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New satellite imagery of a remote Russian test site suggests that the missile may not be working as well as claimed. Satellite imagery from Planet Labs Inc. hide caption

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Russia's Nuclear Cruise Missile Is Struggling To Take Off, Imagery Suggests

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The U.S. is sanctioning China's military for buying equipment from Russia that included fighter jets and surface-to-air missiles. Russian President Vladimir Putin (right) is show with Chinese President Xi Jinping, in Russia earlier this month. Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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The CEO of Berlin's Charite Hospital, Karl Max Einhaeupl (left), and leading doctor Kai-Uwe Eckardt discuss the health of Pyotr Verzilov in Berlin on Tuesday. Verzilov, a member of Russian punk protest band Pussy Riot, was flown to Germany on Sept. 16 after a suspected poisoning. Odd Andersen/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A Russian IL-20M (Ilyushin 20M) aircraft lands at an unknown location. The plane is similar to one that was shot down Tuesday over northwestern Syria. Alexander Kopitar/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Pyotr Verzilov, left, the unofficial spokesperson of the Russian activist group Pussy Riot, along with Maria Alyokhina and Nadezhda Nadya Tolokonnikova, founding members of the group. Adam Berry/Getty Images hide caption

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Fears about how Russian hackers affected the 2016 election seem to have led a number of Americans to expect a foreign country to affect vote tallies in the midterms. There's no evidence such an attack has ever occurred previously. Adam Berry/Getty Images hide caption

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NPR/Marist Poll: 1 In 3 Americans Thinks A Foreign Country Will Change Midterm Votes

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Workers, photographed in 2016, at the Russian Anti-Doping Agency. An executive committee at the World Anti-Doping Agency is considering reinstating the Russian organization. Alexander Zemlianichenko/AP hide caption

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Spiez Laboratory is believed to have been involved with the analysis of chemical agents used in the U.K. It was allegedly targeted by Russian agents earlier this year. Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Russian President Vladimir Putin says two men identified by British police as suspects in the poisoning of a former KGB agent and his daughter are private citizens, not government agents. Scotland Yard released photos of the men last week. U.K. Metropolitan Police hide caption

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An offshore installation barge welds segments of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, to be laid on the seabed near Lubmin on Germany's Baltic coast. Esme Nicholson/NPR hide caption

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In Germany, Construction Has Begun On Controversial New Russian Gas Pipeline

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Chinese soldiers display armored vehicles during multinational exercises at the Chebarkul tank range in Russia. Lucian Kim/NPR hide caption

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Russia's Multinational Military Exercise Last Week Was A Dry Run For Bigger War Games

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Vladimir Kara-Murza pays his respect for late Sen. John McCain. Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Opinion: A Bond Beyond Politics

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Russian troops and their Belarusian counterparts await orders during joint military exercises in Belarus last year. Next month, Russia will embark on another joint military exercise — this time on a much larger scale and in collaboration with China and Mongolia. Sergei Grits/AP hide caption

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President Trump held a rally Tuesday night but waited until Wednesday to respond to the legal troubles of two close associates. Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A Day After Cohen Guilty Plea, Trump Contradicts His Former Personal Lawyer

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The two high-profile people close to President Trump, Michael Cohen (left) and Paul Manafort, were either found guilty or pleaded guilty to multiple federal crimes Tuesday. It was the closest Trump has been tied to potentially criminal acts as president. Don Emmert/AFP and Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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A specialist team member in a police protective suit in Salisbury, England, last month. British police scoured sections of Salisbury and Amesbury in southwest England, searching for a container feared to be contaminated with traces of the deadly nerve agent Novichok. Matt Dunham/AP hide caption

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Three Russian journalists were killed in the Central African Republic while investigating Russian private military contractors and mining industries, their editor told media on Wednesday. Pavel Golovkin/AP hide caption

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Accused Russian Agent Maria Butina's Story Reveals Pro-Putin Views In The U.S.

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