ABC Evening News for Friday, Aug 09, 2013
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(White House: Jonathan Karl) The sharp words from President Obama about Russia and its president, Vladimir Putin†, reviewed; details given about the Russian anti-gay law, reforms for the NSA surveillance programs outted by Edward Snowden and the continuation of drone strikes. [OBAMA - jokes about Putin looking bored; speaks against boycotting the Olympic Games in Russia; refuses comments on the drone operations.] Plans to reopen the closed embassies in the Middle East and north Africa except for the one in Yemen noted.
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