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A daily digest of news and features presented by Dan Damon.

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      Donald Trump's Son and Aides to Testify in Senate


      Donald Trump Jr, Jared Kushner and Paul Manafort are expected to be questioned about their links to Russian officials. Also: Actions to prevent dementia; The women who fought IS (Picture: Donald Trump Jr, Jared Kushner (centre) and Paul Manafort (right) Credit: Reuters)


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      Brexit Watch: Trade Wars


      In this week's negotiations between the UK and EU, the issue of trade came up earlier than expected. That's because agricultural import quotas are so important, as Professor. Fiona Smith, a trade law expert from Warwick University told Dan this week. Also Rob Watson on the Northern Ireland question, all on Brexit Watch.


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      French Military Head Quits


      Gen Pierre de Villiers said he could no longer "guarantee the durability of the army model". Also: Clean shipping; Right to die for mentally ill; South Korea's outline for peace treaty with North Korea (Picture: General Pierre de Villers and President Macron (left) travelling in an open-topped vehicle Credit: AFP )


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      Republican Attempt to Replace Obamacare Fails


      US President Trump made Obamacare repeal a key campaign pledge. Also: Cabinet vows for British PM; Hollywood's China adventure (Picture of a nurse caring for patient Credit: Getty Images)


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      Millions Vote in Disputed Venezuela Poll


      Voters oppose government plans for a new constituent assembly. Also: Caring for the orphans of Syria; The allure of the sea (Image: Opposition protesters in Venezuela Credit: Reuters)


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      The Sunday Feature: The Decline of the Church Organist


      The lack of church organists across the UK is leading to the rise in services being accompanied by guitars and rock bands. Dan Damon looks back at how once upon a time organs were seen as the new wave in ecclesiastical music, yet not everyone was thrilled by the idea. (Photo: Louis Moss, 12, youngest Oxford University organist / Credit: PA)


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      Weekend Extra


      Anniversary of Turkey's coup; China in Dijbouti; The child's view of Grenfell Fire


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      US Joining France's Bastille Day Is 'A Good Signal'


      Mixed reaction in Paris to President Trump's visit. Also: Hugh Sykes in Erbil; What do the Chinese people think of Liu Xiaobo's death? (Photo: Members of the 5e Regiment de Dragons during France's Bastille Day parade on the Champs-Elysees avenue in Paris on July 14, 2017. Credit: ALAIN JOCARD/AFP/Getty Images)


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      Donald Trump in Paris for Bastille Day


      He will hold talks on Syria and IS with President Macron. Also: China's new silk road; Dippy the dinosaur departs (Picture: Donald and Melania Trump descending plane staircase Credit:EPA)


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      Brexit Watch: Repeal bill published


      The British government have introduced a bill to Parliament that if approved will convert thousands of European Union laws into British law when Britain leaves, in theory on 29th March 2019. But there are plenty of reasons why that might not go as smoothly as Theresa May's government hopes. To help us understand what should happen, for this week's Brexit Watch we spoke to Dr. Jo Hunt from the School of Law and Politics at Cardiff University. ( Britain & EU Flags: Getty Images)


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