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Rocket Wildfire in Kazakhstan Kills Member of Clean-Up Crew - Motherboard

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 20:44

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Rocket Wildfire in Kazakhstan Kills Member of Clean-Up Crew
Motherboard
Though Baikonur hasn't experienced another disaster on that scale, the Plesetsk cosmodrome in northwest Russia suffered the loss of 48 Soviet soldiers in 1980 due to the launchpad detonation of a Vostok rocket. Since the fall of the Soviet Union ...

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US Quietly Removes 17 Sites From UN Biosphere Reserve Network - EcoWatch

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 18:28

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US Quietly Removes 17 Sites From UN Biosphere Reserve Network
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Metsola Biosphere Reserve (Russian Federation)—Located at the border with Finland, the site comprises the Kostomukshsky reserve and contains one of the oldest intact north-taiga forests in Northwest Russia. Some 30,000 permanent inhabitants live in ...

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Congressman's bill will fight back against Russian meddling - MyNorthwest.com

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 16:59

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Congressman's bill will fight back against Russian meddling
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Congressman Adam Smith is proposing a bill that will fight back against Russian meddling in American affairs. “Basically, Russia is engaged in a war against us ...

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Reports say Mueller probe now examining possible obstruction - Northwest Herald

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 15:09

Northwest Herald

Reports say Mueller probe now examining possible obstruction
Northwest Herald
WASHINGTON — The special counsel appointed to investigate Russian influence in the 2016 presidential campaign is now examining whether President Donald Trump tried to obstruct justice, it has been reported. Accusations of obstruction arose last month ...
Report: Special Counsel Is Investigating President Trump For Obstruction Of JusticeNorthwest Public Radio
Special counsel is investigating Trump for possible obstruction of justice, officials sayWashington Post

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Morning News Brief: Russia Investigation Widens; Neighbors Discuss Baseball Shooter - Northwest Public Radio

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 14:11

Northwest Herald

Morning News Brief: Russia Investigation Widens; Neighbors Discuss Baseball Shooter
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Robert Mueller is the former FBI director who's been appointed to examine Russian meddling in last year's election. The Washington Post reports that Mueller's investigation now includes President Donald Trump, asking if he tried to obstruct justice.
Reports say Mueller probe now examining possible obstructionNorthwest Herald

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Senate Votes To Limit Trump's Power To Lift Russia Sanctions - Northwest Public Radio

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 12:13

Northwest Public Radio

Senate Votes To Limit Trump's Power To Lift Russia Sanctions
Northwest Public Radio
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says he wants flexibility as he tries to improve ties with Russia. U.S. lawmakers, however, are going in another direction. The Senate has overwhelmingly passed a bill to impose new sanctions on Russia and to make sure ...

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Report: Special Counsel Is Investigating President Trump For Obstruction Of Justice - Northwest Public Radio

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 03:54

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Report: Special Counsel Is Investigating President Trump For Obstruction Of Justice
Northwest Public Radio
Tonight we have some breaking news about the investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 U.S. elections. The Washington Post reports that the special counsel Robert Mueller is now looking into whether President Trump attempted to obstruct justice.
Trump confidant Christopher Ruddy says Mueller has 'real conflicts' as special counselPBS NewsHour
Special counsel is investigating Trump for possible obstruction of justice, officials sayWashington Post
Trump's friend Christopher Ruddy says President considering firing MuellerCNN International
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UN Announces 23 New Nature Reserves While US Removes 17 - National Geographic

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 00:40

UN Announces 23 New Nature Reserves While US Removes 17
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Metsola Biosphere Reserve (Russian Federation)—Located at the border with Finland, the site comprises the Kostomukshsky reserve and contains one of the oldest intact north-taiga forests in Northwest Russia. Some 30,000 permanent inhabitants live in ...

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UN Announces 23 New Nature Reserves While U.S. Removes 17 - National Geographic

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 00:40

National Geographic

UN Announces 23 New Nature Reserves While U.S. Removes 17
National Geographic
New UNESCO Biosphere Reserves protect sites across the world, while the U.S. and Bulgaria withdraw sites from the well-known program.

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Attorney General's Selective Silence Deafens Senate Russia Inquiry - Northwest Public Radio

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 12:15

Northwest Public Radio

Attorney General's Selective Silence Deafens Senate Russia Inquiry
Northwest Public Radio
Sessions showed flashes of anger rarely seen from the 70-year-old Alabamian, calling any suggestion that he colluded with Russia to interfere in the U.S. presidential election a "detestable lie." The tactic — combined with the earlier testimony of ...
Sessions vigorously denies improper Russia contactsNorthwest Herald
Things to know about Jeff Sessions on day of Senate hearingMyNorthwest.com
GUEST EDITORIAL: Storm clouds gather over TrumpNorthwest Georgia News
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If Voting Machines Were Hacked, Would Anyone Know? - Northwest Public Radio

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 12:15

Northwest Public Radio

If Voting Machines Were Hacked, Would Anyone Know?
Northwest Public Radio
As new reports emerge about Russian-backed attempts to hack state and local election systems, U.S. officials are increasingly worried about how vulnerable American elections really are. While the officials say they see no evidence that any votes were ...

