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REPORT: US To Pull Out Of UN Human Rights Council

Reuters reports: Talks with the United States over how to reform the main U.N. rights body have failed to meet Washington’s demands, activists and diplomats say, suggesting that the Trump administration will quit the Geneva forum whose session opens on Monday. A U.S. source, speaking on condition of anonymity, told Reuters the withdrawal appeared to be “imminent” but had no ...

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CDC: Cereal Recalled After Salmonella Sickens 73

The New York Times reports: A salmonella outbreak linked to Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal has sickened 73 people in 31 states, according to federal health officials, prompting a recall of some of the product this week. As of Thursday, 24 people had been hospitalized, but no deaths had been reported. Cereal boxes that have a “best if used by” date ...

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Cohen Files For Gag Order Against Michael Avenatti

Politico reports: Attorney Michael Avenatti’s months-long publicity tour attacking President Donald Trump and Trump attorney Michael Cohen could be brought to an abrupt end soon if a federal judge agrees to a new request for a gag order against the ubiquitous Avenatti. A lawyer for Cohen, Brent Blakely, asked a judge in Los Angeles Thursday to issue an order barring ...

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White House And Moscow Explore Summit In Austria

Russian state outlet TASS reports: Moscow and Washington are exploring the opportunity of a meeting between US and Russian Presidents Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin, Richard Hooker, Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Europe and Russia in US National Security Council, told TASS on Wednesday. “I think that both sides are exploring an opportunity to meet, yes. ...

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TEXAS: HHS To Build Tent City For Migrant Children

NBC News reports: The Trump administration has selected Tornillo, Texas, for the construction of tents to house the overflow of immigrant children, many of whom have been separated from their parents under a new “zero tolerance” policy, according to three sources familiar with the decision. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will erect a “tent city,” full of ...

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New Joe Manchin Ad: I Wanted Mexico To Pay For The Wall But They’re Not, So I Voted With Trump [VIDEO]

“Pat Morrisey, Mitch McConnell, and the Washington establishment have started attacking me. It’s disappointing. It’s not true and that’s why Washington sucks. Hey, I wanted Mexico to pay for the wall. But they’re not. So we need to do it ourselves. We do need a wall. We’re gonna do what it takes to secure our country. I voted to fund ...

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James Comey Defends Actions In NYT Op-Ed: While I Disagree With IG’s Report, I Respect Its Professionalism

Comey just published an op-ed in The New York Times: The Department of Justice’s independent watchdog, the inspector general, has released a report that is critical of my decisions as F.B.I. director during the investigation of Hillary Clinton’s email account. The report concludes that I was wrong to announce the F.B.I.’s completion of the investigation without coordinating with the attorney ...

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Canada Considers Sanctions On Trump’s Businesses

This would go over with hilarious results: Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland says she is not ruling out potential retaliatory sanctions against the Trump Organization in response to the U.S. president’s recently announced tariffs. Freeland was asked by a Canadian lawmaker during a question period whether the nation’s government has considered sanctions targeting Trump’s businesses, rather than the American people, ...

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Inspector General’s Report: Comey Broke From FBI Norms In Clinton Probe, But Was Not Motivated By Bias

Bloomberg reports: Former FBI Director James Comey “deviated” from FBI and Justice Department procedures in handling the probe into Hillary Clinton, damaging the law enforcement agencies’ image of impartiality even though he wasn’t motivated by political bias, the department’s watchdog found in a highly anticipated report. “While we did not find that these decisions were the result of political bias ...

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Avenatti And The Mooch Spar On Colbert Show [VIDEO]

Deadline Hollywood reports: Avenatti and Scaramucci are the new Washington It Couple. Recently they were being shopped around to co-host a TV program – like Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski. They also were seen together at parties coinciding with Upfront Week and the White House Correspondents’ Dinner. “What is this?” Colbert asked to kick things off. “Word is you are ...

