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  • U.S. imposes new sanctions against Russia [TIME]
  • ” President Vladimir Putin on Thursday lamented the latest round of U.S. sanctions against Russia, saying they will stalemate bilateral relations and hurt not only Russian but also American businesses.” [AP]
  • Israel, Hamas agree to short cease-fire deal after Israeli strike kills 4 Palestinian boys [TIME]
  • Obama likely to seek additional time for nuclear negotiations with Iran [NYT]
  • “Texas Sen. Ted Cruz plans to take a hard-line stand that could rile up conservatives just as lawmakers — including two from his home state — are struggling to address the growing humanitarian crisis along the southern border.” [Politico]
  • President Obama to unveil infrastructure funding initiative [The Hill]
  • Democrats latch on to Hobby Lobby in election year push [TIME]
  • University at Buffalo paid $275,000 for Hillary Clinton speech [Washington Post]
  • South Carolina Republican says Hispanic immigrants are a lost cause for GOP [National Journal]
  • D.C. marijuana decriminalization law takes effect [USA Today]

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