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Got a minute? 1,000 ‘paid internet trolls’ in Russia… Trump team threatens military force in North Korea… Trump lands in Poland… and everything else today in US politics. By Tom McCarthy

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Investigators are looking into whether Trump supporters and far-right websites coordinated with Moscow over the release of fake news, or paid to boost those stories on Facebook, the Guardian’s Julian Borger reports.

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In a 30-day period, dozens of full-blown sites appeared overnight, running full level production posts. It screamed out to me that something strange was going on.

– John Mattes, who helped run Bernie Sanders’ online campaign

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As Donald Trump landed in Warsaw prior to a G20 meeting, Polish media reports said the government promised the White House cheering crowds as part of its invitation, with activists planning to bus in groups, the AP reported. The White House had no comment.

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“One of our capabilities lies with our considerable military forces,” US ambassador Nikki Haley told the UN security council, a day after North Korea tested a new missile. “We will use them if we must, but we prefer not to have to go in that direction.”

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The official GOP Twitter account embarked on a misguided quest to show that leaders including Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton had come up short on health care. “Where’s your plan, @HillaryClinton?” the GOP tweeted…

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Right here. Includes radical provisions like how not to kick 23 mil ppl off their coverage. Feel free to run w/it.https://t.co/jBMFBJpSP7 https://t.co/zZoA16Ym03

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Not exactly the most inspiring political slogan, @dccc: pic.twitter.com/oIE9bTBHa0

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The Guy Freaking Said Covfefe

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GOP lawmaker @RepClayHiggins retracts Auschwitz video and apologizes for “for any unintended pain.” https://t.co/TZ0PfjLwDL

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