Russia-sponsored troll networks targeting the U.S. may number in the hundreds

The number of networks of Russian-sponsored trolls spreading propaganda to the United States and Europe may number in the hundreds, including the one team drawing wide attention for blitzing American social media outlets last year with divisive information in a bid to tip voter sympathies to Donald Trump, according to an Obama administration Pentagon official.

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'Everybody's history is important' says Confederate group at State Fair

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911 calls reveal moments of panic in prison 'mass casualty incident' 1:42

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​'We have a mass casualty incident.' First responders on deaths of 2 NC prison workers. 0:42

​'We have a mass casualty incident.' First responders on deaths of 2 NC prison workers.

Former correctional officer describes brutal attack inside Raleigh's Central Prison 1:16

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Spectacular sunset views of the State Fair from 350 feet in the air

News & Observer drone footage of the NC State Fair as the sun sets Thursday evening, October 19, 2017.
Travis Long tlong@newsobserver.com
Spectacular sunset views of the State Fair from 350 feet in the air 0:51

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