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WASHINGTON (AP) — The ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, congressman Adam Schiff, says shifting explanations by the Trump administration about a Trump Tower meeting last year are "a deeply worrying trend." A prominent Russian-American lobbyist and former Soviet military officer says he too attended the meeting. It featured President Donald Trump's son, son-in-law, campaign manager and a Russian lawyer who was there to pass along damaging information about Hillary Clinton.

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Russian-American lobbyist who attended a meeting at Trump Tower last year says allegations that he's connected to Russian intelligence are part of a "smear campaign." Rinat Akhmetship says he served in the military before the fall of the Soviet Union. His unit was part of counterintelligence but that he was never formally trained as a spy.

HONOLULU (AP) — The Trump administration is appealing the latest travel ban ruling to the U.S. Supreme Court. A federal judge in Hawaii on Thursday further narrowed how President Donald Trump's travel ban for certain foreigners and refugees can be applied. The administration is bypassing the San Francisco-based appeals court that has ruled against it in the case and return to the high court.

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Two cousins facing homicide charges in the disappearances of four missing Pennsylvania men will be held without bail. A judge ruled Friday that 20-year-old Cosmo DiNardo and 20-year-old Sean Kratz will be jailed separately after prosecutors argued the men were dangers to society. A criminal complaint alleges the defendants brought the victims to the farm ostensibly to buy marijuana from DiNardo.

PARIS (AP) — President Donald Trump is thanking French President Emmanuel Macron for hosting him in Paris for the annual Bastille Day celebrations. The president says on Twitter that they had "great conversations" on trade, the military and security. Trump has departed France after attending the Bastille Day parade with Macron.

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