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Facebook to verify ads with postcards after Russian meddling

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Menlo Park, Feb 19 (AP) - Facebook will soon rely on centuries-old technology to try to prevent foreign med-dling in U.S. elections: the post office.
Baffled in 2016 by Russian agents who bought ads to sway the U.S. presidential campaign,Facebook's global politics and government outreach director, Katie Harbath, told a meeting of the National Association of Secre-taries of State in Washington on Saturday that the company would send postcards to potential buyers of political ads to confirm...
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Largely silent about Florida school shooting victims

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West Palm Beach, Feb 19 (AP) - President Donald Trump has kept largely silent about the Florida school shoot-ing victims and the escalating gun control debate.
Instead, Trump has been raging at the FBI for what he perceives to be a fixation on the Russia investigation at the cost of failing to...
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Commercial plane crashes in southern Iran, killing 66 people

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Tehran, Feb 18 (AP) - An Iranian commercial plane crashed on Sunday in a foggy, mountainous region of southern Iran, killing all 66 people on board, state media reported.
An Aseman Airlines ATR-72, a twin-engine turboprop used for short-distance regional flying, went down near its destination of...
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Biden, in public and private, tiptoes toward a 2020 run

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Washington, Feb 18 (AP) - Former Vice President Joe Biden is tiptoeing toward a potential presidential run in 2020, even broaching the possibility during a recent gathering of longtime foreign policy aides.
Huddled in his newly opened office steps from the U.S. Capitol, Biden began a planning...
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Russia dismisses US charges as ‘just blabber,’ ‘Russophobia’

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Russian officials had disdainful words Saturday for a U.S. indictment that charged 13 Russians with interfering in the 2016 presidential election. Children's stories, the plot of a preposterous Hollywood movie and "just blabber" were a few of the glib analogies they pressed into service.
The...
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