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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, center, Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, left, and U.S. President Barack Obama take part in the North American Leaders' Summit at the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa on Wednesday, June 29, 2016.  (Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press via AP)

Obama: Mexicans make U.S. stronger

- The Washington Times

With Donald Trump’s rhetoric about Mexican rapists and border walls obviously on their minds, President Obama and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto made a public show of friendship and respect Wednesday.

A voter marks a ballot for the New Hampshire primary inside a voting booth on Feb. 9 in Manchester, N.H. (Associated Press)

Judge upholds voter citizenship checks

- The Washington Times

Kansas, Alabama and Georgia can demand their residents submit proof of citizenship before signing up to vote even if they’re using the federal government’s registration forms, a judge said Wednesday, delivering a win to states concerned about voter fraud.


Clinton set up server before secretary term

- The Washington Times

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton began planning use of her secret email address even before she took office in January 2009, top aide Huma Abedin said in sworn testimony this week, raising questions about why no emails from her first few months in office were part of the set she returned to the government.

President Barack Obama, accompanied by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexican President Enrique Pena Neito, speaks during their trilateral news conference for the North America Leaders' Summit at the National Gallery of Canada, Wednesday, June 29, 2016 in Ottawa, Canada. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama takes shot at Trump as a phony populist

- The Washington Times

In a international summit dominated by the prospect of Donald Trump’s presidency, President Obama criticized the presumptive Republican nominee as a phony populist and told Mexicans and Canadians that Mr. Trump’s anti-immigrant rhetoric doesn’t represent the views of most Americans.

A rehearsal for Cleveland? Protestors chant outside a campaign event for Donald Trump in Boston on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Bill Sikes)

Cleveland approves $50 million in ‘protest insurance’ for GOP convention

- The Washington Times

When Republicans gather in Cleveland’s Quicken Loans Arena for their national convention in 18 days, they will encounter a fabulous stage with a sweeping American flag backdrop, a grand staircase and a 1,711-square-foot screen, deemed “one of the most advanced stages ever put together” by organizers who unveiled their plan during a cordial press tour Tuesday. That will be inside.

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Conn. police more likely to use stun guns on minorities

- Associated Press

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ADVANCE FOR JUNE 30 -In this Saturday, April 23, 2016 photo, members of the Ku Klux Klan participate in cross burnings after a "White Pride," rally, in rural Paulding County near Cedar Town, Ga. The Ku Klux Klan is trying to raise its hooded head 150 years after it was founded following the Civil War. Born in the ashes of the smoldering South after the Civil War, the Ku Klux Klan died and was reborn before losing the fight against civil rights in the 1960s. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Ku Klux Klan dreams of rising again 150 years after founding

- Associated Press

Born in the ashes of the smoldering South after the Civil War, the Ku Klux Klan died and was reborn before losing the fight against civil rights in the 1960s. Membership dwindled, a unified group fractured, and one-time members went to prison for a string of murderous attacks against blacks. Many assumed the group was dead, a white-robed ghost of hate and violence.


Ambassador takes veiled shot at Donald Trump over refugees

- The Washington Times

Without mentioning him by name, the top U.S. diplomat at the United Nations criticized presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump's call to halt the flow of refugees from Muslim countries, saying this sort of policy "personally offends" her.

Brit indicted in botched attempt to shoot Trump in Las Vegas

- Associated Press

A British man who authorities say tried to grab a police officer's gun to shoot presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump at a Las Vegas campaign rally was indicted Wednesday on federal criminal charges that, together, could get him up to 30 years in prison.

AG: Williston broke law with meetings on man-camp ban

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