AP Exclusive: Russia Twitter trolls deflected Trump bad news
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AP Exclusive: Russia Twitter trolls deflected Trump bad news

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Disguised Russian agents on Twitter rushed to deflect scandalous news about Donald Trump just before last year’s presidential election while straining to refocus criticism on the mainstream media and Hillary Clinton’s campaign, according to an Associated Press analysis of since-deleted accounts. Tweets by Russia-backed accounts such as “America_1st_” and “BatonRougeVoice” on … Continue reading

Senators blast Facebook, Twitter, Google in Russia probe
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Senators blast Facebook, Twitter, Google in Russia probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — Exasperated U.S. senators harshly criticized representatives of Facebook, Twitter and Google at a hearing Tuesday for not doing more to prevent Russian agents interfering with the American political process as early as 2015. At one point, Sen. Al Franken shook his head after he couldn’t get all the companies to commit to … Continue reading

Russians increasingly indifferent to Trump, US turmoil
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Russians increasingly indifferent to Trump, US turmoil

MOSCOW (AP) — While their country has become a daily source of headlines and political intrigue in the United States, most Russians are watching the drama over President Donald Trump’s relationship with Moscow with resignation, even indifference. Russian media, state-owned and private, chronicle Trump’s troubles matter-of-factly. Regular citizens generally care little about them. Many share … Continue reading

AP Exclusive: Manafort had plan to benefit Putin government
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AP Exclusive: Manafort had plan to benefit Putin government

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, secretly worked for a Russian billionaire to advance the interests of Russian President Vladimir Putin a decade ago and proposed an ambitious political strategy to undermine anti-Russian opposition across former Soviet republics, The Associated Press has learned. The work appears to contradict assertions by … Continue reading

Russian journalists visit NSU as part of Sister City program
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Russian journalists visit NSU as part of Sister City program

by Shaye Southall On Oct. 25, a conversation took place between a group of Norfolk State students and journalists from Russia through a Norfolk Sister City program.  In the meeting, there were discussions of journalism, race, free speech and some religion. With the use of an interpreter, the journalists discussed their reasons for becoming journalists … Continue reading

NASA spaceman back from record year flight; gives thumbs up
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NASA spaceman back from record year flight; gives thumbs up

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Astronaut Scott Kelly returned to Earth on Wednesday after an unprecedented year in space for NASA, landing in barren Kazakhstan with a Russian cosmonaut who shared his whole space station journey. Their Soyuz capsule parachuted onto the central Asian steppes and ended a science-rich mission at the International Space Station … Continue reading

Bomb may have downed Russian jet, US, UK officials say
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Bomb may have downed Russian jet, US, UK officials say

LONDON (AP) — British and U.S. officials said Wednesday they have information suggesting the Russian jetliner that crashed in the Egyptian desert may have been brought down by a bomb, and Britain said it was suspending flights to and from the Sinai Peninsula as a precaution. Intercepted communications played a role in the tentative conclusion … Continue reading

Russia defends its military action in Syria
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Russia defends its military action in Syria

MOSCOW (AP) — As Russian warplanes carried out a second wave of airstrikes Thursday in Syria, Moscow defended its military involvement against Western criticism of its intentions, saying it sees “eye-to-eye” with the U.S.-led coalition campaign on its targets in the country. The claim of agreement with Washington came amid conflicting reports about Russia’s intentions … Continue reading