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Splits on Italian right buoy opponents as campaigning starts

ROME (Reuters) - The leader of Italy's far-right Northern League said on Thursday he was suspending contacts with his main political ally, former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi, because of a disagreement over how tough courts should be on murderers and rapists.

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Ex-House speaker can't be alone with kids, judge rules

Former US House Speaker Dennis Hastert is banned from having contact with anyone under 18 unless an adult is present who's aware that he pleaded guilty in a hush money case related to the sexual abuse of teen boys, according to new restrictions imposed by a federal judge.

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FBI email: Sessions wasn't required to disclose foreign contacts for security clearance

A newly released document shows that the FBI told an aide to Attorney General Jeff Sessions that Sessions wasn't required to disclose foreign contacts that occurred in the course of carrying out his government duties when he was a senator.

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Russian operatives tried to contact Hope Hicks, NYT reports

Russian operatives tried to correspond with adviser Hope Hicks multiple times after Donald Trump's 2016 election victory, prompting the FBI to caution Hicks, people familiar with the events told The New York Times.

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Are Earthlings alone? Half of humans believe in alien life

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Nearly half of humans believe in alien life and want to make contact, a survey in 24 countries has found, in what researchers said helps to explain the lasting popularity of the "Star Wars" franchise 40 years after the first movie was screened.

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Majority polled think there was probably improper contact

President Donald Trump's approval rating sits at 32%, according to a new poll released by the Pew Research Center, matching the lowest level in any poll on his approval since he took office in January.

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The Power of Touch, Especially for Men

Even in our touch-averse culture, men need platonic physical contact.

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Official: Blackwater founder proposed private spy network to Trump administration

The founder of the controversial military contracting firm Blackwater, Erik Prince, and his allies lobbied contacts inside the administration to provide the CIA with a private network of intelligence contractors, according to a US official with knowledge of the proposal.

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McFarland Contradicted Herself on Russia Contacts, Congressional Testimony Shows

President Trump’s former aide had told lawmakers that she knew nothing of the national security adviser’s contacts with the Russian ambassador. But newly surfaced emails undermine her assertion.

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Amid contempt threat, fight between House committee and DOJ spills out into public

The Justice Department has agreed to allow congressional investigators to interview a key FBI employee believed to have served as the main contact, or "handler" of, former British intelligence agent Christopher Steele, who compiled the so-called "dossier" of allegations about President Donald Trump's connections to Russia, according to a department spokesperson.

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Trump tweets about Russia probe spark warnings from lawmakers

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A series of tweets by U.S. President Donald Trump about the investigation into contacts between his 2016 campaign and Russia prompted concerns on Sunday among both Democratic and Republican lawmakers, with Republican Senator Lindsey Graham saying Trump could be wading into "peril" by commenting on the probe.

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Analysis: Why Trump keeps telling us he's not worried about Flynn

President Donald Trump wants you to know one thing about former national security adviser Michael Flynn's guilty plea for lying to the FBI about his contacts with the Russians during the 2016 campaign: He's not worried about it. Not at all. Zero percent. Nada. Zilch.

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Whereabouts of Egyptian ex-PM unknown since deportation home: family

CAIRO (Reuters) - The family of former Egyptian prime minister Ahmed Shafik said on Sunday it has lost contact with him since they say he was deported from the United Arab Emirates to Cairo just days after announcing his intention to run for president next year.

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The timeline of Flynn's contacts with Russia

CNN's Ana Cabrera explains the timeline of events from Michael Flynn's contact with a Russian ambassador in December 2016 until leaving his job in February 2017.

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Emails Dispute White House Claims That Flynn Acted Independently on Russia

The president has called claims of unusual contacts with Russia a “hoax.” But emails show top aides closely tracked Michael T. Flynn’s fateful call to the Russian ambassador.

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Opinion: Can dual-track presidency survive?

President Donald Trump is running a dual-track presidency. This week ended with a collision between two major stories affecting his presidency. At the same exact time that the massive corporate tax cut reached the final vote in the Senate, successfully passing in the dead of the night by a narrow margin of 51 to 49, the nation learned that former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn has pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his contact with Sergey Kislyak, then-Russian ambassador to the United States, and that he had been told by a "top member" of the transition team—reportedly Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner—to reach out to the Russians to learn more about the UN vote regarding Israeli settlements.

