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News Wrap: Trump’s ‘Muslim ban’ draws sharp rebuke from Obama, Clinton

In our news wrap Tuesday, presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump faced scathing criticism from both President Obama and Hillary Clinton for his renewed call to ban Muslim immigrants in the aftermath of the Orlando shooting. Also, French authorities carried out a series of raids after an attacker claiming allegiance to the Islamic State killed two police officials in their home outside Paris.

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    Good evening. I'm Judy Woodruff.


    And I'm Gwen Ifill.

    On the "NewsHour" tonight: More details trickle out about the Orlando massacre and the shooter. We get the latest from our team on the ground.


    Also ahead this Tuesday: It was used in Sandy Hook, San Bernardino, Aurora ,and now Orlando. The AR-15-style weapon is becoming a favorite among mass shooters. A look at America's most controversial rifle.


    And with a rise in homegrown terror attacks, what the White House and local programs are doing to fight violent extremism in America.

  • RIZWAN JAKA, All Dulles Area Muslim Society:

    If you see someone that is going to do harm to our country or you hear about it, we absolutely must tell law enforcement. That is our Islamic duty.


    All that and more on tonight's "PBS NewsHour."



    In the day's other news: President Obama rebuked Donald Trump for his renewed call to ban Muslim immigrants. In a sharply worded speech, the president dismissed such appeals as not the America we want. The Republican nominee-to-be fired back in an e-mail to reporters, saying of the president: "He continues to prioritize our enemy over our allies, and, for that matter, the American people."

    We will listen to some of the president's speech after the news summary.


    Donald Trump took a new broadside from his presumptive November opponent as well. In Pittsburgh, Hillary Clinton accused him of falsely claiming that she would curb gun rights or let in a flood of new refugees.

    HILLARY CLINTON (D), Democratic Presidential Nominee: These are demonstrably lies. But he feels compelled to tell them because he has to distract us from the fact he has nothing substantive to say for himself.



    The Republican Party's national chair, Reince Priebus, defended Trump against comments by both the president and Hillary Clinton. He said their policies wouldn't prevent terror attacks, but instead take away Americans' gun rights.

    But the top elected Republican, House Speaker Paul Ryan, put some distance between himself and Trump on the issue of keeping Muslims out.

    REP. PAUL RYAN (R-WI), Speaker of the House: I do not think a Muslim ban is in our country's interest. I do not think it is reflective of our principles, not just as a party, but as a country. And I think the smarter way to go in all respects is to have a security test and not a religious test.


    All of this came as Donald Trump turned 70 years old today. If elected, he would be the oldest person to assume the office of the presidency.


    In France, police carried out a series of raids after an attacker killed two police officials overnight at their home outside Paris.

    The killer, Larossi Abballa, claimed to — claimed allegiance, that is, to the Islamic State. He was shot dead by police after a three-hour stand-off. A prosecutor said Abballa had a list of other targets, including public officials and journalists.


    French police also detained 43 Russian soccer fans suspected of attacking English supporters at the Euro 2016 soccer tournament. Reinforcements deployed across Northern France, ahead of upcoming matches. And the European Soccer Federation warned Russia faces expulsion, if there's more violence.

    PEDRO PINTO, Union of European Football Association: We have reaffirmed our desire to work directly with the security forces, with the police forces here in France to make sure that the security and safety of all participants is of the utmost priority.


    Adding to the trouble: Labor protests in Paris once again turned violent, as demonstrators battled police; 20 officers and six protesters were injured.


    Back in this country, the Senate defied a presidential veto threat and overwhelmingly passed a defense policy bill. It authorizes $602 billion in military spending, but it also bars the Guantanamo Bay prison from closing, and it blocks any new base closings.

    Similar provisions are also contained in a House bill, but the White House has warned the president will not accept them.


    Wall Street fell for a fourth day over worries about interest rates and Britain's vote on the European Union. The Dow Jones industrial average lost 57 points to close near 17675. The Nasdaq gave up five points, and the S&P 500 slipped three.

    Still to come on the "NewsHour": new efforts to counter violent extremism before an attack; a look at the gun used in the Orlando and San Bernardino shootings; Russian hackers steal Democrats' research on Donald Trump; and much more.

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