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Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images(PHOENIX) – Phoenix Suns backup point guard Brandon Knight will miss the entire 2017-18 season.

The team announced Tuesday that Knight suffered a torn ACL is his left knee playing in a pro-am game on Wednesday in Miami and will undergo surgery on Friday. A timetable for his return has yet to be determined, the team said.

Knight, who has three years and nearly $44 million remaining on his contract, averaged 11.0 points and 2.4 assists per game last season.

Knight has also played for Detroit and Milwaukee during his 6-year NBA career.

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Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The Senate Judiciary Committee has dropped their subpoena compelling former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort to appear after reaching a deal to work together, according to both sources close to Manafort and the Senate Judiciary Committee.

The Senate Judiciary Committee confirmed that an agreement was reached and Manafort will not be at the committee’s hearing on Wednesday as the subpoena originally compelled him to be.

“Faced with issuance of a subpoena, we are happy that Mr. Manafort has started producing documents to the Committee and we have agreed to continue negotiating over a transcribed interview. It’s important that he and other witnesses continue to work with this committee as it fulfills its oversight responsibility,” according to a statement from Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., the ranking member of the committee.

“Our investigation is still in its early stages, and we will continue to seek information from witnesses as necessary. As we’ve said before, we intend to get the answers that we need, one way or the other. Cooperation from witnesses is always the preferred route, but this agreement does not prejudice the committee’s right to compel his testimony in the future,” the statement continued.

The panel has withdrawn its subpoena but reserves the right to compel him to appear in the future, a judiciary committee source told ABC News.

The subpoena was originally issued on Monday and announced this morning.

“While we were willing to accommodate Mr. Manafort’s request to cooperate with the committee’s investigation without appearing at Wednesday’s hearing, we were unable to reach an agreement for a voluntary transcribed interview with the Judiciary Committee,” according to a statement from Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., the ranking member of the committee.

It continued, “While the Judiciary Committee was willing to cooperate on equal terms with any other committee to accommodate Mr. Manafort’s request, ultimately that was not possible.”

The statement said that Manafort may be excused from the hearing “if he would be willing to agree to production of documents and a transcribed interview, with the understanding that the interview would not constitute a waiver of his rights or prejudice the committee’s right to compel his testimony in the future.”

Jason Maloni, a spokesperson for Manafort, told ABC News earlier Tuesday that Manafort spoke to the Senate Intelligence Committee this morning.

“Paul Manafort met this morning, by previous agreement, with the bipartisan staff of the Senate Intelligence Committee and answered their questions fully,” Maloni said.

Maloni said of Manafort’s then-ongoing negotiations with the Judiciary Committee, “Paul has been cooperating from the beginning, and we hope to work something out.” A source with knowledge of those negotiations told ABC News that Manafort’s team was invited to attend Tuesday’s session with Intelligence Committee investigators but the Judiciary Committee declined that invitation.

Manafort, 68, joined the Trump campaign on March 29, 2016, to lead its delegate-wrangling efforts.

A news release from the Trump campaign at the time said Manafort was “volunteering his considerable insight and expertise because of his belief that Mr. Trump is the right person for these difficult times.”

Manafort was promoted to the campaign’s chairman and chief strategist in May and directed the Republican National Convention in Cleveland in July.

He departed the campaign on Aug. 19.

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Justin Merriman/Getty Images(YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio) — President Donald Trump went back into campaign mode at a rally in Youngstown, Ohio on Tuesday evening.

He started by running through “what an amazing few days it’s been,” listing a number of public events he has held in the past week, including addressing a Boy Scout Jamboree on Monday and the procedural health care vote passage today in the Senate.

“We have spent the entire week celebrating with the hard-working American men and women who are making us make America great again,” Trump said.

“I’m here to cut through the fake news filter and to speak straight to the American people,” he said.

At points, he appeared to enjoy the chanting crowds, which called out frequent campaign maxims like “drain the swamp,” “lock her up,” and “build the wall” at various points.

“Don’t even think about it — we will build the wall,” he said in response to one of the chants.

“Is there any place that’s more fun, more exciting, and safer than a Trump rally?” he asked.

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eurobanks/iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The House of Representatives on Tuesday passed sweeping sanctions that punish Russia for its election meddling and aggression toward its neighbors.

The legislation passed by a count of 419-3, sending a strong bipartisan message to the White House that Congress will maintain its check on power over President Donald Trump.

“The multitude of threats posed to our national security by Iran, Russia, and North Korea cannot be understated,” Speaker Paul Ryan noted following the vote. “These bad actors have long sought to undermine the United States and disrupt global stability. Our job in Congress is to hold them accountable. The bill we just passed with overwhelming bipartisan support is one of the most expansive sanctions packages in history. It tightens the screws on our most dangerous adversaries in order to keep Americans safe.”

