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    Trump Courts Russia as Calls Grow for Independent Probe

    The bromance is back. President Donald Trump welcomed Russia’s foreign minister to the Oval Office, saying he hopes for warmer relations — even as Democrats demanded a special prosecutor to investigate Trump’s ties to Russia after the White House’s abrupt dismissal of FBI Director James Comey. Reports say Comey had accelerated his investigation into Russia, Trump and the 2016 election in recent days. Meanwhile, the Senate Intelligence Committee has subpoenaed documents from disgraced former national security adviser Michael Flynn as part of their own ongoing investigation into the matter.

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