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‘Brexit,’ Migrants, Tour de France: Your Tuesday Briefing

At one center in Calabria, migrants were eating rancid chicken or not eating at all as a priest who helped manage the center spent lavishly on restaurants and hotels, the authorities say.

E.U. foreign ministers decided to restrict sales of dinghies and engines to Libya in an attempt to curb trafficking across the Mediterranean.



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• For now, President Trump’s effort to replace the Affordable Care Act is over: The Republican health bill has collapsed, with two more senators opposing it.

The Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell, above, can now seek either a difficult conservative consensus or a bipartisan measure with Democrats to fix the health care flaws that both parties acknowledge.

And we asked the government’s departing top ethics official for his assessment of the Trump administration. His answer: “I think we are pretty close to a laughingstock at this point.” Here are his recommendations.



Russian Mansions: Retreats or Spy Nests?

The Obama administration ordered Russian diplomats to leave two waterfront compounds in New York and Maryland. Now, Russia wants them back.

By NATALIA V. OSIPOVA and NATALIE RENEAU on Publish Date July 17, 2017.

Photo by Jim Lo Scalzo/European Pressphoto Agency.

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• Russia is pressing the Trump administration to return two waterfront compounds in the U.S. that the Obama administration ordered Russian diplomats to vacate over the Kremlin’s meddling in American elections. The video above explains.


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