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Trump Blames ‘Radical Islam’ for Uptick in Crime in Britain
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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is misrepresenting a report on British crime statistics by blaming an uptick in police-reported incidents on “Radical Islamic terror.” Britain’s Office for National Statistics this week reported a 13 percent 
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Before the start of business, Just Security provides a curated summary of up-to-the-minute developments at home and abroad. Here’s today’s news.

SYRIA

The U.S.-backed Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (S.D.F.) declared “total liberation” of the city of Raqqa today, the spokesperson for the S.D.F. claiming that the defeat of the Islamic State militants in their de facto capital in Syria was a “historic victory” and that the future of the city would be “decided by its people.” Arwa Damon, Ghazi Balkiz and Laura Smith-Spark report at CNN.

Raqqa would form part of a decentralized federal Syria, the S.D.F. said today, however plans for autonomous zones in northern Syria have faced opposition from the U.S., Turkey and the Syrian government. Reuters reports.

The S.D.F. raised a banner bearing the image of Kurdish nationalist leader Abdullah Öcalan in the city of Raqqa yesterday, the controversial Turkish Marxist leader is detained in Turkey as a terrorist and the S.D.F.’s symbolic action has raised concerns among the majority Arab population that the Kurds would take control of Raqqa. Raja Abdulrahim reports at the Wall Street Journal.

A Syrian peoples’ congress bringing Syria’s ethnic groups together is being considered by Russia and others, Moscow said today, Reuters reporting.

The defeat of the terrorists in Syria is imminent, the Russian President Vladimir Putin said yesterday, noting the progress of Russia and Syrian government forces operations in the country and saying that the Syrian peace process was developing in a positive way. Reuters reports.

The recent territorial gains by the Russia and Iran-backed Syrian government forces in eastern Syria have changed the dynamics on the battlefield, giving Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime greater leverage in any future political negotiations and forcing the U.S. military to reconsider its assumptions about the picture on the ground. Karen DeYoung and Liz Sly report at the Washington Post.

The Israeli military “targeted the source” of mortar fire from Syrian territory yesterday, according to the Israeli military. The AP reports.

Saudi Arabia’s Gulf Affairs Minister visited Raqqa yesterday to discuss reconstruction, meeting with the U.S. special envoy to the coalition against the Islamic State Brett McGurk and an adviser to the Raqqa civil council. Reuters reports.

The next phase of the Syrian war is set to include complex conflicts that redefine alliances on the ground as the common threat posed by the Islamic State group dwindles, the issue of control over the city of Raqqa leading to tension and the pro-Syrian government forces expected to turn their attention to the Syrian rebels. Anne Barnard and Hwaida Saad explain at the New York Times.

The defeat of Islamic State militants in key cities in Syria and Iraq has brought untold destruction. Megan Specia reveals the scale of the challenge to rebuild at the New York Times.

The power of the U.S. military was demonstrated in Raqqa and in the fight against the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq, however neither the Obama administration nor the Trump administration devised a clear political strategy for what should come next. David Ignatius writes at the Washington Post.

U.S.-led airstrikes continue. U.S. and coalition forces carried out five airstrikes against Islamic State targets in Syria on October 18. Separately, partner forces conducted seven strikes against targets in Iraq. [Central Command]

NORTH KOREA

“We ought to behave” as if the North Korea is on the “cusp” of being able to hit the U.S. with a nuclear missile, the C.I.A. Director Mike Pompeo said yesterday at an event organized by the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, emphasizing that the U.S. prefers diplomacy, but military options would remain a possibility. Nicole Gaouette reports at CNN.

Pompeo highlighted that there was a difference between an ability to fire a single nuclear missile and having an arsenal of nuclear missiles, also saying that China could do more to rein in North Korea. The AP reports.

National security adviser H.R. McMaster also emphasized that the U.S. was pursuing diplomatic efforts at the same event, saying that the U.S. is “not out of time, but we are running out of time.” Demetri Sevastopulo reports at the Financial Times.

North Korea urged Australia to turn away from the “heinous and reckless moves of the Trump administration” in a letter, according to Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, who said that Pyongyang had also sent the letter to other nations. The BBC reports.

Turnbull dismissed the letter as a “rant” and a sign that North Korea was “starting to feel the squeeze” from the increased sanctions against the regime. Rod McGuirk reports at the AP.

A U.S. pre-emptive strike on North Korea would be unlikely to destroy all of Pyongyang’s nuclear arsenal, Russian president Vladimir Putin said yesterday, Reuters reporting.

“North Korea should not be backed into a corner,” Putin said yesterday, warning against the possibility of conflict and stating that “problems should be solved in dialogue.” Carlo Angerer reports at NBC News.

