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Donald Trump did shake the hand of Polish president’s wife despite original reports

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CORRECTION: Raw Story published this story focusing on a short clip in which President Donald Trump exchanged greetings with Polish President Andrzej Duda and First Lady Agata Kornhauser-Duda. A longer clip reveals the gesture was met by Poland’s First Lady. We apologize for the original report.

President Donald Trump on Thursday reached out to shake the hand of Agata Kornhauser-Duda, the wife of Polish President Andrzej Duda, but appeared to be rejected.

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A short clip shows Trump shaking Duda’s hand before reaching out to his wife. But Kornhauser-Duda walks right past the president to shake the hand of Melania Trump. She then returned to greet the US president.

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Prosecutors didn’t believe Lev Parnas claim he wasn’t operating on behalf of Ukraine: CNN

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Buried in a piece about the recent revelations that President Donald Trump was recorded demanding someone "take out" former Ukraine Ambassador Yovanovitch, CNN revealed prosecutors don't believe Rudy Giuliani associate Lev Parnas.

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Come ‘say this to my face,’ says Ayanna Pressley after Betsy DeVos compares being pro-choice to being pro-slavery

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Democratic congresswoman and chair of the House Abortion Access Task Force said she "would welcome the opportunity to educate" the Education Secretary on reproductive rights. And maybe U.S. history of chattel slavery?

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GOP senator denies knowing Lev Parnas: ‘Rudy gets around and he has some cosmopolitan friends’

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Speaking on Fox News radio earlier this month, Sen. Mike Braun (R-IN) accused Democrats of orchestrating recent revelations from former Rudy Giuliani associate Lev Parnas to come out just as President Trump's impeachment trial kicked off. But Braun's words are coming back to haunt him, thanks to some artful trolling by Parnas's lawyer Joseph Bondy, who posted a photo this Monday of Braun posing with Giuliani and Parnas.

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