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Fallon finds similarities between Trump, 'Legally Blonde' commencement speeches

Fallon finds similarities between Trump, 'Legally Blonde' commencement speeches

It then dawned on Fallon that it reminded him of Elle Woods, the Reese Witherspoon character from the movie Legally Blonde . And Elle's line had some striking similarities. To be fair, Fallon calls it "probably just a coincidence", though still can't help but wonder what's going on. During his speech, Trump said, "There may very well be a president or two in our midst".


What kind of dialogue do you want on OBOR, China asks India

What kind of dialogue do you want on OBOR, China asks India

What kind of dialogue is a meaningful dialogue? The project through which China wants to build a new 21st-century silk route, both land and maritime, and other similar initiatives which would lead to increasing connectivity with Asian and European countries and solidify its place in the world as a major trading partner.


Trump talk with Russians 'wholly appropriate,' adviser says

Trump talk with Russians 'wholly appropriate,' adviser says

H.R. McMaster added that none of the US officials present for the president's Oval Office meeting with the Russian foreign minister last week "felt in any way that that conversation was inappropriate". "This action is a threat to our national security, endangers diplomatic relations, and calls into question the administration's decision making", she said in a statement.



Labour eyes tax on companies with "excessive pay"

Labour also plans to squeeze almost £20 billion ($26 billion) out of businesses. The top 5% of earners would be asked to pay more income tax under a Labour government, with those bringing in more than £80,000 subject to the 45p rate and those with salaries above £123,000 paying a new 50p rate.


White House denies Trump caused 'lapse in national security'

White House denies Trump caused 'lapse in national security'

The YPG is a key US ally against the Islamic State group in Syria. For their part, the White House has denied the claims in the Post's story, with deputy national security advisor for strategy Dina Powell saying "the story is false." Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., called for Congress to have immediate access to a transcript of Trump's meeting with the Russians , saying that if Trump refuses, Americans will doubt that their president is capable of safeguarding critical secrets.


Donald Trump: I shared info with Russian Federation for 'humanitarian reasons'

Donald Trump: I shared info with Russian Federation for 'humanitarian reasons'

National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster gave a very brief statement on Monday night in which he said the story from the Washington Post , "as reported ", was false. He has previously called other reports about his administration "fake news" and criticized news outlets as "failing", but his tone in the posts Tuesday was more measured.