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Former Trump campaign aide set to plead guilty in Russia probe

A former senior official in Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, Rick Gates, will plead guilty on Friday to conspiracy against the United States and lying to investigators, according to court documents, in a sign he will likely cooperate with a federal probe into Russia's role in the election.

EU's Tusk calls for immediate ceasefire in Syria

European Council President Donald Tusk said on Friday the EU was calling for an immediate ceasefire in Syria as a new wave of bombs struck the eastern Ghouta district ahead of a U.N. Security Council vote to demand a 30-day ceasefire.


Florida governor proposes tighter gun restrictions in wake of school shooting

PARKLAND, Fla. Florida Governor Rick Scott announced a proposal on Friday to increase restrictions on buying guns and to strengthen school safety measures after a gunman killed 17 people at a high school in the state last week.