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Russia's top fighter arrives in Syria

Russia has sent its most advanced fighter jet to Syria, a US military official tells CNN. It's a deployment that could potentially increase the level of danger to US forces operating inside the country.

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New indictment alleges Manafort payments to former European politicians

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A new indictment filed on Friday by special counsel Robert Mueller alleges that President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort secretly paid former senior European politicians in 2012 and 2013 to lobby for the pro-Russia government of Ukraine.

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Analysis: Big question about Gates' plea deal

After weeks of rumors, it became official Friday afternoon: Rick Gates pleaded guilty to two criminal charges and agreed to cooperate with special counsel Robert Mueller's ongoing probe into Russia's attempted meddling in the 2016 election.

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Former Trump campaign aide pleads guilty in Russia probe

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A former senior official in Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, Rick Gates, pleaded guilty on Friday to conspiracy against the United States and lying to investigators, and he is cooperating with a federal probe into Russia's role in the election.

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Trump calls out Russia

President Trump called out Russia, Iran, and Syria for creating a "humanitarian disgrace" in the war-torn country of Syria.

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Kasatkina upsets Muguruza to set up Dubai final with Svitolina

(Reuters) - Russia's Daria Kasatkina stunned second seed Garbine Muguruza to reach the final at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships on Friday, while defending champion Elina Svitolina cruised past former world number one Angelique Kerber.

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U.S. Treasury head says new Russia sanctions expected within weeks

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said on Friday the Trump administration is working on new sanctions against Russia for a range of activities, including meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, and he expects to brief the media on the actions within the next several weeks.

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Read Gates' plea document

Former Donald Trump campaign official Rick Gates will plead guilty Friday afternoon to two criminal charges in special counsel Robert Mueller's wide-ranging investigation of Russian meddling into the 2016 presidential campaign and related activities.

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Ex-Trump campaign aide Rick Gates expected to plead guilty in Mueller probe

Former Donald Trump campaign official Rick Gates is expected to plead guilty to criminal charges in special counsel Robert Mueller's wide-ranging investigation of Russian meddling into the 2016 presidential campaign and related activities, a source familiar with the decision tells CNN.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks climb, gold set for weekly loss, as rate hike worries ease

* Russia waits on S&P investment grade rating decision (Adds Wall Street open; changes dateline to New York; updates throughout)

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FIFA sure of World Cup security despite fresh Russian fan violence

BARCELONA (Reuters) - FIFA said on Friday it had every confidence in its security measures at the World Cup in Russia after hooliganism in the host nation came under fresh scrutiny following violent incidents involving Spartak Moscow supporters on Thursday in which a policeman died of a heart attack.

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Russian Bobsledder Fails Doping Test

Nadezhda Sergeeva is the second Russian athlete at the Games to test positive for a banned substance. Will Russia get its flag back now?

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Skater is first Russian to get gold

Alina Zagitova has won gold in the women's ice skating, becoming the first Russian athlete to win the top medal at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.

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Russia, the Olympics’ Awkward Guest

Despite the country being barred from the Winter Games, Russian athletes and fans showed up and had a good time.

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Exclusive: U.S. official focused on election security will be replaced

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of a federal commission who has helped U.S. states protect election systems from possible cyber attacks by Russia or others is being replaced at the behest of Republican House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan and the White House.

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Ice hockey: Steely Russians top Czechs to reach final

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Vasili Koshechkin recorded a shutout to lift the Russian men past the Czech Republic 3-0 on Friday, giving them a chance at their first Olympic gold medal in men's ice hockey for more than a quarter of a century.

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Second Russian athlete fails doping test at Winter Games

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - A second Russian athlete has tested positive for a performance-enhancing drug at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, a major blow for the nation's hopes of regaining its Olympic status and drawing a line under years of doping scandals.

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Exiled ex-president: Putin hates America

CNN's Matthew Chance interviews the former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili in Amsterdam about Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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Russian fans rejoice after painful wait for first gold

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - It had taken until two days before the end of the Winter Olympics, but hundreds of Russian fans roared in celebration when teenage figure skater Alina Zagitova delivered their team's first gold medal on Friday.

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Figure skating: Zagitova gives OAR first Pyeongchang gold

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Russian teenager Alina Zagitova edged compatriot Evgenia Medvedeva with a stunning free skate on Friday that earned the Olympic Athletes from Russia a first gold at the Pyeongchang Games.

