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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

RSN: Comey Memo Says Trump Asked Him to End Flynn Investigation

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Comey Memo Says Trump Asked Him to End Flynn Investigation 
James B. Comey, the former FBI director, during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing this month. (photo: Gabriella Demczuk/NYT) 
Michael S. Schmidt, The New York Times 
Schmidt writes: "President Trump asked the F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, to shut down the federal investigation into Mr. Trump's former national security adviser, Michael T. Flynn, in an Oval Office meeting in February, according to a memo Mr. Comey wrote shortly after the meeting." 
Chelsea Manning Released From Military Prison After Serving Seven Years of 35-Year Sentence 
Ed Pilkington, Guardian UK 
Pilkington writes: "Chelsea Manning, the army private who released a vast trove of US state secrets and was punished by the US military for months in penal conditions denounced by the UN as torture, has been released from a military prison in Kansas after serving seven years of a 35-year sentence." 
Senator Angus King: Trump Approaching 'Obstruction of Justice,' Impeachment 
Cristiano Lima, Politico 
Lima writes: "Sen. Angus King said if allegations that President Donald Trump tried to shut down an FBI investigation into one of his former advisers prove true, the president will be bordering on 'the legal definition of obstruction of justice' and could open himself up to impeachment proceedings." 
US Accused of Killing 40 Civilians in Syria 
Erika Solomon, Financial Times 
Solomon writes: "More than 40 civilians have been killed in a suspected US-led coalition strike in eastern Syria, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights." 
Trump Administration to Slash $8.8 Billion in Aid to Groups That Promote Abortion Access Abroad 
Carter Sherman, Vice News 
Sherman writes: "Trump's rebranded global gag rule will cut funding to international health programs like HIV/AIDS and child healthcare." 
'Erdogan's Bodyguards' in Violent Clash With Protesters in Washington DC 
Zachary Cohen, CNN 
Cohen writes: "Nine people were injured during a protest outside of the residence of the Turkish ambassador in Washington, DC on Tuesday, according to the official Twitter account of Washington, DC fire and EMS department." 
Unrecorded Diesel Emissions Kill 38,000 People a Year 
Emma Foehringer Merchant, Grist 
Foehringer Merchant writes: "A new study shows that pollution from diesel vehicles in 11 areas around the world is 50 percent higher than official lab tests report, leading to scores of premature deaths." 

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