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CNN Top StoriesJul 17, 2018
Swing-state voters weigh in on the President's meeting with Putin and whether Trump would be re-elected
CNN traveled to a pivotal swing state to gauge what voters there had to say about President Donald Trump's time in office, on the heels of his summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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Trump's remarks disputing Russian meddling reverberates along Senate campaign trails nationwide (USATODAY.com News - Top Stories)
Protests over the Trump Putin meeting continue in Washington (USATODAY.com News - Top Stories)

Chicago Sun-Times NewsJul 17, 2018
At White House, GOP Rep. Roskam confronts Trump on Putin: ‘He was defensive'
Before the meeting started, 6th Congressional District Democratic rival Sean Casten sent out a statement demanding that Roskam "stand up" to Trump.

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Putin Jet Trespassed in NATO Airspace on Way to Summit, Estonia Says (New York Times - Front Page)

New York Times - Front PageJul 17, 2018
Martha Roby, Former Trump Critic, Wins Alabama House Runoff
Ms. Roby, a Republican congresswoman, defeated a primary challenger who assailed her for withdrawing her support for President Trump in 2016.

Chicago TribuneJul 17, 2018
Trump backtracks on Russian election interference, says he misspoke with Putin
Blistered by bipartisan condemnation of his embrace of a longtime U.S. enemy, President Donald Trump strained Tuesday to "clarify" his public undermining of American intelligence agencies, saying he simply misspoke when he said he saw no reason to believe Russia had interfered in the 2016 U.S....



NY Post National NewsJul 17, 2018
Top National Security Council staffer leaving the White House
A high-level National Security Council staffer is leaving the White House, as new National Security Advisor John Bolton shuffles personnel with his own picks, according a published report on Monday. Michael Barry, the senior NSC director for intelligence programs, is headed back to his old gig at the CIA, a pair of government officials told...

Top Stories - Google NewsJul 17, 2018
Alleged Russian Foreign Agent Cultivated Ties With US Conservatives, NRA - Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal


A Russian woman arrested over the weekend on charges of failing to register as an agent of a foreign power spent years in the U.S. cultivating relationships with influential conservatives and the National Rifle Association, according to interviews


Chicago Sun-Times NewsJul 17, 2018
Rauner ‘troubled' by Trump's Russia remarks, but rejects Dem anti-hacking claim
"It's very clear that Russian agents hacked election systems in 22 states, including the state of Illinois," Rauner said.

USATODAY.com News - Top StoriesJul 17, 2018
Mass. Police Shooting Suspect Held Without Bail
The man accused of killing a Mass. police officer along with an innocent bystander, is being held without bail. Twenty-year-old Emanuel Lopes has been arraigned for two counts of murder in front of a gallery packed with police officers. (July 17)        

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Tipster alerted police to suspect in possible Houston serial killings (CNN Most Recent)

New York Times - Front PageJul 17, 2018
Judge Denies Manafort's Request to Move Trial Away From Washington
President Trump's former campaign chairman will be tried in Alexandria, Va., in what is scheduled to be the first of two criminal trials.

CNN Top StoriesJul 17, 2018
MGM sues Las Vegas shooting victims
The owner of the Mandalay Bay hotel says it bears no liability in last year's Las Vegas concert massacre and is asking the courts to extend it federal protections that shield companies who provide anti-terrorism products and services to civilians.

CNN Most RecentJul 17, 2018
Immunity sought for witnesses, venue change denied as Manafort trial nears
Special counsel Robert Mueller is asking a federal court to provide immunity for five unidentified witnesses slated to testify against Paul Manafort

New York Times - Front PageJul 17, 2018
MGM Resorts Sues 1,000 Victims of Las Vegas Shooting, Seeking to Avoid Liability
The owner of the Mandalay Bay is arguing that a post-Sept. 11 law should protect it from lawsuits because the shooting qualifies as an "act of terrorism."

Fox NewsJul 17, 2018
California woman covered 'head to toe' with bees in critical condition after attack
A California cleaning woman was left in clinging to life Monday morning after she was attacked by a large swarm of bees that "covered her from head to toe," and required rescuers to skip protocol during their response.

Reuters Top NewsJul 17, 2018
Alabama Republican who once spurned Trump appears headed for runoff win
U.S. Representative Martha Roby, an Alabama Republican who spurned Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential race, appeared headed for a decisive victory on Tuesday in a runoff election against a former Democrat-turned-Trump supporter.