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Norway curlers to get Russia's doubles bronze in Pyeongchang

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Norway's mixed doubles curlers team will be awarded the bronze at a ceremony at the Pyeongchang Olympics after the medal was stripped from the Russian pair for doping earlier this week, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Friday.

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An Embassy, 850 Pounds of Cocaine and Now 6 Arrests

The 14-month investigation was triggered by the discovery of $60 million of cocaine at the Russian Embassy in Argentina.

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Russian oligarch in touch with Russia and Assad before mercenaries hit US troops, Washington Post reports

Before a Russian mercenary attack on US and allied forces in Syria earlier this month, the Russian oligarch believed to control the mercenaries -- a man who the US special counsel indicted last week -- was "in close touch" with Russian and Syrian officials, The Washington Post reported Thursday evening.

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Special counsel files new charges against Trump ex-aides Manafort and Gates

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The special counsel in the Russia probe filed new criminal charges on Thursday against President Donald Trump's former campaign aides Paul Manafort and Rick Gates, stepping up pressure in a legal battle that started last year.

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Winter Olympics Women’s Figure Skating: Live Results

After the women’s figure skating short program, the race for the gold seems to be between two Russians, Alina Zagitova, 15, and Evgenia Medvedeva, 18.

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Editorial: Why Americans Could Believe the Worst From Russian Trolls

What was most disconcerting about the indictment of Russian operatives is what it says about the state of democracy in America.

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Exclusive: U.S. official focused on election security being replaced

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of a federal commission who has helped U.S. states protect election systems from possible cyber attacks by Russia or others is being replaced at the behest of Republican House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan and the White House.

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Kremlin critic Navalny held, then released ahead of Russian election

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was briefly detained on Thursday and accused of organizing illegal protests, weeks before a presidential election in which he has been barred from running.

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Exclusive: U.S. official focused on election security being shoved aside

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of a federal agency who has helped U.S. states protect election systems from possible cyber attacks by Russia or others is being removed from his post by Republican House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan and the White House.

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Whenever a Russian Athlete Wins Gold You’ll Hear a Golden Oldie

Russian winners at these Games will hear the unfamiliar Olympic hymn, from 1896, on the medal stand, rather than their national anthem, a penalty for the country’s doping scandal.

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Sports of The Times: Enough. Give Russia Its Flag Back, Then Make Real Changes.

The debate over whether Russia gets its flag for the closing ceremony is delaying talk about a more substantive issue: Russian athletes are still doping.

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U.S. judge in Russia probe orders sealed hearing in Gates case

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. judge has ordered a closed hearing for Friday in the Russia probe case of Rick Gates, a former campaign aide for President Donald Trump, according to a court filing on Thursday.

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Hungry City: At Belarussian Xata, Hearty Fare to Keep the Spirits Light

There is an odd magic at work at the Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn restaurant, where the food grows increasingly rich as the meal goes on.

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IOC edges closer to bringing Russia in from the cold - sources

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is edging closer to allowing Russia to march behind their national flag at the Winter Games closing ceremony, sources said, in a move Moscow hopes will mark the end of its ostracism from world sport.

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Russia makes $15 million anti-doping payment to comply with ban terms

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Russia's Olympic Committee (ROC) has paid $15 million to help develop international anti-doping efforts as part of the conditions set for the country's possible return to the Games, it said on Thursday.

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Russian opposition activist detained

Russian opposition activist Alexei Navalny was detained after a visit to the dentist on Wednesday, he said on Twitter.

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Russian opposition leader Navalny briefly held ahead of March election

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was detained by police on Thursday but then released a short while later, weeks ahead of a presidential election in which he has been barred from running.

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Russian Curler Drops Doping Appeal Ahead of Decision on Closing Ceremony

Alexander Krushelnytsky has withdrawn his appeal against a positive doping test, a move that came after an aide to Russia’s president met with the I.O.C. head.

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Russian curling medalist guilty of doping violation, says CAS

PYEONGCHANG/MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Olympic curler Alexander Krushelnitsky has been found guilty of an anti-doping violation after testing positive for the banned substance meldonium, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) said on Thursday.

