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Morning Briefing: 10 things you need to know this Tuesday morning – June 20th 2017

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Good morning.

Here’s what you need to know this Tuesday AM.

 

1. US Mil Official Brushes Off Russia’s Warnings, Says Planes Will Continue Operations In Syria

A U.S. military official has brushed off Russia’s warnings that it will track planes in Syria with anti-aircraft batteries, following the U.S.’s downing of a Syrian Su-22 bomber.

2. Soros, Clinton-Linked Teneo Among Donors to McCain Institute

Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain in 2012 turned over nearly $9 million in unspent funds from his failed 2008 presidential campaign to a new foundation bearing his name, the McCain Institute for International Leadership.

3. US Condemns ‘Barbaric’ North Korean Regime After Death Of US College Student

The U.S. has condemned North Korea for its hand in the death of an American college student in a series of strong denunciations by U.S. officials.

4. Ossoff Campaign Bans Conservative Media Outlet From Campaign Event

Democrat Jon Ossoff’s campaign banned a conservative media outlet, the Washington Free Beacon, from a campaign event the night before Ossoff is set to face off against Republican Karen Handel in Georgia’s special election.

5. GOP Considers Canceling Recess To Pass Agendas

More and more Republican lawmakers are considering canceling their month-long August recess so they can continue pushing their agendas through Congress.

6. This Map Shows How Many Insurers Are Pulling Out Of Obamacare

Major insurance providers are opting out of Obamacare entirely in counties and states across the nation, and a new map shows exactly how dire the circumstances are becoming for consumers in many areas.

7. Texas Joins 10 States Filing Amicus Brief Opposing ‘Sanctuary City’ Court Ruling

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton recently announced that Texas will join 10 other states’ decision to file an amicus curiae brief fighting a recent court ruling on President Trump’s “sanctuary cities” executive order, Breitbart News reports.

8. Kushner Is Off To The Middle East In An Effort To Reach A Peace Deal

White House senior adviser Jared Kushner will meet with the leaders of Israel and Palestine this week as part of an ongoing effort to reach peace in the region.

9. ‘The Uncomfortable Truth’: Google Vows To Do More To Fight Terrorism

A Google executive pledged Sunday to do more to stop bad actors like terrorists from using the platform for their nefarious endeavors.

10. Poland Refuses To Accept Any Refugees Without Clear Vetting Process

Poland is refusing to comply with the European Union’s (EU) pressure to accept refugees without a proper vetting process, Radio Poland reported Sunday.

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