The mountain under which North Korea tests its nuclear weapons is suffering from “tired mountain syndrome,” according to some analysts, the impact of the testing changing the geological makeup of Mount Mantap that could lead to its collapse and consequent radiation release. Anna Fifield reports at the Washington Post.

IRAN

The President does not intend to “interfere with business deals that the Europeans may have under way with Iran,” Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said yesterday, following Trump’s decision last week not to certify Iran’s compliance with the 2015 nuclear deal, Tillerson seemingly attempting to assuage concerns about the possibility of new U.S. sanctions on Iran impacting European banks and firms. Felicia Schwartz and Laurence Norman report at the Wall Street Journal.

The leaders of the 28 European Union countries affirmed their commitment to the Iran deal at a summit yesterday, according to the spokesperson for the European Council Preben Aamann. The AP reports.

The deal “remains valid despite the decision of the president of the United States not to certify its implementation,” the French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said yesterday after a meeting with the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (I.A.E.A.) Yukiya Amano, reaffirming France’s support for the nuclear deal. The AP reports.

Iran remains “cautious” and the I.A.E.A. continues its “control and verification activities without any problems,” Amano said after his meeting with Le Drian, saying that Trump’s decision has not yet caused any problems. Reuters reports.

Leaving the fate of the Iran deal to Congress is “very dangerous” and opens the door to “party politics,” former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, who negotiated the 2015 deal, said yesterday, warning that Trump’s actions could risk worsening the crisis on the Korean Peninsula as it sent a signal to the Pyongyang regime that the U.S. does not keep its word. Stephanie Nebehay reports at Reuters.

TRUMP-RUSSIA

“The intelligence community’s assessment is that the Russian meddling that took place did not affect the outcome of the assessment,” C.I.A. Director Mike Pompeo said yesterday, his comments distorting the findings of a report compiled by the C.I.A. and other intelligence agencies and released in January saying that Moscow sought to undermine public faith in U.S. political processes and support Trump’s presidential campaign. Greg Miller reports at the Washington Post.

“The intelligence assessment with regard to Russian election meddling has not changed,” C.I.A. spokesperson Ryan Trapani said yesterday following Pompeo’s remarks. Max Greenwood reports at the Hill.

“Not true,” the former C.I.A. Deputy Director David Cohen tweeted yesterday, responding to Pompeo’s comments, clarifying that the intelligence community “made no judgment on whether Russian interference” affected the election, Cohen was joined by others who criticized Pompeo. Michael Crowley reports at POLITICO.

Trump suggested that the F.B.I. were involved in the salacious dossier alleging links between the Trump campaign and Russia in a tweet yesterday,  the F.B.I. did offer to pay former British Intelligence officer Christopher Steele who compiled the dossier in October 2016, but did not pursue further work with Steele once he became a publicly known figure. Anne Gearan and Devlin Barrett report at the Washington Post.

“When a country can come interfere in another country’s elections, that is warfare,” the U.S. ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley said yesterday, reproaching Russia for meddling in the 2016 U.S. election and in a pointed departure from Trump’s stance on Russian involvement. Joel Gehrke reports at the Washington Examiner.

A bipartisan bill expanding laws on political ads on social media platforms was unveiled yesterday in response to revelations of Russian interference in U.S. politics, the measures would include greater requirements on transparency and disclosure. Ashley Gold and Nancy Scola report at POLITICO.

Twitter’s acting general counsel Sean Edgett will testify before the House and Senate Intelligence committees on Nov. 1, Twitter said yesterday. Ali Breland reports at the Hill.

The Russian oligarch Dmitry Rybolovlev, who has been under scrutiny for his connections to the Trump campaign, is under investigation in Monaco for alleged violations of privacy. Stephanie Kirchgaessner and Luke Harding report at the Guardian.

NIGER

The F.B.I. have joined the investigation into the killing of four U.S. special forces members in Niger two weeks ago, the F.B.I. has not taken over the investigation but has made the intervention amid criticism over a lack of detail about the incident. Ben Kesling and Julian E. Barnes report at the Wall Street Journal.

The ambush in Niger “was considered unlikely,” Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said yesterday, adding that the Pentagon would release findings from the Pentagon investigation into the attack “as rapidly” as possible. Connor O’Brien and Wesley Morgan report at POLITICO.

The chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee John McCain (R-Ariz.) may issue a subpoena to understand the circumstances surrounding the Niger ambush, McCain said yesterday, saying that the White House had not been forthcoming with information needed by the committee. Idrees Ali reports at Reuters.

