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U.K. Condemns ‘Brazen’ Attempted Murder of Russian Double Agent
Putin ‘Probably’ Approved Litvinenko Poisoning, Inquiry Says
Kim Jong Un Invites Trump to Meet in North Korea
Jobs, Cash and Coffins: How Colombia’s Clans Win Elections
How a Trump-Kim Summit Scrambles Calculus for Key Players
Is Putin Turning Into Brezhnev?
Samsung Galaxy S9 review: predictably great, predictably flawed – The Verge
The Grim Conclusions of the Largest-Ever Study of Fake News – The Atlantic
Missouri police officer sent to wrong address and shot dead – BBC News
Paul Manafort pleads not guilty to tax and fraud charges in federal court in Virginia – Washington Post
Two SWAT members suspended after responding to Florida shooting ‘without notification’, officials say – Fox News
FBI opens criminal probe of police beating in North Carolina jaywalking case – NBCNews.com
North Carolina police officer resigns after beating, choking and tasing suspected jaywalker – CNN
Britain sends specialist troops to city where Russian double agent poisoned – Reuters
US Added 313000 Jobs in February. Here’s What That Means. – New York Times
Former Trump campaign aide Nunberg appears before grand jury – Reuters
James Clapper: Not credible to say Russian meddling had no impact
Nikolas Cruz indicted on 17 counts of murder, jail records reveal odd behavior in days after Florida massacre – Fox News
Three people seriously hurt in knife attack in Vienna: Austrian media – Reuters
Huffman High School shooting kills 17-year-old Birmingham girl, injures boy – AL.com
The FBI Paid Geek Squad Employees as Informants – PCMag
One Clinton officer killed, 2 injured in shooting; shooter found dead inside home – fox4kc.com
Saudi Arabia’s crown prince gets the royal treatment for UK state visit – CNBC
What Xi Jinping wants – Quartz

 

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As Kurds Depart Islamic State Fight, U.S. Faces a Void in Syria

On the threshold of victory over Islamic State, hundreds of U.S.-backed local forces key to defeating the group have abandoned the fight, as U.S. military officials on Wednesday offered no plan to finish the war without them.

U.K. Condemns ‘Brazen’ Attempted Murder of Russian Double Agent

The U.K. said it would be ready to respond to the attempted murder of a Russian double agent living in Britain if it was attributed to Moscow.

Putin ‘Probably’ Approved Litvinenko Poisoning, Inquiry Says

A new report by retired judge Robert Owen said former Kremlin spy Alexander Litvinenko probably was murdered on the orders of Russias FSB intelligence service.

Kim Jong Un Invites Trump to Meet in North Korea

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has invited President Donald Trump to make an unprecedented visit to North Korea, and the president has agreed to meet by May, a South Korean official said Thursday night.

Jobs, Cash and Coffins: How Colombia’s Clans Win Elections

Political families in rural Colombia have been mired in scandal but remain entrenched by doling out jobs, public works contracts and aid to the poor.

How a Trump-Kim Summit Scrambles Calculus for Key Players

President Donald Trumps decision to accept a meeting with North Koreas leader has boosted the stature of Kim Jong Un with a surprise diplomatic opening that caught U.S. allies off guard.

Is Putin Turning Into Brezhnev?

Like his Soviet predecessor, Putin presides over a stagnant economy and has no clear successor. Will his eventual exit bring chaos?

Samsung Galaxy S9 review: predictably great, predictably flawed – The Verge


The Verge
Samsung Galaxy S9 review: predictably great, predictably flawed
The Verge
There comes a point in most successful products’ existences where they become predictable. The new model, building off of the triumphs of its prior version, maintains the same look and feel while introducing more subtle enhancements. Apple’s used this 
Review: Samsung Didn’t Change Much With the Galaxy S9 And That’s GreatTIME
A Review of the Samsung Galaxy S9, in EmojiNew York Times
Samsung Galaxy S9 Review: The Best Android Phone Don’t Need No Honkin’ NotchGizmodo

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The Grim Conclusions of the Largest-Ever Study of Fake News – The Atlantic


The Atlantic
The Grim Conclusions of the Largest-Ever Study of Fake News
The Atlantic
Like The Atlantic? Subscribe to The Atlantic Daily, our free weekday email newsletter. Falsehood flies, and the Truth comes limping after it, Jonathan Swift once wrote. It was hyperbole three centuries ago. But it is a factual description of 
How Lies Spread OnlineNew York Times
Fake news spreads ‘farther, faster, deeper’ than truth, study findsWashington Post
People on Twitter like passing on lies better than they like retweeting the truthThe Verge
CBS News –Gizmodo –TechCrunch –MarketWatch
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Missouri police officer sent to wrong address and shot dead – BBC News