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Rick Scott On Pre-Existing Conditions: We’ve Got To Reward People For Taking Care Of Themselves [VIDEO]

The Tampa Bay Times reports: Gov. Rick Scott would not directly say Wednesday whether he supports a Trump administration move that critics say could wipe away health care protections for pre-existing conditions — a cornerstone of Obamacare — while saying he believes such protections are needed. “I believe that if you have a pre-existing condition, you need to still be ...

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Fox News Sued Over 2015 Ax Demo Incident [VIDEO]

The New York Daily News reports: He’s not willing to bury the hatchet after getting whacked by an ax on “Fox & Friends.” Jeff Prosperie filed a negligence lawsuit in Manhattan Tuesday after he was injured during the blade tossing TV stunt back on June 14, 2015. The Orange County resident was performing as a West Point drummer for the ...

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SAN FRANCISCO: London Breed Wins Mayoral Race

The San Francisco Chronicle reports: Former state Sen. Mark Leno conceded defeat in the San Francisco mayor’s race Wednesday to Supervisor London Breed. “I called Supervisor London Breed this morning to congratulate her and to wish her every success both personally and professionally in her new job as mayor of San Francisco,” Leno said in a news conference at a ...

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GOP Senator: Our Party Has Become The Trump Cult

The Tennessean report: Sen. Bob Corker lashed out again Wednesday at his fellow Republicans, saying the GOP had become almost like a cult in its support of President Donald Trump. “We are in a strange place,” the Tennessee Republican and chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee told reporters in Washington. “It’s almost, it’s becoming a cultish thing, isn’t it? ...

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North American Nations To Host 2026 World Cup

The New York Times reports: A combined bid from the United States, Mexico and Canada won the hosting rights for soccer’s 2026 World Cup on Wednesday, bringing the tournament to North America for the first time since the 1994 event on a pledge of record crowds, record revenues and, perhaps crucially, a record $11 billion in profits for FIFA, world ...

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VIRGINIA: Alt-Right Pro-Confederacy Loon Corey Stewart Wins GOP Senate Primary, Will Face Tim Kaine

The Roanoke Times reports: Virginia Republicans turned bright red Tuesday, selecting Corey Stewart as their nominee to challenge Democratic incumbent Tim Kaine for U.S. Senate as primary elections played out in congressional districts across the state. The matchup ensures Virginia will keep relitigating the 2016 presidential race in this fall’s election, with Stewart running in Donald Trump-like fashion against Kaine, ...

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GOP House Rep Loses Primary After Attack By Trump

NBC News reports: Hours after a last-minute broadside from President Donald Trump, South Carolina Republican Rep. Mark Sanford lost his primary race on Tuesday night, according to The Associated Press, possibly ushering in an end to a political career plagued by a major scandal. With 99 percent of the state’s precincts reporting, state Rep. Katie Arrington had 50.5 percent with ...

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Kim Accepts Trump’s Invitation To Visit White House

The Associated Press reports: North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un has accepted President Donald Trump’s invitation to visit the United States, according to Korean Central News Agency. After Kim and Trump signed what Trump called a “pretty comprehensive” document, Trump was asked about a possible invitation. Trump said “absolutely, I would” invite Kim. Before Tuesday’s summit in Singapore, Trump had dangled ...

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Mueller: Russia Still Has Active US Election Operations

Bloomberg reports: U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller warned that Russian intelligence services still have active “interference operations” into U.S. elections and that handing over certain evidence in a criminal case could imperil ongoing investigations. Mueller on Tuesday asked a federal judge in Washington for an order to protect voluminous evidence sought by lawyers for Concord Management and Consulting LLC, one ...

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Fox News Host Shep Smith Goes Off: Kim Jong-Un Got It All And Trump Came Home With Absolutely Nothing

“The United States made concessions in exchange for no hard promises, stopping joint military exercises with South Korea while North Korea makes a vague commitment to work together towards denuclearization. The agreement the leaders signed is very short on specifics. But Kim Jong Un, he wanted the photos, the seat at the table. “He wanted the legitimacy that came with ...

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