Washington Post

Senate confirms Wray as next FBI director
Washington Post
The Senate on Tuesday voted overwhelmingly to confirm Christopher A. Wray as the next FBI director, filling the critical post that has remained vacant since President Trump fired James B. Comey in May. Trump’s firing of Comey immediately led to
Senate confirms Trump’s new FBI directorThe Hill
Only 6 people have ever voted against an FBI director. Five of them did todayCNN
Senate confirms Christopher Wray as new FBI directorUSA TODAY
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The Boston Globe

Senate confirms Christopher Wray, Trump’s choice for FBI
The Boston Globe
WASHINGTON — The Senate overwhelmingly confirmed Christopher Wray to lead the FBI, replacing James Comey, who was abruptly fired by President Donald Trump amid the investigation into Russian meddling in last year’s presidential election. The vote …
Wray Confirmed as FBI’s Chief to Navigate Past Political SquallsYahoo News
Senate confirms Christopher Wray as new FBI directorWKYC-TV
Christopher Wray Confirmed As Next FBI DirectorWBUR

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Washington Post

Kelly wins praise across the aisle, but bigger task is ahead
Washington Post
WASHINGTON — Raised voices could be heard through the thick door to the Oval Office as John Kelly — then secretary of Homeland Security — offered some tough talk to President Donald Trump. Kelly, a whip-cracking retired general who was sworn in as …
Flake’s Criticism of Trump Isn’t Good Enough for The New York TimesNational Review
There Is No Way to Survive the Trump White HouseRollingStone.com
OPINION | John Kelly is the right man to get Trump’s house in orderThe Hill (blog)
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Washington Post

Top Venezuelan opposition leaders taken into custody amid fears of wider crackdowns
Washington Post
CARACAS, Venezuela — Masked security forces staged middle-of-night raids early Tuesday to haul away two leading Venezuelan opposition leaders already under house arrest, possibly signaling an expanded crackdown on dissent after widely denounced …
Venezuela Opposition Leaders Taken to PrisonNew York Times
Venezuelan Arrests Show Maduro Moving Fast to Consolidate PowerBloomberg
The Latest: Spain against EU sanctions on VenezuelaMiami Herald
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WIRED

Kushner On Middle East Peace: “What Do We Offer That’s Unique? I Don’t Know.”
WIRED
On Monday, White House senior advisor Jared Kushner spoke to a group of congressional interns as part of an ongoing, off-the-record summer lecture series. During the question-and-answer portion of the event, Kushner may have inadvertently offered some …
Kushner to interns: Trump team too disorganized to collude with RussiaHot Air
Kushner to Interns: Trump Team Too Disorganized to Collude With RussiaForeign Policy

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BBC News

Moscow court shooting: Gang suspects killed in escape bid
BBC News
Three defendants have been killed in a court in the Russian capital, Moscow, after they tried to take the arms from security officers in an attempt to escape, officials say. The incident happened as five suspected gang members attacked the agents who
Three gangsters killed in Moscow courthouse firefightCNN
Shooting At Moscow Courthouse Leaves 3 Alleged ‘Grand Theft Auto’ Gang Members DeadNPR
Moscow courthouse shooting leaves 3 gang members dead, officials sayFox News
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