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Sessions vigorously denies improper Russia contacts - Northwest Herald

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 06:27

Northwest Herald

Sessions vigorously denies improper Russia contacts
Northwest Herald
WASHINGTON – Attorney General Jeff Sessions heatedly denied on Tuesday having an undisclosed meeting with Russia's ambassador to the U.S. and declared it was a “detestable and appalling lie” to suggest he was aware of or took part in any collusion ...
Attorney General's Selective Silence Deafens Senate Russia InquiryNorthwest Public Radio
Trump slams widening Mueller probeKNWA
Jeff Sessions testimony at Senate intelligence hearingMyNorthwest.com
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Body found, homicide investigation opened in Oklahoma City - KOKH FOX25

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 03:56

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Body found, homicide investigation opened in Oklahoma City
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Lankford's line of questioning to Sessions focused on his recusal from the Russia investigation, which the attorney general said began almost immediately after he took over the office. "We discussed those matters and I felt until and if I ever made a ...

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Stepfather baffled by stepson's murder before graduation; says there ... - FOX 5 DC

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 00:50

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Stepfather baffled by stepson's murder before graduation; says there ...
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GERMANTOWN, Md. - A week after two Northwest High School students were shot to death in Montgomery Village on the night before they were set to graduate, ...

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Rosenstein Says He Wouldn't Fire Special Counsel Without Good Cause - Northwest Public Radio

Tue, 06/13/2017 - 19:39

Northwest Public Radio

Rosenstein Says He Wouldn't Fire Special Counsel Without Good Cause
Northwest Public Radio
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said Tuesday that even if President Trump told him to fire Robert Mueller as special counsel overseeing the Department of Justice investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, he would not follow the ...
Trump confidant: 'I think he's considering perhaps terminating the special counsel'PBS NewsHour
Trump confidant Christopher Ruddy says Mueller has 'real conflicts' as special counselPBS NewsHour
Friend Says Trump Is Considering Firing Mueller as Special CounselNew York Times

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Trump cheerleaders turn on special counsel Robert Mueller - Northwest Herald

Tue, 06/13/2017 - 17:46

Northwest Herald

Trump cheerleaders turn on special counsel Robert Mueller
Northwest Herald
WASHINGTON – High-profile supporters of President Donald Trump are turning on special counsel Robert Mueller, the man charged with investigating Russian interference in the U.S. election and possible collusion with Trump's campaign. As Mueller builds ...
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Kremlin rejects US criticism of Russian protest arrests - Northwest Herald

Tue, 06/13/2017 - 14:50

Northwest Herald

Kremlin rejects US criticism of Russian protest arrests
Northwest Herald
MOSCOW — President Vladimir Putin's spokesman is taking issue with White House criticism of the arrests of hundreds of opposition protesters. Anti-corruption demonstrations took place Monday in scores of cities throughout Russia. More than 850 people ...
Putin critic Alexei Navalny jailed after calling for Moscow protestsThe Guardian
Russian Opposition Leader Alexei Navalny Detained On Day Of Large ProtestsNPR
Russia opposition leader Navalny says Kremlin sabotaging his presidential bidReuters
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Hundreds of northerners rallied against government in anti-corruption protest - The Independent Barents Observer

Tue, 06/13/2017 - 13:53

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Hundreds of northerners rallied against government in anti-corruption protest
The Independent Barents Observer
«People have taken to the streets to get answers from the authorities and they have [subsequently] been fired from their jobs, arrested and charged in criminal cases», she said with reference to a previous anti-corruption rally held all over Russia in ...

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Briefly Northwest - The Register-Guard

Tue, 06/13/2017 - 09:05

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Briefly Northwest
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The ad reads: “Made in America, but we'd be happy to talk about our ties to Russia under oath.” Former FBI Director James Comey testified under oath that he believes he was fired by President Trump because of the Russia investigation, which Trump has ...
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17-year-old girl missing; last seen over the weekend in Northwest DC, police say - WJLA

Tue, 06/13/2017 - 00:45

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17-year-old girl missing; last seen over the weekend in Northwest DC, police say
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The meeting came as the White House struggles to advance its agenda amid the investigations into Russia's election meddling and possible collusion with the Trump campaign. So far no major legislation has made its way through Congress. The White ...

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