment provider that brought Atwood's novel to the small screen.  But Busby then joked on Facebook about how someone should send the handmaids down to the capitol, where lawmakers had been busy introducing bills that would curtail abortion rights. Soon NARAL Pro-Choice Texas ordered white bonnets from Amazon[...]

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Trump makes G-7 deal on trade, takes rain check on climate

Sat, 27 May 2017 21:22:54 -0400

(image) TAORMINA, Sicily (AP) — Seven wealthy democracies ended their summit Saturday in Italy without unanimous agreement on climate change, as the Trump administration plans to take more time to say whether the U.S. is going to remain in the Paris accord on limiting greenhouse gas emissions.

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Report: After Pulse massacre, police training needs changes

Sat, 27 May 2017 16:53:41 -0400

(image) ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — As a law enforcement foundation reviews how the Orlando Police Department responded to a 2016 mass shooting at a gay nightclub, the organization's staffers say in a paper that police training and protocols may need to change.

Two men killed in Oregon train stabbings after anti-Muslim rant

Sat, 27 May 2017 18:01:23 -0400

(image) A man fatally stabbed two passengers aboard a Portland, Oregon, commuter train after they tried to stop him from harassing two young women who appeared to be Muslim, police said on Saturday. Police identified the assailant, who was arrested soon after the Friday afternoon attack, as Jeremy Joseph Christian of Portland, a 35-year-old convicted felon. A senior researcher with the Southern Poverty Law Center, in a blog post, said Christian's Facebook page showed he held "some racist and other extremist beliefs." The attack unfolded hours before the start of Ramadan, Islam's holy month, when most of the world's 1.6 billion Muslims observe a daily religious fast.

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Karl: Sources close to president say it may be time for Kushner to take leave of absence

Sun, 28 May 2017 11:17:05 -0400

(image) ABC News' Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl and Senior Justice Correspondent Pierre Thomas report on the Russia investigation and latest developments about Jared Kushner.

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