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Manafort sought plea deal before 2nd trial: A.M. News Links

August 28, 2018

Manafort sought plea deal before 2nd trial: A.M. News Links

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Paul Manafort reportedly sought a plea deal with Mueller to prevent his second trial from going forward (Business Insider)

Cohen lawyer admits he was anonymous CNN source for bombshell story on Trump Tower meeting (Fox News)

U.S. and Mexico reach a preliminary trade deal that could replace NAFTA (CNN)

In final letter, John McCain says he ‘lived and died a proud American’ (CBS News)

Trump finally orders flags lowered to honor McCain (CNN)

National news

Federal judges again rule North Carolina Congressional map unconstitutional (NBC News)

Kushner real estate firm fined $210,000 for allegedly falsifying documents to boot tenants (ABC News)

Farmers hurt by trade wars to get $4.7 billion in relief payments starting next month (USA Today)

Suspect in Madden 19 tournament shooting targeted gamers: Sheriff (ABC News)

Poll: GOP Rep. Duncan Hunter up by 8 points despite indictment (The Hill)

New poll finds Sen. Ted Cruz in statistical tie with Democratic challenger Beto O’Rourke (USA Today)

Mollie Tibbetts’ father decries vitriol against Hispanics, saying their ‘Iowans with better food’ (Washington Post)

9-year-old boy commits suicide after he’s bullied for coming out, mother says (ABC News)

Cigarettes and fireworks may have caused Chicago apartment fire that killed 9, authorities say (Fox News)

Lane second to only to Harvey for amount of storm rainfall (Associated Press)

‘Apocalyptic threat’: Dire climate report raises fears for California’s future (The Guardian)

World news

With call for pope to resign, divisions within the Catholic Church explode into view (Washington Post)

Vatican erases pope’s remarks about psychiatric help for gay children (The Guardian)

Trump called off Pompeo’s North Korea visit after belligerent letter: report (Reuters)

Japan says North Korean threat remains despite summit pledge (Associated Press)

U.S. warns Saudi Arabia it may withdraw support over civilian casualties in Yemen (CNN)

Iran’s president vows to defeat ‘anti-Iranian’ officials in the White House (CNBC)

Germany migrants: Merkel condemns ‘vigilantes’ after Chemnitz murder (BBC)

Myanmar Rohingya: UN says military leaders must face genocide charges (BBC)

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