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An F-35 Lightning II in flight. Congress is moving to block delivery of the warplane to Turkey, a NATO ally and member of the nine-nation consortium manufacturing the warplane. U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Julianne Showalter hide caption

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Why Lawmakers Are Trying To Block Delivery Of Fighter Jets To Turkey

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Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, pictured here at Moscow's courthouse in May, was released from custody on Thursday. He said on Instagram that the prison where he was held for a month has been decked out for World Cup fans. Kirill Kudryavtsev/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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At a news conference on Thursday in Kiev, Arkady Babchenko answered critics of his staged death. Authorities had announced that he had been fatally shot at his home on Tuesday. Genya Savilov/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Bill Browder, a former Moscow financier turned anti-Kremlin activist, prepares to speak with European officials about the Magnitsky Act last week in The Hague. Robin Van Lonkhuijsen/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko, who Kiev police said Tuesday had been killed, showed up alive at a press conference Wednesday. His death was faked as part of a sting operation by the Ukrainian Security Service. Sergei Supinsky/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The main entrance to Salisbury District Hospital as Yulia Skripal is discharged from the hospital on April 10, 2018 in Salisbury, England. Russian ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia Skripal were attacked with nerve agent Novichok in Salisbury on March 4. Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images hide caption

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U.S. troops wearing new sheep-lined coats march in downtown Vladivostok in November 1918. Robert L. Eichelberger/Rubenstein Library, Duke University hide caption

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In Russia, Scant Traces And Negative Memories Of A Century-Old U.S. Intervention

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French President Emmanuel Macron (left) and Russian President Vladimir Putin attend a meeting with Russian and French business people during the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum on Friday. Dmitry Lovetsky/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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In Russia, France's Macron Tries His Next Charm Offensive On 'Cher Vladimir'

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky told NPR that he continues to support the Mueller investigation and that nothing he heard in a secret briefing Thursday changes his mind. Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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McConnell Says He Supports Mueller Investigation

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