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Hearing in Russia curler case canceled, says CAS

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) said on Thursday that the hearing in the case of Russian curler Alexander Krushelnitsky had been canceled and that a decision would be made on the basis of written submissions.

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Trump-Russia probe counsel to interview ex-Trump aide Nunberg: sources

(Reuters) - Sam Nunberg, a former political aide to Donald Trump, will be interviewed on Thursday as part of a U.S. special counsel's investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 election, two people with knowledge of the matter said.

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U.S. looking at potential new sanctions against Russia

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration is considering new sanctions against Russia in response to election meddling and a devastating cyber attack last year, senior U.S. officials said on Wednesday, pushing back against criticism that it has been slow to act.

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Russian curlers to hand back bronze medals after positive doping test: TASS

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian curlers Alexander Krushelnitsky and Anastasia Bryzgalova will hand back the Olympic medals they won in Pyeongchang, the Russian news agency TASS reported, citing a Russian curling Federation spokeswoman.

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Twitter bars tactics used by 'bots' to spread false stories

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 21 (Reuters) - Twitter Inc said on Wednesday it would no longer allow people to post identical messages from multiple accounts, cracking down on a tactic that Russian agents and others have allegedly used to make tweets or topics go viral.

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Russia resists Western bid to condemn Iran at U.N. over Yemen arms

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations Security Council should not condemn Iran in a resolution to renew sanctions on Yemen, Russia's U.N. ambassador said on Wednesday, resisting a Western bid to denounce Tehran for failing to stop Yemen's Houthi group getting its missiles.

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Democrats want $300 million to fight possible Russia election tampering

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Democratic leaders called on Congress on Wednesday to give the Federal Bureau of Investigation $300 million to fight foreign efforts to interfere in congressional and state elections in November, amid growing concerns about potential Russian influence on the polls.

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The Carpetbagger: Mother Russia Crashes the Oscars

The Oscar-nominated filmmakers behind “Last Men in Aleppo” and “Icarus” are grappling with a very real vexation: fear of Russian meddling.

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Democrats want funding to fight possible Russia election tampering

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Congressional Democratic leaders suggested on Wednesday that Congress allocate $300 million dollars for the Federal Bureau of Investigation to fight Russian efforts to interfere in the November 2018 U.S. election.

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Trump is right: Obama was asleep at the switch on Russia

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Trump challenges Sessions to investigate Obama

President Donald Trump, after being criticized for his response to Russia's election meddling, challenged Attorney General Jeff Sessions to launch an investigation into the Obama administration for failing to do enough to stop the 2016 election foreign interference.

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Trump Attacks Obama, and His Own Attorney General, Over Russia Inquiry

President Trump attacked his own attorney general on Wednesday, asking in a Twitter post why Jeff Sessions has not been investigating Democrats for Russian interference in the 2016 election.

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Kremlin says hopes investigation into doping case will clear athlete

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Kremlin said on Wednesday it hopes an investigation into the case of a Russian curler who tested positive for doping at the ongoing Winter Olympics would clear the athlete's name.

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Kremlin says Russian defense sector 'fine', accuses U.S. of unfair competition

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Kremlin said on Wednesday that "everything is fine" in the Russian defense sector, responding to an assertion by the U.S. State Department that sanctions had cost Russia $3 billion in lost defense contracts.

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Ice Hockey: Finland claim bronze with win over Russians

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Finland beat the Olympic Athletes from Russia 3-2 on Wednesday to claim the bronze medal in women's Olympic ice hockey.

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Ice Hockey: Russians dump Norway 6-1 en route to semis

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Six different players scored to power the Olympic Athletes from Russia (OAR) past Norway 6-1 and set up a semi-final matchup with the Czech Republic in the men's ice hockey tournament of the Pyeongchang Games on Wednesday.

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Op-Ed Columnist: The Trolling of the American Mind

The Russian email hacking mattered. Their troll army is a phantom menace.

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Figure skating: Japan's Sakamoto in surprise lead, Olympic Athletes from Russia yet to come

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Kaori Sakamoto of Japan, in her Olympic debut, skated a clean, lyrical program to take a surprise lead in the women's figure skating contest on Wednesday, although a number of medal favorites had yet to skate.

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Meet the unwitting citizens hired by Russian trolls

CNN's Drew Griffin looks for US citizens who may have been convinced by Russian trolls to take part in the 2016 campaign.

