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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

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Trump's Russian Laundromat 
In 2007, Trump celebrated the launch of Trump SoHo with partners Tevfik Arif (center) and Felix Sater (right). Arif was later acquitted on charges of running a prostitution ring. (photo: Mark Von Holden/Getty)
Craig Unger, New Republic
Unger writes: "Russian mobsters were beginning to invest in high-end real estate, which offered an ideal vehicle to launder money from their criminal enterprises."
Senate Will Vote to Repeal Obamacare Without Replacement, After New Healthcare Bill Stumbles
Ben Jacobs, Guardian UK
Jacobs writes: "Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell has announced that the Senate will vote on a clean repeal of Obamacare without any replacement, after two Republican senators broke ranks to torpedo the current Senate healthcare bill."
How Rex Tillerson Turned the State Department Into a Ghost Ship
Bob Dreyfuss, Rolling Stone
Dreyfuss writes: "Under Tillerson's uncertain leadership, America's diplomatic expertise - its ability to bring experience to bear on knotty international problems, its facility for reconciling warring parties and conflicts from the Middle East to Asia - has been decimated."
GOP Budget Would Unlock Special Power for Tax Bill - With a Catch
Sarah Ferris, Politico
Ferris writes: "To unlock Congress' power to expedite tax overhaul this year, GOP lawmakers would need to slash billions from politically sensitive programs like food stamps, student aid and federal pension funds."
Nuns Are Suing to Stop a Pipeline - Because They Believe the Earth Is Sacred
Jack Jenkins, ThinkProgress
Jenkins writes: "A group of Pennsylvania Catholic nuns are suing to protect their land from potential pipeline construction using an unusual legal argument: religious liberty, specifically a version popularized by right-wing Christians."
UAE Hacking of Qatari Government Sites Led to Boycott of Qatar, US Officials Say
Karen DeYoung and Ellen Nakashima, The Washington Post
Excerpt: "The United Arab Emirates orchestrated the hacking of Qatari government news and social media sites in order to post incendiary false quotes attributed to Qatar's emir, Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad al-Thani, in late May that sparked the ongoing upheaval between Qatar and its neighbors, according to U.S. intelligence officials."
Big Victory in Fight to Protect California's Coast From Offshore Fracking
Center for Biological Diversity
Excerpt: "A federal court on Friday rejected the Trump administration's effort to dismiss a lawsuit challenging the approval of fracking in federal waters off California."

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