Capitals’ Alex Ovechkin voices support for Vladimir Putin
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Capitals’ Alex Ovechkin voices support for Vladimir Putin

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin has voiced his support for Vladimir Putin ahead of the Russian presidential election. Ovechkin posted a message in Russian on his Instagram account Thursday announcing he’s starting “a social movement called Putin Team.” Ovechkin says he has never hidden his feelings about Putin and has “always supported … Continue reading

Russia’s Putin condemns Soviet-era political repressions
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Russia’s Putin condemns Soviet-era political repressions

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the investigation into possible coordination between Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and Russia (all times local): 2:45 p.m. The Republican chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee is praising the Justice Department for enforcing a law that requires agents of foreign governments to register with the United States. Iowa Sen. Chuck … Continue reading

Journalists expose the riches of Putin’s distant relative
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Journalists expose the riches of Putin’s distant relative

MOSCOW (AP) — A group of journalists behind the Panama Papers offshore accounts expose published an investigation Wednesday detailing how a distant relative of Russian President Vladimir Putin has made a fortune. The Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project published a piece claiming that Mikhail Shelomov, the son of Putin’s cousin, has over the years … Continue reading

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Trump administration sides with NFL in sports betting case

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The Trump administration is siding with professional sports leagues in their opposition to allowing New Jersey to offer sports betting at its casinos and racetracks. The solicitor general’s office filed a brief with the U.S. Supreme Court supporting the leagues. The court is scheduled to hear the case in December. Republican … Continue reading

The Latest: Comey set to testify June 8 on Russia
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The Latest: Comey set to testify June 8 on Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Donald Trump and the Russia investigation (all times local): 12:15 p.m. Former FBI director James Comey is set to testify June 8 before the Senate intelligence committee investigating Russian activities during last year’s election. The committee said Thursday that Comey will testify in an open session, which will be … Continue reading