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Russia slows down Twitter, part of social media clampdown

The state communications watchdog said it began the slowdown after it said the platform failed to remove the content encouraging suicide among children and containing information about drugs and child pornography.

EU regulator starts a review of Russia’s COVID-19 vaccine

According to a study published in the journal Lancet, Sputnik V was about 91% effective in preventing people from becoming severely ill with COVID-19.

Russian parliament OKs New START nuclear treaty extension

The Kremlin said they agreed to complete the necessary extension procedures in the next few days.

EU sanctions Belarus over election, gets in-kind response

The individuals subject to the sanctions that EU leaders endorsed early Friday do not include Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko.

DHS withheld intelligence bulletin calling out Russian attack on Biden’s mental health

In early July the Department of Homeland Security withheld publication of an intelligence bulletin warning law enforcement agencies of a Russian scheme to promote “allegations about the poor mental health” of former Vice President Joe Biden.

Germany says nerve agent Novichok found in Russia’s Navalny

Chancellor Angela Merkel’s spokesman said Wednesday that a special German military laboratory found proof of “a chemical nerve agent from the Novichok group.”

US officials: Russia behind spread of virus disinformation

U.S. officials say Russian intelligence officers are spreading disinformation about the coronavirus pandemic through English-language websites.

US, UK and Canada say Russian hackers are targeting coronavirus vaccine research

National security agencies in the United Kingdom, United States and Canada on Thursday accused hackers linked to Russian intelligence services of targeting organizations conducting COVID-19 vaccine research.

CIA official allegedly decided against briefing Trump on Russia intel

National security adviser Robert O'Brien said Wednesday that the senior career CIA officer who briefs President Trump in person made the decision not to verbally brief him on intelligence about a Russian scheme to offer bounties targeting American troops in Afghanistan.

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West Brunswick High football player, his brother identified as victims in fatal boating incident

A coroner has identified the two boaters found in the Intracoastal Waterway on Monday after they went missing Sunday night.

Kids’ Day in the Park planned next month at Franklin Square Park in Southport

Kids of all ages are invited to get creative and join area artists in Franklin Square Park in Southport next month.

Experts: No need to rush to the gas pumps after Colonial Pipeline hack

Gov. Roy Cooper declared a state of emergency as fears rise about the fuel supply chain following a cyber attack on America's largest fuel pipeline.

Pet Pals: 2-year-old British shorthair cat

This week's Pet Pal is a 2-year-old female British shorthair cat.