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The Daily 202: Teflon Trump gets blamed less by base for Obamacare fail than Senate GOP – Washington Post

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Donald Trump prepares to swing a Marucci bat, from Baton Rouge, during a “Made in America” product showcase at the White House on Monday. (Alex Brandon/AP) THE BIG IDEA: President Trump has a funny way of talking about Republicans as if he’s not one of them, let alone the leader of the party. We were let down by all of the Democrats and a few Republicans. Most Republicans were loyal, terrific…

Why did Trump meet secretly with Putin? Here are three theories. – Washington Post

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

President Trump met with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Group of 20 summit two weeks ago in an informal meeting that had been kept secret until Tuesday night. The meeting, which the White House insists was much ado about nothing but which reportedly lasted as long as an hour, came after an official one that had been made public. The informal meeting included just Trump, Putin and Putin’s interpreter, as The Washington…

New info on bodies found in Swiss glacier – CBS News

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

BERLIN — Swiss police say they’ve formally identified two bodies found on an Alpine glacier as those of a couple missing for nearly 75 years. Valais canton (state) police said Wednesday that forensic experts using DNA analysis identified the two as Marcelin Dumoulin and his wife, Francine. They were 40 and 37, respectively, when they disappeared on Aug. 15, 1942. The couple’s daughter, now 79, has said her parents set…

Saudi woman in miniskirt video arrested after public outcry – Washington Times

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A Saudi woman has been arrested for defying the kingdom’s strict dress code by walking around in a miniskirt and crop top in a video that sparked public outrage. The woman, whose name was not given, was detained by police in the capital, Riyadh, for wearing “immodest clothes” that contradicted the country’s conservative Islamic dress code, state media reported Tuesday. Police referred her case…

‘Let Obamacare Fail,’ Trump Says as GOP Health Bill Collapses – New York Times

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

The collapse highlighted a harsh reality for Senate Republicans: While they freely assailed the health law when Mr. Obama occupied the White House, they could not come up with a workable plan to unwind it that would keep both moderate Republicans and conservatives on board. It was an enormous embarrassment for a party that rode electoral waves to control first the House, then the Senate and then the White House,…

Trump Vows Revenge After Push to Repeal Affordable Care Act Fails – New York Times

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

The collapse highlighted a harsh reality for Senate Republicans: While they freely assailed the health law when Mr. Obama occupied the White House, they could not come up with a workable plan to unwind it that would keep both moderate Republicans and conservatives on board. It was an enormous embarrassment for a party that rode electoral waves to control first the House, then the Senate and then the White House,…

Trump had undisclosed hour-long meeting with Putin at G-20 summit – Washington Post

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

After his much-publicized two-and-a-quarter-hour meeting early this month with Russian President Vladi­mir Putin at the Group of 20 summit in Germany, President Trump chatted informally with the Russian leader for up to an additional hour later the same day. The second meeting, undisclosed at the time, took place at a dinner for G-20 leaders, a senior administration official said. At some point during the meal, Trump left his own seat…

Minneapolis police fatally shot Australian woman after hearing ‘loud sound,’ investigators say – Washington Post

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Investigators probing the death of an Australian woman who was fatally shot by Minneapolis police officers over the weekend said Tuesday that the officers were “startled by a loud sound” near their patrol car right before the shooting. The two officers were driving through an alley near the home of Justine Damond, 40, after she called 911 late Saturday to report a possible assault, according to the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA), the state agency…

Inside The ‘Shakespearean Irony’ Of Trump And Bannon’s Relationship – West Virginia Public Broadcasting

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

In August 2016, three months before the presidential election, Republican nominee Donald Trump was behind in the polls. Instead of staying on message, the candidate was engaged in a politically damaging fight with the parents of an Army captain killed in Iraq. On Aug. 17, in an effort to change course, the Trump team appointed Steve Bannon, the former executive chairman of the conservative Breitbart News, to lead the campaign….

