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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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President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin met in Helsinki on July 16. The White House said last week that Trump had invited Putin to the U.S. in the fall but said Wednesday that the visit will be postponed. Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Former CIA Director John Brennan and other former top national security officials could lose their security clearance if the White House follows through on a threat made Monday. Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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Carter Page speaks with reporters in November 2017 following a day of questions from the House intelligence committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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A member of the Russian protest-art group Pussy Riot is escorted by stewards during the Russia 2018 World Cup final match between France and Croatia. Mladen Antonov/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Opinion: An Act Of Bravery At The World Cup

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Hazmat suits hang next to the canal that leads from Balaklava Bay to the heart of the underground base. Lucian Kim/NPR hide caption

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Now A Museum, This USSR Submarine Base Was Built To Endure U.S. Nukes — And Retaliate

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President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin answer questions during a joint news conference after their summit on July 16 in Helsinki. Chris McGrath/Getty Images hide caption

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Is Trump The Toughest Ever On Russia?

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