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To Stir Discord in 2016, Russians Turned Most Often to Facebook

1 hour 19 min ago
The special counsel’s indictment detailed how crucial Facebook and Instagram were to the Russian campaign to disrupt the presidential election.
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In Wake of Florida Massacre, Gun-Control Advocates Look to Connecticut

1 hour 22 min ago
Connecticut, which passed a strict gun law after the 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, has seen a sharp drop in the number of gun deaths.
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News Analysis: Trump’s Conspicuous Silence Leaves a Struggle Against Russia Without a Leader

1 hour 22 min ago
President Trump depicted indictments charging Russians with interfering in America’s politics as a vindication for himself rather than a threat to the United States.
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Trump’s National Security Chief Calls Russian Interference ‘Incontrovertible’

1 hour 42 min ago
Lt. General H.R. McMaster accused Moscow of engaging in “disinformation, subversion and espionage.” The comments highlighted a sharp division in the White House on how to talk about Russia’s actions.
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The Troll Farm: What We Know About 13 Russians Indicted by the U.S.

Sat, 2018-02-17 20:00
Employees and associates of the Internet Research Agency, a shadowy company based in St. Petersburg, are accused of trying to interfere in the 2016 election.
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Still Talking After All These Years

Sat, 2018-02-17 19:00
At the annual meeting of the American Psychoanalytic Association, the seminars covered the quantum hologram (huh?) and President Trump.
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Checking Facts and Falsehoods About Gun Violence and Mental Illness After Parkland Shooting

Sat, 2018-02-17 13:47
Paul Ryan, Bernie Sanders and others stated facts and falsehoods in the wake of the Parkland Shooting.
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As Kenya Political Stalemate Drags On, U.S. Becomes a Target

Sat, 2018-02-17 13:16
The opposition coalition is beginning to fray, but some of its supporters are doubling down — by burning American flags.
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Trump Visits Florida Hospital That Treated School Shooting Victims

Sat, 2018-02-17 12:46
“It’s very sad something like that could happen,” a solemn Mr. Trump told reporters afterward.
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Inside a 3-Year Russian Campaign to Influence U.S. Voters

Sat, 2018-02-17 10:24
Using American bank accounts, drivers’ licenses and disposable phones, about 80 Russians worked to disparage Hillary Clinton, promote Donald Trump and sow discord.
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13 Russians Indicted as Mueller Reveals Effort to Aid Trump Campaign

Sat, 2018-02-17 10:20
The indictment does not allege collusion but reveals in painstaking detail how Russians posed as American activists to boost Mr. Trump’s campaign.
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Yevgeny Prigozhin, Russian Oligarch Indicted by U.S., Is Known as ‘Putin’s Cook’

Sat, 2018-02-17 09:51
The secretive oligarch is one of 13 Russians the special counsel charged on Friday for allegedly meddling in the 2016 U.S. election.
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Russians Bought Bank Accounts From California Man, Mueller Says

Sat, 2018-02-17 09:12
A California man illegally provided hundreds of bank account numbers to a Russian social media operation, the special counsel revealed.
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Chief of Staff Orders an Overhaul for Security Clearances

Sat, 2018-02-17 08:22
John F. Kelly suggested that there were serious shortcomings with the system for vetting officials with access to the country’s most closely guarded secrets.
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News Analysis: Indictment Makes Trump’s Hoax Claim Harder to Sell

Sat, 2018-02-17 08:14
By laying out in excruciating detail the evidence of Russian meddling spanning the last four years, the special counsel instantly created a new political reality for President Trump.
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Media Memo: A Familiar Editorial Split After Parkland Shooting, but Not Everywhere

Sat, 2018-02-17 07:41
A surprise editorial in favor of gun control from the Trump-friendly New York Post appears among a deluge of argument and erroneous reporting.
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Trump Administration Proposes Stiff Penalties on Steel and Aluminum Imports

Sat, 2018-02-17 07:35
The Commerce Department said foreign metals posed a threat to national security, setting the stage for President Trump to consider stiff tariffs.
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Congress Struggles for Path Forward on Immigration

Sat, 2018-02-17 07:32
After legislative efforts collapsed Thursday in the Senate, lawmakers in the House and Senate struggled for a path forward to protect the “Dreamers.”
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Frustrated Military Tribunal Judge Indefinitely Halts Cole Bombing Case

Sat, 2018-02-17 07:13
The judge described himself as shaken by his experience in the case and portrayed a detainee’s former defense lawyers as pursuing a “revolution to the system” by defying judicial orders.
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Jennifer Lawrence as a Russian ‘Sparrow’: Four Takeaways

Sat, 2018-02-17 05:54
Jennifer Lawrence, her director and a C.I.A. master of disguise discuss Russia, spy craft and their new film “Red Sparrow” with The New York Times.
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