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He traveled Saturday morning to Dover Air Force Base. After spending time with the victims' families, the president participated in the dignified transfer ceremony of Scott Wirtz, a contractor who was killed in the deadly bomb blast. In a somber moment, the president walked on board a C-17 aircraft that held the transfer case, draped in an American flag. Inside, a chaplain led a prayer. ABC
Scores more were injured as they scrambled to steal fuel in Tlahuelilpan, near the capital. It is believed the explosion occurred after the line was ruptured by suspected fuel thieves in the town of Tlahuelilpan, in Hidalgo state. Officials say scores of people had been scrambling to fill up containers and were engulfed in an inferno. Dozens of charred bodies remain at the scene, which is cordoned off by security forces. BBC
Saturday marks the 29th day of the longest government shutdown in history. The deal was largely influenced by talks between Vice President Mike Pence, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Mr. Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner. CBS News can confirm that the offer is expected to include the $5.7 billion demand for the wall in exchange for the BRIDGE Act - extending protections for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) - and legislation to extend the legal status of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders. CBS
VOA VIEW: Dems are acting like the fools they are.

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The group dug under a steel barrier in seven spots and made no effort to elude immigration agents. A group of 376 Central Americans was arrested in southwest Arizona, the vast majority of them families who dug short, shallow holes under a barrier to cross the border, authorities said Friday. The group dug under a steel barrier in seven spots about 10 miles east of a border crossing in San Luis and made no effort to elude immigration agents. They included 176 children. CBS
VOA VIEW: Dems look bad on their position that there is no crises.
With summer vacation season in full swing, CNBC took a look at a few experiences travelers might want to try. TSA officers, air traffic controllers and other federal workers who have been showing up for work at airports aren't getting paychecks. Yet across the country, they are getting lots of love, food and offers of assistance from a range of service providers and the general public. At least so far, passengers aren't feeling the strain. CNBC
'Black Panther' could be the first superhero movie ever to be nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars, helping Disney's Marvel Studios bring critical acclaim to the genre at the Academy Awards show, typically dominated by art-house films. When the nominations for the 91st Academy Awards are announced on Tuesday, at least one Oscars contender could make history: Disney and Marvel Studios' "Black Panther," directed by Ryan Coogler. It could be the first Best Picture nomination ever for the superhero movie genre. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Liberalism to the extreme.
Special counsel Robert Mueller's office is disputing a BuzzFeed report that President Donald Trump directed his then-personal attorney Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about the proposed Moscow Trump Tower project. Special counsel Robert Mueller's office disputed an explosive story from BuzzFeed News as "not accurate" Friday night, after the news outlet reported the President had directed his personal attorney Michael Cohen to lie to Congress, for which Cohen was later prosecuted. . CNN
President Donald Trump hasn't fulfilled his campaign promise to repeal Obamacare outright, but he's fundamentally reshaped the debate over health care in America in myriad ways during his two years in office. Along with chipping away at the landmark Affordable Care Act, the Trump administration has made a historic and controversial change to Medicaid, allowing states to require many participants who gained coverage through Obamacare to work or lose their benefits. Another major focus of the President: the cost of drugs. CNN
More than 40% of former council homes now rented out by private landlords Ministers are facing calls to shelve Margaret Thatcher’s totemic right-to-buy scheme after a devastating analysis revealed that more than 40% of council houses sold under its terms in London are now privately rented. Guardian

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The Democrats are already fighting for the opportunity to take on Donald Trump – but can any of them hope to unseat him? Plus: Nobel peace prize winner Malala Yousafzai on what she would like to tell the US president about building wallsThe Democrats are gearing up for the 2020 US election. After being crushed by the 2016 result, this is a party still struggling to define itself – with a fierce battle under way between candidates from its more traditional and radical wings. Guardian
VOA VIEW: NO!
“I hope you will act to stop the bad resolutions against Israel in the European Union. And also, of course, to move your embassy and other embassies to Jerusalem," Netanyahu said. Jerusalem Post
U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Saturday said an upcoming proposal by President Donald Trump to provide temporary protections for some undocumented immigrants in return for building a wall on the southwestern border with Mexico was "unacceptable." Reuters
VOA VIEW: Pelosi is an idiot.
Negotiators for 30,000 striking Los Angeles teachers and America's second-largest school district returned to the bargaining table on Saturday for a third day of contract talks mediated by the mayor, as educators took a weekend break from picket lines. Reuters

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     Special counsel Robert Mueller's office on Friday issued a rare public statement disputing the accuracy of BuzzFeed News' report that said President Donald Trump's former attorney told Mueller that the president directed him to lie to Congress. BuzzFeed, citing two unidentified law enforcement.

     This is not the first BuzzFeed deceptive story - they have lost total credibility, if they had any.