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Former FBI lawyer Kevin Clinesmith has agreed to plead guilty to a single false statement charge, marking the first criminal action in an investigation centered on how intelligence agencies gathered information involving the Trump campaign and Russia four years ago in the waning months of the Obama administration.

Clinesmith had been identified in an earlier report by the Justice Department inspector general.

Dolly Parton expressed her support for Black Lives Matter in an interview with Billboard, saying that while she hasn't attended any marches this summer, she supports the protest movement and its push for racial justice.

"I understand people having to make themselves known and felt and seen," she told the magazine. "And of course Black lives matter. Do we think our little white asses are the only ones that matter? No!"

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Retailers had placed much hope on a big midsummer shopping spurt, but July proved to be somewhat lackluster, amid renewed lockdowns and new waves of coronavirus cases. Retail sales grew only 1.2% last month compared to June.

It's been eight years since Kathleen Edwards released her last album, and it really seemed like it was going to be her last. After 2012's Voyageur, Kathleen quit music and opened a cafe, the aptly named Quitters Coffee. Now she's back and to celebrate, I'm heading to Stittsville, Ontario, Canada to host her album release party at that very same coffee shop.

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NPR's Steve Inskeep speaks with former Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence, Sue Gordon, about her nearly 40-year career in intelligence, which included serving under President Trump.

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