A.M. Links: Trump Campaign Reportedly 'Had at Least 18 Contacts' With Russia, Fox News Founder Roger Ailes Dead at 77, Soundgarden's Chris Cornell Dead at 52


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    The Trump presidential campaign reportedly had at least 18 contacts "with Russian officials and others with Kremlin ties."

  • Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn reportedly "told President Trump's transition team weeks before the inauguration that he was under federal investigation for secretly working as a paid lobbyist for Turkey during the campaign."
  • Donald Trump tweets: "With all of the illegal acts that took place in the Clinton campaign & Obama Administration, there was never a special councel appointed!" (Note: "councel" is not a word.)
  • "In Trump's first 100 days in office, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrested 41,318 immigrants, up 37.6 percent over the same period last year, the agency said Wednesday."
  • Roger Ailes, the founder of Fox News, has died at age 77.
  • Chris Cornell, the lead singer for the bands Soundgarden and Audioslave, has died at age 52.
  • The International Court of Justice has ordered Pakistan to halt the execution of an alleged Indian spy.

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