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07/11/2017 07:34 am ET

Tuesday's Morning Email: Email To Trump Jr. Spoke Of Russian Plot To Aid Father's Campaign

Here's how it involved the Miss Universe pageant.
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EMAIL TO TRUMP JR. SPOKE OF RUSSIAN PLOT TO AID FATHER’S CAMPAIGN “Donald Trump Jr. was told in an email that a meeting to obtain information damaging to presidential rival Hillary Clinton was connected to intelligence gathered by the Russian government to help elect his father, according to a report published in The New York Times on Monday.” Trump Jr. has hired a criminal defense attorney for the Russia probes. And here’s how the Miss Universe pageant is involved. [HuffPost] [Tweet | Share on Facebook]

U.S. MILITARY PLANE CRASH LEAVES 16 DEAD IN MISSISSIPPI The crash involved a U.S. Marines KC-130 Hercules transport aircraft. [Reuters]

CONSUMERS MAY SOON BE ABLE TO SUE FINANCIAL FIRMS FOR ABUSIVE PRACTICES “The action, by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, would deal a serious blow to banks and other financial firms, freeing consumers to band together in class-action lawsuits that could cost the institutions billions of dollars.” [NYT]

U.S. SOLDIER CHARGED WITH ALLEGEDLY ATTEMPTING TO SUPPORT ISIS Ikaika Erik Kang is accused of “attempting to provide material support to Islamic State extremists, including a drone aircraft and combat training instructions.” [Reuters]

AS FIRES RAGE IN CALIFORNIA The U.S. Forest Service faces a potential $300 million reduction to its wildfire fighting program in Trump’s 2018 budget. [HuffPost]

YEMEN’S CHOLERA OUTBREAK HAS SNOWBALLED TO 300,000 CASES It’s growing at a staggering rate of 7,000 cases a day. [HuffPost]

HOLD UP, WAIT A MINUTE A lawsuit has prompted the Trump Voter Fraud Commission to tell states to hold off on sending in voter data. [HuffPost]

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