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    Russian Spy’s Mysterious Illness Under Investigation

    Sergei Skripal, 66, spent 13 years in a Russian prison after being convicted of passing state secrets to MI6, but took refuge in Britain after a U.S.-Russian spy swap in 2010. On Sunday, he and his adult daughter Yulia were found unconscious, and police say they were exposed to an “unknown substance.” Both are in critical condition. U.K. authorities say they’re not ruling out “state threats” after the 2006 London poisoning of Putin critic Alexander Litvinenko, while the Kremlin says it’s willing to cooperate should Britain ask for help.

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