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What Michael Flynn Means for the Russia Investigation

When George Papadopoulos pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI in October, President Trump blew off the news by calling him a “young, low level volunteer” who “few people knew.” ….came to the campaign. Few people knew the young, low level volunteer named George, who has already proven to be a liar. Check the DEMS! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 31, 2017 Trump’s attorney, Ty Cobb, attempted the same maneuver on Friday as former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his conversations with the Russian ambassador to the United States during the transition. In a statement, Cobb pointedly noted that Flynn was national security advisor “for 25 days” and slyly added that...

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'It's Loud. It's Frightening.' Hawaii to Test Siren Intended to Warn of Impending Nuclear Strike

(HONOLULU) — A siren that frightened Lorraine Godoy as a child will wail once again in Hawaii, decades after the Cold War-era threat of nuclear attack subsided. The state on Friday is dusting off the system intended to warn people of an impending nuclear strike just days after North Korea tested its most powerful missile yet. Godoy, 75, said the test will bring back vivid memories of air raid sirens from her childhood on the Big Island. “It’s very scary. It’s loud. It’s frightening,” Godoy said. “I’m just glad I don’t have any children or grandchildren living here … because it was very scary to hear as a child.” The monthly test of Hawaii’s siren warning system for natural disasters will include a...

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The Container That Croat War Criminal Praljak Drank From Held a Deadly Chemical, Prosecutor Says

(THE HAGUE, Netherlands) — A deadly chemical was in the container from which a Croat war criminal drank shortly before dying, a Dutch prosecutor said Thursday, as an independent investigation into the dramatic death of Slobodan Praljak moved forward. “There was a preliminary test of the substance in the container and all I can say for now is that there was a chemical substance in that container that can cause death,” Prosecutor Marilyn Fikenscher told The Associated Press in a telephone interview. She declined to elaborate on the exact nature of the substance. Praljak, 72, stunned the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia on Wednesday when he gulped down liquid from a small bottle seconds after a U.N. appeals judge confirmed a...

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