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Cooper: Flynn's guilty plea contradicts White House

CNN's Anderson Cooper takes a look at the White House's repeated past denials of any contact with Russia in light of Michael Flynn's recent guilty plea.

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Flynn pleads guilty to lying on Russia, cooperates with U.S. probe

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former U.S. national security adviser Michael Flynn pleaded guilty on Friday to lying to the FBI about contacts with Russia and agreed to cooperate with prosecutors delving deeper into the actions of President Donald Trump's inner circle before he took office in January.

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Details give clearer picture of coordination between Trump advisers and Russians

Jared Kushner is the "very senior member" of President Donald Trump's transition team" who directed incoming national security adviser Michael Flynn to contact the Russian ambassador to the United States and other countries about a UN Security Council vote on Israeli settlements, sources familiar with the matter tell CNN.

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Timeline of Flynn's contacts with Russia

Jared Kushner is the "very senior member of the Presidential Transition Team" who directed Michael Flynn to contact the Russian ambassador, and other countries, regarding the UN Security Council vote on Israeli settlements, according to sources familiar with the matter.

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Flynn pleads guilty on Russia; reportedly ready to testify on Trump

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former U.S. national security adviser Michael Flynn pleaded guilty on Friday to lying to the FBI about contacts with Russia and agreed to cooperate with prosecutors delving deeper into the actions of President Donald Trump's inner circle before he took office in January.

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Wall Street falls on Russia probe, but tax hopes soften blow

(Reuters) - Wall Street fell on Friday after an ABC News report that President Donald Trump's former national security adviser was prepared to testify that before taking office Trump had directed him to make contact with Russians.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-U.S. tax bill, Russian probe whipsaw financial markets

NEW YORK, Dec 1 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks, the dollar and Treasury yields sank on Friday after an ABC report said former national security adviser Michael Flynn was prepared to testify that Donald Trump instructed him to make contact with Russians during the presidential campaign.

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Flynn pleads guilty on Russia, reportedly ready to testify against Trump

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former U.S. national security adviser Michael Flynn pleaded guilty on Friday to lying to the FBI about Russia, and ABC News said he was prepared to testify that before taking office President Donald Trump had directed him to make contact with Russians.

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Wall Street hit by ABC report on Flynn

(Reuters) - U.S. stocks fell on Friday after ABC News reported former national security adviser Michael Flynn was prepared to tell investigators that before taking office President Donald Trump had directed him to make contact with Russians.

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Flynn prepared to testify Trump directed him to contact Russians: ABC

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - ABC News reported on Friday that former U.S. national security adviser Michael Flynn is prepared to testify that President Donald Trump directed him to make contact with Russians when he was a presidential candidate.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Turmoil as Russia investigation reportedly moves closer to Trump

NEW YORK, Dec 1 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks, the dollar and Treasury yields sank on Friday after an ABC report said former national security advisor Michael Flynn was prepared to testify that Donald Trump instructed him to make contact with Russians during the presidential campaign.

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ABC report on Flynn rocks Wall Street

(Reuters) - U.S. stocks sank on Friday after ABC News reported former national security adviser Michael Flynn was prepared to tell investigators that Donald Trump directed him to make contact with Russians during last year's presidential elections.

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US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Wall Street drops on ABC report on Russia probe

Dec 1 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks fell sharply on Friday after ABC News reported former U.S. national security adviser Michael Flynn was prepared to testify that President Donald Trump directed him to make contact with the Russians.

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Flynn charged with lying to FBI, plea hearing set: special counsel

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn lied to the FBI about his contacts with Russia's ambassador to the United States, the U.S. special counsel's office charged in a court filing made public on Friday.

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New York radio personality was Roger Stone's WikiLeaks contact, source says

President Trump's longtime associate Roger Stone was in contact with a New York radio personality who had conversations with Wikileaks founder Julian Assange during the 2016 campaign season, according to sources familiar with the situation.