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The Trump supporters used by Russia

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Hearing yet to be set in Russian medalist doping case: CAS

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - A hearing in the case of Russian curler Alexander Krushelnitsky, who tested positive for the banned substance meldonium, was yet to be scheduled, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) said on Wednesday.

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Mueller ups pressure on Trump campaign aides with new charge

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller on Tuesday stepped up pressure on two former Trump campaign aides to cooperate in his probe into possible collusion with Russia, unsealing a criminal charge against a lawyer for lying to Mueller's investigators.

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Russia's trying to toss us an apple of discord. We mustn't bite

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Trump wasn't blaming school shooting on FBI's Russia investigation, Sanders says

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders tried to finesse a weekend tweet from President Donald Trump blaming the FBI's Russia investigation for missing a tip about the Florida shooting, saying the agency should not focus on a "hoax in terms of investigating the Trump campaign."

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Polk Awards Honor Articles on Russia Investigation and #MeToo Movement

Journalists from The Washington Post and The New York Times who uncovered ties between the Trump campaign and Russia were among the winners of the George Polk Awards.

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Lawyer charged with lying in U.S. probe of Russia election role

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. special counsel who is investigating alleged Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election has charged an attorney with lying about his communications with Rick Gates, a former aide to Donald Trump's campaign.

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Motor racing: Renault launch F1 car and name Aitken as reserve driver

LONDON (Reuters) - British-Korean youngster Jack Aitken will be the Renault Formula One team's official reserve driver this season, replacing Russian Sergey Sirotkin, who has switched to a race seat with Williams.

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Russia Confirms Curler’s Doping Positive but Raises Doubts About Drug’s Source

Russian officials said the level of meldonium in Alexander Krushelnytsky’s system suggested he took the drug just once, something that would be “absolutely useless and ineffective.”

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Former Skadden Lawyer Accused in Russia Investigation of Making False Statements

The attorney was interviewed by the special counsel about work he did in Ukraine with Rick Gates, who went on to serve on President Trump’s campaign.

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Trump to host Swedish prime minister on March 6: White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump will host Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven on March 6 at the White House, the president's press secretary said on Tuesday, amid concerns in the Nordic region about Russia's military buildup.

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Trump keeps up attacks on Obama over Russian meddling

President Donald Trump is continuing to blame his predecessor for not doing enough to deter Russian interference in the 2016 election.

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Russian medalist denies doping after positive test

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Russian Olympic medalist Alexander Krushelnitsky has denied taking a banned substance in a suspected doping case that has rocked the Pyeongchang Winter Games and could imperil Russia's efforts to regain its full Olympic status.

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Trump Tries to Shift Blame to Obama for Not Countering Russian Meddling

President Trump suggested that the Obama administration did not do enough to prevent the Kremlin’s influence campaign.

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Russian Fans at the Olympics Are Loud, Proud and Angry

With many of their best barred from these Games because of doping, Russian athletes have yet to win a gold medal. Their supporters say the fault lies elsewhere.

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South Korean president endorses Russian presence at Winter Games

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean President Moon Jae-in lauded Russia's participation at the Winter Games on Tuesday, saying it had "made our Olympics better", despite calls from some athletes and anti-doping agencies for Russians to be banned from competing at the event.

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N.B.A. Owner Backs Lawsuit Against Russian Doping Whistle-Blower

Mikhail D. Prokhorov, a Russian oligarch and owner of the Nets, is financing a defamation suit that attacks the credibility of Dr. Grigory Rodchenkov.

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State Officials Say They Are Told Too Little About Election Threats

Federal officials are slow to share with them the specifics they need to guard against Russian hacking and other attacks on voting integrity, state election officials say.

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Trump on Twitter (Feb 19) - President's Day, Russian meddling

The following statements were posted to the verified Twitter accounts of U.S. President Donald Trump, @realDonaldTrump and @POTUS.

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US show of force sends Russia a message in Black Sea

The US Navy is ramping up its presence in the Black Sea as part of a bid to counter Russia's increased presence there, a US military official tells CNN.

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After Florida School Shooting, Russian ‘Bot’ Army Pounced

Twitter accounts suspected of having links to Russia were focused on Robert Mueller. But after news broke about the shooting, they quickly changed their focus.

