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Speaking with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto at the North American Leaders’ Summit press conference in Ottawa on June 29, President Obama responded to presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s proposals to withdraw from trade deals such as the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).

Speaking at the Alumisource manufacturing plant in Monessen, Pennsylvania, on June 28, Republican presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump outlined his plan to “Make America Great Again,” focusing on globalization, which he blamed for “moving our jobs, our wealth and our factories to Mexico and overseas.”

Weapons that the CIA and Saudi Arabia shipped into Jordan for the so-called moderate Syrian rebels fighting against the regime of Syrian strongman Bashar al-Assad were stolen by Jordanian intelligence operatives and sold to arms merchants on the black market, said U.S. and Jordanian officials.

In a 5-3 decision, the Supreme Court on June 27 reversed the judgment of an appeals court last year that upheld a Texas law placing restrictions on abortions — effectively striking down the law. 

Following a national referendum on June 23, in which voters in the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union, Republican presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump called the vote  “purely historic,” saying that U.K. voters “took their country back.”

The Supreme Court’s tie 4-4 vote on June 23 in the case of United States v. Texas left intact a lower court ruling that blocked the Obama administration from implementing its plan to shield millions of illegal immigrants from deportation and grant them the right to work legally in the United States.

The Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) was able to obtain Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) records under a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request indicating that ICE’s previous reports on the number of criminal offenses committed by illegal aliens it had released from custody had underreported the numbers — by over nine fold.

The U.S. military presence on the Japanese island of Okinawa, which has existed since the U.S. occupation of the Ryukyu Islands at the end of World War II, has spawned on-and-off protests from local residents since 1995.

South Korea’s National Intelligence Service (NIS) reported that ISIS, through its hacking network called United Cyber Caliphate, has collected its own intelligence information on U.S. bases in South Korea — as well as dozens of other U.S. and NATO air force facilities around the world.

Senator Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) described President Obama as a “dictator” because of his policies of resettling illegal immigrants in states that do not want them, instead of apprehending them at the border and deporting them.

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