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    Trump 'Unaware' of Russia's Taliban Scheme

    It's "fake news." That's President Trump's reaction to New York Times reports that Russian operatives offered Taliban insurgents cash for killing U.S. troops. Trump denied being aware of such a scheme, echoing Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. She has asked intelligence officials for an immediate report, calling it "totally outrageous" that a U.S. president would deny knowing of such a threat, also denied by the Kremlin. According to the Times, at least one U.S. service member was killed as a result of the alleged program, which resembles U.S. backing of militants fighting 1980s Soviet occupation.

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