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11Senator Richard Blumenthal

Indictment: Social media firms got played by Russian agents

In this Oct. 31, 2017, file photo, Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., speaks next to a poster depicting an online ad that attempted to suppress voters as Facebook's General Counsel Colin Stretch, Twitter's Acting General Counsel Sean Edgett, and Google's Law Enforcement and Information Security Director Richard Salgado, testify before a Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Feb. 16, 2018, election-interference indictment by U.S. special counsel Robert Mueller underscores how thoroughly U.S. social-media companies like Facebook and Twitter were played by Russian propagandists.

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12Cookeville, TN

Woman arrested after bow saw chase

A Cookeville woman is suspected of chasing another individual down the street with a bow saw Thursday.According to the warrant, Shellie Kirby, 36, of Whitson Chapel, was angry at another woman for According to the warrant, Shellie Kirby, 36, of Whitson Chapel, was angry at another woman for sleeping with her partner and chased the other woman in the street with a bow saw.

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13Prison

ICE Arrests Nearly 200 Convicted Criminal Illegal Immigrants

Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrested 212 illegal immigrants - 195 of them convicted criminals - in a five-day raid in Los Angeles, Calif. The raid resulted in the arrests of 212 illegal immigrants and the targeting of 122 businesses.

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14Fort Lauderdale, FL

Trump focuses on first responders after Florida shooting

President Donald Trump has made a grim trip to a Florida community reeling from a deadly school shooting, meeting privately with victims and cheering the heroics of first responders. But he extended few public words of consolation to those in deep mourning, nor did Trump address the debate over gun violence that has raged since a 19-year-old gunman killed 17 and injured 14 others.

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15Speakers

"Ex-Gay" Speaker Invited by HCFA Draws Protest

Bearing rainbow-colored signs and wrapped in pride flags, students and faculty crowded into Emerson Hall Friday night to protest Jackie Hill-Perry, a speaker invited by religious group Harvard College Faith in Action who has been an outspoken critic of homosexuality. Hill-Perry, who writes that she was "saved from a lifestyle of homosexual sin and the like" on her website, has often spoken publicly about her sexual preferences.

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17McCracken County, KY

Paducahans working to localize Black History Month celebration

The Hotel Metropolitan, 724 Oscar Cross Avenue, has housed some of the nation's more successful and famous African-Americans and is now a museum open by appointment at 270-443-7918.

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18Hillary Clinton

13 Russians charged in Mueller investigation

Thirteen Russians and three Russian entities were charged Friday with an elaborate plot to interfere in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, federal prosecutors announced Friday. The indictment , brought by the office of special counsel Robert Mueller, alleges that Russians used bogus social media postings and advertisements fraudulently purchased in the name of Americans to sway political opinion during the race between Republican Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, his Democratic opponent.

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19Winnipeg, MB

Gerald Stanley acquittal renews calls for justice reform 27 years after Manitoba inquiry

Cameron MacLean is a journalist living in Winnipeg, Man. where he was born and raised.

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20Swampscott, MA

In Swampscott, parents grapple with transgender issues

When Stanley Elementary School's principal, Tom Daniels, announced this month he would henceforth be known as Shannon, his community tried to shrug. "He's a nice guy," one man told WBZ-TV.

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