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    Trump Signs Russia Sanctions Bill 

    He actually did it. President Donald Trump on Wednesday bowed to Republic pressure and approved fresh financial sanctions on Russia for its meddling in last year’s election. Trump signed the bill behind closed doors, indicating he probably wasn’t overly enthusiastic about it, since repairing ties with Russia has long been a key talking point for the president. But he also called it “seriously flawed” because the bill limits his power to unilaterally adjust sanctions. Now, Trump will likely face further anger from the Kremlin, which already responded last week by downsizing Washington’s diplomatic mission in Moscow.


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