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Steve Bannon apossubpoenaed by Mueller’s Russian probeapos - before refusing to answer lawmakersapos questions

Steve Bannon 'subpoenaed by Mueller’s Russian probe' - before refusing to answer lawmakers' questionsSteve Bannon, the former White House chief strategist, was subpoenaed by the investigation into Russian election meddling, The New York Times reported on Tuesday, shortly before he refused to answer questions at a separate panel on the same topic.   Mr Bannon will now be legally obliged to give testimony before a grand jury about the Trump campaign’s links to Russia, according to the paper.  The move was taken by investigators led by Robert Mueller, the special counsel tasked with getting to the bottom of Russia’s involvement in the 2016 US election.  Last week a new book quoted Mr Bannon as saying a meeting attended by Donald Trump’s son, Donald Jr, and Russian-linked figures was “treasonous” and "unpatriotic".  It is believed to be the first time Mr Mueller has used a subpoena – a legal device to force someone to give testimony – since taking over the investigation last year. Robert Mueller, the special counsel investigation Russian election meddling Credit: AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File The New York Times suggested the move could be a negotiating tactic, with it still possible that Mr Bannon will give evidence to investigators rather than before a grand jury.  Separately, Mr Bannon appeared before the House of Representatives’ Intelligence Committee on Tuesday behind closed doors on the same topic.  He refused to answer a broad array of queries from the House Intelligence Committee about his time working for the President, provoking a subpoena from the panel's Republican chairman. Late on Tuesday, Rep. Adam Schiff of California, the top Democrat on the committee, said Mr Bannon's refusal to answer the questions came at the instruction of the White House. Former White House strategist Steve Bannon, left, leaves a House Intelligence Committee meeting Credit: AP "This was effectively a gag order by the White House," Mr Schiff said shortly after Mr Bannon's interview concluded. Mr Schiff

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Police still baffled by discovery of 13 starved abused siblings

Police still baffled by discovery of 13 starved, abused siblingsBy Alan Devall and Bob Mezan PERRIS, Calif. (Reuters) - Police said on Tuesday they were still seeking answers after finding 13 siblings starving in their parents' squalid Southern California home, some of them chained to beds under "horrific" conditions in an otherwise ordinary suburb. "I wish I could come to you today with information that would explain why this happened," said Captain Greg Fellows of the Riverside County Sheriff's Department. "But we do need to acknowledge the courage of the young girl who escaped from that residence to bring attention so they could get the help they so needed." The parents, 57-year-old David Allen Turpin and Louise Anna Turpin, 49, were arrested at their darkened, foul-smelling house after the girl's 12 siblings were found there.


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Just How Much of a Threat is Russia’s Status-6 Nuclear Torpedo

Just How Much of a Threat is Russia’s Status-6 Nuclear Torpedo?The United States’ new Nuclear Posture Review asserts that Russia’s Status-6 intercontinental, nuclear-armed undersea autonomous torpedo (AUV) is a real weapon and could be a genuine threat. “It certainly is a threat U.S. forces will need to take into account,” Bryan Clark, a former U.S. Navy submarine officer and current senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments.


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Ex-doctors victims recount sex abuse as young gymnasts

Ex-doctor's victims recount sex abuse as young gymnastsLANSING, Mich. (AP) — One after one, gymnasts and other victims of a disgraced former sports doctor stepped forward in a Michigan courtroom Tuesday to recount the sexual abuse and emotional trauma he inflicted on them as children, including one who warned that girls eventually "grow into strong women that return to destroy your world."


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