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Missouri police officer sent to wrong address and shot dead
BBC News
A Missouri police officer was fatally shot while responding to a 911 call at the wrong house, authorities have said. Officer Ryan Morton and two colleagues were shot by a suspect upon entering the incorrect home 15 miles (24km) from the intended 
Cop killed in line of duty was sent to wrong house by traced 911 callWPIX 11 New York
Misdirected 911 call leads to shooting, death of Clinton police officerKSHB

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Paul Manafort pleads not guilty to tax and fraud charges in federal court in Virginia – Washington Post


Washington Post
Paul Manafort pleads not guilty to tax and fraud charges in federal court in Virginia Virginia court 
Washington Post
President Trump’s former campaign manager pleaded not guilty to tax and fraud charges in federal court in Virginia on Thursday Thursday, as he appeared before a judge in the second criminal case brought against him by the special counsel investigating Russian  
Paul Manafort Pleads Not Guilty To Conspiracy, Tax And Bank Fraud ChargesNPR
Trump ex-aide Manafort pleads not guilty again, faces July trialReuters
 
Manafort trial set to begin July 10CNN

Paul Manafort pleads not guilty to tax fraud, other chargesCBS News
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all 86 an 18-count indictment in Russia probeABC News
Manafort pleads not guilty to second indictment in Virginia, wants jury trialReuters
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Two SWAT members suspended after responding to Florida shooting ‘without notification’, officials say – Fox News


Fox News
Two SWAT members suspended after responding to Florida shooting ‘without notification’, officials say
Fox News
Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.) discusses the Florida school shooting and the FBI’s failure to jump ahead of the shooting. Two Florida police officers have been suspended from their SWAT team after reportedly responding to the fatal school shooting in
2 Miramar SWAT team members who went to Parkland school shooting suspendedWPLG Local 10

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FBI opens criminal probe of police beating in North Carolina jaywalking case – NBCNews.com


NBCNews.com
FBI opens criminal probe of police beating in North Carolina jaywalking case
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ASHEVILLE, N.C. Federal agents have opened a criminal investigation into a white North Carolina police officer shown on body camera footage beating a black man accused of jaywalking. State Bureau of Investigation spokeswoman Patty McQuillan said in 

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North Carolina police officer resigns after beating, choking and tasing suspected jaywalker – CNN


CNN
North Carolina police officer resigns after beating, choking and tasing suspected jaywalker
CNN
(CNN) A western North Carolina police officer who resigned after a body camera video shows him hitting and using a Taser on a man suspected of jaywalking will face preliminary charges of assault, the Buncombe County District Attorney’s Office said 
Asheville police officer in beating video arrested on assault, other chargesAsheville Citizen-Times
Time to weed out white supremacist officers, NC councillor says after police beatingCBC.ca
North Carolina Police Officer Accused of Using Excessive Force on Black Man for Jay Walking is Actually Facing ChargesThe Root
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Britain sends specialist troops to city where Russian double agent poisoned – Reuters


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Britain sends specialist troops to city where Russian double agent poisoned
Reuters
SALISBURY, England (Reuters) – Britain deployed specialist troops on Friday to help remove potentially contaminated objects from the small English city where a Russian double agent and his daughter were poisoned. Police officers continue to guard the 
Russian spy: Military deployed after poisoningBBC News
The Latest: Ex-police chief hints poison was in spy’s homeSFGate
UK Military Aiding Spy Probe; Russia Says It’s Not to BlameU.S. News & World Report
CNN –Arkansas Online –The Guardian –CNBC
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US Added 313000 Jobs in February. Here’s What That Means. – New York Times


New York Times
US Added 313000 Jobs in February. Here’s What That Means.
New York Times
The Labor Department released its latest hiring and unemployment figures on Friday morning, providing one of the better snapshots of the state of the American economy. The Numbers. 2015. 2016. 2017. 2018. k. 300. 200. 100. 0. Change in jobs. 313,000 
The economy added 313000 jobs in February, beating expectationsWashington Post
Nonfarm payrolls increase by 313000 in February vs. 200000 est.CNBC
US adds 313000 jobs in February in biggest gain in a year and a halfMarketWatch
TheStreet.com –Wall Street Journal –Yahoo Finance –Foreign Policy Journal (blog)
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Former Trump campaign aide Nunberg appears before grand jury – Reuters


Reuters
Former Trump campaign aide Nunberg appears before grand jury
Reuters
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Former Donald Trump campaign aide Sam Nunberg, who had balked at testifying in the investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential campaign, appeared at the federal courthouse in Washington on Friday as part of Special 
The House of Trump Is Built on Male FurySlate Magazine
Mueller tight-lipped as media leaks shape Russia narrativePolitico
Former Trump aide expected to face grand juryABC News
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James Clapper: Not credible to say Russian meddling had no impact

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Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper discusses President Trump saying they are doing a deep study of election interference.