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GOP Rep. Will Hurd: Trump should not meet one-on-one with world leaders (CNN Most Recent)

Chicago Sun-Times NewsJul 17, 2018
Mueller seeks immunity for 5 witnesses in Manafort case
Mueller is seeking immunity for five potential witnesses in the upcoming trial of Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort.

CNN Top StoriesJul 17, 2018
Onetime Trump critic Rep. Martha Roby survives runoff challenge, CNN projects
Republican Rep. Martha Roby will survive a primary runoff in Alabama, CNN projects, defeating former Democratic congressman-turned-pro-Donald Trump conservative Bobby Bright.

LA Times National NewsJul 17, 2018
MGM sues Las Vegas massacre survivors, claiming a Sept. 11-era terrorism law protects the company from lawsuits
Over the last couple of days, dozens of survivors of last year's mass shooting in Las Vegas have started to receive some startling legal notices.

"A lawsuit has been filed against you," the notices say.

The plaintiff? MGM Resorts International, the casino and hotel company, owner of both the fairgrounds...



Top Stories - Google NewsJul 17, 2018
Alabama runoff: Rep. Martha Roby, who criticized Trump in 2016, wins GOP nomination - Washington Post

Washington Post


Rep. Martha Roby, who once turned away from President Trump, won political renewal with his support on Tuesday, emerging victorious from a runoff that served as a referendum on her allegiance to the president. Roby, who condemned Trump in 2016, ...


NY Post National NewsJul 17, 2018
Senate panel to grill Pompeo over Trump's summits with Kim, Putin
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will get a grilling from the Senate Foreign Relations Committee next week over President Trump's unconventional summits with Vladimir Putin and Kim Jong-un, it was reported Tuesday. Pompeo will appear before the committee in open session on July 25 to explain Trump's one-on-one meetings with the ruthless strongmen. Politico reported...

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Trump, seeking to calm political storm over Putin summit, says he misspoke (Reuters Top News)

Reuters US NewsJul 17, 2018
California woman expected to survive 'head to toe' bee ordeal
A California woman who was stung hundreds of times when a swarm of bees covered her "from head to toe" was left in critical condition but is expected to survive, authorities said.

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Top Stories - Google NewsJul 17, 2018
"I taste it in my throat": Last words of man executed in Texas for 2004 slaying of store owner - CBS News

CBS News


Last Updated Jul 17, 2018 9:34 PM EDT. HUNTSVILLE, Texas -- A Texas prisoner was executed Tuesday evening for the fatal shooting of a San Antonio convenience store owner after courts turned down appeals that the state parole board improperly ...



Top Stories - Google NewsJul 17, 2018
Maria Butina Loved Guns, Trump and Russia. It Was a Cover, Prosecutors Say. - New York Times

New York Times


WASHINGTON — To her friends, Maria Butina was somebody who had nothing to hide. A 29-year-old recent graduate of American University in Washington, Ms. Butina was upfront about her three great passions: gun rights, President Trump and better ...
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CNN Top StoriesJul 17, 2018
Texas inmate expresses his love to victim's family before he is executed
Despite objections from the victim's family, Texas executed death row inmate Christopher Young, 34, on Tuesday.

NYT > OpinionJul 17, 2018
Time for Republicans to Grow a Spine
Some Republicans say President Trump embarrassed himself and the country in his meeting with Vladimir Putin. Here's what they can do about it.

USATODAY.com News - Top StoriesJul 17, 2018
Grand jury indicts Russian accused of infiltrating US political organizations, expands on charges against her
A Russian national accused of secretly conspiring against the U.S. by infiltrating political organizations, including the National Rifle Association, was indicted Tuesday by a grand jury.        

Fox NewsJul 17, 2018
Manafort motion to change trial venue rejected by Judge TS Ellis III
A federal judge denied former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort's request on Tuesday to reallocate his trial outside of Washington D.C. Manafort's attorneys asked that the upcoming trial be moved from Alexandria, Virginia, located inside the Capital region, to Roanoke.

Top Stories - Google NewsJul 17, 2018
Trump Now Says He Accepts US Intelligence Reports on Russian Election Meddling - New York Times

New York Times


A day after President Trump's remarks alongside President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia led to harsh criticism, Mr. Trump said that he accepts the findings of American intelligence agencies that Russia interfered with the 2016 presidential election
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Reuters US NewsJul 17, 2018
Hawaii tour boats return to volcano zone after 'lava bomb'
Tour boats offering a close-up look at lava pouring from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano into the Pacific Ocean returned to the waters off the Big Island on Tuesday under new safety rules, a day after 23 passengers were injured by ash and molten rock.