“We have kept them up to date. Of course we will work with Sen. McCain and his staff,” the Pentagon chief spokesperson Dana White said yesterday, insisting that the Pentagon has been communicating with Congress about the Niger attack. Ellen Mitchell reports at the Hill.

IRAQ

Iraqi federal forces and Kurdish Peshmerga forces exchanged fire today at their border in Iraq amid increased tensions between the two U.S. allies and the Iraqi federal forces’ sweeping gains in Iraqi Kurdistan and disputed territories over the past week. Balint Szlanko reports at the AP.

The semiautonomous Kurdish Regional Government (K.R.G.) in northern Iraq welcomed calls for dialogue from Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi, the K.R.G. saying in a statement yesterday that they have asked the international community to help negotiation efforts. Reuters reports.

News agencies and social media accounts have been amplifying tensions in Iraqi Kurdistan, sensationalizing stories and contributing to the creation of a sense of chaos. Tamer El-Ghobashy and Loveday Morris report at the Washington Post.

TRUMP ADMINISTRATION FOREIGN POLICY

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson seeks to re-orientate the U.S. relationship with China and address the imbalanced trade relationship, he said in an interview yesterday, also acknowledging in the interview that he has a different style to the president and has no intentions of leaving his post. Michael C. Bender and Felicia Schwartz report at the Wall Street Journal.

“China is dedicated to developing long-term healthy and stable relations with the United States,” China’s Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lu Kang said yesterday, responding to Tillerson’s comments on Wednesday that China’s actions have been undermining the international order. James Griffiths and Steven Jiang report at CNN.

“I do not have a lot of expectations” that the crisis in the Gulf would be “resolved any time soon,” Tillerson said yesterday, saying that Qatar has shown it is “ready to engage” and the Saudi-led bloc that isolated the country on June 5 should show that they would reciprocate. Al Jazeera reports.

RUSSIA

Russia would retaliate if the U.S. takes steps to pressure Russian media outlets, Russian President Vladimir Putin said yesterday, Reuters reports.

Russia is not concerned by the U.S. military build-up in the Baltic region, Putin also said yesterday, Reuters reporting.

Russia would respond immediately if the U.S. withdraws from the intermediate-range nuclear forces treaty, Putin said yesterday, Reuters reporting.

Russian warships arrived in the Philippines today in a sign of increasingly close relations between the two countries and the Philippines’ move away from the U.S. and China. The AP reports.

The TRAVEL BAN

The Trump administration is considering scaling up its vetting processes for refugee women and children, according to a source familiar with the matter, bringing the process closer into line with the checks taken against adult men refugees. Yeganeh Torbati and Mica Rosenberg report at Reuters.

Trump’s latest travel ban is “equally pointless” as the previous orders and the administration’s vow to appeal the Hawaii court and Maryland courts’ rulings on the revised order is misguided as the policy achieves nothing and the administration would be wise “to let the ban fade away.” The Washington Post editorial board writes.

OTHER DEVELOPMENTS

A top Islamic State operative was “taken” in a gunfight in the Philippine city of Marawi, the Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte announced yesterday. Felipe Villamor report at the New York Times.

A U.S. drone strike killed the leader of a militant Pakistan group yesterday, a spokesperson for the militants said yesterday, Saud Mehsud reports at Reuters.

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) suggested using a subpoena to force the Trump administration regarding cybersecurity policy yesterday, Morgan Chalfant reports at the Hill.

A Palestinian unity government offers the hope for peace talks to progress, however it could also raise more difficulties as the Islamist Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip are considered a terrorist group and the U.S. and Israel have both stated that Hamas must explicitly renounce violence and recognize the state of Israel before negotiations can take place. David M. Halbfinger sets out the obstacles to peace at the New York Times.

Lasting stability in Somalia seems elusive but the Somali President must continue the military and political strategy against the al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabaab militants as there is evidence of some success. Alex De Waal writes at Foreign Policy.

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Russia remains a greater threat to U.S. security than North Korea or the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) because President Vladimir Putin still views the world in “Cold War terms,” according to an ex-NATO commander. … There are four separate 
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CIA director gets fact-checked on his assessment of Russia’s 2016 election meddling – The Week Magazine

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CIA director gets fact-checked on his assessment of Russia’s 2016 election meddling
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… an assessment of the impact that Russian activities had on the outcome of the 2016 election,” describing the Moscow-linked activities as unprecedented in scope and aimed at undermining American faith in its institutions and helping elect President and more »
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Russia, the Blizzard of Lies
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He has denounced his intelligence agencies’ findings as a “hoax” and the multiple investigationsas a “witch hunt.” His White House has lied about his campaign’s contacts with Russians. He reportedly helped … Trump added to the blizzard yesterday and more »

