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By Deb Riechmann The Associated Press

Top Democrat questions US meeting with Russian spy chiefs

WASHINGTON — Democrats want to know why the Trump administration allowed two Russian spy chiefs under U.S. and European sanctions to meet last week in Washington with American intelligence officials.

Russia’s U.S. ambassador said Sergei Naryshkin, head of the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service, was in the United States to discuss counterterrorism with his American counterparts.

Declassified documents say US knew Sputnik was soon to orbit

WASHINGTON — News bulletin in 1957: Sputnik stuns the world. CIA in 2017: Not really.

The CIA released newly declassified documents on Wednesday revealing that while the American public was surprised when the Soviet Union launched the world’s first artificial satellite 60 years ago, intelligence agencies weren’t caught off-guard.