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NEWS     FRIDAY,  JULY  20, 2018    NEWS

Washington To Trump: Don't Grant Russians Access To Americans
The White House said on Thursday that it has ruled out making a former diplomat or other Americans available to Russian interrogators following a wave of criticism of that idea. It was the latest in a series of reversals since President Trump's summit on Monday with his Russian counterpart in Helsinki. NPR
VOA VIEW: Giving Americans to Russian was liberal hype.

Trump Says He's Not Happy About Federal Reserve Interest Rate Increases
President Donald Trump said Thursday he hoped the Federal Reserve would stop raising interest rates, delivering an unusual censure of the central bank. “I am not happy about it,” Mr. Trump said about interest-rate increases during an interview conducted Thursday by CNBC. WSJ

WH Urged To Give Full Account Of Trump's Private Talks With Putin
The White House was under growing pressure on Thursday to provide a full account of Donald Trump’s private talks earlier this week with Vladimir Putin, as Russian officials spoke of “important verbal agreements” made. As some Democrats went as far as to push for the US translator in the room during Monday’s summit in Helsinki to give an account to Congress, Putin on Thursday hailed the meeting as a “success”. Guardian
VOA VIEW: The WH does not have to listen to Democrats.

Olympic Figure Skater Denis Ten Dies After Being Stabbed In Kazakhstan
Olympic figure skater Denis Ten died Thursday after reportedly being attacked in Almaty, Kazakhstan, by two men attempting a car robbery. According to multiple reports, the 25-year-old Kazakh native was knifed during an altercation with the men, who had been trying to remove the mirrors from his car. Huff Post

Republicans Block Move To Subpoena Interpreter From Trump-Putin Summit
Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee have blocked a move to subpoena the interpreter from the Helsinki summit to testify about the private talks between President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin. The panel’s top Democrat, Rep. Adam Schiff, said Thursday he wanted the State Department interpreter to appear in closed session, saying Congress must “find out what was said” during the two-hour meeting. Bing
VOA VIEW: Schiff is an idiot.


Zuckerberg Looks To 'Clear Up' Stance On Facebook, Fake News And The Holocaust
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is clarifying remarks he made about whether his platform should remove content posted by Holocaust deniers, saying he wasn't defending them when he commented that it was hard to know their intentions. His initial comments set off intense criticism earlier this week. NPR
VOA VIEW: Facebook needs to be regulated ASAP.

Disney Prevails In Hunt For Fox As Comcast Drops Bid
It has been an epic clash of media titans worthy of a blockbuster movie itself like, say, the X-Men — notably a property of 21st Century Fox. And as with any blockbuster franchise, there are already sequels lined up. The broadband, cable and entertainment giant Comcast announced Thursday that it would withdraw from the field, conceding defeat in its audacious bidding war for most of the entertainment assets of Fox, controlled by the Murdoch family. NPR
VOA VIEW: There should be no media giant, giant.

DNI Dan Coats Speaks Says He Doesn't Know What Happened In Trump-Putin Meeting
Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats said he still doesn't know what happened in the one-on-one meeting between President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Finland, on Monday. Coats made those comments in a revealing interview with NBC's Andrea Mitchell at the Aspen Security Forum in Denver Thursday, three days after Mr. Trump's widely criticized meeting and press conference with Putin in which the president appeared to side with the Russian leader over his own intelligence community's assessment on Russian election meddling. CBS


Elizabeth Warren Slams Trump Nominee To Consumer Agency
Sen. Elizabeth Warren condemned President Donald Trump's nominee to lead the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau for participating in the administration's "zero tolerance" immigration policy that separated families who illegally crossed the U.S.-Mexico border. Kathy Kraninger was appearing before the Senate Banking Committee for confirmation hearings Thursday. UPI
VOA VIEW: Hopefully, Warren will not bet reelected.

As President Elect, Trump Was Shown Classified Evidence Of Putin's Hand In 2016 Meddling
Two weeks before his inauguration, Donald Trump was shown highly classified intelligence indicating that President Vladimir Putin of Russia had personally ordered complex cyberattacks to sway the 2016 election. The evidence included texts and emails from Russian military officers and information gleaned from a top-secret source close to Putin, who had described to the CIA how the Kremlin decided to execute its campaign of hacking and disinformation. Seattle Times
VOA VIEW: Says who.

