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Diplomatic Communique By Jim Casey

This statement is predicated upon the assumption that the reader will already have benefited from an explanatory briefing, and who will thereby share a mutual understanding without additional references. However, the use of the word “legend” in recent media releases to describe this office is in context a grandiose misnomer that would be better articulated as “diplomatic interpreter.”

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President Donald Trump will begin his Independence Day weekend today with a display of fireworks at Mount Rushmore before a crowd of thousands. Questions about virus precautions and protests from Native American groups will also greet the president. http://apne.ws/CM0kdcg

A Paris court upheld a decision to end a years-long investigation into the plane crash that sparked Rwanda’s 1994 genocide, citing a lack of sufficient evidence. http://apne.ws/99BAWGC

Barcelona's mayor doesn't want to tear down her city's monument to Christopher Columbus, but she does want a debate about Spain's colonial legacy. @JWilsonBCN http://apne.ws/X8ysrHM

Ben Lovett from @MumfordAndSons is asking the UK government to consider the damage that will be done to the British music industry while there are no concerts or festivals due to social distancing.

Danish storyteller Hans Christian Andersen’s Little Mermaid, one of Copenhagen’s biggest tourist attractions, has been vandalized with the words “racist fish” scrawled on the big stone on which the statue sits. It has long been a target for vandals. http://apne.ws/Eb8lvdG

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