Transportation magnate Konstantin Nikolaev was in contact with Butina as she launched a gun rights group, according to a person familiar with testimony she gave Senate investigators.
The former Trump campaign adviser said law enforcement officials fabricated information to strengthen their bid to monitor his communications. The heavily redacted documents said he engaged in “clandestine intelligence activities” on behalf of Russia.
But public reaction nationally appears more muted than in Washington, where President Trump faced withering bipartisan criticism for appearing to side with Russian President Vladimir Putin over U.S. intelligence agencies.
In Luverne, Ala., members of the First Baptist Church follow a Bible verse that was projected on a screen during a Sunday sermon.
In Luverne, Ala., members of the First Baptist Church follow a Bible verse that was projected on a screen during a Sunday sermon.
Clay Crum, the church's pastor, delivers a sermon. He felt called to create a weekly series based on each of the Ten Commandments.
Clay Crum, the church's pastor, delivers a sermon. He felt called to create a weekly series based on each of the Ten Commandments.
Congregants leave First Baptist Church after a Sunday service.
Congregants leave First Baptist Church after a Sunday service.
Jacob Smiley, 10, picks up his pace to make a green light as he approaches a crosswalk in downtown Luverne.
Jacob Smiley, 10, picks up his pace to make a green light as he approaches a crosswalk in downtown Luverne.
The Chicken Shack has been open for 50 years in Luverne. It's especially crowded after Sunday services.
The Chicken Shack has been open for 50 years in Luverne. It's especially crowded after Sunday services.
Signs with religious and political themes are common sights on back roads near Luverne.
Signs with religious and political themes are common sights on back roads near Luverne.
Rank-and-file Southern Baptists who fill the pews every Sunday have been making their own moral calculations about President Trump in church sanctuaries in places such as Luverne, Ala., population 2,700.
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The rescue workers had been among tens of thousands of civilians packed into a final pocket of opposition-held territory along Syria’s border with Israel as rebels there struck a surrender deal with the government.
An aggressive pursuit of foreign trade led to a recession-busting economic miracle in Columbus, Ind. Now it has made the area decidedly vulnerable, with businesses already canceling projects and mulling the depth of job losses.
Abdurrashid Dostum — a controversial figure who faces sexual assault charges — returned to a warm government welcome. But a suicide bomb that killed 14 people as he left the airport highlighted the intense feelings prompted by his return.
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