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These numbers should make US Democrats uneasy

Story highlights Trump is (barely) above water on the economy A majority thinks Democrats don’t stand for anything other than being against Trump Democrat favorables haven’t budged since the 2016 convention (CNN)There’s plenty of good news for Democrats and bad news for Donald Trump in an avalanche of new polling released this week. The President’s approval rating has fallen 6 ...

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Shenzhen's never-ending skyscraper boom

Christopher Dewolf is a Hong Kong based writer with a focus on architecture and urbanism. He is the author of “Borrowed Spaces: Life Between the Cracks of Modern Hong Kong.” (CNN)It rises like a mirage as you pass the fallow fields and fish ponds of outer Hong Kong: a wall of skyscrapers shimmering in the distance. This is Shenzhen, which ...

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Thousands of German revelers celebrate legalization of gay marriage

(CNN)Thousands of marchers flooded the streets of Berlin for the annual Christopher Street Day parade on Saturday in support of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights. No doubt this year’s event will be particularly sweet for those celebrating pride as it comes just weeks after German lawmakers voted to legalize same-sex marriage in the country. Paradegoers march alongside decorated trucks ...

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Can Trump stop Mueller?

Washington (CNN)Robert Mueller’s appointment as special counsel to lead the Russia probe in May caught President Donald Trump by surprise. He was given no heads up and, according to The New York Times, said, “what the hell is this all about?” Since that time, Trump has called the investigation a “witch hunt,” suggested Mueller’s team members are “biased” and continued ...

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Longtime Russian diplomat heads home

Story highlights Russia: Change of ambassador has been planned for some time Kislyak has been at the center of a political firestorm in the US Atlanta (CNN)Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak left the United States for Russia on Saturday after concluding his tour of service as ambassador to the US, a spokesman for the Russian Embassy said, JUST WATCHED Diplomat at ...

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Scaramucci: Trump still unsure of Russia meddling

Story highlights Scaramucci said he didn’t care about his past criticism of Trump He said he would address White House leaks on Monday Washington (CNN)Newly minted White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci said on CNN’s “State of the Union” Sunday that President Donald Trump still does not accept the intelligence community’s conclusion that Russia attempted to influence the 2016 election. ...

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