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8th Man in Trump Jr. Meeting Once Probed for Money Laundering

The New York Times reported that other world leaders were surprised when Trump left his chair at the banquet and headed towards Putin, who was seated next to First Lady Melania Trump. The meeting, initially scheduled to last 30 minutes, went for over two hours as the presidents discussed Ukraine, Syria, as well as cyber security, making what Moscow called a breakthrough on Syrian peace initiatives.


Judge seizes $2.8 million in Silva's pension fund

Judge seizes $2.8 million in Silva's pension fund

The funds were in one of Silva's individual accounts and in another linked to his company LILS, which administers assets from his lectures, according to the ruling released by the office of federal judge Sergio Moro. The sentence by Moro, whose wide popularity for his anti-corruption work has prompted some to see him as a possible presidential candidate, fed into broader political fissures in Brazil.



Duterte visits Marawi City amid ongoing fighting

Police said a paramilitary guard was killed and one was wounded. Government officials said the PSG personnel, who were doing "normal administrative movement for coordination", encountered some 50 NPA rebels disguising as soldiers at a checkpoint in Arakan town, Cotabato province.


Democrats preferred in 2018, but without anti-Trump motivation

Democrats preferred in 2018, but without anti-Trump motivation

The snapshot emerges just as Congress has hit a major stumbling block in its effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act , with Republican leaders in the Senate falling short this week of the votes they need to advance their deeply unpopular bill.


Three systems of health insurance may be what doctor ordered | Letters

Three systems of health insurance may be what doctor ordered | Letters

Trump has lobbied for Congress to pass an Obamacare replacement that he can sign. But the provision isn't in that bill. Premiums went up previous year - around 20 percent across the board - so the increase isn't completely unexpected, given the rising underlying cost of health care.


OJ Simpson released on parole

OJ Simpson released on parole

He was sentenced to 33 years, with parole eligibility coming after nine. Simpson has been incarcerated for almost nine years, the minimum amount of time he must serve in his 33-year sentence. Hundreds of millions of people tuned in more than 20 years ago as the fallen football hero was acquitted of the stabbing murders of his wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman .