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Good evening. Here is the latest.
. 1 President Trump's longtime lawyer Michael Cohen, secretly arrested Mr. Trump before the 2016 election and reported payments to a former Playboy model who claimed she had an affair with him.
The Department of Justice is examining Mr. Cohen's involvement in paid women – including model Karen McDougal – to stamp embarrassing news about Mr. Trump before the election.
Prosecutors want to know if the payment violates federal campaign laws.
The Trump campaign previously had no knowledge of payments to Ms. McDougal. But Rudolph Giuliani, the personal advocate of Mr. Trump, called the band "powerful exonerating evidence"
2. Seventeen people were killed in Missouri after a tourist boat capsized, one of the deadliest accidents in United States history. Seven others were hospitalized, officials said.
The amphibious boat or duck boat toppled at 5 pm at Table Rock Lake near Branson, Missouri. on Thursday, when the winds exceeded 60 miles per hour.
When the boat sank to the bottom of the lake, 31 people were on board, of whom all are now expelled, the authorities said. Above a monument to the victims.
. 3 So, what does the interpreter know?
Following the news of President Trump's plan to invite Russian leader Vladimir Putin to the White House, the interpreter's reputation rises at his first meeting.
Marina Gross, left, was the only other American in the room during the Monday meeting. Legislators have already requested their records because they did not know what assurances were exchanged between a Russian leader known for blatant denial and an American president known to be a frequent untruth.
"This is an absolutely nightmarish situation for everyone," said the former head of the Department of Interpreters of the State Department
He also said that the Fed wants to raise interest rates – known as tightening up, because it makes borrowing more expensive – "It hurts everything we've done."
And in Congress, republican MPs resigned from a plan to reintroduce harsh sanctions against Chinese telecommunications company ZTE, and Trump, who had intervened personally to grant victory, saved the Beijing company.
5. While Britain is preparing to leave the EU, countries are creating contingency plans
The EU executive arm urged countries to accelerate preparations "at all levels and for all outcomes".  The Netherlands strengthen their customs officers. Above, a harbor in Rotterdam.
Belgium weighs the need for scanners, detection dogs, weapons and drones to increase post-Brexit customs clearance.
As one British politician said, "No one claims that this is a desirable situation."
6. "I'll do it for the babies."
With a vacancy at the Supreme Court of the United States, many anti-abortion activists see a new opening to reach their goal. They Mobilize Before the Midterm Elections
While a majority of Americans have long believed that abortion should be legal in most or all cases, the vocal anti-abortion movement operates at the local level.
Separately our reporter illustrates the difficulty of abortion in Mississippi, which has some of the nation's most restrictive laws.
7. Bayer said it would stop selling Essure, a problematic birth control system, by the end of the year.
The above device has provoked complaints from thousands of women claiming it has caused severe injury. Uterine and fallopian tube perforation
And Merck is the youngest US pharmaceutical company to receive some pressure from the Trump administration Drug prices lowers. But there is a catch.
. 8 Over 100 former Ohio State students have made allegations of sexual misconduct against a team doctor and professor .
The university said in April that it would hire independent investigators to investigate whether the physician Richard H Strauss, committed sexual misconduct against athletes and students employed there from the mid-1970s until the 1990s  Dr. Strauss, above, killed himself in 2005.
9. Every year for the past 22 years 10 unrecognized female artists over 40 have received an anonymous gift of $ 25,000. Now, the benefactor emerges
Susan Unterberg, 77, above, knows first-hand the hurdles faced by female artists. She steps out to openly argue for women who are artists, to demonstrate the importance of women to women, and to inspire other philanthropists.
One recipient called the scholarship an "extraordinary gift" and said, "I needed the money, but more than anything I needed the encouragement and support to keep going and keep going."
10. At last this is your regular reminder that not all bad news is out there. Here's the week in good news, including children's opera camps; the fight against an infection that causes blindness; and a women's football team in Zanzibar, above.
Have a great weekend.
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