Bodies of couple missing since 1942 likely found in glacier – CBS News

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

The daughter of a couple who disappeared in the Swiss Alps more than 70 years ago has said the discovery of two bodies emerging from a melting glacier has brought her a “deep sense of calm” after so long without an answer. Marceline Udry-Dumoulin, now 79, told the Le Matin newspaper of Lausanne, Switzerland, that she and her siblings “spent our whole lives looking for them, without stopping. We thought…

Mitch McConnell refuses to pull the plug on stalled Obamacare repeal plan – CNN

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

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Eighth Person at Donald Trump Jr. Meeting Was Rep for Russian Developer – TIME

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

(WASHINGTON) — A representative of the Russian developer who partnered with President Donald Trump to bring the Miss Universe pageant to Moscow was the eighth person at a Trump Tower meeting arranged by Donald Trump Jr. during the campaign, a lawyer for the developer said Tuesday. Ike Kaveladze attended to help translate at the meeting with Trump Jr., Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya and others, attorney Scott Balber told The Washington…

86-year-old jewel thief busted again, this time at Walmart – CNN

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

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Bodies Found in Swiss Glacier Could Solve a Mystery From 1942 – New York Times

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

After two months, the children — five boys and two girls — were divided among families in the neighborhood. The eldest brother, then 13, went to work for a baker; a second brother went to work for a shoemaker and later became a priest, spending decades in Madagascar; two became stone masons; and a fifth worked as a restaurant chef. All five sons have died. Ms. Udry-Dumoulin lived with her…

Iran deal faces uncertain future under Trump – The Hill

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

The Iran nuclear deal faces an uncertain future under President Trump, despite his reluctant decision on Monday to certify Iran’s compliance for the second time in his young presidency. The Trump administration walked a careful tightrope, balancing the president’s deep disgust with the agreement with the united consensus of his most senior national security advisors that the U.S. should stay in, at least for now. National security advisor H.R. McMaster…

Health Care Overhaul Collapses as Two Republican Senators Defect – New York Times

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

In announcing his opposition to the bill, Mr. Moran said it “fails to repeal the Affordable Care Act or address health care’s rising costs.” Advertisement Continue reading the main story “There are serious problems with Obamacare, and my goal remains what it has been for a long time: to repeal and replace it,” he said in a statement. In his own statement, Mr. Lee said of the bill, “In addition…

House GOP unveils budget plan that attaches major spending cuts to coming tax overhaul bill – Washington Post

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

House Republicans unveiled a 2018 budget plan Tuesday that would pave the way for ambitious tax reform legislation — but only alongside a package of politically sensitive spending cuts that threaten to derail the tax rewrite before it begins. GOP infighting over spending, health care and other matters continues to cast doubt on whether the budget blueprint can survive a House vote. Failing to pass a budget could complicate leaders’…

Why the White House sent a last-minute request to South Dakota for leather pants – Washington Post

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

K Bar J Leather Co. makes shotgun chaps in South Dakota. (Photo provided by Kelly Gully) Kelly Gully was hand-stitching leather when the call came last Thursday: Did she and her husband want to visit the White House? The couple makes cowboy gear on a ranch in Newell, S.D. — population 600. They sell mostly shotgun chaps, the strap-on pants that riders wear to protect their legs from jagged brush…

Minneapolis woman killed by police: What we know and don’t know – CNN

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

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Saudi woman who wore skirt in viral video has been arrested, state television reports – Washington Post

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

يجب ان لاتطلع في بلد محافظ بهذا الشكل ، عليها احترام القوانين ، ولاا سوف يكون مصيرها معروف#مطلوب_محاكمة_مودل_خلود pic.twitter.com/1ygF1UCD53 — فــّــواز الوايلي (@1__shadw) July 16, 2017 A young woman is at the center of a controversy about clothing in Saudi Arabia, after she posted videos of herself in one of the nation’s most conservative provinces wearing a short skirt and a cropped top. The woman has been arrested by Riyadh police for…