FROM Franklin Foer
Clinton Campaign Blames Russia for DNC Hack The massive hack of 20,000 emails stolen from the Democratic National Committee's computer servers has caused havoc ahead of this week's nominating convention. But it's also a story with an intriguing – possibly disturbing – Russian subplot. Did Russian hackers backed by the Kremlin release these documents to WikiLeaks in order to help Donald Trump? It's likely according to Franklin Foer, contributing writer to Slate .
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After Syria strike a new Trump doctrine emerges The President who promised an end to entanglements in the Middle East and snuggled up to Vladimir Putin has now outraged Russia with surprise missile attacks on Syria. That's raised questions about who's running the White House? We hear a variety of answers.