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    UK Gives Putin Midnight Deadline to Explain Spy Attack

    British Prime Minister Theresa May said it was “highly likely” that Russia was behind last week’s nerve agent attack on former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter in a small British city. May’s promised to debut tough new measures if Russian President Vladimir Putin, who denies involvement, doesn’t explain before midnight tonight how the chemical agent, apparently manufactured in Russia, came to be used in a Salisbury restaurant. Meanwhile, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson offered U.S. support — even as some wondered if President Trump will willingly confront Putin.

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