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    The 22 Dems Who Want to Strip Ivanka Trump’s Clearance
    Aug14

    The 22 Dems Who Want to Strip Ivanka Trump’s Clearance

    As a Baltimore Republican who is a child of Manhattan, I am twice a politically homeless person. Our president has told us that the first species is nonexistent, while New York County gave Governor Kasich his only county-level primary victory outside of Ohio. But not only Baltimoreans have seen H. L. Mencken’s famous reflection on the...

    Elina Svitolina beats Caroline Wozniacki 6-4, 6-0 to win Rogers Cup
    Aug13

    Elina Svitolina beats Caroline Wozniacki 6-4, 6-0 to win Rogers Cup

    TORONTO — Elina Svitolina defeated Caroline Wozniacki 6-4, 6-0 to win the Rogers Cup women’s tennis tournament on Sunday at Aviva Centre. It was Svitolina’s fifth WTA Tour title of the season. The 22-year-old Ukrainian used powerful groundstrokes and a big serve to keep the sixth-ranked Wozniacki off balance. A break at love at 4-4...

    Road To Dispossession: Locals Pushed Aside For The Trans-Crimea Highway
    Aug13

    Road To Dispossession: Locals Pushed Aside For The Trans-Crimea Highway

    Tightening its grip over the illegally annexed Ukrainian region of Crimea, Moscow is pushing ahead with the construction of a $2 billion highway across the peninsula. But hundreds of residents say their property rights are being trampled in the rush to get the project under way. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    U.S. debate on arming Ukraine puts pressure on Russia, Trump
    Aug13

    U.S. debate on arming Ukraine puts pressure on Russia, Trump

    Seeking leverage with Russia, the Trump administration has reopened consideration of long-rejected plans to give Ukraine lethal weapons, even if that would plunge the United States deeper into the former Soviet republic’s conflict. …read more Source: CTV...

    Trump administration reopens consideration of rejected plans to arm Ukraine
    Aug13

    Trump administration reopens consideration of rejected plans to arm Ukraine

    Deliberations put pressure on Trump, who’s fighting perceptions he is soft on the Kremlin amid investigations into whether his campaign colluded with Moscow …read more Source: The Globe and...

    US debate on arming Ukraine puts pressure on Russia, Trump
    Aug13

    US debate on arming Ukraine puts pressure on Russia, Trump

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Seeking leverage with Russia, the Trump administration has reopened consideration of long-rejected plans to give Ukraine lethal weapons, even if that would plunge the United States deeper into the former Soviet republic’s conflict. The proposal, endorsed by the Pentagon and the State Department, reflects his...

    US debate on arming Ukraine puts pressure on Russia, Trump
    Aug13

    US debate on arming Ukraine puts pressure on Russia, Trump

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    Wozniacki beats Stephens to reach Rogers Cup women’s tennis final
    Aug12

    Wozniacki beats Stephens to reach Rogers Cup women’s tennis final

    TORONTO — Sixth-seeded Caroline Wozniacki defeated Sloane Stephens 6-2, 6-3 on Saturday afternoon to reach the final of the Rogers Cup women’s tennis tournament. Wozniacki will play either defending champion Simona Halep of Romania or Elina Svitolina of Ukraine in the championship on Sunday. Stephens had her serve broken in the opening game...

    Week 12: Putting the Squeeze on Paul Manafort
    Aug12

    Week 12: Putting the Squeeze on Paul Manafort

    At the rate Robert S. Mueller is going, he will soon have enough material to write an eight-volume biography of former Trump campaign director Paul Manafort with enough material left over to construct a Manafort Broadway musical, a Manafort video game and a Manafort theme park. According to news reports this week, the special counsel has hoovered...

    UN: Displaced in Ukraine’s Rebel-held East Lack Basic Services, Benefits
    Aug12

    UN: Displaced in Ukraine’s Rebel-held East Lack Basic Services, Benefits

    The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees is appealing to the government of Ukraine in Kyiv and Russian-backed authorities in eastern Ukraine to provide basic services and pension benefits to hundreds of thousands of internally displaced people struggling to survive in the rebel-held parts of Ukraine’s Donetsk and Luhansk regions....