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Weeks after President Trump said that he had gotten North Korea to agree to denuclearize, satellite images are showing that the isolated nation has made some upgrades to one of its nuclear research facilities.
Trump and Kim Jong-un signed a pact at their summit earlier this month agreeing to work toward peace and denuclearize the Korean Peninsula. But new satellite images taken just last week show that North Korea has not stopped making improvements to its Yongbyon Nuclear Scientific Research Center.
Although Trump claims to have gotten North Korea to agree to denuclearize, no plan was put in place to make it happen, which means that North Korea is not obligated to take any actions. (Fox News)
The White House is confirming that Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin will meet on July 16th in Helsinki, Finland.
An official statement from the White House says the summit will give both leaders the opportunity to "discuss relations between the United States and Russia and a range of national security issues." National Security Adviser John Bolton was in Moscow this week working out the details with his Russian counterpart.
Some of the issues the two will discuss include the de-nuclearization of North Korea, the conflict in Syria and Russia's involvement in Ukraine. The summit will mark the first time both leaders have had a chance to meet formally one-on-one. (USA Today)
*Washington, DC and other cities are preparing for large rallies on Saturday as hundreds of thousands of people plan to protest President Trump's "zero tolerance" policy on separating immigrant children from their parents.
The Families Belong Together Coalition is organizing more than 600 rallies across the country, including the largest one in Washington, DC which is expected to draw several hundred thousand people. Protests are being organized in every state, especially near the border in California and Texas.
President Trump signed an executive order last week to end family separations. A California judge then ordered the administration to reunite all migrant families, but there has been no plan set in place to make that happen. There are currently more than 2,000 children being held in facilities away from their parents. (USA Today)
Georgia Police Officer Faces Charges In Shooting -
A Kingsland police officer is facing involuntary manslaughter charges for a shooting last week in Camden County.
The GBI says officer Zechariah Presley shot and killed Anthony Marcell Green after he fled from a traffic stop. The two scuffled before Green was shot. The GBI is checking for any previous interaction between the two and came up with one incident. In March, a woman called police, and Presley and another officer responded to the call. The caller accused Green and another woman of trespassing, but no arrest was made.
Presley turned himself in yesterday. The Kingsland police chief recommended he be fired as of yesterday and the city manager approved it. Presley had been on the force just one year.
Source: News 4 Jax
Manfort Got Big Loan From Russian Oligarch-
A newly unsealed search warrant application is revealing that former Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort's business got a big loan from a Russian businessman with ties to the Kremlin.
The ten-million-dollar loan came from Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska, whose ties to Manafort are well known. Deripaska was among several wealthy Russians who were slapped with sanctions for Russia's attempts to meddle in international affairs, including U.S. elections.
Manafort is currently in jail on charges of money laundering and fraud in connection with the investigation into Russian interference in the U.S. election. Tuesday a judge further dealt a blow to Manafort’s case when he rejected a motion to dismiss.
*The Indians beat the Cards 5-1, they take on the Braves tomorrow