Nikolas Cruz indicted on 17 counts of murder, jail records reveal odd behavior in days after Florida massacre – Fox News


Fox News
Nikolas Cruz indicted on 17 counts of murder, jail records reveal odd behavior in days after Florida massacre
Fox News
Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz is formally charged with 17 counts of murder after Valentine’s Day attack. Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz, whose jail records show was unapologetic and behaved oddly in the days following the massacre, was
Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz indicted on 34 counts, including premeditated murderCNN
Nikolas Cruz, accused Parkland shooter, ‘restless’ in solitary, reports sayNBCNews.com
School shooter Nikolas Cruz seen ‘smiling and giggling’ in Broward County JailNew York Daily News
ABC News –USA TODAY –Miami Herald –wtvr.com
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Three people seriously hurt in knife attack in Vienna: Austrian media – Reuters


Irish Examiner
Three people seriously hurt in knife attack in Vienna: Austrian media
Reuters
VIENNA (Reuters) – Three people were seriously injured in a knife attack in the Austrian capital Vienna on Wednesday evening, the Austrian Press Agency (APA) quoted a police spokesman as saying. Mass-circulation daily newspaper Oesterreich said the 
Vienna knife attack leaves several people wounded after man ‘randomly attacks pedestrians’ in Austrian capitalThe Sun

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Huffman High School shooting kills 17-year-old Birmingham girl, injures boy – AL.com



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The FBI Paid Geek Squad Employees as Informants – PCMag


Engadget
The FBI Paid Geek Squad Employees as Informants
PCMag
The FBI has been in cahoots with Best Buy’s Geek Squad for at least the past decade, new documents obtained by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) via a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit reveal. An FBI memo obtained by the nonprofit 
Best Buy’s Geek Squad Has Chummy Relationship With FBIExtremeTech
The Geek Squad is Dry Snitching On Its Customers to the FBIThe Root
Best Buy’s Geek Squad and the FBI have been in bed together for a decadeCSO Online
MinnPost –The Daily Dot –The Register
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One Clinton officer killed, 2 injured in shooting; shooter found dead inside home – fox4kc.com


fox4kc.com
One Clinton officer killed, 2 injured in shooting; shooter found dead inside home
fox4kc.com
CLINTON, Mo. One Clinton police officer has been killed and 2 other officers were injured Tuesday night in a shooting. Police are on the scene of a shooting that left at least two officers injured. A law enforcement source confirmed to FOX 4 that 
Cop shot dead, 2 others wounded, suspect found dead in home after standoffCBS News
1 officer killed, 2 injured in Clinton shootingKSHB

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Saudi Arabia’s crown prince gets the royal treatment for UK state visit – CNBC


CNBC
Saudi Arabia’s crown prince gets the royal treatment for UK state visit
CNBC
The U.K. is bending over backwards to welcome Saudi Arabia’s crown prince as he starts a three-day state visit aimed at deepening economic ties between the two countries. Banners promoting Saudi-U.K. links have appeared in London, where Crown Prince 
UK to focus on areas of agreement as Saudi crown prince arrivesThe Guardian
The Saudi Crown Prince Is Flying Into A Very 21st Century PR Battle On The Streets Of LondonBuzzFeed News
Memo to the President on Saudi ArabiaNew York Times
Saudi Gazette –Arab News
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What Xi Jinping wants – Quartz


Quartz
What Xi Jinping wants
Quartz
Chinese president Xi Jinping has amassed so much power that he’s been called the chairman of everything. Now China appears set to make a move that would allow Xi, already the most authoritarian Chinese leader in generations, to stay in power perhaps 
China NPC: Government sets trillion yuan military budgetBBC News
China’s Annual Parliament Has Rarely Felt Like Such a CharadeTIME
China’s parliament session: Xi Jinping’s power grab to dominateCNN
Chicago Tribune –ABC News –CNBC –CNNMoney
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