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A climate crisis is unfolding in Florida as Democrats debate

Presidential candidate Jay Inslee was not happy when the Democratic National Committee shot down his request to hold a climate crisis-focused debate.

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NBC News
House passes border funding bill to address humanitarian crisis

Passage of the measure came after House Democratic leaders sought to appease members of their caucus only hours earlier with change to the legislation.

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CBS News
After months of negotiations and a pair of subpoenas, Mueller agrees to testify publicly

Robert Mueller has agreed to answer questions from Congress for the first time since his investigation of Russian election interference began more than two years ago. The chairman of the House Judiciary and Intelligence Committees announced the deal Tuesday night. The former cpecial counsel will appear on July 17. President Trump called the news “presidential harassment.” Nancy Cordes ...

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Voice of America
First Living Iraq War Vet Earns Medal of Honor for Valor in Fallujah

The Medal of Honor is the U.S. military's highest award for courage in combat. Several troops died earning that honor in the Iraq War. Tuesday, for the first time, President Trump gave a Medal of Honor to a living veteran of the Iraq conflict. It was November 10, 2004, Army Staff Sgt. David Bellavia’s 29th birthday, when he risked his life to save his comrades in an abandoned house in the heart of Fallujah. ...

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Zero Hedge
Trickle Down Theory: Powell Trashes Trump, Praises Himself

Authored by Mike Shedlock via MishTalk, In a speech today, Fed Chair Jerome Powell took a swipe at Trump, then patted himself and the Fed on the back... Powell Snipes at Trump Image courtesy of Hedgeye Inquiring minds are tuning into a Powell Speech in which he chastises Trump and praises himself for a job well done. In a blast pointed directly at Trump, Powell proclaimed "The Fed is ...

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Mother Jones
Elizabeth Warren Might Be Democrats’ Most Dangerous Debater

On Wednesday, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren will join nine other candidates for the first of two Democratic presidential debates this week in Miami. Due to the size of the field, the 20 candidates who qualified are split between two nights, and the end result might feel anticlimactic. Two of Warren’s top 2020 rivals, former Vice […]

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Zero Hedge
Global Stocks, Futures Surge After Mnuchin Says US-China Trade Deal "90% Complete"

Global markets and US equity futures are so desperate for any trade war optimism that they positively soared just after 5am EDT when Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin regurgitated a long-running soundbite, saying that a trade deal between China and the United States was "90% completed", days before a high-stakes meeting between the two countries’ ...

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Reuters
New York progressive backed by AOC declares victory in local Democratic primary

Political newcomer Tiffany Caban, a progressive Democrat endorsed by U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, declared victory in a close-run primary race for district attorney in the New York City borough of Queens.

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Zero Hedge
Democrats Given Green Light To Dig Into Trump's Finances

A Washington DC Judge has denied President Trump's efforts to halt a lawsuit brought by 201 Congressional Democrats who have sued to require that Trump seek approval from lawmakers before accepting financial benefits from foreign governments, according to Bloomberg. US District Judge Emmet Sullivan (who is also presiding over former national security adviser Michael Flynn's case) issued a pair of orders on ...

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CNN
Trump's protocol chief suspended amid State Department probe

President Donald Trump's protocol chief, Sean Lawler, has been suspended indefinitely just ahead of the G-20 meeting in Japan pending the outcome of a State Department investigation into his conduct, according to multiple State Department officials with direct knowledge of the matter.

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Reuters
Trump threatens 'obliteration,' Iran calls White House 'mentally retarded'

U.S. President Donald Trump threatened on Tuesday to obliterate parts of Iran if it attacked "anything American," in a new war of words with Iran which condemned fresh U.S. sanctions on Tehran as "mentally retarded."

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Russia Today
‘Mercenary’ pilot captured by Libya’s Haftar forces identified as a US Air ...

A fighter jet pilot who was shot down and captured by the forces of one of Libya’s rival governments was revealed to be a US Air Force veteran. The US media identified Jamie Sponaugle after his Saudi-facilitated release. Read Full Article at RT.com

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Zero Hedge
"Hell Is Coming" Dangerous Heatwave Strikes Europe

Most of Europe will be blanketed by an oppressive heatwave as the continent suffers unreasonable warmth this week, with officials across the European Union announcing severe warnings against dehydration and heatstroke. The heat wave will be centered from Spain into France and Germany. AccuWeather said a storm stalling over the Atlantic Ocean and high pressure over central and eastern Europe will push hot desert ...

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Russia Today
US official hints at excluding Seoul from intel on North Korea over Huawei

Washington may stop sharing intelligence on North Korea with Seoul if it refuses to toe the US line and bar China’s Huawei from installing its communications equipment in South Korea. Read Full Article at RT.com

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Reuters
Australian PM says Beijing should adopt reform to end U.S. trade war

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Wednesday that China should reform its economy to end a trade war with the United States that is damaging the global economy, comments that could strain ties with the country's largest trading partner.

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Zero Hedge
Pilot In Fatal NYC Helicopter Crash Was Lost In Bad Weather, Not Certified To Fly In Clouds

About two weeks ago we documented the story of a private helicopter that slammed into the roof of a Manhattan high-rise, killing its pilot. Today, a new report from Bloomberg offers insight as to the cause of the accident: the pilot had become lost in the clouds and was trying to return to the East River heliport, where he had just taken off. The NTSB said on Tuesday that the pilot radioed the E. 34th St. ...

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Reuters
U.S. lawmakers, regulators advance crackdown on robocalls

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and 25 state and local agencies on Tuesday unveiled a crackdown on robocalls as a congressional panel approved a bill that would take new steps to reduce the unwanted calls.

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Reuters
U.S. launches criminal probe into alleged chicken price fixing by Tyson, ...

The U.S. Department of Justice has begun a criminal probe into allegations that Tyson Foods Inc and other poultry processors including Pilgrim's Pride Corp and Sanderson Farms Inc colluded to fix poultry prices, court documents show.

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CNN
Rep. Duncan Hunter used campaign funds for affairs, prosecutors say

Embattled Rep. Duncan Hunter used campaign funds to pay for extramarital affairs with lobbyists and congressional staffers, prosecutors in California alleged in a court filing Monday.

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