• Trump Tweets Cohen Taping 'Perhaps Illegal' but Denies Own Wrongdoing
Trump Tweets Cohen Taping 'Perhaps Illegal' but Denies Own Wrongdoing

Today, the president tweeted, " inconceivable that the government would break into a lawyer's office... nearly unheard of". "Even more inconceivable that a lawyer would tape a client - totally unheard of & perhaps illegal", Trump added.

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  • Trump reacts to Cohen tape:
Trump reacts to Cohen tape: "Your favorite president did nothing wrong!"

That conversation took place weeks before Trump's November 2016 election. But, possibly in reference to questions about whether he had violated any campaign finance laws, Trump added that "your favorite President did nothing wrong! ". On Friday, Lanny Davis, an attorney for Cohen, said in a statement: "Obviously, there is an ongoing investigatio...

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  • Governor orders probe into NYC steam pipe blast
Governor orders probe into NYC steam pipe blast

The Con Edison utility that uses a network of steam pipes to power heating and cooling systems in thousands of Manhattan buildings advised anyone who was near the explosion to bag the clothes they were wearing and deliver them to two designated collection sites.

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  • Nine members of same family drown in 'duck boat' tragedy
Nine members of same family drown in 'duck boat' tragedy

Parson committed all state resources to help in the investigation . Fourteen survived, Stone County Sheriff Doug Rader said . Suzanne Smagala, from Ripley Entertainment, which owns Ride the Ducks in Branson, said the company was assisting authorities.

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  • South Korean Shipwreck 'Discovery' Ignites Controversy And Confusion
South Korean Shipwreck 'Discovery' Ignites Controversy And Confusion

Shinil Group told CNN it believes the ship is worth 1 billion won ($884,000), but was unclear about the exact value of the gold on board. It's claimed to be the sizable, heavily armored cruiser, the Dmitrii Donskoi , which ABC News notes sunk during the 1904-5 Russo-Japanese war.

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  • Discussing Trump's relationship with Putin
Discussing Trump's relationship with Putin

Back in Washington a day later, amid attacks from members of both parties, Trump said he did indeed have faith in the US intelligence community's conclusions about Russian meddling, although he also said "others" might be involved. Coats has made clear that American intelligence agencies stand by their assessment that Russia interfered in the...

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  • 14 hurt in knife attack on German commuter bus
14 hurt in knife attack on German commuter bus

Prosecutor Hingst told mass-market daily BILD that the suspected attacker is "a 34-year-old German citizen of Iranian origin", and added: "We have no indication of political radicalisation of any kind". Police spokesman Duerk Duerbrook said authorities are still trying to determine the circumstances of the attack. Police in the city, in the n...

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  • 3 skeletons found in ancient Egyptian sarcophagus
3 skeletons found in ancient Egyptian sarcophagus

A massive black granite sarcophagus has been discovered by archaeologists in the Egyptian city of Alexandria . The coffin was found in a tomb in the city believed to be the final resting place of Alexander the Great and dates back to the Ptolemaic period between 305BC and 30BC.

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  • Iran lodges complaint against U.S. over renewed sanctions
Iran lodges complaint against U.S. over renewed sanctions

Secretary Mnuchin said Washington had made clear to allies that it expects them to enforce the sanctions against Iran "but if there are specific situations we are open to listening". In the biggest blow yet to EU efforts, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo wrote to EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini this month rejecting a request for c...

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  • Will Hurd: Trump being manipulated by Putin
Will Hurd: Trump being manipulated by Putin

The White House has spent the week on the defensive after a joint news conference between Putin and US President Donald Trump opened up questions about Trump's confidence in US intelligence analysis. Later during the Aspen conference, a reporter asked Coats if he really didn't know about Putin's impending visit. This is one of the main re...

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  • Lights go out during Trump statement at the White House
Lights go out during Trump statement at the White House

So it's not all that much of a stretch for Trump to say that Russian Federation isn't targeting the U.S. anymore either. As the lights were quickly switched on, Trump asked if everyone was OK. presidential election. Trump still believes the criticism is being blown out of proportion, one official said, and he plans to try to turn the attacks on...

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  • Deadly Israeli strikes pound Gaza after soldier killed along border
Deadly Israeli strikes pound Gaza after soldier killed along border

Israel's Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman blamed the escalation on Hamas, the militant group that rules the Gaza Strip . Read the full report at the Times of Israel . The Gaza Health Ministry said four Palestinians were killed. "With Egyptian and United Nations efforts, [an agreement] was reached to return to the previous situation of ceas...

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  • Trump and Putin meet for high-stakes summit
Trump and Putin meet for high-stakes summit

This email will be delivered to your inbox once a day in the morning. Thank you for signing up for the 5 Things to Know Newsletter. A National Security Council spokesperson declined to comment. The reason for Putin's delay was not clear. Trump's performance at a joint news conference with Putin in Helsinki stirred a wave of condemnation in ...

