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Does Donald Trump know Vladimir Putin? Based on the president’s latest tweets denying any relationship whatsoever with the Russian strongman — who is plausibly accused of underwriting Trump’s campaign — Jimmy Kimmel wondered. So he put together a little clip reel of Trump’s comments about their personal connection and, as you might expect, the results are…contradictory.

Nobody will ever learn the truth about Trump and Putin from anything that the president says or has said. In fact, nobody will ever learn the truth about anything by listening to Trump. And perhaps that is the lesson of this brief but highly amusing video.

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Driving has gotten much less dangerous over time, thanks to new safety features in cars, better highway design and a decline in drunk driving. But that's no solace to motorists who face dangers of a different kind — not when they are driving, but when they are stopped on the side of the road.

Daunte Wright, a 20-year-old African American, was fatally shot by a police officer in Minnesota after being pulled over for an expired license tag. In Virginia, Caron Nazario, a Black and Latino Army officer, was pepper-sprayed after being stopped for lacking a rear license plate — though a temporary plate was affixed to his rear window.

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