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Democrats urge Russia sanctions if bounty reports are true

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Democrats urge Russia sanctions if bounty reports are true

Democrats urge Russia sanctions if bounty reports are true

Democrats on Tuesday called for U.S. President Donald Trump to consider imposing new economic sanctions on Russia if a reported Russian effort to pay the Taliban to kill U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan was confirmed.

Colette Luke has more.

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