Fox NewsJul 17, 2018
Russian woman linked to gun-rights groups is indicted, charged with acting as foreign agent
A Russian woman arrested for conspiring to infiltrate American political organizations — including the National Rifle Association — at the direction of an unnamed senior Kremlin official was indicted by a federal grand jury and charged additionally Tuesday.

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AP Explains: Covert Russian Agent Arrested (USATODAY.com News - Top Stories)

Top Stories - Google NewsJul 17, 2018
'Possible serial killer' cut off ankle monitor before killing three in Texas crime spree - New York Daily News

New York Daily News


A violent parolee ditched his ankle monitor before setting off on a deadly crime spree that left three people dead and another wounded in, according to Texas authorities. The man at the heart of the dogged manhunt was believed to be casing homes in the ...
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New York Times - Front PageJul 17, 2018
Lava Bomb Hits Tourist Boat in Hawaii, Injuring 23
A basketball-size chunk of molten rock hurtled into the roof of a tourist boat that was sailing off Hawaii's Big Island.

Reuters Top NewsJul 17, 2018
Judge denies motion by Trump ex-campaign chief to move Virginia trial
A federal judge in Virginia on Tuesday denied a motion by former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort to move a trial set to start next week from the Washington suburb of Alexandria to the city of Roanoke, Virginia.

Reuters Top NewsJul 17, 2018
U.S. grand jury indicts woman on charges of being Russian agent
A U.S. grand jury on Tuesday indicted a Russian woman on charges of acting as an agent of the Russian government, the Justice Department said.

Reuters Top NewsJul 17, 2018
Trump, House Republicans discuss further tax cuts at White House
President Donald Trump and Republican U.S. lawmakers on Tuesday discussed another possible round of deficit-financed tax cuts, highlighting an initiative seen by some tax experts as an election-year effort with little chance of becoming law.

CNN Top StoriesJul 17, 2018
Class-action suits claim OSU ignored doctor's alleged sex abuse
A class-action lawsuit filed by four former wrestlers claims Ohio State University turned a blind eye to a doctor's alleged sexual abuse of student athletes.

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CNN Most RecentJul 17, 2018
On the 4th anniversary of Eric Garner's death, mother calls for police firings
On the fourth anniversary of Eric Garner's death Tuesday, his mother stood on the steps of City Hall and demanded action from authorities.

CNN Top StoriesJul 17, 2018
MLB All-Star Game underway


Fox NewsJul 17, 2018
Trump says 'I'm not pro-Russia,' hits ex-CIA chief Brennan for calling Putin news conference 'treasonous'
President Trump denied that he was "pro-Russia" and slammed former CIA Director John Brennan in an interview with Fox News after the ex-intelligence chief described Trump's news conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin as "treasonous."

Chicago Sun-Times NewsJul 17, 2018
‘Mago' mania: At All-Star Game, everybody's talking about Cubs' Javy Baez
There was more talk about Manny Machado and more fawning over Bryce Harper, but no one moved the needle with his fellow All-Stars more than Baez.

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MLB All-Star Game 2018: Live results for the Midsummer Classic (Chicago Sun-Times News)

New York Times - Front PageJul 17, 2018
Dan Coats, the Intelligence Chief, Finds His Voice. Will It Anger Trump?
Mr. Coats has emerged to more publicly defend the intelligence agencies — under a president who has long denigrated them.

CNN Most RecentJul 17, 2018
Three killed in midair collision in Florida, search continues for a fourth victim
Three people were killed Tuesday in a midair collision during a possible training flight in Florida Everglades, authorities said.

USATODAY National NewsJul 17, 2018
Hawaii Lava Explosion Sends Debris onto Boat
An explosion caused by lava oozing into the ocean sent molten rock crashing through the roof of a sightseeing boat off Hawaii's Big Island, injuring 23 people Monday, officials said. (July 17)         

CNN USJul 17, 2018
City backs teen's old fashioned hot dog stand


Reuters US NewsJul 17, 2018
Suspect in three killings arrested outside Houston
A suspect in the killings of at least three people in a weekend crime spree in the Houston area was arrested on Tuesday, bringing some relief after police warned residents in and around the largest city in Texas to be on "high alert."

LA Times National NewsJul 17, 2018
Facing heavy criticism, Trump now says he misspoke over Putin-friendly remarks
President Trump, seeking to stanch a national furor, said on Tuesday that he misspoke at his Helsinki summit with Vladimir Putin, and meant to say that he does in fact see Russia as the culprit that interfered in the 2016 election, just as U.S. intelligence agencies have found.

The president's...



