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Exclusive: Expelled spies included Russians suspected of tracking compatriots who resettled in US

Among the dozens of Russian diplomats the US expelled last month were suspected spies who US law enforcement and intelligence officials believe were tracking Russian defectors and their families who had resettled in the US, officials briefed on the matter

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    Scores killed in three days of Yemen airstrikes

    An airstrike from a Saudi-led coalition hit a gas station in the Yemeni province of Hajja late Monday, killing 18 people and injuring 13, Yemeni officials told CNN.

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      Former military officials challenge Haspel's nomination to lead CIA due to 'serious allegations'

      Scores of former military officials signed on to an open letter published by an activist group Monday challenging President Donald Trump's nomination of Gina Haspel to lead the CIA -- and called for the declassification of her agency records.

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        Federal judiciary may create informal harassment complaint system

        Four months after the federal judiciary was jolted into a #MeToo moment by allegations of sexual harassment against California US appeals court judge Alex Kozinski, officials are moving toward a new complaint channel for court employees.

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          Nicaragua scraps reforms after at least 25 killed in protests

          Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega has revoked a controversial pension reform resolution after several days of violent protests across the country. The reversal was announced Sunday evening during a televised meeting with government officials.

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            Suicide blast hits Afghan voter registration center, killing 31

            A suicide blast killed 12 people and wounded dozens more Sunday at a voter registration center in Kabul, Afghan officials said.

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              Pompeo sets an irreversible course to meet Kim that Trump may not want

              The last time a US official of CIA director Mike Pompeo's stature visited North Korea was in 2014, when then-Director of National Intelligence James Clapper went to secure the release of two Americans held prisoner. There, Clapper met with low-level offic

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                NYT: Trump and Mattis disagreed over congressional approval for Syria strike

                President Donald Trump quashed Defense Secretary James Mattis' suggestion to obtain congressional authorization ahead of last week's strikes in Syria, military and administration officials told The New York Times.

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                  US struck Syria without certainty on sarin

                  Even though US intelligence agencies did not have absolute certainty Syria's regime had used the nerve agent sarin against civilians, the Trump administration still felt there was enough evidence to justify retaliatory strikes last Friday, several intelli

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                    Bolton era begins with exits and anxiety at NSC

                    By the start of John Bolton's second week aos national security adviser,m five top officials at the National Security Council had already resigned under pressure, been fired or decided to leave.

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                      US officials say confident chlorine and sarin used in Syria attack

                      Senior US officials expressed confidence Saturday that both chlorine and sarin gas were used in Syria's alleged chemical weapons attack on the Damascus enclave of Douma last week -- a conclusion that went a step further than Vice President Mike Pence did

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                        1 Palestinian killed, nearly 1,000 injured in latest Gaza protests, Palestinian officials say

                        One Palestinian was killed and 968 others injured in Gaza on Friday, Palestinian health officials said, as Palestinian protesters demonstrated for a third week along the border fence between Gaza and Israel.

                          Africa

                          Gunmen kill 26 in northern Nigeria's Zamfara state

                          A group of bandits attacked mining communities in Nigeria Zamfara state killing 26 people, officials say.

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                            Mattis warns Trump on risks of escalating US involvement in Syria

                            Top military officials, including Defense Secretary James Mattis, warned President Donald Trump during an afternoon meeting Thursday that he risks escalating US involvement in Syria if he goes forward with the type of aggressive bombing campaign he has pr

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                              Deaths as plane crashes at US golf course

                              Multiple people are dead after a small plane caught fire after takeoff and crashed at a nearby Arizona golf course on Monday, officials said.

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                                Preet Bharara: Cohen raid approved by people 'handpicked by Donald Trump'

                                Former US Attorney Preet Bharara said Monday that the FBI raids of Michael Cohen's office and hotel room were done by officials who were all "handpicked" by President Donald Trump.

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                                  Advocates: YouTube collecting kids' data

                                  Some advocacy groups are criticizing YouTube, saying the site is illegally collecting data on underage users, and have filed a complaint with US officials. CNN's Samuel Burke has the details.

                                    United States

                                    Former intel heavyweights endorse Trump's CIA pick

                                    More than 50 former US national security officials and lawmakers endorsed Gina Haspel, President Donald Trump's controversial pick to head the CIA, in a letter sent Monday to the Senate Intelligence Committee.

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                                      Thousands of FBI docs related to 2016 investigations turned over to House

                                      Thousands of pages of internal FBI documents related to bureau's decisions emanating from the 2016 election were delivered to congressional investigators Monday, officials said -- the latest document handover in a six-month-old probe that has proved frust

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                                        Journalist among 9 dead in Gaza clashes

                                        A Palestinian journalist was among nine people killed as Palestinian protesters and Israeli forces clashed on the border, according to Palestinian health officials.

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