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WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump's eldest son says he met with a Kremlin-linked lawyer shortly after his father clinched the GOP nomination, hoping to get information helpful to the campaign. A New York Times report citing advisers to the White House and other people familiar with the gathering says Trump Jr. agreed to the meeting after being promised information damaging to Hillary Clinton. He says no supporting information was ever offered, and that his father was unaware of the meeting.
MOSUL, Iraq (AP) — Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has been celebrating with Iraqi troops in Mosul after they drove Islamic State militants from some of their last strongholds in a nearly nine-month campaign. But heavy fighting by holdouts continues in parts of the Old City neighborhood near the Tigris River.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump appears to be backing away from the idea of working with Russia to create a "cyber security unit" to guard against election hacking. A Democratic congressman, Adam Schiff of California, says expecting Russia to be a credible partner in any cybersecurity initiative "would be dangerously naive." Sunday night, Trump tweeted that just because he and Russia's Vladimir Putin discussed the idea "doesn't mean I think it can happen. It can't."
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is returning from its July 4 recess with Republicans scrambling to give President Donald Trump the GOP's first major legislative triumph and avert full-blown political disasters over health care, the budget and tax reform. Republicans have had full control of Washington for nearly 6 months with little to show the nation so far.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo, New York, is home to the nation's first opioid crisis intervention court, which puts users under faster, stricter supervision than ordinary drug courts, all with the goal of keeping them alive. Users get into treatment within hours of their arrest instead of days and must check in with a judge every day for a month instead of once a week. Funded with a $300,000 Justice Department grant, the program seeks to provide a model that can be replicated in other heroin-wracked cities.
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