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The opioid epidemic or opioid crisis is the rapid increase in the use of prescription and non-prescription opioid drugs in the United States and Canada in the 2010s. Opioids are a diverse class of moderately strong painkillers, including oxycodone (commonly sold under the trade names OxyContin and Percocet), hydrocodone (Vicodin), and a very strong painkiller, fentanyl, which is synthesized to resemble other opiates such as opium-derived morphine and heroin. The potency and availability of these substances, despite their high risk of addiction and overdose, have made them popular both as formal medical treatments and as recreational drugs. Due to their sedative effects on the part of the brain which regulates breathing, opioids in high doses present the potential for respiratory depression, and may cause respiratory failure and death.[2] 

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Russian Twitter Campaign Seeks to Divide America. theTrumpet.com–Oct 5, 2017. A network of Russia- affiliated Twitter accounts attempted to fan the flames of … to the Russian government-affiliated troll farm known as the Internet … Facebook and its … 

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Daily Beast
Trump Campaign Staffers Pushed Russian Propaganda Days Before the Election
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The discovery of the now-unavailable tweets presents the first evidence that several members of the Trump campaign pushed covert Russian propaganda on social media in the run-up to the 2016 election. A Twitter spokesperson declined to comment, “for …
Michael Flynn, Nicki Minaj shared content from this Tennessee GOP account. But it wasn’t real. It wasRussian.Washington Post
Twitter Was Warned Repeatedly About This Fake Account Run By A Russian Troll Farm And Refused To Take It DownBuzzFeed Newsall 19 news articles »

3:32 PM 10/19/2017 – Russians Posing as Black Activists on Facebook – Google News

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3:42 PM 10/19/2017 – This past summer, a Facebook account called Blacktivist… – Russians Posing As Black…

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3:50 PM 10/19/2017 – Did Russia fake black activism on Facebook to sow division in the US? – Russians…

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Russian propaganda on social media from Mike Nova – News Review 

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Report: Google Uncovers Russia-Paid Ads On YouTube, Gmail – RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

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Report: Google Uncovers Russia-Paid Ads On YouTube, Gmail
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“Russian agents” spent tens of thousands of dollars on advertisements on YouTube, Gmail, Google search, and other products in an attempt to spread disinformation, the newspaper reported on October 9, citing anonymous sources it said were familiar with 
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10 million people saw Russia sponsored Facebook ads in the US – IT PRO

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10 million people saw Russia sponsored Facebook ads in the US
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10 million people saw Russia sponsored Facebook ads in the US …. Sources told the publication that the Facebook representatives traced the ad sales to a Russian “troll farm” which has published pro-Kremlin propaganda in the past. … The social 
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Russian Twitter Campaign Seeks to Divide America
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network of Russia-affiliated Twitter accounts attempted to fan the flames of the ongoing National Football League controversy in the United States, the New York Times reported on September 27. These accounts tried to … “The decision to target the 
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Russia-sponsored troll networks still operating, targeting America
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The number of networks of Russian-sponsored trolls spreading propaganda to the United States and Europe may number in the hundreds, including the one team drawing wide attention for blitzing American social media outlets last year with divisive …and more »

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Other Russian-linked accounts tried hiding themselves on the left, posing as gay rightsactivists and also promoting the Black Lives Matter movement. The Times noted that the goal of these accounts was likely to create viral posts, build a social 
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Exclusive: Even Pokémon Go used by extensive Russian-linked meddling effort
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One Russian-linked campaign posing as part of the Black Lives Matter movement usedFacebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, Tumblr and Pokémon Go and even contacted some reporters in an effort to exploit racial tensions and sow discord among … of the 
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Even Pokémon Go used by extensive Russian-linked meddling effort
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One Russian-linked campaign posing as part of the Black Lives Matter movement usedFacebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, Tumblr and Pokémon Go and even contacted some reporters in an effort to exploit racial tensions and sow discord among … of the 
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Russian trolls posing as Americans made payments to genuine activists in the US to help fund protest movements on socially divisive issues, according to a new investigation by a respected Russian media outlet. On Tuesday, the newspaper … RBC said it 
Russian Online Troll Farm Fooled Black Activists In Election Disruption SchemeHip-Hop Wired
Russian ‘Troll Factory’ Paid American Activists, Funded ProtestsNewsmax (blog)
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As the entrance to social activism has become that much more attuned to the innovations of contemporary life, people are eager to align their beliefs with those in similar fights, and publicFacebook accounts and groups serve as communal nerve centers, …and more »
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Russian operatives used a fake Twitter account that claimed to speak for Tennessee Republicans to convince American politicians, celebrities and journalists to share select content with their own massive lists of followers, two people familiar with the 
Twitter Was Warned Repeatedly About This Fake Account Run By A Russian Troll Farm And Refused To Take It DownBuzzFeed News
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Russia has exploited social media networks to target current and former U.S. military personnel with propaganda, conspiracy theories and other misinformation, achieving “significant and persistent interactions” on Twitter during one month last spring 
Study: Russian Propaganda Targeted Engaged US Vets, Active-Duty Troops on Social MediaDaily Beast
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WASHINGTON — Russia has exploited social media networks to target current and former U.S. military personnel with propaganda, conspiracy theories and other misinformation, achieving “significant and persistent interactions” on Twitter during one month …
How Russia’s Propaganda Campaign Exploited America’s PrejudicesTPM
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In attempt to sow fear, Russian trolls paid for self-defense classes for African Americans – CNNMoney

