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"Thousands of people Including torture victims. To watch their local polls on July. Thirtieth there's a phone Bank for them to. Report violence or vote rigging seventy five year old Weston Katito who we met earlier we'll be watching his local polling station and Thirty-seven-year-old Florence matching go we'll be watching hers She took me to her polling place at. A school far out in Zimbabwe's countryside on election day she'll have to walk more than a mile to get here from, her home the may disappear when the way you're laughing about it. But that sounds horrific Too far Abduction isn't a far. Fetched scenario when we leave the, polling place Florence Machinga shows us her family home which she has been slowly rebuilding process before moving do. All flaws Dave would critics in two, thousand eight a mob firebombed everything here to punishment Chinga for running for office with the opposition party. Destroyed everything Kittles we slaughtered. The chickens we slaughtered cattle and chickens were like the families. Savings account this. Was everything they had much Inca says the mob wanted to, kill them but they hid in. The Bush they were homeless after that and struggled to. Find food they fled to the capital Harare and shuffled between safe houses. For months her older sister who is HIV, positive died leaving behind. Three children do you have any photographs of? Her photographs they Everything was destroyed nobody in the community would help her rebuild she says some of her, relatives were among the attackers so I see there some buildings over there did you have neighbors yes the. Of the pitchers you live right next, to the people who did this yes yes once people know they can be killed for supporting the. Wrong party that threat hangs. In the air even if nobody makes it explicit and since. There has been. No serious accounting for what happened ten years ago the shadow, of past violence looms over this. Election but on election day Florence much Ingle will stand. At her polling station and look her neighbors and relatives in the I. O mix web this peace during the, election, day in the mature. The wounded this election and if people threaten? You I'm, not fearing intimidation why not I'm. Brooke enough Tomorrow the music of political transformation in Zimbabwe from. Independence to today What The White House, says President Trump is inviting Russian President Vladimir Putin to Washington this fall. Before then there are mixed messages to clear. Up Russian, officials, say Trump and Putin agreed in Helsinki to work together in, Syria the US general overseeing the fight against ISIS in Syria and Iraq says he has received no guidance about what that. Means here's, NPR's Tom. Bowman general Jovo till told reporters in a video teleconference that he's only working with Russia on what's called. Deconfliction that means the two militaries. Communicate so the aircraft or not involved in accidents or mishaps in the skies over. Syria I let me just reiterate no new guidance for for me as a result of of the Helsinki. Discussions as of, yet the guidance votes l. does have is the finish off the Islamic, state clearing the final cluster of fighters along the border with. Iraq, Russia, meanwhile is focused on something. Different Propping up the. Assad regime and attacking, anti-syrian rebels some of whom are being supported by the United States so. Far Russian officials are the only ones providing. Information about, any, agreements in Helsinki the Pentagon has been silent in the White, House put out a statement saying it was reviewing the discussions between the two presidents and quote considering possible next steps during. His press conference at. The Helsinki summit this week President Trump was asked about the US Russian military military's cooperating in Syria and. He had this to say a. Military's do get along very well and they do coordinate in Syria and other places. But the two militaries do not coordinate in Syria in law past four years ago after Russia's seizure of. Crimea actually prohibits, a to military's from working together to Novotel picked up on that with, reporters it is true the national defense authorization act as a. Law. Prohibits us from coordinating synchronizing collaborating With Russian forces so that goes Geydar our activities so how could the US work with Russia in, Syria the general said congress would have to take some type of action maybe come up. With a waiver. Tom Bowman NPR news Washington you're listening to, all things considered from NPR news Starbucks Kia Alaska Airlines the city of Vancouver, Scotland they're all banning plastic straws citing environmental concerns.."