An outspoken critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin was shot dead in broad daylight in Kiev Thursday, just two days after a lawyer for the family of a slain Russian whistleblower was injured in a mysterious fall from his fourth-story apartment near Moscow. Denis Voronenkov was a former Russian Communist Party member whoâd become increasingly critical of Putinâs policies after fleeing to Ukraine in 2016. As it has after similar incidents, the Kremlin swiftly rejected any suggestion it was involved in Voronenkovâs murder.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) â Law enforcement officials in Louisiana's capital face another federal lawsuit accusing them of violating the rights of protesters arrested after a black man's fatal shooting by police.
NBC Nightly News went to northern Norway where American marines are training with Norwegian and British troops this month in Operation Joint Viking â a show of force just a few hundred miles from Russiaâs border.
With the vote on the American Health Care Act looming, conservative media personalities and outlets that were backers of President Trump throughout the campaign are attacking the Obamacare replacement bill the White House supports. Ann Coulter, right-wing provocateur and an avid supporter of the Trump campaign, has been attacking the bill as âObamacare Liteâ since its text became public, hammering House Speaker Paul Ryan along the way. âCould some investigative reporter write a piece explaining why Ryan is so hellbent on this deeply unpopular healthcare bill?â she wrote earlier this week, before criticizing Trump and Ryan for making tax cuts next on their legislative agenda instead of trade and immigration.