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Senate Democrat presses Trump campaign advisers for Russia contacts

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee has asked four foreign policy advisers to Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign for documents about their contacts with Russians and discussions about Russia.

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Senate Democrat presses Trump campaign advisors for Russia contacts

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee has asked four foreign policy advisers to Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign for documents about their contacts with Russians and discussions about Russia.

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Donald Trump Jr. to talk to House Intel committee

Donald Trump Jr. has agreed to meet with the House Intelligence Committee as soon as next week, giving lawmakers their first opportunity to question President Donald Trump's eldest son over his contacts with Russians during the campaign season, according to multiple sources with knowledge of the matter.

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Russia says cannot make contact with new space satellite

VOSTOCHNY COSMODROME, Russia (Reuters) - Russian space agency Roscosmos said on Tuesday it had failed to establish contact with a newly-launched weather satellite.

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Flynn could prove to be key asset in Mueller's U.S. campaign probe, sources say

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Lawyers for former national security adviser Michael Flynn have halted communications with U.S. President Donald Trump's legal team, a potentially critical step in the probe into contacts between Trump's election campaign and Russia, sources familiar with the investigation said on Friday.

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Report: US soldiers with Trump in Asia had 'improper contact' with women

Allegations that multiple US service members had "improper contact" with foreign women while on the President's Asia tour have spurred an investigation and led to their reassignment, The Washington Post reports, attributing the information to officials familiar with the situation.

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White House personnel investigated for improper foreign contact: Washington Post

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Three U.S. military personnel allegedly had improper contact with foreign women while traveling with President Donald Trump on his trip this month to Asia, the Washington Post reported on Tuesday.

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By the numbers: The Trump orbit's contacts with Russians

Here is a look, by the numbers, at all the known contacts between Trump associates and Russians. From meetings to emails, to text messages and Skype sessions, these lists have been growing throughout the year as more details drip out in the investigations into Russian meddling in the 2016 US elections.

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Zimbabwe's Mugabe in contact with ousted vice president

HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's top general said on Monday talks were planned between President Robert Mugabe and former vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa, whose sacking by the 93-year-old leader two weeks ago triggered a coup.

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Argentine navy loses contact with submarine

The Argentine navy has lost contact with one of its submarines that was traveling off the country's Atlantic coast, the military service said Friday.

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Israeli minister reveals covert contacts with Saudi Arabia

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - An Israeli cabinet minister said on Sunday that Israel has had covert contacts with Saudi Arabia amid common concerns over Iran, a first disclosure by a senior Israeli official of such contacts.

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Missing navy sub tried contacting bases

A missing Argentine submarine attempted to contact naval bases via satellite seven times, but communication with the vessel was not established, the nation's defense ministry said.

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Argentina: Missing sub called out 7 times

The crew of a missing Argentine military submarine tried contacting naval bases seven times, Argentina's Defense Ministry said.

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Top Russian Official Tried to Broker ‘Backdoor’ Meeting Between Trump and Putin

The overture came soon after the Trump campaign was told of Russian “dirt” on Hillary Clinton. As Donald J. Trump neared the Republican nomination, Moscow tried repeatedly to contact his campaign.

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Kushner testified he did not recall any campaign WikiLeaks contact, source says

White House senior adviser Jared Kushner told congressional Russia investigators that he did not communicate with WikiLeaks and did not recall anyone on the Trump campaign who had, a source with knowledge of his testimony told CNN.

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Argentina loses contact with submarine

The Argentine navy has lost contact with one of its submarines that was traveling off the country's Atlantic coast, the military service said Friday.

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Al Franken accused of groping, forced kiss

Leeann Tweeden has accused Minnesota Sen. Al Franken of unwanted contact during a 2006 USO tour.

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London theater says 20 men made allegations against Kevin Spacey

LONDON (Reuters) - The Old Vic theater in London said on Thursday it had received 20 separate allegations of inappropriate conduct by Kevin Spacey from 20 men who came into contact with him at the theater, or in connection with it, between 1995 and 2013.

