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5 takeaways from the Russia indictments

| From a St. Petersburg troll farm to details about how individual Russians came to the U.S. to wage "information warfare," here's what you need to know.

Russian indictments reveal info warfare playbook


Events and Facebook groups inciting both the left and the right. Paying real people to attend rallies. Stolen identities used to pay for digital ads.

Data breach exposes thousands of California state employees


Officials say a former California state employee downloaded sensitive personal information on thousands of fellow workers, potentially exposing them to identity theft.

FBI received tip on Florida suspect but didn't investigate


Attorney General Jeff Sessions is ordering a review of the Justice Department's processes, saying the shooting that killed 17 people was a "tragic consequence" of the FBI's failures.

​These are the lives lost in the Florida high school shooting


A geography teacher. A ninth grader who hoped to become an occupational therapist. A swimming scholarship winner. The 17 killed in the school massacre included students and school workers, young and old.

What we know about the Florida shooting suspect


Nikolas Cruz, 19, took an Uber to the high school where he is accused of killing 17 people. He is an orphan and has ties to a white supremacist group in Florida. His attorney said he is sad and remorseful and called him a "broken human being."

LA Sheriff needs many more mental health teams, civilian watchdog says


The sheriff has 17 two-person teams that help deputies defuse situations. The oversight commission says he needs 60.


Mother pleads guilty in death of 8-year-old California boy


Pearl Fernandez's boyfriend, Isauro Aguirre, was convicted last year of the same charge. Jurors recommended the death penalty when he's sentenced March 8.

Deaths from gun violence: How the US compares to the rest of the world


The U.S. has the 31st highest rate in the world: 3.85 deaths due to gun violence per 100,000 people in 2016. That was eight times higher than the rate in Canada, for example.