Three Republicans — Reps. Justin Amash of Michigan, John Duncan of Tennessee and Thomas Massie of Kentucky — voted against the measure.

The bill now heads to the Senate, where an earlier version passed behind another bipartisan tally 98-2.

But with the upper chamber now consumed with health care reform, Senate Foreign Relations Chairman Bob Corker, R-Tenn., said it’s possible the package may not face a vote on final passage before the August recess.

Corker also lamented the process for getting the legislation passed.

“It would have been much cleaner just to send Russia and Iran over. That was the language everyone agreed to,” Corker told reporters Tuesday on Capitol Hill.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-New York, urged his Republicans colleagues to take up the bill as soon as possible.

“Senate Republican leaders should move this bill as soon as possible, so that it can be on the president’s desk without delay. Passing the bill on a bipartisan basis will send a strong signal to the White House that the Kremlin needs to be held accountable for meddling in last year’s election,” Schumer wrote in a statement.

The White House has also sent contradictory signals on whether the president will sign the legislation, though it appears to have veto-proof majorities in both chambers.

“He’s going to study that legislation and see what the final product looks like,” incoming White House press secretary Sarah Sanders told reporters Monday.

In a statement later, Sanders added, “While the president supports tough sanctions on North Korea, Iran and Russia, the White House is reviewing the House legislation and awaits a final legislative package for the president’s desk.”

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Getty Images for Disney(LOS ANGELES) — Remember that Rihanna/Lupita Nyong’o action movie everyone was having fun fantasizing about a few months ago on Twitter? Nyongo’o’s thanking fans for making that happen.

“You know, what’s really cool is that people spoke up about the kind of movie they wanna see and this is a great example,” Nyong’o told Entertainment Tonight.

The idea for the project began in April, when a photo, taken in 2014 of Rihanna and Nyong’o fashionably dressed in the front row of a Miu Miu fashion show, went viral as a meme, with fans saying Rihanna would scam “rich white men,” and Lupita would be her, “computer-smart best friend that helps plan the scams.”

After other Twitter users joined in, tapped Insecure writer/star Issa Rae to pen the script and Selma director Ava DuVernay to call the shots, the made-up movie became a reality, and is reportedly attached to Netflix.

During at her appearance at Comic-Con over the weekend, Nyong’o said she even saw commonalities between her upcoming Marvel film, Black Panther, and the proposed heist film.

“Black Panther is being embraced because people are really hungry for this kind of film, and that movie with me and Rihanna and Issa and Ava is another one of those examples,” Nyono’o said. “People want to see something like themselves and something different, something they’re not being offered yet. I’m honored to be a part of that conversation.”

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Courtesy Sunnyside Stables(ROSEMOUNT, Minn.) — Minnie Moo the cow celebrated her first birthday surrounded by the humans who love her on Thursday after a rough start to her life.

Born prematurely and rejected by her mother, who was used in rodeos, Minnie Moo was also battling pneumonia when Lee Orr and his wife, Tracy, heard about her plight.

“We picked her up and brought her home and after about three days it wasn’t looking good at all,” Lee Orr told ABC News of how they came to rescue the cow.

The couple, who own Sunnyside Stables in Rosemount, Minnesota, immediately took Minnie Moo to the vet.

Orr said the vet told them: “You’re probably wasting your time. It’s got a 5 percent chance to live.”

Pneumonia had also made breathing difficult for Minnie, Orr added.

But the Orrs, along with their daughter, Ashley Mosier, nursed her back to health. At the time, she weighed only 19 pounds.

“We had her living in the house for probably the first six weeks and every meal was bottle fed,” Orr said. “She just kept getting better and better and stronger and stronger and we knew she would make it. We put her outside with Wilbur the pig. They still sleep together and like each other. Wilbur is also a rescue.”

Minnie is now such a big part of their family that she behaves more like a dog than a Texas Longhorn.

“She wants to lay down with people and have them pet her. She thinks she’s a dog because she grew up with our seven dogs, all rescues but one,” Orr said. “She stands at the door and wants in the house.”

Orr said she also uses her nose to push some of the dogs’ beds together to lay down and relax.

On Thursday, the Orrs celebrated the progress Minnie has made. She’s now a whopping 550 pounds, happy and healthy.

Minnie’s birthday celebration on July 20 included a pink crown, a banana and oats cake, molasses cupcakes and of course, lots of selfies with her more than 75 guests, Orr said.

“She didn’t leave that party,” Orr said. “There was no forcing it. She stayed there right amongst all the people, with all these kids in the front, back and side of her just hamming it up. She likes selfies. Everybody likes to take selfies with Minnie.”

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Mark Wilson/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The State Department is pushing back on a new wave of rumors that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is planning on resigning.