CNN Most RecentJul 17, 2018
Russia plans to increase aggression post-World Cup
Russian intelligence agencies are planning to ramp up operations targeting western countries now that the World Cup and the Trump-Putin Helsinki summit have ended, according to sources familiar with intelligence collected by the United Kingdom, the US and other allies.

CNN Top StoriesJul 17, 2018
When a teen's hot dog stand was shut down for not having a permit, this city helped him get one
Instead of shutting down a teen's hot dog stand after a complaint, the city helped him start a business.

CNN Top StoriesJul 17, 2018
US and UK intelligence agencies concerned Russian World Cup lull is over
Russian intelligence agencies are planning to ramp up operations targeting western countries now that the World Cup and the Trump-Putin Helsinki summit have ended, according to sources familiar with intelligence collected by the United Kingdom, the US and other allies.

Top Stories - Google NewsJul 17, 2018
Jose Rodriguez, man suspected of killing 3 people in Houston area, charged with 2 counts of murder - KPRC Click2Houston

KPRC Click2Houston


HOUSTON - After a dayslong crime spree that included several killings, aggravated robbery, attempted murder and a home invasion in the Cypress area, a man believed to be connected to the crimes has been captured and charged, police said.



Top Stories - Google NewsJul 17, 2018
Trump, facing fury, says he misspoke with Putin - CNN

CNN


Washington (CNN) President Donald Trump, facing an onslaught of bipartisan fury over his glowing remcarks about Vladimir Putin, said more than 24 hours afterward that he had misspoken during his news conference with the autocratic Russian leader.
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NYT > OpinionJul 17, 2018
Op-Docs: Death Metal Grandma
A 96-year-old who fled the Holocaust finds a new way to be heard.

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CNN Most RecentJul 17, 2018
Obama warns against 'strongman politics' in speech after Trump news conference
Obama warned against the rise of "strongman politics" in a speech one day after his successor was criticized for a humiliating news conference with Vladimir Putin.

CNN Top StoriesJul 17, 2018
Anderson Cooper: Trump can't clarify without a mistake
CNN's Anderson Cooper says President Donald Trump couldn't get past his attempt to clarify his remarks with Vladimir Putin without making another mistake in the process.

NY Post National NewsJul 17, 2018
Suspect accused of killing cop with his own gun pleads not guilty
BOSTON — A man accused of killing a Massachusetts police officer with the officer's own weapon as well as an innocent bystander pleaded not guilty Tuesday. Twenty-year-old Emanuel Lopes was arraigned on charges including two counts of first-degree murder in front of a courtroom gallery packed with police officers. Norfolk Assistant District Attorney Greg Connor...

NY Post National NewsJul 17, 2018
‘The baby just fell out': Mom accused of tossing newborn in dumpster
A Texas mom accused of tossing her newborn in the dumpster told police she wasn't aware that she was pregnant. Alyssa Hazel Baker, 28, claimed she unexpectedly delivered the baby when she went to the bathroom June 15 during her shift working at the Souper Salad in Hurst, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported. "The baby...

CNN Most RecentJul 17, 2018
Biden: Trump's news conference with Putin 'beneath the office of the President'
President Donald Trump's news conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin was "beneath the office of the President," former Vice President Joe Biden said Tuesday.

Fox NewsJul 17, 2018
Trump hits ex-CIA Director Brennan in Tucker Carlson interview for calling Putin news conference 'treasonous'
President Trump slammed former CIA Director John Brennan in an interview with Fox News Monday after the ex-intelligence chief described Trump's news conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin as "treasonous."

NY Post National NewsJul 17, 2018
Daughter accused of killing elderly mom who left her out of will
A Florida woman is accused of beating her elderly mom to death with her bare hands — all because the mom snubbed her in her will, according to reports. Gabriela Perero, 53, allegedly threw a fit last Thursday inside her mom Luisa Perero's Fort Lauderdale condo when she found out her siblings would get her...

NPR U.S. NewsJul 16, 2018
U.S. Intelligence Chiefs, Current And Former, Fire Back At Trump
Trump repeatedly offered support to Russian leader Vladimir Putin and refused to endorse the U.S. intelligence community's finding that Russia interfered in the 2016 election to help Trump.

Washington Post NationJul 16, 2018
23 injured after basketball-sized 'lava bomb' crashes through roof of Hawaiian tour boat
The boat was off the island's Eastern coast on Monday morning when the volcano sent what officials said was a basketball-sized "lava bomb" through the boat's roof and peppered it with volcanic debris.

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Boston.com National NewsJul 16, 2018
Mother accused of killing baby with drug-laced breast milk
Samantha Jones was charged Friday with criminal homicide.
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