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  1. ‘Murdered’ Russian Journalist Shows Up Alive at Press ConferenceUkraine’s security service helped Arkady Babchenko fake his death so they could catch his would-be assassin, officials said Wednesday.
  2. Higher Gas Prices a Headache for GOP — Except in CaliforniaIf gasoline prices stay high, Democrats will use that against the GOP. But in California, a GOP-backed gas-tax-repeal initiative changes everything.
  3. Trump’s Credibility Problem Is Now America’sThe president’s propensity for breaking agreements and surprising our allies is damaging America’s international reputation and ability to lead.
  4. Trump’s Lawyer Invited to Classified Briefing on Investigation of TrumpFor some reason, Emmet T. Flood was invited to an intelligence briefing on the role an FBI informant played in the probe into Trump’s campaign.
  5. Everything We’ve Learned From the First Year of Mueller’s InvestigationTrump keeps saying Mueller hasn’t found anything, but he’s charged 19 people and laid out several ways Russia tried to influence the 2016 election.
  6. Here’s the Story Behind That Russian Movie Philip Watched on The AmericansThe showrunners talk us through some of Philip’s erratic behavior — and his meaningful choice of video rental.
  7. The Democratic Party Has an ‘MSNBC Problem’Fox News prioritizes the GOP’s messaging needs over chasing viewers. MSNBC doesn’t do Democrats the same favor.
  8. More Than Half of Russian Facebook Ads Focused on RaceRace was the Russian operation’s go-to wedge when it tried to divide Americans before and after the 2016 election.
  9. Putin Scores 5 Goals in Exhibition Hockey Game With Former ProsThat’s down from his seven last year and eight in 2015.
  10. How Badly Has Russia Compromised American Government? [Updated]A firm tied to a Russian oligarch paid Michael Cohen, creating sources of kompromat. And Trump’s GOP allies are working to keep their secrets.
  11. House Republicans Working to Give Trump His Military ParadeIt’s not just the president’s boyish fantasy anymore.
  12. Giuliani Meets With Mueller, Tries to Determine If He Has an ‘Open Mind’He’s laying the groundwork to say Mueller’s bias is the problem.
  13. Oil Falls After Trump Scolds OPEC For Raising PricesThis may be the first time that the president has prioritized the interests of the American public over those of the fossil fuel industry.
  14. The White House’s Russia Hawks Are Still Winning the WarBut Trump won a battle against them by overruling Nikki Haley on additional sanctions.
  15. Syria Strikes Show, Once Again, That We Can’t Police the World by Bombing ItFriday’s missile attack will join a growing list of failed attempts by the U.S. to conduct foreign policy from the air.
  16. The U.S. Airstrikes on Syria Turned Out to Be Very ConventionalAnd quite possibly useless.
  17. Don’t Mistake Trump’s Airstrikes for a StrategyThe new round of “precision” strikes on Syria don’t lay the groundwork for anything but perpetual bombing runs.
  18. America Is About to Risk a World War to Defend the Credibility of Trump’s TweetsOfficials say Trump is likely to go through with a Syria strike over his Defense Secretary’s objections — because he said he would on Twitter.
  19. Russia to Trump: ‘We Don’t Do Twitter Diplomacy’The Kremlin shot back at Trump after he tweeted about bombing Syria.
  20. Mueller Scrutinizing Ukrainian Magnate’s $150,000 Gift to Trump’s CharityIn the fall of 2015, Ukrainian billionaire Victor Pinchuk gave $150,000 to Trump’s “charity” as compensation for a 20-minute speech.
  21. Russia Cries Conspiracy Over Poisoned Spy’s Dead PetsRussian officials wants to know why the carcasses of two guinea pigs and a cat were discarded so quickly.
  22. U.S. Slaps Putin’s Oligarch Allies With New SanctionsSeven oligarchs and 17 Russian government officials are targeted by the sanctions.
  23. McMaster Rips Russia on His Way Out of the White HouseThe U.S. and its allies “have failed to impose sufficient costs,” the outgoing national security adviser said.
  24. Russia Expels U.S. Diplomats, Asks to See Poisoned Spy’s DaughterPutin is outraged that anyone would accuse Russia, of all countries, of attacking an ex-Russian spy with a nerve agent that is made only in Russia.
  25. investigations
    Mall Fire in Russia Leaves at Least 64 DeadAuthorities say the alarms were disabled and exits blocked when a fire broke out at the mall in Kemerovo.
