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  • In the day's other news: President Trump's first day at the NATO summit was marked by

  • a clash with French President Emmanuel Macron.

  • He criticized Macron for saying that the alliance suffers from -- quote -- "brain death."

  • But the French leader stood by his criticism.

  • We will have a detailed report after the news summary.

  • As he made his rounds in London, the president lost a round in his legal fight to keep his

  • banking records from Congress.

  • A federal appeals court in New York directed Deutsche Bank and Capital One to comply with

  • subpoenas from House committees.

  • They're investigating Mr. Trump's business dealings.

  • The White House said that it may appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.

  • The president roiled financial markets today when he suggested delaying a trade agreement

  • with China until after the 2020 election.

  • New tariffs on Chinese imports could take effect December 15, but Mr. Trump said there

  • is no deadline for making a deal.

  • DONALD TRUMP, President of the United States: I think, in some ways, it's better to wait

  • until after the election with China.

  • But I'm not going to say that.

  • I just think that.

  • I'll just tell you, in some ways, I like the idea of waiting until after the election for

  • the China deal.

  • But they want to make the deal now.

  • And we will see whether or not the deal is going to be right.

  • It's got to be right.

  • JUDY WOODRUFF: The president's remarks sent Wall Street into a day-long dive.

  • In the end, the Dow Jones industrial average lost 280 points to close at 27502.

  • The Nasdaq fell 47 points, and the S&P 500 gave up 20.

  • California Senator Kamala Harris dropped out of the 2020 Democratic presidential race today.

  • She said her campaign lacks the money to go on.

  • Harris was an early standout in the crowded field, but has since faded.

  • We will take a closer look later in the program.

  • In Iran, the government acknowledged, for the first time, that security forces shot

  • and killed demonstrators in a crackdown on protests over gas prices.

  • State TV described the protesters as rioters.

  • Amnesty International had said that at least 208 people were killed in a crackdown.

  • but Tehran rejected that figure today.

  • GHOLAMHOSSEIN ESMAILI, Spokesman, Iranian Judiciary (through translator): I bluntly

  • say that numbers and figures given by hostile groups about deaths in the protests are sheer

  • lies.

  • Real statistics are seriously different from what they announce, and numbers are far less

  • than what they claim.

  • JUDY WOODRUFF: President Trump said today that Iran is killing thousands of people,

  • and he added -- quote -- "I think the world has to be watching."

  • A new wave of anti-government protests flared across Southern Iraq today.

  • Thousands of college students filled streets in Basra to demand government reforms.

  • Some carried mock coffins representing more than 400 protesters killed by security forces

  • since October 1.

  • In this country, Republican Congressman Duncan Hunter formally admitted diverting campaign

  • funds for personal use.

  • He pled guilty today in federal court in San Diego.

  • He now faces five years in prison.

  • The six-term California lawmaker will also resign from Congress.

  • The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments today in a high-stakes environmental case on Superfund

  • sites.

  • It involves a former copper smelter site in Montana.

  • Local landowners want a more extensive cleanup of arsenic contamination than federal rules

  • call for.

  • Atlantic Richfield, which is the site's owner, argues that the federal regulations take precedent.

  • And back in London, Prince Andrew faced allegations that he once had sex with a 17-year-old American.

  • And President Trump faced questions about it.

  • The accuser, who's now 35, said that Jeffrey Epstein trafficked her.

  • Mr. Trump offered no opinion the case and said that he did not know Andrew.

  • Photos like this one from June do show them at several events together over the years.

  • The prince has denied any wrongdoing.

  • Still to come on the "NewsHour": on the ground for the NATO summit, as the alliance faces

  • new challenges; bowing out -- Senator Kamala Harris ends her run for the presidency; plus,

  • on the "NewsHour" Bookshelf, "Supreme Ambition: Brett Kavanaugh and the Conservative Takeover."

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