Senior Army General Says He Is In The Dark About Trump-Putin Summit
A top commander of U.S. military operations in Syria said he wasn’t informed of any agreements President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin reached at their summit this week. Army Gen. Joseph Votel, commander of U.S. Central Command, which is responsible for the Middle East, said Thursday in a briefing with reporters that he had “no new guidance as a result of Helsinki,” the site of Monday’s summit. Syria was among the topics Messrs. WSJ

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DHS Secretary: It Would Be Foolish To Think Russia Isn't Still Targeting US
Amid questions about where President Trump stands on Russian efforts to target the U.S. in the 2016 election and beyond, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen says Russia was "absolutely" attempting to interfere in the U.S. election systems in 2016 and that it would be "foolish" to think they aren't trying to do so again in 2018. CBS

Trump Says Real Enemy Of The People Is The Fake News Media
Trump calls 'fake news' media 'the real enemy of the people' over Putin summit  originally appeared on President Donald Trump called the "fake news media" the "real enemy of the people" Thursday, tweeting that the summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin earlier this week was “a great success.” Yahoo
VOA VIEW: There is no question that the fake news media is a major problem.

Kirstjen Nielsen Won't Say Whether Russian Meddling Favored Trump
Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen on Thursday declined to explicitly say whether Russia's interference in the 2016 election favored Donald Trump and would not commit to reuniting nearly 2,500 migrant children with their parents by the court-ordered deadline. NBC


Time Unveils Its Latest Cover: Faces Of Trump And Putin Morphed Into One
President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin have become one. So shows Time magazine’s cover for its July 30 print edition. The magazine unveiled the cover online Thursday via a 19-second animated GIF that starts with Trump’s face slowly morphing into Putin’s, then back to Trump’s, then ending with the face of a creepy Trump-Putin love child. Washington Post
VOA VIEW: Time has become liberal garbage.

Microsoft Says It Stopped Cyberattacks On Three 2018 Congressional Candidates
Microsoft Corp. said it identified and stopped attempts to launch cyberattacks on three 2018 congressional candidates using a phony version of its website. The targets, who it didn’t identify, were “all people who because of their positions might have been interesting from an espionage standpoint, as well as an election disruption standpoint,” Tom Burt, Microsoft’s corporate vice president for customer security and trust, said at the Aspen Security Forum in Colorado on Thursday. Time

FOSTA Sex Trafficking Law Becomes Center Of Debate About Tech Responsibility
A law meant to stop sex trafficking — lauded by Ivanka Trump, signed into law by her father in April, and championed by members of Congress who have been working for years to crack down on bad actors like — is now being challenged by tech company advocates and internet rights groups who say it violates the First Amendment. NBC

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Trump Now Disagrees With Putin's Incredible Offer For Access To Indicted Russians
The White House says President Trump "disagrees" with Russian President Vladimir Putin's offer to allow the U.S. access to Russians accused of interfering in the 2016 election, in exchange for interviews of Americans the Kremlin accuses of unspecified crimes, including former U.S. Ambassador Michael McFaul, whom the Kremlin accuses of committing crimes in Russia. CBS
VOA VIEW: Trump is very clear and the liberal media is off base.

North Koreans Skeptical Of Better Future, Unification
The increase in inter-Korea cooperation and exchange has not raised hopes among ordinary North Koreans their lives will improve, even in the event of national unification. A North Korean source in Pyongyang told Daily NK on Thursday North Koreans remain skeptical of their future despite months of inter-Korea reconciliation, cooperation and exchange. UPI

Hungary Joins US In Withdrawing From UN Global Migration Agreement
Hungary’s populist government announced this week that it is withdrawing from a U.N. global compact on migration, describing the agreement as “in conflict with common sense” and national security -- making it the second country after the U.S. to reject the compact. Fox

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House Dems See Record $15.2M Raised For Midterms
House Democrats raised more than $15 million last month -- the highest monthly amount so far this year -- for the November midterm elections. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, the party's official campaign arm, said it raised $15.2 million in June. UPI
VOA VIEW: Not much to win.

Civil Rights Case By Cy-Fair Student Expelled After Sitting For Pledge Of Allegiance Gets Nod For Trial
A Katy teenager expelled last fall from Cy-Fair ISD for not standing for the Pledge of Allegiance still doesn't have her diploma, but she said there’s good news afoot. A federal judge ruled that her family's lawsuit can proceed over allegations that her expulsion was racially driven and violated her constitutional rights. Houston Chronicle

North Korea Global Capital Of 'Modern Slavery' With 2.6 Million Forced
With some 2.6 million forced laborers, North Korea is world’s leading villain in modern day slavery, according to estimates in a new report. One in 10 people live under modern slavery in the secretive nation, with the “vast majority being forced to work by the state," according to the 2018 Global Index Survey. Eritrea and Burundi, which come in second and third on the list respectively, similarly have high rates of government-imposed labor. New York Daily

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