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… ads paid personal trainers in New York, Florida, and other parts of the United States to run self-defense classes for African Americans in an apparent attempt to stoke fear and gather contact details of Americans potentially susceptible to their and more »

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MULTIPLE, GLARING government breakdowns are documented in the revealing investigation of the opioid-overdose epidemic by The Post and CBS’s “60 Minutes.” The report exposed weakening federal enforcement of drug distribution; corrosive industry …
Trump keeps kicking opioid crisis down the roadUSA TODAY
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Recently, driven largely by opioid-related deaths—predominantly of our white sisters and brothers—President Donald Trump proclaimed that the opioid problem …
Misdiagnosing Causes and Casualties in the Opioid WarReason (blog)
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The Post/“60 Minutes” report on the United States’ opioid epidemic was excellent, but it didn’t dig down far enough. The shares of these manufacturers and distributors are traded on the stock exchanges and are publicly owned. So, the real culprits are 
Opioid epidemic burns bright when democracy dies in greed and ignoranceThe Hill
Editorial: How Congress and drug companies fueled the opioid epidemicBoulder Daily Camera
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One way for states to curb the opioid crisis might be to completely legalize another drug: marijuana. According to a report set to run in November’s edition of the American Journal of Public Health, the amount of opioid-related deaths dropped by 6.5 and more »

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Trump Campaign Staffers Pushed Russian Propaganda Days …

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Trump Campaign Staffers Pushed Russian Propaganda Days … pushed covert Russian propaganda on social media in the run-up to the 2016 …
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Russia has exploited social media networks to target current and former U.S. military personnel with propaganda, conspiracy theories and …

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How big pharma’s money – and its politicians – feed the US opioid …

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The pharmaceutical industry attempted to place blame for the crisis on the millions who have became addicted instead of the mass prescribing …
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Opioid Crisis Forces Grandparents to Raise Their Grandkids

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Pennie never expected her daughter, once a star softball player and honor roll student, to struggle with opioid addiction, or spend her twenties …

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The government’s shameful role in the opioid crisis

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MULTIPLE, GLARING government breakdowns are documented in the revealing investigation of the opioid-overdose epidemic by The Post …

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Opioid Crisis Spurs Change at Medical Schools

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Opioid Crisis Spurs Change at Medical Schools … Experts say the prevalence and fatality of opioid addiction makes it a crucial subject to study …
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Can President Trump solve the opioid crisis?

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The Washington Post and CBS’s “60 Minutes” teamed up to publish an investigation about the influence that the pharmaceutical industry has had on America’s opioid epidemic. The story takes a deep look at the way the drug industry and drug distributors first pumped huge numbers of opioids into communities, then worked with members of Congress […]

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US Senators Single Out Russia In Push Against Anonymous Online …

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WASHINGTON — A bipartisan trio of U.S. senators has introduced legislation to regulate paid political ads that appear on Facebook, Google, …

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Russia-sponsored troll networks still operating, targeting America

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The number of networks of Russian-sponsored trolls spreading propaganda to the United States and Europe may number in the hundreds, …

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10 million people saw Russia sponsored Facebook ads in the US

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10 million people saw Russia sponsored Facebook ads in the US …. “troll farm” which has published pro-Kremlin propaganda in the past. … data through authentic peer groups and networkswas inevitable,” the report read.

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Russian Twitter Campaign Seeks to Divide America

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network of Russia- affiliated Twitter accounts attempted to fan the flames of … to the Russian government-affiliated troll farm known as the Internet … Facebook and its Russia-sponsored ads have filled the news for weeks.

