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    Fourth of July Weekend in Major Cities Turns Violent

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    On today’s episode of The Backstory, host Lee Stranahan and co-host John Kiriakou discussed current events, including the US military saying its withdrawal from Afghanistan is more than 90% complete, and the Pentagon scrapping Trump's $10 billion cloud deal for Microsoft.

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    In the first hour, Lee and John spoke with Manila Chan on the media handling Biden with kid gloves, climate change, and Miami condo collapse. Manila discussed the extreme heat in the Pacific Northwest and America's poor infrastructure. Manila talked about the mainstream media admitting to a rating slump since Trump has left the White House.

    In the second hour, Lee and John spoke with Carmine Sabia about the racial division in America, the Democratic party using racism, and stop and frisk. Carmine talked about the violence which occurred over the July Fourth holiday weekend and the media normalizing the violence. Carmine spoke on the US women's national soccer team turning their back to the flag.

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