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Report: Trump Jr. Asked Russian Lawyer For Intel On ‘Illegal Donations’ To Clinton Foundation

NBC News reported Tuesday during the infamous June 2016 Trump Tower meeting between members of Donald Trump’s campaign and Russian operatives close to the Kremlin, Trump’s son Donald Trump Jr. reportedly asked for intelligence on “illegal donations” to the Clinton Foundation. The report said lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya told members of the Senate Judiciary Committee about Trump Jr.’s request, the report said. In addition, Veselnitskaya told committee members she had no such information and “that she believes Trump misunderstood the nature of the meeting after receiving emails from a music promoter promising incriminating information on Hillary Clinton,” the report said. WN.com …read more

Thousands Flee As Southern California Wildfires Rage With Still No Containment

Southern California was facing off with intense wildfires that were spreading due to strong winds after already having a bad year for fires with more than 1 million acres (1,500 square miles) burnt so far, which is larger than the state of Rhode Island, according to Bloomberg. The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said the amount covered land under both state and federal protections and did not contain the ongoing blazes that include a fire in Ventura County northwest of Los Angeles that had grown to 78 square miles (126 square kilometers” by Tuesday afternoon. An estimate from …read more

Detentions Spike, Border Arrests Fall During Trump’s First Year

President Donald Trump’s immigration crackdown has produced a spike in detentions by deportation officers across the country during his first months in office, The Associated Press reports. At the same time, arrests along the Mexican border have fallen sharply, apparently as fewer people have tried to sneak into the United States. Figures released by the Department of Homeland Security on Tuesday show Trump is delivering on his pledge to more strictly control immigration and suggest that would-be immigrants are getting the message to not even think about crossing the border illegally. Even as border crossings decline, however, Trump continues to …read more

Air pollution harm to unborn babies may be global health catastrophe, warn doctors

New UK research links toxic air to low birth weight that can cause lifelong damage to health, raising fears that millions of babies worldwide are being harmed

Air pollution significantly increases the risk of low birth weight in babies, leading to lifelong damage to health, according to a large new study.

The research was conducted in London, UK, but its implications for many millions of women in cities around the world with far worse air pollution are “something approaching a public health catastrophe”, the doctors involved said.

Related: Global pollution kills 9m a year and threatens ‘survival of human …read more