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Fake Russian Facebook Accounts Bought $100000 in Political Ads

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The report also found that hundreds of Russian “trolls,” or paid … and Russia is whether Russia-sponsored operators would have needed any …
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Russia-sponsored troll networks still operating, targeting America – Miami Herald

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RBC said the St. Petersburg trolls shaped their content on social issues that meshed withTrump’s rhetoric, quoting them as calling it “correlation rather than direct support” for the Republican nominee. The messages often sought to … In Russia and more »

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CIA director distorts intelligence community’s findings on Russian …

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… Thursday that U.S. intelligence agencies determined that Russia’s interference in the 2016 American presidential election did not alter the outcome, … “There are an awful lot of former CIA talking heads on TV,” Pompeo said, …
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How Russia’s election meddling could spell the end of an era for …

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One consequence of a bitterly contested presidential election came into clearer … evidence of Russian election influence are turning their attention to how the … Facebook newsfeeds, Twitter timelines and Google search results. … vehemently rejected the notion of Russian interference – it suggests that at …
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Is the Supreme Court Deciding Whether to Nullify the 2016 Election?

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A petition challenging the 2016 U.S. presidential election results has long … of the 2016 presidential election due to purported Russian interference. … Does this mean the Court will discuss each petition distributed during their conference?

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Donald Trump just suggested the FBI, Democrats and Russia might …

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Its broad assertion that Russia waged a campaign to interfere in the election is now … CNN also reported earlier this year that US investigators have … Russian involvement in the 2016 electionhave also sat down with Steele to … takes to Twitter to say that the stories over his place of birth are the result of a …

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Putin Says Americans Should Not ‘Disrespect’ Trump, Because He’s …

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Putin, who U.S. officials have accused of swaying the 2016 U.S. … claims of Russian interference in last year’s U.S. elections, asserting that Trump … colluded with Russia to discredit and defeat Democratic presidential … President Donald Trump meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin during the their …

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Michael Hayden fears Russian meddling “narrative” is being lost

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Other nations, including the U.S., have attempted similar tactics but have … more important than the outcome of the investigation may be lost. … the inevitable Clinton presidency,” and later “moved their efforts to move … While he is “certain” what the Russians did affected the 2016 election, he said there was …

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Every Excuse Hillary Clinton Has Given for Her 2016 Election Loss

NewsweekOct 16, 2017
Hillary Clinton has blamed her election loss to Donald Trump on … that sexism kept her from shattering America’s ultimate glass ceiling. It’s the latest attempt by the former secretary of state and two-time presidential loser to recast her 2016 … to emphasize the urgency of Russia’s interference in the election.
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CIA director distorts intelligence community’s findings on Russian …

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Don’t make Russian election hack great again

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Toward the end of the 1996 presidential campaign, Republican candidate Bob … of revelations about Russian interference in the 2016 in presidential election. … Russian actions were an attempt to influence an American election. Whether their efforts altered the outcome does not detract from the fact they …

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A Dizzying Week of Trump-Russia Revelations

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The possible outcomes of the Russia investigation have always been wildly divergent. … of the 2016 Presidential election in the minds of many Americans, as well … may ensnare officials for wrongdoing unrelated to Russian interference. … be in trouble for work he did before he joined the Trump campaign.

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German Election Mystery: Why No Russian Meddling?

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“We’re not really expecting any Russian interference. … traditional news media sources and, unlike Americans, tend to be wary … “It would almost make more sense for the C.I.A. to leak fake news to make it seem like the Russians did it. … like the power grid, hospitals or servers that process election results.
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CIA director distorts intelligence community’s findings on Russian …

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Don’t make Russian election hack great again

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Toward the end of the 1996 presidential campaign, Republican candidate Bob … of revelations about Russian interference in the 2016 in presidential election. … Russian actions were an attempt to influence an American election. Whether their efforts altered the outcome does not detract from the fact they …

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German Election Mystery: Why No Russian Meddling?

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“We’re not really expecting any Russian interference. … traditional news media sources and, unlike Americans, tend to be wary … “It would almost make more sense for the C.I.A. to leak fake news to make it seem like the Russians did it. … like the power grid, hospitals or servers that process election results.
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CIA director distorts intelligence community’s findings on Russian interference

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CIA Director Mike Pompeo declared Thursday that U.S. intelligence agencies determined that Russia’s interference in the 2016 American presidential election did not alter the outcome, a statement that distorted spy agency findings.

“The intelligence community’s assessment is that the Russian meddling that took place did not affect the outcome of the election,” Pompeo said at a security conference in Washington.