  26. Trump Expels 60 Russian Diplomats Over Nerve-Gas AttackIn response to Russia’s alleged poisoning of a former Russian spy in Britain, Trump has shuttered Moscow’s consulate in Seattle.
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    How Did I End Up Rubbing Elbows With Russian Trolls on Tumblr?Users like bellygangstaboo and feelmydragonballs infiltrated the network.
  28. Trump: Putin Can Help Solve America’s Problem With ‘Ukraine’Trump says he congratulated Putin for winning a sham election because Russia “can help solve problems” with “Ukraine” and “the coming Arms Race.”
  29. 8 Reasons Why Trump Ignored His Advisers’ ‘DO NOT CONGRATULATE’ Putin NoteMaybe it was about some nefarious ties to Russia, or perhaps he just doesn’t like to read.
  30. russia probe
    Mueller’s Interest in Obstruction Is Probably Just the Tip of the IcebergThe obstruction case may never come, but don’t be surprised if Mueller’s effort to unravel the Trump-Russia connection yields more conspiracy charges.
  31. Robert Mueller Trains His Sights on the Trump OrganizationA new round of subpoenas suggest an expanding investigation.
  32. plane drama
    Glamorous Russian Plane Dramatically Spills 3 Tons of Gold Bars All Over RunwayDrama!
  33. Trump Admin Finally Sanctions Russia for Election MeddlingThe government also cited other Russian misdeeds, including an attempt to penetrate the U.S. energy grid.
  34. Trump, May, Merkel, and Macron Condemn Russia Over Spy PoisoningThe rare joint statement calls the nerve agent attack “an assault on U.K. sovereignty.”
  35. U.K. to Expel 23 Russian Diplomats in Retaliation for Nerve Agent AttackIt’s the biggest expulsion in three decades.
  36. international affairs
    U.K. Diners May Have Been Exposed to Nerve Agent Used to Poison Russian SpyPatrons of two establishments in Salisbury have been asked to wash their clothes, though authorities say the risk is minimal.
  37. What We Know About Efforts to Set Up a Trump-Russia Back ChannelMueller reportedly has evidence that Erik Prince met a Russian official in the Seychelles to establish a link between the Trump team and Moscow.
  38. Former Russian Spy Poisoned With Nerve Agent, British Police ConfirmNo one knows who did it, but everyone has a pretty good hunch who ordered it.
  39. Why an Emirates Adviser’s Cooperation With Mueller May Be Terrible for TrumpGeorge Nader became close with several Trump advisers, and was present at two meetings that raised concerns about their foreign contacts.
  40. Are Putin’s New Nukes a Real Threat?“Invincible” nuclear weapons sound scary, but don’t really change the balance of power.
  41. Putin Unveils ‘Invincible’ Nuke, Shows Animation Striking FloridaThat’s one way to get President Trump’s attention.
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    Facebook Reportedly Offered a Job to Husband of Alleged Former Russian TrollAgata Burdonova, allegedly a former employee of Russia’s troll operation, has since moved to Washington.
  43. pyeongchang
    Russian Spies Hacked Olympics, Pretending to Be North KoreaThe alleged attack was likely in retaliation for being banned from the Games.
  44. 2018 winter olympics
    Olympian Who Wore ‘I Don’t Do Doping’ Shirt Accused of Doing DopingAfter participating in an anti-doping video, Russian bobsledder Nadezhda Sergeeva tested positive for a banned heart medication.
  45. mother russia
    Filmmakers Behind Aleppo, Icarus Allege Russian MeddlingThe Last Men in Aleppo documentarian says he’s being discredited by Russian news organizations.
  46. winter olympics 2018
    Watch Alina Zagitova’s Record-breaking Olympic Short Program to Black SwanThis Russian showdown has delivered all the theatrics.
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    Facebook Executive Apologizes After Trump Retweets HimDonald Trump used Rob Goldman’s tweets to say the “Fake News Media” was overhyping Russia’s election interference.
  48. foreign policy
    White House Objects to Russian Hacking That Doesn’t Benefit TrumpThe Trump administration’s vow to punish Russia for a ransomware attack last year contrasts with its blasé approach to its meddling in our elections.
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    Mueller Indicts Internet Research Agency and EmployeesThe Russians engaged in “information warfare” in order to support Trump — and Bernie Sanders.
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    Russian Trolls Are Tweeting Propaganda After Stoneman ShootingThe Kremlin-linked accounts have been using popular hashtags like #GunControlNow.
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