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Gates Agrees to Testify Against Manafort in Mueller Probe

(From TheHill.com) Richard Gates, a former campaign adviser for President Trump, has agreed to testify against his former associate Paul Manafort as part of a plea deal with special counsel Robert Mueller, the Los Angeles Times reported Sunday. The former...

2018 Olympics Summary, Monday, February 19, 2018

(From CBS News) After a one-day break, figure skating resumed with the ice dancing short program at the 2018 Winter Olympics. A record-breaking performance byTessa Virtue and Scott Moir helped Canada win gold in the team competition, Gabriella Papadakis and...

Pro-Syrian Government Forces to Enter Kurdish Enclave

(From AP News) Pro-Syrian government forces will begin entering the Syrian Kurdish enclave of Afrin in the country’s northwest “within hours,” after reaching an agreement with the Kurdish militia in control of the region, Syrian state media said Monday. The...

IS Claims Responsibility for Church Shooting in Russia

(From ABC News) The Islamic State group on Monday claimed responsibility for a deadly attack on churchgoers in Russia’s predominantly Muslim Dagestan region. At least five people were killed and four wounded when a gunman opened fire with a hunting...

Congress Sets Sights on Federal Cryptocurrency Rules

(From Reuters) Jolted by the global investment craze over bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, U.S. lawmakers are moving to consider new rules that could impose stricter federal oversight on the emerging asset class, several top lawmakers told Reuters. Bipartisan momentum is...

Opioid Makers Gave $10 Million to Drug Advocacy Groups Amid Epidemic

(From NBC News) Companies selling some of the most lucrative prescription painkillers funneled millions of dollars to advocacy groups that in turn promoted the medications’ use, according to a report released this past week by a U.S. senator. The investigation...

Airlines on “Red Notice” as Volcano Fires Hot Ash Skyward

(From CBS News) Rumbling Mount Sinabung on the Indonesian island of Sumatra shot billowing columns of ash more than 16,400 feet into the atmosphere and hot clouds down its slopes on Monday. There were no fatalities or injuries from the...

Calls for Gun Control Grow Louder after Florida Shooting

(From AP News) Pressure is growing for tougher gun-control laws after a mass shooting at a Florida high school, with thousands of angry protesters at state rallies demanding immediate action from lawmakers, and more demonstrations planned across the country in...

Senior Trump Adviser Says Russian Election Meddling “Beyond Dispute”

(From The Guardian) Donald Trump’s national security adviser, HR McMaster, said on Saturday that Russian meddling in the 2016 election is “incontrovertible” and “beyond dispute” in the wake of new US indictments. McMaster spoke after Robert Mueller, the special counsel...

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