His comment suggested — falsely — that a report released by U.S. intelligence agencies in January had ruled out any impact that could be attributed to a covert Russian interference campaign that involved leaks of tens of thousands of stolen emails, the flooding of social media sites with false claims and the purchase of ads on Facebook.

A report compiled by the CIA and other agencies described that Russian operation as unprecedented in its scale and concluded that Moscow’s goals were to undermine public faith in the U.S. democratic process and help elect Donald Trump.

But the report reached no conclusions about whether that interference had altered the outcome — an issue that U.S. intelligence officials made clear was considered beyond the scope of their inquiry.

“We did not make an assessment of the impact that Russian activities had on the outcome of the 2016 election,” the report said. U.S. spy agencies are “charged with monitoring and assessing the intentions, capabilities, and actions of foreign actors,” the report said, but do “not analyze U.S. political processes or U.S. public opinion.”

[Senate Intelligence Committee leaders: Russia did interfere in 2016 elections]

Former U.S. intelligence officials voiced concern over Pompeo’s statement.

“This is another example of Pompeo politicizing intelligence,” a former senior U.S. intelligence official said. Pompeo “is the most political CIA director since Bill Casey” during the Reagan administration, the former official said. “This significantly undermines the intelligence community’s credibility.”

The former official and others spoke on the condition of anonymity, citing the subject’s sensitivity.

A CIA spokesman denied that Pompeo intended to mislead the public with his remarks. “The intelligence assessment with regard to Russian election meddling has not changed,” said the spokesman, Ryan Trapani, “and the director did not intend to suggest that it had.”

Pompeo’s comment came in response to a question about Russian meddling at the end of a lengthy public appearance at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, a conservative think tank.

Pompeo also criticized former U.S. intelligence officials for their television appearances, implying that they have violated their oaths and potentially contributed to the leaks of sensitive information.

“There are an awful lot of former CIA talking heads on TV,” Pompeo said, adding that their obligation to remain quiet about their work “far extends beyond the day you turn in your badge.”

[At CIA, a watchful eye on Mike Pompeo, the president’s ardent ally]

His comment seemed to be aimed mainly at former senior intelligence officials in the Obama administration, including James R. Clapper Jr., the former director of National Intelligence, who said in a recent interview that Russia’s interference had “cast doubt” on Trump’s win.

“Our intelligence community assessment did, I think, serve to cast doubt on the legitimacy of his victory,” Clapper said in an interview on CNN last month. He added that he worried Trump’s perceived focus on the issue “transcends, unfortunately, the real concern here, which is Russian interference in our political process.”

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Clapper could not immediately be reached to comment.

Michael Morell, the former CIA deputy director who is employed by CBS News to comment on national security issues, responded to Pompeo with a post on Twitter. Pompeo’s caution against leaking is “wise,” Morell said. “But, to be clear, critiquing policy is not leaking.”

Pompeo’s mischaracterization of the intelligence report was the latest in a series of statements from the former Republican congressman that have seemed aimed at minimizing the significance of Russian interference in the 2016 election.

At a security forum in Aspen, Colo., earlier this year, Pompeo said that “it is true” that Russia interfered but had also done so in the election “before that, and the one before that.” He continued that refrain Thursday, saying he had recently been reading accounts of Russian attempts to meddle in “the Nixon elections” in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

The intelligence report released in January, which was produced in part by Pompeo’s own agency, noted Russia’s “longstanding desire to undermine the U.S.-led liberal democratic order” but said the 2016 effort “demonstrated a significant escalation in directness, level of activity and scope of effort compared to previous operations.”

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US spies can make it harder to do business with Iran. Here’s how …

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The United States should make it more expensive for Iran to engage in “adventurism” in the Middle East, CIA Director Mike Pompeo said …
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Trump suggests FBI may have ‘paid for’ dossier alleging Russia ties

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President Trump suggested Thursday that the FBI may have had a hand in creating an intelligence dossier that alleged ties between Russia …
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Russians Posing as Black Activists on Facebook Is More Than Fake …

WIREDOct 18, 2017
This past summer, a Facebook account called Blacktivist posted a horrifying video. It depicted a black man handcuffed, his face planted to the …

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Russian troll factory paid US activists to help fund protests during …

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Russian trolls posing as Americans made payments to genuine … Did Russia fake black activism on Facebook to sow division in the US?

