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Exclusive: The true origins of the Seth Rich conspiracy theory. A Yahoo News investigation.

Exclusive: The true origins of the Seth Rich conspiracy theory. A Yahoo News investigation.In the summer of 2016, Russian intelligence agents secretly planted a fake report claiming that Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich was gunned down by a squad of assassins working for Hillary Clinton, giving rise to a notorious conspiracy theory that captivated conservative activists and was later promoted from inside President Trump’s White House, a Yahoo News investigation has found.



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Exclusive: Migrant children report verbal abuse, threats while in Border Patrol custody

Exclusive: Migrant children report verbal abuse, threats while in Border Patrol custodyMigrant children kept in Customs and Border Protection custody have faced unsanitary conditions, verbal abuse and threats since arriving in the country, reports submitted to the Office of Refugee Resettlement by clinicians and case managers show.



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Exclusive: Western intelligence hacked 'Russia's Google' Yandex to spy on accounts – sources

Exclusive: Western intelligence hacked 'Russia's Google' Yandex to spy on accounts - sourcesWASHINGTON/LONDON/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Hackers working for Western intelligence agencies broke into Russian internet search company Yandex in late 2018 deploying a rare type of malware in an attempt to spy on user accounts, four people with knowledge of the matter told Reuters. The malware, called Regin, is known to be used by the “Five Eyes” intelligence-sharing alliance of the United States, Britain, Australia, New Zealand and Canada, the sources said. Western cyberattacks against Russia are seldom acknowledged or spoken about in public.



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Exclusive: Trump warned Iran via Oman that U.S. attack was imminent, called for talks – Iranian officials

Exclusive: Trump warned Iran via Oman that U.S. attack was imminent, called for talks - Iranian officialsIranian officials told Reuters on Friday that Tehran had received a message from U.S. President Donald Trump through Oman overnight warning that a U.S. attack on Iran was imminent. “In his message, Trump said he was against any war with Iran and wanted to talk to Tehran about various issues … he gave a short period of time to get our response but Iran’s immediate response was that it is up to Supreme Leader (Ayatollah Ali) Khamenei to decide about this issue,” one of the officials told Reuters on condition of anonymity.



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Exclusive: U.S. preparing to send more troops to Middle East – sources

Exclusive: U.S. preparing to send more troops to Middle East - sourcesThe United States is preparing to send additional troops to the Middle East in response to mounting concerns over Iran, which Washington blames for attacks on oil tankers last week, two U.S. officials told Reuters on Monday, speaking on condition of anonymity. The officials did not say how many troops would be deployed or detail the timing of the deployment, which has not been previously reported. If confirmed, it would be in addition to the 1,500 troop increase announced last month in response to tanker attacks in May that it also blamed on Iran.



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Exclusive: President Trump Calls Alleged Iranian Attack on Oil Tankers 'Very Minor'

Exclusive: President Trump Calls Alleged Iranian Attack on Oil Tankers 'Very Minor'President Trump said that he might take military action to prevent Iran from getting a nuclear weapon, but not to protect oil supplies.



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Exclusive: Sri Lanka warned of threat hours before suicide attacks – sources

Exclusive: Sri Lanka warned of threat hours before suicide attacks - sourcesIndian intelligence officers contacted their Sri Lankan counterparts two hours before the first attack to warn of a specific threat on churches, one Sri Lankan defense source and an Indian government source said. Another Sri Lankan defense source said a warning came “hours before” the first strike. One of the Sri Lankan sources said a warning was also sent by the Indians on Saturday night.



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Exclusive: U.S. carves out exceptions for foreigners dealing with Revolutionary Guards

Exclusive: U.S. carves out exceptions for foreigners dealing with Revolutionary GuardsThe exemptions, granted by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and described by a State Department spokesman in response to questions from Reuters, mean officials from countries such as Iraq who may have dealings with Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, or IRGC, would not necessarily be denied U.S. visas. The IRGC is a powerful faction in Iran that controls a business empire as well as elite armed and intelligence forces. The exceptions to U.S. sanctions would also permit foreign executives who do business in Iran, where the IRGC is a major economic force, as well as humanitarian groups working in regions such as northern Syria, Iraq and Yemen, to do so without fear they will automatically trigger U.S. laws on dealing with a foreign terrorist group.



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Exclusive: Data shows angle of attack similar in Boeing 737 crashes

Exclusive: Data shows angle of attack similar in Boeing 737 crashesBy Tim Hepher PARIS (Reuters) – Investigators probing the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX jet eight days ago have found strong similarities in the 'angle of attack' data recorded by the doomed aircraft's cockpit recorder and data from a Lion Air jet of the same model that crashed in October, a person familiar with the matter said. Graphs of the two sets of data are "very, very simliar," the person said on Monday, asking not to be identified because the matter is still in the early stages of investigation. …



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Exclusive: High speed, then a failed climb for doomed Ethiopia flight

Exclusive: High speed, then a failed climb for doomed Ethiopia flightA voice from the cockpit of the Boeing 737 MAX requested to climb to 14,000 feet above sea level – about 6,400 feet above the airport – before urgently asking to return, the source told Reuters on condition of anonymity because the recording is part of an ongoing investigation. Addis Ababa is surrounded by hills and, immediately to the north, the Entoto Mountains.



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