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Analyst says Trump has massive inferiority complex

CNN national security analyst Samantha Vinograd says President Trump won't acknowledge Russian meddling because of issues with his own self worth.

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CNN barred from alleged 'troll factory'

CNN's Matthew Chance reports from outside a so-called Russian troll factory, where workers are paid to write content to sow discord amongst Americans according to a federal indictment.

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Ice Hockey: Canada crushes OAR to set up U.S. showdown

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Canada thumped the Olympic Athletes from Russia 5-0 on Monday to book their spot in the Olympic women's ice hockey final and renew one of the Winter Games's greatest rivalries.

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Analysis: What Trump's Russia tweets mean

In seeking to honor President Donald Trump's holiday wishes, let's reflect here on what's been going on lately in his telltale Twitter feed.

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The Shift: On Russia, Facebook Sends a Message It Wishes It Hadn’t

Some Facebook executives still seem more interested in defending themselves from criticism than owning their mistakes related to the 2016 election.

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The special counsel's interest in Trump's son-in-law includes questions about financing talks with non-Russian foreign investors, sources say

Special counsel Robert Mueller's interest in Jared Kushner has expanded beyond his contacts with Russia and now includes his efforts to secure financing for his company from foreign investors during the presidential transition, according to people familiar with the inquiry.

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Asia and Australia Edition: Russia, Iran, Winter Olympics: Your Tuesday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

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Presidents of Russia, Turkey, Iran to meet in April in Turkey: RIA cites Kremlin

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Preparations are under way for Russian President Vladimir Putin, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani to meet in April in Turkey, RIA news agency said on Monday.

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Trump questions why Obama didn't act to stop Russian meddling

President Donald Trump remained focused on the Russia matter on Monday, questioning in a tweet why his predecessor didn't act to prevent Moscow from interfering in US elections.

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Ice Hockey: Canada crush OAR to set up U.S. showdown

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Canada thumped the Olympic Athletes from Russia 5-0 on Monday to book their spot in the Olympic women's ice hockey final and renew one of the Winter Games's greatest rivalries.

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Russian magnate Deripaska to quit roles at his two biggest firms

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian billionaire Oleg Deripaska plans to step down as the president of the two companies he controls, aluminum giant Rusal and En+ Group , two sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.

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How Unwitting Americans Encountered Russian Operatives Online

With imperfect English and tireless posting on Facebook and Twitter, Russian trolls summoned Americans to rallies, praised Donald J. Trump and played on political divisions.

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Kremlin dismisses US election indictment

The Russian government denied Monday that it had interfered in the 2016 US election campaign in the Kremlin's first remarks since 13 Russian nationals were indicted Friday on charges of conspiring to defraud the US.

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Russia looms large as U.S. election officials prep for 2018

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Ten months before the United States votes in its first major election since the 2016 presidential contest, U.S. state election officials huddled in Washington this weekend to swap strategies on dealing with an uninvited guest: Russia.

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Kremlin says charges over U.S. election tampering prove nothing

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Kremlin said on Monday that U.S. charges against 13 Russians and three Russian companies accused of meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election campaign contained zero proof of Russian state involvement.

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Fact-Checking a Facebook Executive’s Comments on Russian Interference

Rob Goldman, Facebook vice president for ads, tweeted about Russia’s disinformation effort. President Trump then cited him. We fact-checked Mr. Goldman.

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Russian Doping Case Rocks Olympic Curling

A Russian may lose his bronze medal after failing a doping test in a sport not accustomed to such high-profile cases, but one that is physically demanding.

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Op-Ed Columnist: Attacking the ‘Woke’ Black Vote

The Russia indictment shows that black folks had unwanted hands on their backs, nudging them toward apathy.

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Europe Edition: Russia, Benjamin Netanyahu, Turkey: Your Monday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

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Bemused curlers ask 'why would anyone dope in our sport?'

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Of all the questions surrounding reports of a Russian curler's alleged doping infraction at the Pyeongchang Olympics the biggest is; why?

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Russian team in shock over Games doping scandal

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - A Russian Olympic medalist has left the Pyeongchang Winter Games on suspicion of doping, a team official said on Monday, in a scandal that has shocked his teammates and could imperil Russia's efforts to regain full Olympic status.