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U.S. Expels 35 Russian Diplomats for Interference in Presidential Election

The U.S. takes action against Russia related to hacking and interference with the U.S. presidential election.

The United States has expelled 35 Russian diplomats and closed two Russian compounds in New York and Maryland, a senior U.S. official told Reuters. The moves are in response to a campaign of harassment against American diplomats in Moscow as well as interference in the U.S. presidential election. The diplomats, who are based in Washington and San Francisco, have 72 hours to leave the U.S. Two U.S. officials said the Obama administration was announcing retaliatory measures against Russia for hacking and leaking information to help President-elect Trump and other Republican candidates.

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