The Morning Brew: Trump calls Putin's election meddling denial 'extremely strong'
Welcome to Tuesday. Here are some headlines to start the day:
Trump calls Putin's election meddling denial 'Extremely strong'
Standing next to Russian President Vladimir Putin during a joint news conference Monday, U.S. President Donald Trump said he didn't see any reason why Russia would have interfered in the 2016 election, sparking intense criticism at home.
Although he faced pressure from critics, allied countries and even his own staff to take a tough line, Trump spoke not a single disparaging word in public about Moscow on any of the issues that have brought relations between the two powers to the lowest ebb since the Cold War.
Instead, he denounced the “stupidity” of his own country’s policies, especially the decision to investigate Russian interference in the 2016 election.
Just three days ago, the U.S. Justice Department announced an indictment of 12 Russian spies for hacking into Democratic Party computer networks.
Trump’s performance at a joint news conference with Putin in Helsinki stirred a wave of condemnation in the United States, including criticism from within his own Republican Party.
downtown development forces homeless migration in OKC
Development in downtown has affected Oklahoma City's homeless population, causing some people to migrate to other nearby areas.
The Oklahoman's Kayla Branch reported that for years, some of the city's homeless have taken shelter in abandoned buildings downtown. As those buildings are torn down or renovated, homeless people are migrating.
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