“That is false,” spokesperson Heather Nauert said when asked about the rumors at the department’s briefing Tuesday. “The secretary has been very clear: He intends to stay here at the State Department. We have a lot of work that is left to be done ahead of us. He recognizes that. He’s deeply engaged in that work.

“He does, however, serve at the pleasure of the president, just as any Cabinet official,” she added, in what could be taken as a nod to the president’s open criticism of Attorney General Jeff Sessions and speculation that he might resign, too.

Tillerson has had some tension with the White House over staffing at the State Department and his independence to make decisions about the nation’s foreign policy agency, senior administration officials told ABC News. But he’s also remarked about his commitment to service and the call he heard to take this role.

“I’m still developing myself as a values-based servant leader, and this new opportunity that I have to serve our country has provided me with new ways of learning … so it gives me a chance to grow as a leader,” he told the Boy Scouts of America in an emotional address Friday.

Senior aide R.C. Hammond has said Tillerson will stay in the role as “as long as there are rogue regimes pursuing nuclear weapons or terrorists seeking safe haven,” according to Buzzfeed News.

Tillerson has also been out of the public eye since Friday, and Nauert said today that he’s “taking a little time off.”

“He does have the ability to go away for a few days on his own … just taking a little time off,” she said. “He’s got a lot of work. He just came back from that mega-trip from overseas — as you all well know, many of you were there for the G-20, and his other travel as well, so he’s entitled to taking a few days himself.”

She later clarified that the vacation was planned in advance and was not in response to any resignation rumors.

Last Thursday, he met with the president, Defense Secretary James Mattis, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford and other top officials at the Pentagon, before briefing members of the House of Representatives on Capitol Hill; meanwhile, his public schedule listed only “meetings and briefings” at the State Department.

Nauert also spoke to Tillerson’s thoughts on Trump’s politically charged speech to the Boy Scouts –- just three days after Tillerson’s own. Nauert said that Trump addressed the Boy Scouts Jamboree at Tillerson’s invitation, but the secretary could not attend.

Tillerson is “aware of the president’s comments,” but didn’t express an opinion on what he said, according to Nauert.

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eurobanks/iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The House of Representatives today passed sweeping sanctions that punish Russia for its election meddling and aggression toward its neighbors.

The bill — already approved by the Senate — also punishes Iran and North Korea.

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ABCNews.com(WASHINGTON) — The Senate voted 51-50 Tuesday to move forward with a debate on health care reform, even though it was not clear what measure the body would be considering. Vice President Mike Pence cast the tie-breaking vote.

Susan Collins from Maine and Lisa Murkowski from Alaska were the only two Republican senators who joined Democrats in voting no on the motion to proceed.

Before the voting began, protesters chanted “Kill the bill” and “Shame! Shame!”

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., who was diagnosed with brain cancer last week, returned to the Senate floor to vote in favor of moving the debate forward. His appearance was met with a standing ovation.

“I voted for the motion to proceed to allow debate to continue and amendments be offered,” McCain said. “I will not vote for this bill as it is today. It’s a shell of a bill right now. We all know that.”

The Senate GOP has been dealt several setbacks, including not having enough votes for its original plan to repeal and replace aspects of Obamacare as well as a straight repeal, but President Trump has pushed for the body to make progress.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said the debate on health care in the Senate will be “an open amendment process.”

“This is just the beginning. We’re not out here to spike the football, this is the long way,” McConnell said after the vote. “But we’ll finish at the end of the week hopefully with a measure that can either go to the House and be taken up or go to Congress. And we’re pleased to have been able to take the first step and that’s the direction for today.”

In a statement released today, Trump said he applauds senators for “taking a giant step to end the Obamacare nightmare.”

“As this vote shows, inaction is not an option, and now the legislative process can move forward as intended to produce a bill that lowers costs and increases options for all Americans,” the statement said. “The Senate must now pass a bill and get it to my desk so we can finally end the Obamacare disaster once and for all.”

The president also thanked McCain on Twitter for returning to D.C. “for such a vital vote.”

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ABCNews.com(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he is “disappointed” in Attorney General Jeff Sessions, adding to a recent spate of public criticisms.

“He should not have recused himself almost immediately after he took office, and if he was going to recuse himself, he should have told me prior to taking office, and I would have, quite simply, picked somebody else. So I think that’s a bad thing, not for the president but for the presidency. I think it’s unfair to the presidency, and that’s the way I feel,” Trump said at a joint news conference.

Trump said that he wants Sessions “to be much tougher on the leaks from intelligence agencies, which are leaking like rarely have they ever leaked before at a very important level,” he said.

“These are intelligence agencies. We cannot have that happen,” he said.

“We will see what happens. Time will tell. Time will tell,” he added.

The joint news conference took place alongside Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri, who is visiting the White House.

Before giving his official remarks about Hariri’s visit, Trump praised today’s health care vote, calling it a “big step” and thanking Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., for making “a tough trip to get here and vote.”

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