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    White House Downplays Russian Bounties

    Even Republicans on Capitol Hill are questioning their president in the wake of reports that Russia paid bounties to Taliban members for killing U.S. troops and their allies. While President Trump has professed ignorance, he should have been briefed immediately on anything "that would endanger our service members," according to Republican Rep. Mac Thornberry. AP is now reporting that the White House knew about the bounty effort last year, but officials have sought to downplay both the severity of Russia's actions and whether the commander-in-chief knew about them.

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