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The Daily: Listen to ‘The Daily’: Jeff Sessions in the Hot Seat

The attorney general denied lying to Congress about Russian contacts and sidestepped questions about feeling pressure to investigate Hillary Clinton.

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Sessions declines to say if White House asked about AT&T-Time Warner merger

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions would not say on Tuesday if White House officials contacted his department about its review of AT&T Inc's proposed purchase of Time Warner , which one analyst said the Justice Department may sue to block as soon as Wednesday.

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UPDATE 2-Sessions declines to say if White House asked about AT&T-Time Warner merger

WASHINGTON, Nov 14 (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions would not say on Tuesday if White House officials contacted his department about its review of AT&T Inc's proposed purchase of Time Warner, which one analyst said the Justice Department may sue to block as soon as Wednesday.

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Jeff Sessions Says He Didn’t Lie About Russian Contacts

Attorney General Jeff Sessions denied that he lied when he testified about Russian contacts in October. He also said he was aware of African-American groups that have transformed themselves into “violent activists.”

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Sessions Says He Did Not Lie to Congress on Contacts with Russia

In a marathon session with the House Judiciary Committee, the attorney general said he could not recall a campaign adviser’s briefing on Russia but did remember stopping a Trump-Putin meeting.

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Sessions changes statement about Trump campaign and Russia

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions acknowledged on Tuesday he was aware of contact between Donald Trump's election campaign and Russian intermediaries, again modifying a previous statement about the extent of connections to Moscow.

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Sessions refuses to say if White House asked about AT&T-Time Warner merger

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday declined to answer when asked if any White House officials contacted the Justice Department to discuss the government's review of AT&T Inc's proposed $85.4 billion acquisition of Time Warner Inc .

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Sessions will not answer if White House asked about AT&T Time Warner merger

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions declined on Tuesday to answer if any White House officials contacted the Justice Department to discuss the government's review of AT&T Inc's proposed $85.4 billion acquisition of Time Warner Inc .

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Sessions says he now recalls campaign meeting where Russia discussed

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said on Tuesday he now recalls a meeting with then-candidate Donald Trump and aides where campaign connections to Russia were discussed, despite earlier testifying that he was unaware of any such contacts.

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Democrats to question Sessions on Russia contacts

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions will face a barrage of questions from Democrats in the House of Representatives on Tuesday over whether he lied about communications between President Donald Trump's election campaign and Russian representatives.

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Live Briefing: What to Watch For as Jeff Sessions Testifies About Russia Contacts

Mr. Sessions is almost certain to be asked to clarify his past statements in light of recent disclosures that members of the Trump campaign had contacts with Russia.

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Senate Republicans ask Moore to withdraw as new accuser steps forward

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell led a chorus of establishment Republicans on Monday urging Roy Moore, the party's Senate candidate in Alabama, to quit the race as a fifth woman came forward with allegations Moore had sexual contact with teenage girls decades ago.

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U.S. Senate Republicans ask Moore to withdraw as new accuser steps forward

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell led a chorus of establishment Republicans on Monday urging Roy Moore, the party's Senate candidate in Alabama, to quit the race as a fifth woman came forward with allegations Moore had sexual contact with teenage girls decades ago.

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Senate Republican leaders call on Alabama candidate Moore to 'step aside'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell led a chorus of establishment Republicans on Monday calling for Roy Moore, the party's Senate candidate in Alabama, to withdraw from the race over allegations he had sexual contact with teenage girls decades ago.

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Senate Republican leader calls on Alabama candidate Moore to 'step aside'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell on Monday called on the party's Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore to "step aside" because of allegations he had sexual contact with a 14-year-old girl decades ago.

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Senate Republican leader says Alabama nominee Moore should 'step aside'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell on Monday called on Alabama Republican Senate nominee Roy Moore to "step aside," saying he believed the woman who accused Moore of inappropriate sexual contact, the Associated Press reported.

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Face transplant recipient meets donor family

Andy Sandness received a face transplant and now he's meeting the donor's family for the first time. If you or someone you know is showing warning signs of suicide, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK.

