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Pentagon probes Trump's ex-adviser Flynn over foreign payments

WASHINGTON The Pentagon inspector general has launched an investigation into whether Michael Flynn, U.S. President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, accepted money from foreign entities without the required approval, according to a letter released by House Democrats on Thursday. | Video

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Arkansas nears fourth execution in about a week

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. Arkansas plans to end its series of April executions by putting to death on Thursday an inmate convicted of murdering a cheerleader and who escaped from prison and killed two other people before being captured again.