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Pro-Trump group labels James Comey political ‘showboat’ in new ad

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A nonprofit issues group is labeling James Comey a political “showboat” in a television ad set to air Thursday, the day the former FBI director testifies on Capitol Hill. Comey “put politics over protecting America,” a narrator says in the 30-second spot, titled “Showboat,” which was shared with The Associated Press. It accuses him of being “consumed with election meddling” even as “terror attacks were on the rise.” Great America Alliance has paid for the ad, which is slated to…

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Marco Rubio won’t discuss leaked Democratic emails: ‘Tomorrow it could be us’

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Marco Rubio is warning both Donald Trump and Republicans that focusing on newly released hacked emails to attack Hillary Clinton could backfire. “As our intelligence agencies have said, these leaks are an effort by a foreign government to interfere with our electoral process and I will not indulge it,” Rubio told ABC News in an exclusive interview. “Further, I want to warn my fellow Republicans who may want to capitalize politically on these leaks: Today it is the Democrats. Tomorrow…

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Sole Russian track athlete banned from Rio, quickly appeals

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The IAAF said Saturday it has banned the only Russian in Olympic track and field from competition and that she is appealing the ruling. The eligibility of long jumper Darya Klishina was revoked by the IAAF based on new information it received last week, spokesman Yannis Nikolaou told The Associated Press. He would not specify what the new information is or who delivered it. Klishina, a former European indoor champion, previously was the only one of 68 Russians allowed to…

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