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Putin Derides Sanctions and Trump Investigations as ‘Boorishness’

Echoing Mr. Trump’s own repeated assertion that the Russia investigation was “fake news” ginned up by crestfallen Democrats to explain Hillary Clinton’s defeat, Mr. Putin said he did not consider the various probes underway in Washington an investigation “because an investigation envisages full clarification of all circumstances, studying and hearing various parties. We see just an increase in anti-Russia hysteria.” He derided efforts to clarify any links between members of Mr. Trump’s campaign staff and Moscow as “just the use of Russophobic tools in an internal political struggle, in this…

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Transgender military ban met with protests and bipartisan criticism

July 27, 2017, 7:08 AM| President Trump’s sudden ban on transgender service members triggered protests on both coasts Wednesday. In New York, people carrying “resist” signs gathered in Times Square and San Francisco’s city hall was bathed in colorful lights in support of transgender military members. The announcement was quickly met with shock from transgender veterans and bipartisan criticism. Jan Crawford reports. Source: CBS News – Politics

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As N. Korea missile threat looms, Hawaii bunker may play key role

People in Hawaii are keeping a close eye on North Korea Thursday morning. The Pentagon reportedly detected signs that the country could launch another missile test.  North Korea’s last Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (IBM) test caused global alarm and experts say Alaska and Hawaii could be in range. Hawaii is the first state to announce a public campaign urging those living there to prepare for a nuclear attack.  CBS News correspondent Carter Evans reports a bunker, located under more than 1000 feet of rock, could soon be used as an ideal…

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A look inside Hawaii’s preparation for possible missile attack

July 27, 2017, 7:42 AM| People in Hawaii are keeping a close eye on North Korea after the Pentagon reportedly detected signs the country could launch another missile test Wednesday. North Korea’s last intercontinental ballistic missile test caused global alarm and some experts believe it had the range to reach Hawaii and Alaska. Carter Evans reports. Source: CBS News – United States

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Transgender veteran calls Trump’s military ban “a slap to the face”

Transgender veteran Laila Ireland.  CBS President Trump’s sudden ban on transgender service members triggered protests on both coasts Wednesday. In New York, people carrying “resist” signs gathered in Times Square, while San Francisco’s city hall was bathed in colorful lights in support of transgender military members.   In a series of tweets on Wednesday, President Trump promised to reverse President Obama’s 2016 decision to allow transgender soldiers to serve openly, declaring the U.S. will “not accept or allow transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military.” The announcement quickly…

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Scaramucci on White House leaks: ‘We’re going to let people go if we have to’

White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci vowed Wednesday to take a hard line against leaks from the West Wing, telling Fox News’ “Hannity,” “we’re going to let people go if we have to.” “One of the big problems that I’m discovering,” said Scaramucci, who was named communications director Friday, which led to the resignation of press secretary Sean Spicer, “is that senior people are really the guys doing the leaking and they ask junior people to leak for them. “I’m very proud to be reporting directly to the president so…

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PA mayor, former mayor hit with federal corruption charges

Allentown Mayor Edwin Pawlowski reads a statement outside of his home in Allentown, Pa., Wednesday, July 26, 2017.  Matt Rourke / AP PHILADELPHIA — The mayor of Allentown and the former mayor of Reading have been charged with corruption for a series of pay-to-play schemes officials likened to putting for-sale signs on their offices while promising political favors to deep-pocketed donors. Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski and former Reading Mayor Vaughn Spencer have been charged with multiple counts of bribery and fraud, according to indictments that detail how the two Democrats…

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