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  • Why Rahul Gandhi hugged PM Narendra Modi in Parliament
Why Rahul Gandhi hugged PM Narendra Modi in Parliament

The motion was defeated by 325-126 votes by the lawmakers. . Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal on Friday took potshots at Congress president Rahul Gandhi , asking what he had today before coming to Parliament, while claiming that the opposition leader had accused Punjabis of being "nashedi" (drug addicts).

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  • Putin calls meeting with Trump successful
Putin calls meeting with Trump successful

At a post-summit news conference in Helsinki that generated a political crisis for Trump, the president said Putin was "strong" in denying Russian election interference, and he seemed to take Putin's word over that of US intelligence officials who are pursuing criminal charges against Russian operatives.

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  • At least 14 injured in ‘knife attack’ on German bus
At least 14 injured in ‘knife attack’ on German bus

German newspaper Merkur reports the driver immediately stopped the vehicle and opened the doors, allowing passengers to flee the attacker. "The perpetrator had a kitchen knife", a witness, Lothar H., told the paper. "There are also no indications at present of a terrorist background". Prosecutors will seek to have the man kept in custody pend...

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  • Donald Trump claims he warned Vladimir Putin against election meddling
Donald Trump claims he warned Vladimir Putin against election meddling

The president's assertion would conflict with a statement issued Monday by National Intelligence Director Dan Coats, who said Russian Federation has "ongoing, pervasive efforts to undermine our democracy". When told that the press covered the substance and the wording of the press conference accurately, Trump said he did not care what was cover...

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"Lava Bomb" Explosion Under Investigation

A "basketball-sized" lava bomb punctured the roof of the tour boat, which was carrying about 49 passengers while observing Kilauea's Kapoho ocean entry point, leaving a large hole and seriously injuring at least one woman. Ikaika Marzo, president of Kalapana Cultural Tours, witnessed Monday's explosion from a nearby tour boat. "During this mo...

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  • Waitress body-slams customer after he groped her, surveillance video shows
Waitress body-slams customer after he groped her, surveillance video shows

The video, originally posted to Reddit, showed Holden grabbing the man from behind before wrapping her arms around his neck and taking him to the ground. Cherwinski's attorney, Tina Marie Hesse, declined to comment. " I'm not glad that it happened, but I'm glad that it's had such a positive outcome ", she said.

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  • Pence, Pompeo urged Trump to 'make clarifications' on Russian Federation meddling
Pence, Pompeo urged Trump to 'make clarifications' on Russian Federation meddling

Former president Barack Obama appeared to allude to his successor in a speech in South Africa on Tuesday, blasting "strongman politics" - without naming Trump. Trump's explanation Tuesday hinged heavily on a single word that he sought to revise 24 hours later. The US leader also reiterated what he said was his "full faith and support for America´...

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  • Is Trump The Toughest Ever On Russia?
Is Trump The Toughest Ever On Russia?

The coveted invitation to Washington was sure to be seen as a victory by Putin, whose last official visit to the United States was in July 2007, when he spent two days at the Bush family compound in Kennebunkport, Maine. On Wednesday, the Russian Prosecutor General's office listed Americans it wanted to question for "illegal activities", including ...

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  • Trump to CBS: I Hold Putin Responsible for Meddling
Trump to CBS: I Hold Putin Responsible for Meddling

While taking questions from reporters at a cabinet meeting, Trump said "thank you very much, no" after ABC News White House correspondent Cecilia Vega asked whether the USA is still a target of Russian-led cyberattacks and meddling into United States elections - directly contradicting what director of national intelligence Dan Coats has said ...

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  • Macron's Top Security Official Caught on Tape Hitting Protester
Macron's Top Security Official Caught on Tape Hitting Protester

Benalla then left the scene. "The collaborator, Alexandre Benalla, had been given permission to witness the demonstrations only as an observer", Bruno Roger-Petit said in a filmed statement. Prosecutors in Paris opened a probe on Thursday into possible charges of violence by a public official, of pretending to be a policeman and the illegal use...

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  • Trump to CNBC: 'Obama Was a Patsy for Russia'
Trump to CNBC: 'Obama Was a Patsy for Russia'

At a post-summit news conference with Mr Putin in Helsinki, Mr Trump responded to a question about Russian meddling in the 2016 USA presidential election by casting doubt on the findings of his own intelligence agencies and denouncing the "stupidity" of United States policies.

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  • Russian shipwreck could be laden with lost gold: The Cube
Russian shipwreck could be laden with lost gold: The Cube

On Tuesday, the South Korean salvaging company Shinil Group announced that it had located the elusive ship wreck 434 metres from Ulleungdo Island two days earlier. The official, who spoke anonymously because he wasn't authorized to speak media on the issue, said Shinil must deposit 15 trillion won ($13.2 billion), based on the company officials spe...

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