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Head of intelligence community fires back after Trump casts doubt

Win McNamee/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump hedged on whether he agrees with the intelligence community on its conclusion that the Russian government interfered with the 2016 presidential election at a joint press conference with Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Finland, Monday."People came to me, Dan Coats came to me, and some others -- they said they think it's Russia," Trump said. "I have president Putin, he just said it's not Russia. I will say this, I don't see any reason why it would be."Trump added ...

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Amazon's website crashes right as its Prime Day began

Amazon(NEW YORK) -- Amazon's own online shopping holiday -- Prime Day -- was off to a rocky start when some shoppers found problems using the website when the hyped-up sales were supposed to begin.Often dubbed the "Black Friday" of Amazon, Prime Day, which kicked off Monday at 3 p.m. ET, is a 36-hour savings event offered by the online retailer for its Prime members.This year, when shoppers visited Amazon's website, many were greeted with error messages saying "Sorry something went wrong on our end," and ...

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Putin gives Trump World Cup ball after question on Syria: 'Now the ball is in your court'

Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images(HELSINKI) -- Russian president Vladimir Putin paused a joint press conference after answering a question on whether the ball is "in the Russian court" regarding cooperative efforts in Syria to hand President Donald Trump a soccer ball in Helsinki, Finland Monday."Speaking about having the ball in our court in Syria, President Trump has just mentioned that we've successfully concluded the World Football Cup. Speaking of the football, actually..." Putin said, stepping from his podium to retrieve a 2018 World Cup soccer ...

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CVS apologizes to black customer, saying employees involved in 911 call no longer work for chain

Camilla Hudson(CHICAGO) -- CVS Health Corp. apologized to an African-American woman Monday after employees of one of its Chicago stores wrongly accused her of using a counterfeit coupon and called the police on her.The two employees who were involved in the Friday night incident "are no longer employed by CVS Health,” the national drugstore chain added in a statement.The employees were apparently let go after customer Camilla Hudson, 53, posted a cellphone video on Facebook of one of them calling 911 on her and accusing ...

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In Russia, meeting with Trump seen as strong win for Putin

iStock/Thinkstock(HELSINKI) -- Ahead of his summit with President Donald Trump, it had been widely said that all Russia’s president Vladimir Putin had to do to come out a winner was to show up to the meeting Finland’s capital, Helsinki on Monday.Putin did come and by all accounts the result of his first full summit with Trump has been a hearty success for the Russian leader. Russian officials have predictably been praising the meeting and experts, even those generally critical of the Kremlin, can see little ...

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Diverse French team brings home World Cup championship

Shaun Botterill/Getty Images(PARIS) -- The French are welcoming home their soccer heroes in Paris on Monday after becoming the 2018 World Cup champions. But what is notable about the squad isn't just the goals they managed to rack up, but the diversity the players embody.Some 15 of the 23 members of France's World Cup team are of African descent, with families hailing from places like the Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaire), Cameroon, Morocco, Angola, and Algeria. While 21 out of the 23 players ...

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Maria Butina, Russian gun rights activist linked to NRA, charged with conspiracy

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- Maria Butina, the mysterious Russian gun rights activist who has cultivated ties to the National Rifle Association, was arrested and charged with conspiracy to act as a Russian agent.This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

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Tax revenues go up even as tax rates go down? It’s a puzzlement to Democrats.

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