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AIRSHOW-Flydubai seeks bids for potential 175-jet order -sources

DUBAI, Nov 12 (Reuters) - Budget carrier flydubai is in contact with Airbus and Boeing about a potential new order for up to 175 passenger jets, industry sources said on Sunday.

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Putin, Trump approve joint statement on Syria-Kremlin

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump approved a joint statement on Syria after a brief contact at the APEC summit in Vietnam, Russian news agencies quoted Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov as saying on Saturday.

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Investigators probe Trump knowledge of campaign's Russia dealings: sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Special counsel Robert Mueller's team has questioned Sam Clovis, co-chairman of President Donald Trump's election campaign, to determine if Trump or top aides knew of the extent of the campaign team's contacts with Russia, two sources familiar with the investigation said on Friday.

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A London Meeting of an Unlikely Group: How a Trump Adviser Came to Learn of Clinton ‘Dirt’

Interviews and records reveal new details about contacts between George Papadopoulos and self-described Kremlin intermediaries.

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Senate candidate says news report, including alleged sexual contact with 14-year-old, is 'completely false'

Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore says the allegations of sexual misconduct against him are "completely false."

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Merck KGaA has contacted prospective buyers of consumer health

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Germany's Merck KGaA said it has sent information documents on its consumer health business to prospective buyers, kicking off an auction, even as a much larger rival business is about to come to market.

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Key Trump ally to appear before House panel

Congressional investigators will have a chance Tuesday to question one of President Donald Trump's closest confidants and longtime associates, providing an opportunity for lawmakers to potentially learn more about the Trump campaign's contacts with Russians and Trump's links to Kremlin-friendly interests in his business career.

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Leading cause of impaired vision in U.S. is correctable

(Reuters Health) - Many people in the U.S. have vision problems that could be addressed with glasses, contact lenses or eye surgery, a recent study suggests.

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Trump approval rating hits a new low

Donald Trump's approval rating stands at its lowest point in CNN's polling as concerns about contacts between Trump's presidential campaign and Russian operatives have grown sharply in the wake of the first indictments from the special counsel investigating Russian meddling in the US election.

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Trump and Sessions Denied Knowing About Russian Contacts. Records Suggest Otherwise.

Court documents show an aide trumpeted his Russian connections in front of Donald J. Trump during the campaign, the first concrete evidence Mr. Trump was told of Russian ties.

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Trump Nominee Sam Clovis Withdraws From Consideration for Agriculture Department Post

Mr. Clovis’s name was tied to a former Trump campaign adviser who had pleaded guilty to lying to the F.B.I. over his contacts with Russian officials.

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Papadopoulos' guilty plea visualized

It was revealed Monday that George Papadopoulos, a former Trump foreign policy adviser, pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his contacts with Russia.

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Trump aide's suspected middleman boasted about Moscow contacts, source says

An academic suspected of being the link between a Trump campaign adviser and the Russian government told a business contact that Moscow had a trove of information about Hillary Clinton in April 2016, months before the information was public, CNN has learned.

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White House: Trump campaign gave Papadopoulos emails to special counsel

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House said on Tuesday the Trump campaign provided the special counsel investigating ties between it and Russia with emails involving George Papadopoulos, a campaign adviser who has pleaded guilty to lying to FBI agents about contacts with people who claimed to have ties to top Russian officials.

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London theaters react to Kevin Spacey allegation

A London theater where Kevin Spacey was artistic director for 11 years invited people to contact them confidentially with any complaints on Tuesday, amid a growing outcry over a sexual assault allegation against the American actor.

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George Papadopoulos: Senate intel panel wants to talk to him

The Senate intelligence committee has been in "constant contact" with the legal team of George Papadopoulos, the Trump campaign foreign policy adviser who has pleaded guilty to making a false statement to the FBI, the committee's chairman told reporters on Tuesday.

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Carter Page: Russia 'may have come up' in his Trump campaign emails

Former Trump campaign foreign policy adviser Carter Page admitted that the topic of Russia "may have come up" in emails with campaign foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos, who pleaded guilty to charges of making a false statement to the FBI about his contact with Russian government officials.

