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President Donald J. Trump met with Russian president Vladimir Putin at the G20 Summit in Osaka, Japan, and when asked about Russian meddling by a reporter he jokingly, with a smirk on his face said, "Don't meddle in the election," while faux scolding the Russian president.

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On July 16, U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin gave a joint press conference.

In their two-hour meeting in Finland, the two apparently discussed a wide range of topics, from the conflict in Syria to the annexation of Crimea.

But it was Trump's response to a question about 2016 election meddling that raised the most eyebrows stateside.

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What's happening in Chechnya right now is horrifying.

Since April, reports from a Moscow-based newspaper have trickled out detailing a quiet crackdown on men in Chechnya — a semi-independent state within the Russian Republic — based on their perceived sexual orientations.

The details are more than alarming.

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