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    The Morning Vertical, August 14, 2017

    Your daily roundup …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Obama team was warned about Russian interference
    Aug14

    Obama team was warned about Russian interference

    WASHINGTON — The Obama administration received multiple warnings from national security officials between 2014 and 2016 that the Kremlin was ramping up its intelligence operations and building disinformation networks it could use to disrupt the U.S. political system, according to more than half a dozen current and former officials.As early as...

    Five Crimean Tatars Detained During Pickets In Simferopol
    Aug14

    Five Crimean Tatars Detained During Pickets In Simferopol

    Five Crimean Tatar activists have been detained while protesting the jailing of Server Karametov, a 76-year-old man who has Parkinson’s disease, by the Russian-imposed authorities. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    U.S. ‘Defensive Arms’ For Ukraine?
    Aug14

    U.S. ‘Defensive Arms’ For Ukraine?

    The White House is considering supplying Ukraine with “defensive arms,” but what does this actually mean? (RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service/Reuters) …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    US takes another look at providing lethal weapons to Ukraine
    Aug14

    US takes another look at providing lethal weapons to Ukraine

    WASHINGTON (AP) – Seeking leverage with Russia, the Trump administration has reopened consideration of long-rejected plans to give Ukraine lethal weapons, even if that would plunge the United States deeper into the former Soviet republic’s conflict. The deliberations put pressure on President Donald Trump, who’s fighting...

    US takes another look at providing lethal weapons to Ukraine
    Aug14

    US takes another look at providing lethal weapons to Ukraine

    Seeking leverage with Russia, the Trump administration has reopened consideration of long-rejected plans to give Ukraine lethal weapons, even if that would plunge the United States deeper into the former … Click to Continue » …read more Source: The News...

    US takes another look at providing lethal weapons to Ukraine
    Aug14

    US takes another look at providing lethal weapons to Ukraine

    Seeking leverage with Russia, the Trump administration has reopened consideration of long-rejected plans to give Ukraine lethal weapons, even if that would plunge the United States deeper into the former … Click to Continue » …read more Source: Miami...

    North Korea’s Missile Success Is Linked to Ukrainian Plant, Investigators Say
    Aug14

    North Korea’s Missile Success Is Linked to Ukrainian Plant, Investigators Say

    Investigators are focusing on the factory as a black-market source for North Korea, a new report and classified intelligence assessments say. …read more Source: The New York...

    Ukraine’s Svitolina Wins WTA Tennis Tournament In Toronto

    Ukrainian Elina Svitolina won the Rogers Cup tennis tournament in Toronto by defeating Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    The 22 Dems Who Want to Strip Ivanka Trump’s Clearance
    Aug14

    The 22 Dems Who Want to Strip Ivanka Trump’s Clearance

    As a Baltimore Republican who is a child of Manhattan, I am twice a politically homeless person. Our president has told us that the first species is nonexistent, while New York County gave Governor Kasich his only county-level primary victory outside of Ohio. But not only Baltimoreans have seen H. L. Mencken’s famous reflection on the...