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The world turned upside downImage: Kommersant Photo Agency/REX/Shutterstock President Donald Trump’s entire performance during his joint press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin was shocking — just ask Anderson Cooper — but a handful of moments stood out above the rest. 1. Forceful removal of protester Things were crazy even before the two leaders took the stage when a man was very forcibly removed from the gallery, a startling moment of violence that fueled an already tense atmosphere. Here’s the moment when Putin was asked if he wanted Trump to…

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Chris Evans, the IRL Captain America, is out there fighting against Donald Trump

Captain America to the rescue!Image: mashable composite: marvel and MIKHAIL SVETLOV/GETTY IMAGES America could use a hero right about now, and Chris Evans (aka, Captain America) seems up for the job. On Monday, Donald Trump held a joint press conference with Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Finland. He — the US president, that is — spent a good amount of time defending Russia and bashing America, the FBI, the Mueller probe, and Hillary Clinton. Evans, who portrays a man who literally dedicates his life to defending America, did not approve of Trump’s…

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US charges Russian national with being a foreign agent

Washington (CNN)The Justice Department charged a Russian national who, along with her mentor, aimed to set up backchannel communications during the presidential campaign between Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin, with conspiring against the US as a foreign agent. Torshin bragged both publicly and privately that he and Butina were the only Russians who were also lifetime members of the NRA, and they leveraged their relationship with the NRA’s leadership to foster relationships with Republican Party leaders, American politicians and business leaders. They even used their connection to try…

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Trump left out one critical fact when congratulating France on the World Cup win.

France won the 2018 World Cup with a resounding 4-2 victory over Croatia on July 15. You could say they were pretty excited about it. Photo by Franck Fife/AFP/Getty Images. Congratulations poured in from across the globe, including from President Donald Trump. Trump — who at the time was in Europe for a NATO summit, a visit with U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May, and a trip to Helsinki, Finland, to discuss … something with Russian President Vladimir Putin — praised the French for their big win. Congratulations to France, who played…

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Father of Australian doctor died just after trapped Thai boys were rescued

Chiang Rai, Thailand (CNN)An Australian doctor involved in freeing 12 young soccer players and their coach from caves in northern Thailand learned later that his father had died as the rescue effort was winding down. Pearce said Harris had “given his all, his family have given the support and we’ve given the support as well as an organization.” “If you can imagine being physically and mentally exhausted going through a rescue and having to deal with that, when you’re at your lowest ebb, you’ve given it all and then you…

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Croatia’s real World Cup star? The president in the stands

Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovi saw all but one game at her own expense while sporting a national team shirt She wore the team shirt and cheered as Croatia faced France in a Golden Ball award winner, Luka Modri, as well as Ivan Perii and Mario Manduki. More than 80% of the stories were positive, Mediatoolkit said, for a woman who travelled to Russia at her own expense in economy class and often watched from the non-VIP stands missing only the semi-final against England because it clashed with the Nato summit. Boris Deulovi,…

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‘I had to make my kidnapper fall in love with me’

Ms Ayling says it was “horrendous” when she arrived at the house and Herba said she would be sold as a sex slave unless she found 300,000 euros (£265,000). “I thought what he was saying was all true and I didn’t doubt him for a second because he was so detailed in responses to my questions,” she says. But he also asked her if he could kiss her and if they could have a relationship. “I thought this is my chance to get out,” Ms Ayling says. “Once I saw…

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British cave diver considering legal action over Elon Musk’s ‘pedo’ attack

Vernon Unsworth astonished and very angry after Tesla owner makes baseless remark A British cave diver who was instrumental in the called him a pedo on Twitter. Vernon Unsworth told the Guardian on Monday he was astonished and very angry at the attack, for which Musk offered no evidence or basis. The billionaire initially doubled down on the comments made on social media, but has since deleted them. Unsworth told journalists at the cave site, where a clean-up operation is under way, that the remarks about him were an attack…

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What critics thought of Sacha Baron Cohen’s new show ‘Who is America?’

Image: Gavin Bond/SHOWTIME Sacha Baron Cohen’s Who Is America? created quite the buzz leading up to its release, with prominent conservative politicians reacting with outrage as they realized Cohen was effectively pranking them. The series premiere is now streaming on Showtime (free for a limited time), and in true Cohen fashion, it’s got people talking. SEE ALSO: Sarah Palin tears into Sacha Baron Cohen after being ‘duped’ into fake interview Showtime hosted a screening of the first episode before its release, and it impacted Cohen’s comedy peers. The NDA is…

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3 Kansas City, Missouri, cops shot; gunman killed in standoff with police, officials say

As of 2p officers are still working to confirm the house involved is unoccupied but it is believed the only suspect is in custody at this time. We are not actively searching for any other suspects. — Kansas City Police (@kcpolice) July 15, 2018 Fox 4 reported the suspect was found dead at the home. The Star reported the suspect was wanted in the shooting of a UMKC student during a robbery. Reports suggested all three wounded officers would survive. Officers with rifles blocked off the area around where the shooting unfolded.…

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This Week in the Future of Cars: The Inside Look

Every so often, WIRED gets to take a good, long sojourn behind the scenes, to observe what the people we write about are doing all day. This was one of those nice weeks. Editor Alex Davies hopped a plane to Winnemucca, an isolated mining town in northern Nevada that’s hosting Alphabet’s latest moonshot: its effort to spread the gospel of internet via broadcasting balloons. Senior writer Jessi Hempl got under Uber’s hood after the announcement that HR chief Liane Hornsey—the woman brought in to fix the unicorn’s culture—resigned for improperly…

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