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Trump ends charm offensive in Italy with G7 meeting | Daily Mail Online

Donald Trump started his first overseas presidential journey as a rock star, walking down a red carpet when he arrived in Saudi Arabia and leaving the country with a coveted $100 billion arms deal.

One week and three countries later, the president risked losing his momentum in liberal Europe – where it was his predecessor, Barack Obama, who once received a hero’s welcome.

The setting could hardly be more dramatic: Friday’s G7 meetings kicked off in the Ancient Theatre of Taormina, an ancient Greek stone amphitheatre on the island of Sicily that dates from the 3rd century B.C. – complete with a nine-plane flyover trailing the Italian tricolor hues.

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4544536/Trump-ends-charm-offensive-Italy-G7-meeting.html

‘Credible’ Islamic State propaganda video features short clip of Las Vegas Strip – Las Vegas Review-Journal

A legitimate Islamic State group propaganda video posted on social media last week features brief footage of the Las Vegas Strip while calling for lone-wolf terrorist attacks, and Las Vegas police are treating it as a credible threat.

The video is about 44 minutes long, which is unusual because Islamic State group propaganda videos are often much shorter, according to a representative with SITE Intelligence Group, a nongovernmental counterterrorism organization.

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https://www.reviewjournal.com/crime/credible-islamic-state-propaganda-video-features-short-clip-of-las-vegas-strip/

Boeing is building DARPA’s new hypersonic space plane


A few years ago, DARPA started work on a new experimental aircraft project called the XS-1, a vehicle designed to make launching satellites a faster, less expensive endeavor. Today, that project just took a huge leap forward: DARPA has announced that it’s partnering with Boeing to build its next generation hypersonic space plane. Specifically, the aircraft manufacturer has been tapped to complete advanced design work on the XS-1 project, following up on the concept Boeing pitched to the agency during the project’s early stages — which it will now help build and test over the next several years. 
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https://www.engadget.com/2017/05/24/boeing-is-building-darpas-new-hypersonic-space-plane/

Eminent domain a political battle as pipeline construction surges | McClatchy Washington Bureau

“These oil companies have so much power,” fumed MacQueen, standing in his yard on a recent weekday. “They think they can do anything they want.”

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Eminent domain is often used by governments to gain right-of-way for projects such as highways or government buildings. But state and federal regulators who authorize pipeline projects also typically grant the private companies that are building them the right to use eminent domain to secure needed right-of-way.

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http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/nation-world/national/article152001187.html

Whistleblower: DHS knew MS-13 gang members were part of illegal immigrant surge – Washington Times


The Obama administration knowingly let in at least 16 admitted MS-13 gang members who arrived at the U.S. as illegal immigrant teenagers in 2014, a top senator said Wednesday, citing internal documents that showed the teens were shipped to juvenile homes throughout the country.
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http://m.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/may/24/whistleblower-dhs-knowingly-let-ms-13-gang-members/

Trump gets rough ride in EU, NATO talks

Brussels (AFP) – US President Donald Trump on Thursday ran into the first problems of a landmark European trip, embarrassingly called out in public over Russia and on leaks into the Manchester terror attack.

His carefully choreographed visits to the EU and NATO in Brussels were designed to heal divisions caused by the billionaire’s harsh campaign criticisms of both institutions.

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https://www.yahoo.com/news/trump-tough-nato-eu-talks-095702302.html

Gianforte charged with election-eve assault

Late on the night before a hotly contested special election, U.S. House candidate Greg Gianforte was charged with misdemeanor assault after a national political reporter alleged the Republican “body slammed” him, sending a last-minute shock wave through the race.

Shortly after 5 p.m. Wednesday, the Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office was summoned to Gianforte’s campaign headquarters at 212 Discovery Lane in Bozeman. 

The reporter, Ben Jacobs of The Guardian, claimed on Twitter that Gianforte assaulted him.

“Greg Gianforte just body slammed me and broke my glasses,” Jacobs tweeted.

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http://www.bozemandailychronicle.com/news/politics/reporter-alleges-greg-gianforte-body-slammed-him-in-bozeman/article_9df533bb-9919-51aa-8d0d-5d5cb4e48923.html

NJ Emergency Alert System Accidentally Activates, Sends Nuclear Warnings to Some TVs | NBC New York

A false alarm that went out to some people’s television sets Tuesday might have scared some in New Jersey.

A nuclear power plant warning issued in Cumberland and Salem counties was sent out by mistake.

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http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/False-Emergency-Alert-Goes-Out-to-Some-in-New-Jersey-by-Mistake-424005554.html

Depositions near in dossier defamation suit against Buzzfeed | McClatchy Washington Bureau

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Lawyers for a Russian tech mogul suing online news site BuzzFeed for defamation will seek within the next two weeks to take sworn testimony from its editor and several reporters.

The suit stems from BuzzFeed’s decision to become the first news operation to post online a former British spy’s dossier about Russia’s alleged scheme to help Donald Trump win the presidency last fall.

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http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/nation-world/national/article152224597.html

NATO rolls out the red carpet, buffs its image for Trump

BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO is not only rolling out the red carpet for U.S. President Donald Trump in Brussels Thursday, the military alliance — which Trump once declared obsolete — has been busy repackaging its image and is ready to unveil a new headquarters worth more than 1 billion euros.
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https://apnews.com/1e412fe9983747a6a8f94a2356d31f96/NATO-rolls-out-the-red-carpet,-buffs-its-image-for-Trump