Evening Edition: Trump revealed highly classified information to Russian diplomats

Syria is using crematorium to hide executions, U.S. says; Justice Dept. is pressed to explain travel ban to the appeals court that Trump often criticizes; Supreme Court will not consider reviving controversial North Carolina voter ID law ; For Trump, the loyalty he demands is a one-way street ; Why Congress probably will never see Trump’s Comey ‘tapes’; After Comey’s ouster, the FBI’s reputation hit a new high; Macron affirms Franco-German ties, E.U. commitment in meeting with Merkel; Russia warns against ‘intimidating’ North Korea after its latest missile launch; A congressman said making a man get maternity insurance was ‘crazy.’ A woman’s 96-word reply went viral.; ‘Did you hear that?’: Amid Baltimore’s surge in killings, a faint cry shocks police; Barron Trump to attend private St. Andrew’s Episcopal School in Maryland this fall; ‘I need to take a shower,’ Conway said after defending candidate Trump, according to ‘Morning Joe’; Penn State teen killed in frat hazing was treated like ‘roadkill and a rag doll,’ parents say; How to protect yourself from the global cyberattack; Miss USA says health care is a ‘privilege,’ not a right, sparking debate during pageant; A new concert hall in Hamburg transforms the city;
 
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BREAKING NEWS
Trump revealed highly classified information to Russian diplomats
The president’s disclosures to the Russian foreign minister and ambassador jeopardized a critical source of intelligence on the Islamic State — an information-sharing arrangement considered so sensitive that details have been withheld from allies and tightly restricted even within the U.S. government, current and former U.S. officials said. President Trump appeared to be boasting of the “great intel” he receives when he described a looming terror threat, according to an official with knowledge of the exchange.
Syria is using crematorium to hide executions, U.S. says
At least 50 prisoners a day are being executed at the notorious Sednaya military prison outside Damascus, State Department officials said. Russia and Iran were accused of complicity in “atrocities.” The United States released aerial photos of the facility and said the information came from “intelligence assessments” and human rights groups.
 
Justice Dept. is pressed to explain travel ban to the appeals court that Trump often criticizes
The three-judge 9th Circuit panel focused on frequent comments Trump made during the campaign about wanting a “total and complete shutdown” on Muslims entering the United States. One judge asked, “Has the president ever disavowed his campaign statements?”
 
Supreme Court will not consider reviving controversial North Carolina voter ID law
A lower court had said that state legislators acted “with almost surgical precision” in seeking to blunt the influence of African American voters. Last summer the Supreme Court had divided evenly on whether the law could be used in last fall’s election while the appeals continued.
 
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Daily 202 | Analysis
For Trump, the loyalty he demands is a one-way street
Throughout Donald Trump’s career, he has sought out scapegoats whenever situations get hairy. He’s doing it again amid the continuing fallout from his decision to fire the FBI director.
 
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Why Congress probably will never see Trump’s Comey ‘tapes’
Top lawmakers from both parties have called for such recordings to be turned over, but almost no one seems willing to force the president with a subpoena.
 
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After Comey’s ouster, the FBI’s reputation hit a new high
A new poll found that Americans see the FBI more positively than they have at any point since at least 1995.
 
Macron affirms Franco-German ties, E.U. commitment in meeting with Merkel
On his first full day, the French president appointed a former political foe as prime minister and flew to Berlin to meet with the German chancellor — moves seen as attempts to build a broader base for an untested political movement and to strengthen an alliance at the heart of Europe.
 
Russia warns against ‘intimidating’ North Korea after its latest missile launch
Although Moscow has expressed concern about Pyongyang’s nuclear capabilities, Russia is one of the few countries with diplomatic ties to the North. Both countries have recently considered a slew of economic deals.
 
A congressman said making a man get maternity insurance was ‘crazy.’ A woman’s 96-word reply went viral.
At the lawmaker’s town hall in Iowa, a retired teacher didn’t have a question. But the next day, she realized she did have a response, which she wrote down and sent to a local newspaper. At least 100,000 people have endorsed it.
 
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‘Did you hear that?’: Amid Baltimore’s surge in killings, a faint cry shocks police
The stunning pace of killings this year has made Baltimore’s homicide rate per capita one of the highest in the country — surpassing even Chicago and New Orleans. When police found a 10-month-old at the scene of her father’s death, the baby came to symbolize the stakes of the city’s grim trend.
 
Barron Trump to attend private St. Andrew’s Episcopal School in Maryland this fall
He will be the first presidential child to attend the co-educational college preparatory school that was founded in 1978.
 
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‘I need to take a shower,’ Conway said after defending candidate Trump, according to ‘Morning Joe’
Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski said that after the microphones were turned off, Kellyanne Conway used to complain privately about representing a man she did not always believe in.
 
Penn State teen killed in frat hazing was treated like ‘roadkill and a rag doll,’ parents say
Members of Beta Theta Pi waited 12 hours to call 911 after a pledge tumbled headfirst down a flight of stairs.
 
How to protect yourself from the global cyberattack
Security experts are bracing for more fallout from a ransomware attack that has hit more than 150 countries and major businesses and organizations.
 
Miss USA says health care is a ‘privilege,’ not a right, sparking debate during pageant
Beauty pageant contestants usually don’t give such direct answers during the Q&A portion, but Miss D.C. Kára McCullough took a different approach.
 
Perspective
A new concert hall in Hamburg transforms the city
High above the German city and its industrial waterfront, the billion-dollar Elbphilharmonie — with its cutting-edge acoustics and extraordinary design — has become a destination for music lovers.
 
 
     
 
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