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Trump sets expectations low for Helsinki summit with Putin

UPDATED: Sun., July 15, 2018, 12:11 p.m.

President Donald Trump says “nothing bad … maybe some good” will come out of Monday’s summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, as he attempted to lower expectations for what the meeting may actually achieve. Trump’s national security adviser said they aren’t looking for “concrete deliverables.”

Judge criticizes plan to reunify families split at border

A federal judge, responding to a plan to reunify children separated at the border, said he was having second thoughts about his belief that the Trump administration was acting in good faith to comply with his orders.

Elite Native American crew fights fires, serves community

Members of the Warm Springs Hotshots were getting ready to head home when the radio buzzed – a wildfire had started – and the elite crew launched into motion to tamp down the blaze in the sagebrush of eastern Oregon’s foothills.

Border measures part of Trump’s bigger immigration crackdown

The separation of families at the U.S.-Mexico border caught the attention of the world and prompted mass outrage, but it only tells a small part of the story surrounding the Trump administration’s immigration policy.

U.S. official: Russia using social media to divide Americans

UPDATED: Sat., July 14, 2018, 1:41 p.m.

The U.S. homeland security secretary said on Saturday there are no signs that Russia is targeting this year’s midterm elections with the same “scale or scope” as it targeted the 2016 presidential election.

Fact check: Trump’s European provocations

President Donald Trump shook things up every turn in his trip to Europe, making statements on NATO, Britain, Germany and more that were meant to provoke, and they did. Accuracy was not always a hallmark of these pronouncements.

Trump wish for warm Putin ties highlights policy disconnect

President Donald Trump’s persistence in pursuing friendly ties with Vladimir Putin has highlighted a growing disconnect within his administration over Russia policy. Trump speaks fondly of Putin and a desire for better relations with Moscow, but the rest of his executive branch remains highly critical and deeply suspicious of the Russian president and the Kremlin’s intentions.

Trump tweets, hits links during stay at Scottish golf resort

UPDATED: Sat., July 14, 2018, 12:59 p.m.

Two days before a high-stakes summit with Russia’s Vladimir Putin, President Donald Trump spent part of Saturday playing golf and tweeting about his predecessor and a U.S.-based cable television network he accuses of covering him unfairly.

Obit, memorial service of 5-year-old Iowa boy gets attention

UPDATED: Fri., July 13, 2018, 5:24 p.m.

A unique memorial service set for 5-year-old Garrett Matthias of central Iowa is matched only by the one-of-a-kind obituary the preschooler had a hand in authoring and that is now garnering national attention.

1-year-old separated from dad will return to Honduras soon

UPDATED: Fri., July 13, 2018, 3:26 p.m.

A Honduran 1-year-old who was separated from his dad at the U.S.-Mexico border and who took his first steps at a shelter for immigrant children will soon be reunited with his parents, according to the country’s consulate office in Dallas.

Agency watchdog slams ex-HHS chief Price on costly travel

UPDATED: Fri., July 13, 2018, 10:58 a.m.

The government wasted at least $341,000 on travel by ousted Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, including booking charter flights without considering cheaper scheduled airlines, an agency watchdog said Friday.

Arizona man arrested after trying to pull over troopers

Arizona authorities say a 44-year-old uniformed security guard is accused of impersonating a police officer by trying to pull over an unmarked car that happened to contain two state troopers patrolling a Phoenix freeway.

12 Russians indicted for meddling in 2016 U.S. election

UPDATED: Fri., July 13, 2018, 8:30 p.m.

Twelve Russian military intelligence officers hacked into the Clinton presidential campaign and the Democratic Party and released tens of thousands of private communications in a sweeping conspiracy by the Kremlin to meddle in the 2016 U.S. election, according to an indictment announced days before President Donald Trump’s summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Trump: Relations with Theresa May ‘strong’ after bombshell interview

UPDATED: Fri., July 13, 2018, 7:54 p.m.

In a fresh bout of diplomatic whiplash, President Donald Trump denied Friday he had criticized Prime Minister Theresa May and declared the U.S.-U.K. relationship “the highest level of special” – not long after lobbing thunderous broadsides against her.