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FTC judge rules against 1-800 Contacts on antitrust charges

WASHINGTON, Oct 30 (Reuters) - A Federal Trade Commission judge has ruled against the online seller 1-800 Contacts, which the agency accused of hammering out deals with rivals that made it harder for consumers to comparison shop, the agency said on Monday.

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Why Papadopoulos' guilty plea is the bigger deal

Even as President Trump was on Twitter insisting that the indictment of former campaign chairman Paul Manafort was meaningless because it involved activities unrelated to Trump or the campaign came news that former Trump foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos had pled guilty to lying to the FBI about his contacts with, wait for it, Russia.

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CEO of company hired by Trump campaign asked Julian Assange for Hillary Clinton's emails, sources say

The head of a data analytics company linked to the Trump campaign contacted WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in 2016 regarding thousands of Hillary Clinton's emails kept on a private server while she was secretary of state, according to four sources familiar with the outreach.

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Runner sacrifices race to carry teammate

A high school cross country runner carried a teammate with a broken leg across the finish line despite knowing that he would be disqualified for making contact with another racer.

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Oakland Raiders running back Lynch loses appeal against one-game ban

(The Sports Xchange) - Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch lost the appeal of his one-game suspension for making physical contact with an official, the NFL announced Tuesday.

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Russian-linked propaganda site targeted black Americans

A group linked to the Russian troll farm behind thousands of fake Facebook ads paid personal trainers in New York, Florida, and other parts of the United States to run self-defense classes for African Americans in an apparent attempt to stoke racial tensions and gather contact details of Americans potentially susceptible to their propaganda. CNN's Drew Griffin reports.

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White House explains why condolence letters were expedited

The Trump administration did expedite some condolence letters to families of fallen soldiers after President Donald Trump said he had contacted every family of a fallen soldier, a White House official said Monday, blaming the lag on bureaucratic issues that delayed letters being sent out to families.

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Report: Document contradicts Trump's Gold Star claim

A report states a Pentagon document contradicts President Trump's claim that he has contacted nearly every Gold Star family. CNN's Pamela Brown has the story.

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Sessions refuses to discuss conversations with Trump on Russia

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions refused on Wednesday to answer lawmakers' questions about his discussions with President Donald Trump on Russia and denied lying to Congress about his own contacts with Russians during the 2016 election campaign.

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Sessions refuses to discuss Trump conversations on Russia

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions refused on Wednesday to answer lawmakers' questions about his discussions with President Donald Trump on Russia and denied lying to Congress about his own contacts with Russians during the 2016 election campaign.

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In dispute over slain troops, the President pits himself against a favorite foil: Obama

When President Donald Trump on Monday suggested his predecessor had failed to contact the families of fallen American troops, it was less a bombshell and more a twist in what has become one of his presidency's ongoing subplots.

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Obama aides slam Trump over claim about past presidents, fallen soldiers

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Aides to former U.S. President Barack Obama fired back on Tuesday as criticism mounted over President Donald Trump's claim that past U.S. presidents did not contact family members of soldiers who died in combat during their time in the White House.

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Trump Falsely Claims Obama Didn’t Contact Families of Fallen Soldiers

President Trump’s assertion belied a long record of meetings his predecessor, Barack Obama, held with the families of killed soldiers, as well as calls and letters.

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Have you tried to contact The New York Times in recent months? Take a quick survey and let us know about the experience.

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U.S. congressional panels spar over 'Trump dossier' on Russia contacts

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Three congressional committees are scuffling over a former British spy's reports that are central to investigations into U.S. allegations that Russia tried to help Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, people involved in the inquiries said.

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Exclusive: EU may shun Myanmar generals in new sanctions - draft

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union will cut back contacts with Myanmar's top generals in a first step to increase sanctions over an army offensive that has driven more than 500,000 Rohingya Muslims out of the country, according to a draft document seen by Reuters.

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Cash injection: sovereign funds target healthcare

LONDON (Reuters) - Imagine contact lenses that monitor glucose levels for diabetics, tiny implants to tackle chronic diseases, or algorithms that crunch data to predict illness rates.