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David Taintor

David Taintor is a news editor at Talking Points Memo. Previously, he worked at NBC News and Adweek. He's a native of Minnesota. Reach him at taintor@talkingpointsmemo.com.

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Soccer star Megan Rapinoe dissing President Trump was a bridge too far for Fox Business Network’s Stuart Varney.

After Rapinoe, co-captain of the U.S. women’s national soccer team, preemptively declined an invitation to the White House if team USA wins the Women’s World Cup, Varney said Wednesday she doesn’t deserve to lead the team.

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The Navy released dramatic footage on Friday of a Russian warship coming dangerously close to an American vessel in the Philippine Sea.

As CNN reported, the Russian ship came within 50 to 100 feet of the American ship. The Russians claimed they had the right of way, according to CNN.

The U.S. Navy called the Russian approach “unsafe and unprofessional.”

“This unsafe action forced Chancellorsville to execute all engines back full and to maneuver to avoid collision,” Navy spokesman Clayton Doss told CNN.

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At least one person has been killed near a training site around the West Point Military Academy north of New York City, West Point confirmed on Thursday.

Twenty cadets and two soldiers were wounded in the accident, according to West Point.

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President Trump tweeted Wednesday that “nothing changes from the Mueller Report” after special counsel Robert Mueller made a rare public appearance to announce his resignation and put a bow on his two-year investigation.

As he wrote in the report, Mueller said Wednesday that Trump couldn’t be charged.

“If we had had confidence that the President clearly did not commit a crime, we would have said so,” Mueller said, adding, “under long-standing department policy, a president cannot be charged with a federal crime while he is in office.”

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