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Exclusive: Even Pokémon Go used by extensive Russian-linked …

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One Russian-linked campaign posing as part of the Black Lives Matter … CNN has separately established the links between the Facebook page … and encouraging other Americans to view black activism as a rising threat.
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Trump Suggests ‘Pee Tape’ Dossier Was Financed Jointly by Russia, the FBI

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President Donald Trump took to Twitter Thursday morning to suggest a potentially explosive dossier of allegations concerning his links to Russia may have been paid for by the FBI, Russia, the Democratic Party or a combination of the three. Trump’s tweeted speculation came a day after two officials with the intelligence firm that commissioned the dossier last year appeared before the House Intelligence Committee but invoked their constitutional privilege not to provide testimony.

Related: Here’s what the ‘golden shower’ dossier now being investigated by Mueller claims about Trump and Russia

“Workers of firm involved with the discredited and Fake Dossier take the 5th,” Trump tweeted. “Who paid for it, Russia, the FBI or the Dems (or all)?”

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The Washington-based firm Fusion GPS commissioned former British intelligence agent Christopher Steele to produce the dossier during the 2016 election campaign. It has refused to bow to pressure to disclose who paid for it. A lawyer for the firm, Josh Levy, wrote a letter to the House Intelligence Committee this week accusing Republican Chairman Devin Nunes of an “abuse of power” after he issued a subpoena to get the firm’s representatives to testify on Capitol Hill.

It has been widely reported that the dossier was initially financed by anti-Trump Republicans before Democrats picked up the check as the campaign moved toward the general election. Steele contacted the FBI with his findings and in October the two parties reached an agreement that he would continue his research with compensation from the bureau, according to a report from The Washington Post. That agreement never came to fruition, however.

President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with members of the Senate Finance Committee and his economic team at the White House, on October 18. Trump took to Twitter Thursday morning to suggest a potentially explosive dossier of allegations concerning his links to Russia may have been paid for by the FBI, Russia or the Democratic Party or a combination of the three. Chris Kleponis-Pool/Getty Images

A summary of the dossier’s findings was provided to Trump and President Barack Obama ahead of January’s presidential inauguration. And, while Trump labeled the dossier “discredited” and “fake,” investigators looking into Russian interference in the 2016 election have been taking it increasingly seriously.

Earlier this month, it was reported that the investigation into the dossier had been taken up by the man leading the FBI’s Russia probe, Special Counsel Robert Mueller. The former FBI director’s team has also met with Steele, CNN has reported.

Some of the more salacious details of the dossier, including that Russia possesses a video of Trump getting Russian prostitutes to urinate on a bed in a Moscow hotel room was once occupied by President Barack Obama and wife Michelle, have not been verified. But some aspects of the so-called pee-tape dossier have been corroborated, according to the CNN report.

Suggesting that a federal intelligence service coordinated with a foreign power to produce a dossier about him is just Trump’s latest explosive and unsubstantiated accusation. Notably, he has also claimed that three million to five million people voted illegally in the 2016 election and that then-President Barack Obama wiretapped his residence at Trump Tower.

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Congress is spending millions on Russia investigations — but you’ll probably never know exactly how much – USA TODAY

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Donald Trump is claiming, for the moment, that he is on exceptionally good terms with congressional Republicans — even with some of the Republicans that his once-and-future chief strategist Steve Bannon has targeted for political extinction. Indeed and more »

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The email also stated that in the process of fact-checking the profile, The New Yorker’s staff spoke to more than 60 people to confirm Trump’s statement, including senior White House officials, a senior staffer in the vice president’s office, Rep 
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Trump Campaign Spending on Legal Fees Surges as Russia Inquiries Widen – New York Times

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Trump Campaign Spending on Legal Fees Surges as Russia Inquiries Widen
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The report underscores the degree to which Mr. Trump’s team has been consumed byinvestigations being pursued by congressional committees and the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, into Russian meddling in the presidential election, and …
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House Intelligence Committee will subpoena Trump pal Roger Stone if he doesn’t identify his go-between with … – Daily Mail

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The House Intelligence Committee will subpoena Trump friend Roger Stone if he refuses to identify an intermediary who shared information with him about Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. Rep. Mike Conway, the Republican leading the committee’s Russia …
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As congressional investigations wear on, some eye a finish – WBOC TV 16

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As congressional investigations wear on, some eye a finish
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WASHINGTON (AP) – As congressional investigations into Russian interference in the 2016 elections wear on in the Capitol, some lawmakers are starting to wonder when – and how – the probes will end. After months of clandestine interviews and a few 

Anthony Weiner scandals: From politics to sexting cases – Fox News

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Anthony Weiner scandals: From politics to sexting cases
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In the video announcement, Weiner, Abedin and their son appear to be a happy family, putting the scandal behind them. “Look, I’ve made … Abedin, at the time, was one of Hillary Clinton’s top campaign aides for the 2016 presidential election. August and more »

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