White House concedes Russia meddled in campaign, but denies it changed the result
The White House Thursday addressed the joint intelligence report that found Russia had attempted to interfere with the 2016 presidential election, more than five months after the report?s conclusions were made public. First, on Twitter, President Trump dismissed the concerns about Russia as a ?big Dem HOAX? and suggested that his predecessor, President Barack Obama, did little to confront the problem. White House aides then clarified Trump?s remarks and said he believes there was Russian meddling but is certain it did not affect the outcome of the race.
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More than 50 people killed in multiple Pakistan attacks
Multiple blasts and a gun attack killed more than 50 people and wounded at least 170 in three Pakistani cities on the last Friday of Ramadan, Islam's holiest month, as officials warned the toll could rise. Authorities said 37 people were killed and more than 150 wounded when twin blasts tore through a market in Parachinar, capital of Kurram district, a mainly Shiite area of Pakistan's tribal belt. Local official Nasrullah Khan told AFP that the first blast detonated as the market was crowded with shoppers preparing for the Eid ul-Fitr festival marking the end of Ramadan.
Crash that killed teenage siblings so horrific emergency responder went into cardiac arrest
An emergency response volunteer went into cardiac arrest while helping to remove bodies from the scene of a ?horrific? car accident in which two teenage siblings and a 70-year-old man were killed. Eric Neibaur, 15, and his 13-year-old sister Lauren Neibaur died when their pick-up truck collided with Jay Lanningham?s vehicle on a major road in the US state of Idaho. Police said a member of the local search and rescue unit had to be revived with a portable defibrillator after his heart stopped at the scene of the crash, reported the Idaho State Journal.
Minneapolis police asked to limit presence at pride parade
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) ? Minneapolis' first openly gay police chief responded sharply Thursday to a decision by organizers of the Twin Cities Pride Parade to ask her department to minimize its participation in Sunday's annual event due to tensions over the police shooting of Philando Castile.
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Panda mania hits Germany as China's cuddly envoys arrive
Germany was bracing for panda mania as furry ambassadors arrive from China on Saturday, destined for a new life as stars of Berlin's premier zoo. The pair, named Meng Meng and Jiao Qing, will be jetting in on a special Lufthansa cargo plane, accompanied by two Chinese panda specialists, the Berlin Zoo's chief vet and a tonne of bamboo. Berlin's mayor, China's ambassador to Germany and a gaggle of journalists will greet the VIPs as LH8415 pulls to a stop on the tarmac of Schoenefeld airport.
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