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President Donald Trump on Tuesday filed another lawsuit in his ongoing effort to block a congressional committee from accessing his tax records. ABC
VOA VIEW: Good!
The Trump administration proposed a new rule on Tuesday that could mean as many as three million people could lose access to food stamps. ABC
VOA VIEW: That may be good.
The Senate on Tuesday voted to confirm Mark Esper as the next defense secretary, the first permanent leader the Pentagon has had since James Mattis resigned in December. ABC

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He beat Jeremy Hunt in a ballot of party members and will enter Downing Street on Wednesday. BBC
VOA VIEW: This may be good - England may have its own Trump.
The DOJ is examining leading online platforms—likely Google, Facebook, Amazon and Apple—to see if they're monopolies CBS
VOA VIEW: Good!
In an exclusive interview with the head of the Office of Refugee Resettlement, CBS News learned thousands of unaccompanied migrant children are at risk of spending the rest of their childhoods in federal custody. His Obama administration predecessor, Bob Carey, said the current rhetoric is making migrant families "fearful." He said if no one comes forward to claim unaccompanied children because they fear the government, those kids will be detained longer. CBS
The fight for funding came to a close in Congress on Tuesday after the Senate voted to fund the bill until 2092 CBS
Apple has asked the Trump administration to exclude 15 components from import tariffs, according to U.S. Trade Representative comment filings published recently. CNBC
VOA VIEW: No deal.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren introduced a bill Tuesday that would forgive the student debt of tens of millions of Americans. CNBC

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He's loomed -- mostly unseen -- over all but a few months of President Donald Trump's tenure. On Wednesday, former special counsel Robert Mueller moves from the wings to center stage, occupying a spotlight the President would prefer just fade. CNN
Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MI) pushed back on an audience member's "appalling" question about female genital mutilation at the Muslim Caucus Education Collective's 2019 Conference. CNN
The New York City Police Benevolent Association demanded that the district attorney invoke felony charges against those accused of throwing water or other substances at officers. The call came after viral videos surfaced on Monday showing officers being doused or pelted while onlookers jeered.  FOX News
VOA VIEW: Police should not have to take abuse.
As he becomes PM, new Tory leader knows he has to unite his party – and deliver BrexitBoris Johnson will underline his determination to unite a fractured and demoralised Conservative party and deliver Brexit by 31 October as he achieves his long-cherished ambition of becoming Britain’s prime minister.The new Tory leader has already begun “love-bombing” sceptical centre-ground MPs as Theresa May prepared to leave No 10 Downing Street after three fraught years. Guardian

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Last month the Syrian army said it had shot down a number of Israeli missiles targeting the location Jerusalem Post
VOA VIEW: Israel should not be messed with.
Like Trump, Johnson is an ardent supporter of Israel. Like Trump, Johnson is not subtle. And, like Trump, Johnson triggers great objection to anything he supports Jerusalem Post
VOA VIEW: They may be a match.
The top Democrat on the U.S. House Judiciary Committee said Sunday he believes there is "substantial evidence" that President Donald Trump committed high crimes and misdemeanors, and he plans to ask former Special Counsel Robert Mueller to present those facts at a congressional hearing on Wednesday. Reuters
VOA VIEW: It will be dull or interesting.

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The Federal Trade Commission is set to announce on Wednesday that Facebook Inc has agreed to a sweeping settlement of significant allegations it mishandled user privacy and pay $5 billion, two people briefed on the matter said. Reuters
VOA VIEW: It was a cheap deal.
Owners of cannabis companies told a Senate committee Tuesday that they are forced by federal law to operate as cash-only businesses, making it difficult to pay taxes and creating safety concerns. UPI
The North Carolina city that will host the 2020 Republican convention next summer has passed a resolution condemning hate speech, after a campaign rally led by President Donald Trump generated controversy last week. UPI
VOA VIEW: It will be interesting.
South Korean officials may have requested the release of classified U.S. documents pertaining to the 1980 Gwangju Uprising, according to a local press report. UPI

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July 23, 2019

     Nadler is an idiot.  House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler said on "Fox News Sunday" that Robert Mueller's report presents "very substantial evidence" that President Donald Trump is "guilty of high crimes and misdemeanors" -- an impeachable offense.  There is no way the allegations can, or will be proven.  Nadler is taking the allegations from the Constitution.