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Former Trump campaign aide Rick Gates pleads guilty in Russia probe

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February 24, 2018 3:33 AM
Rick Gates, a former senior official in Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign, has pleaded guilty to conspiracy against the United States and lying to investigators, and is cooperating with a federal probe into Russia’s role in the election.


US blasts Russia over strikes on Syria rebel enclave

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The United States blasted Russia on Thursday over the bombing of Syria's Eastern Ghouta, saying it has a "unique responsibility" for the more than 400 deaths in the Damascus suburb. After fresh air and rocket strikes by Syrian government forces killed another 46, State Department Spokeswoman Heather Nauert blamed Russia for not reeling in the regime of its ally President Bashar al-Assad. "Without Russia backing Syria, the devastation and the deaths would certainly not be occurring," Nauert told journalists.

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

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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. The hearing will deal with Gates' attorneys' request to withdraw from the case over what they have described as "irreconcilable differences." Gates was indicted in October, along with former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort, and charged with conspiracy to launder money, conspiracy to defraud the United States and failing to register as a foreign agent for political work representing a pro-Russia Ukrainian political party. The charges are part of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russia to sway the 2016 presidential election.

U.S. will open Jerusalem embassy in May: State Department

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WASHINGTON - The United States will open a new embassy in Jerusalem in May to coincide with Israel's 70th anniversary, the State Department said on Friday, in a move reversing decades of U.S. policy. The embassy will be in located in the building that houses the consular operation in Jerusalem before moving to a separate annex by the end of 2019, the State...


Iran says we do not want nuclear weapons, there is no sunset clause in nuclear deal

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Iran's commitment to not seek nuclear weapons is permanent and there is no so-called sunset clause in the Iran nuclear deal, the country's Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi said on Thursday. The United States wants flaws in what it calls sunset clauses in the 2015 Iranian nuclear deal to be reworked. "There is no sunset clause in the JCPOA," Araqchi said.


Citizenship agency removes description of US as 'nation of immigrants'

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Immigrants become American citizens during a naturalization ceremony. The government agency in charge of granting citizenship to prospective Americans has removed a passage from its mission statement that describes the United States as a nation of immigrants. The move by the US Citizenship and Immigration Services agency was first revealed via an email shared with the Intercept, confirmed by the Guardian Thursday.


Former Trump campaign aide pleads guilty in Russia probe

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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.

NRA denies receiving foreign money for US elections

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The National Rifle Association has denied receiving money “from foreign persons or entities in connection with United States elections” in a letter to a senator.


Twitter sets crackdown on automated 'bot' accounts

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Twitter announced Wednesday a crackdown on accounts powered by software "bots" which can artificially amplify a person or cause and which have been accused of manipulating the social network during the 2016 US election. The San Francisco messaging platform said the move was intended to rid the service of spam-spewing automated accounts, and not aimed at people using the service according to the rules. "These changes are an important step in ensuring we stay ahead of malicious activity targeting the crucial conversations taking place on Twitter -- including elections in the United States and around the world," Twitter developer policy lead Yoel Roth said in a blog post.


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