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Jared Kushner, Donald Trump’s son-in-law, delivered a rare statement outside the White House on Monday to tell the public what he has told Congress: that the Trump campaign was innocent of underhanded dealings with Russia.

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I did not collude, nor know of anyone else in the campaign who colluded, with any foreign government. I had no improper contacts. I have not relied on Russian funds to finance my business activities in the private sector.

– Jared Kushner

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New Jersey’s biggest shark catch: fishing crew reels in 12ft, 926lb mako

  • Crew was fishing 100 miles off coast in area known as Hudson Canyon
  • ‘Kevin’s passion and persistence has paid off today for a fish of a lifetime’

A fishing crew in New Jersey has reeled in a 12ft, 926lb shortfin mako shark, which officials say is the biggest shark catch in the history of the state.

Related: Viewers angry after Michael Phelps loses race to computer-generated shark

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Gmail can now send your Smart Replies in Spanish

Back in May, we reported that Gmail's Smart Replies had come to the Gmail app for iOS and Android. Now, the feature is being expanded further. The Gmail Twitter account announced today that Smart Reply is now available in Spanish for both iOS and And…

Q&A: school students take on MPs over marriage equality and Islamophobia

Indigenous panellist says being involved in politics is an imperative, not a choice, on a youth panel united in its support for same-sex marriage

As a gay Aboriginal woman, becoming involved in politics was never a choice, 16-year-old Aretha Stewart-Brown told the ABC’s Q&A program on Monday.

“Being part of certain minority groups you don’t get a choice of going into politics, you’re kind of born into it,” said the Gumbaynggirr woman, who was chosen as Australia’s first female Indigenous prime minister at the National Youth Indigenous Parliament last month.

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