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    Democrats, GOP Agree on New Kremlin Sanctions

    They have a common enemy. In a rare show of bipartisanship, Democratic and Republican senators from the foreign relations and banking committees have announced a plan to level fresh sanctions against “corrupt Russian actors” in response to 2016 election interference. The agreement, reached late Monday, cements existing sanctions and imposes new ones targeting Russians engaged in “malicious cyberactivity,” as well as suppliers of weapons to the Syrian government. The measure would also require congressional review should the president decide to unilaterally ease Moscow’s punishment in the future.

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