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HELSINKI (AP) – Democrats and Republicans appear shocked after President Donald Trump sided with Russian President Vladimir Putin during an appearance in Helsinki on Monday. Trump’s saying that he believed Putin’s denial of interfering in the 2016 elections was a remarkable break with U.S. intelligence officials and the Justice Department. Republican Sen. John McCain called it “one of the most disgraceful performances by an American president in memory.”

MOSCOW (AP) – For Vladimir Putin, holding a summit with Donald Trump was a victory in itself. While the U.S. leader went home to widespread criticism after their Monday summit, the Russian president came home to universal praise. However, Russian commentators aren’t saying Putin vanquished Trump. Instead they’re sympathizing with the U.S. president, seeing him as a victim of domestic critics.

HONOLULU (AP) – Tour boat operators in Hawaii are promising to stay farther away from an erupting volcano, but they’ll still take tourists to see it. Twenty-three people were hurt yesterday when an explosion caused molten rock to barrel through the roof of a vessel. The Coast Guard had been allowing experienced boat operators to apply for a special license to get within 164 feet of where Kilauea’s lava oozes into the sea, but it stopped allowing those exceptions Monday morning.

SAN DIEGO (AP) – A shelter for immigrants in El Paso, Texas, says the U.S. government has begun transporting children in a “tremendous amount of airline flights” to be reunited with their parents in some cities. Annunciation House Director Ruben Garcia told reporters Monday that the shelter is preparing to take in as many as 100 families each day as a July 26 court-ordered deadline approaches to reunite children ages 5 to 17 with their parents.

WASHINGTON (AP) – Bryce Harper thrilled the home crowd and surely made his father proud, winning the All-Star Home Run Derby with an exceptional display of power that carried him past Kyle Schwarber of the Chicago Cubs 19-18. Harper hit the contest-winning blast in extra time, the reward for hitting two homers at least 440 feet during the 4 minutes of regulation.

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HELSINKI (AP) – President Vladimir Putin is using a newly designed Russian limousine abroad for the first time to get to the summit with President Donald Trump in Finland. Putin first used the Kortezh limousine during his inauguration in May but had never taken it abroad until now.

NEW YORK (AP) – More than a dozen people plan to file a lawsuit against the real estate firm owned by Jared Kushner’s family. The current and former tenants of rent-stabilized apartments in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, New York say they believe there was a campaign to force them out of the building with unhealthy construction dust, rats, unannounced barging into apartments and a rent hike of several hundred dollars in order to bring in high-paying condo buyers.

SEATTLE (AP) – Since 2006, philanthropists and their private foundations and charities have given almost half a billion dollars to groups credited with keeping charter schools open. Microsoft founder Bill Gates gave millions of dollars to see a charter school law approved in Washington state. Since the state struck down the law, he’s given about $25 million to the Washington State Charter Schools Association.

MOSCOW (AP) – U.S. President Donald Trump might love what the Russian media are saying about him ahead of his meeting Monday with Russian leader Vladimir Putin. Russia’s largely Kremlin-friendly TV networks, websites and newspapers portray Trump as a political maverick who is being unfairly targeted by his own compatriots. They see Putin as the stronger player going into the summit, and consider Trump hobbled by domestic opposition.

NEW YORK (AP) – Amazon is extending its annual “Prime Day” promotion to 36 hours this year and will try to lure more deal-seekers to the aisles of Whole Foods. Shoppers will have plenty of sales to choose from as other retailers offer promotions to try to take a share of the spending. Prime Day starts Monday afternoon. Amazon is hoping it can keep Prime attractive for current and would-be subscribers after raising the annual membership fee by 20 percent to $119.