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Maria Butina, accused Russian agent, reaches plea deal with prosecutors that includes cooperation

TR/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Maria Butina, a 30-year-old Russian gun rights activist who stands accused developing a covert influence operation in the United States, has agreed to plead guilty to conspiracy and cooperate with federal, state and local authorities in any ongoing investigations. She admits, as part of the deal, according to a copy obtained by ABC News that is expected …

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Theresa May says she will delay a planned vote on Brexit despite furious Parliament

MarioGuti/iStock(LONDON) — British Prime Minister Theresa May says she is calling off a key Brexit vote in Parliament scheduled for Tuesday that has been building for weeks amid increased infighting among politicians within and across all major political parties. The so-called “meaningful vote” was intended to give MPs a say on the deal that May had negotiated with the European …

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Maria Butina, accused Russian agent, appears poised to plead guilty

TR/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Maria Butina, a 30-year-old Russian gun rights activist, appears poised to to plead guilty in a case that has focused on her alleged attempt to develop a covert influence operation in the United States. In a joint filing to the court on Monday, Butina’s attorney and government prosecutors indicated that “the parties have resolved this matter” and …

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'Your daughter should have been safe': New Zealand PM apologizes for tourist's murder

Courtesy Lucie Blackman Trust(LONDON) — The prime minister of New Zealand, Jacinda Ardern, issued a heartfelt apology Monday on behalf of her country for the death of a female British tourist who was killed while backpacking in the country. Ardern opened a weekly news conference by directly addressing the death of Grace Millane, 22, by saying that she could not …

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Russia's crumbling Baikonur spaceport is Earth's only launch pad for manned flights

Patrick Reevell/ABC News(NEW YORK) — The landscape approaching Russia’s spaceport in Baikonur is otherworldly. The yellow steppe of southern Kazakhstan where it is located is effectively desert, unbroken flatlands for hundreds of miles covered by a layer of scrub. In December, the freezing winds that blow across it encase the scrub plants in ice, making them look like silver coral …

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