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Joan Baez teaming up with Indigo Girls, Mary Chapin Carpenter this June for the Four Voices Tour

Credit: Joseph SinnottJoan Baez will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April, but the 76-year-old folk legend won’t be resting on her laurels after receiving the honor. Baez will team up with the folk-rock duo The Indigo Girls and veteran country-folk singer Mary Chapin Carpenter for the Four Voices Tour. The two-week trek will kick off June 3 in Nashville and wind down with a June 17 performance in Lenox, Massachusetts.

The idea for the tour came about when The Indigo Girls — Amy Ray and Emily Saliers — and Carpenter took part in Baez’s star-studded 75th birthday concert last year at the Beacon Theatre in New York City. Joan’s friendship with the other three artists dates back to 1991, when she invited Ray and Saliers to take part in a benefit for her human-rights organization Humanitas in Berkeley, California, and the duo suggested she also add Carpenter to the lineup.

The four singers also have performed together at an Earth Day Celebration in Boston and at the Newport Folk Festival.

Tickets for the Four Voices Tour will be available for purchase starting next week. Check individual venues for specific on-sale dates.

Here are all of the dates on the Four Voices Tour:

6/3 — Nashville, TN, Ryman Auditorium
6/5 — Raleigh, NC, North Carolina Museum of Art
6/6 — Charlottesville, VA, Sprint Pavilion
6/8 — Kettering, OH, Fraze Pavilion
6/9 — Rochester Hills, MI, Meadow Brook Amphitheatre
6/11 — Chicago, IL, Chicago Theatre
6/12 — Grand Rapids, MI, Meijer Gardens
6/14 — Toronto, ON, Canada, Massey Hall
6/16 — Gilford, NH, Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
6/17 — Lenox, MA, Tanglewood

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Tommy James being inducted into New Jersey Hall of Fame in May; will perform at ceremony

Courtesy of Tommy Shaw1960s pop legend Tommy James is among the 15 noteworthy people with ties to the Garden State who will be inducted into the New Jersey Hall of Fame this year at a May 7 ceremony in Asbury Park, New Jersey. James, who scored more than a dozen top 40 hits with his band The Shondells during the ’60s, also will perform at the event.

“New Jersey has been my home for over 40 years. It has a lot of great people and a lot of great things about it,” said James in a message on his Facebook page. “I live here, I record here, and I do many concerts here. So I was very honored when I was told that I’m going to be inducted into the New Jersey Hall of Fame.”

Other celebrities who will be inducted into the New Jersey Hall of Fame in May include veteran pop star and actress Connie Francis, hip-hop artist Wyclef Jean, actor Ray Liotta, talk-show host Kelly Ripa, news anchor Connie Chung, author Carol Higgins Clark, soccer player Carli Lloyd, NFL star Rosey Grier, boxer Chuck Wepner and basketball player Carol Blazejowski.

Tickets for the ceremony go on sale this Saturday, February 18, at noon ET via Ticketmaster.com. The event will be held at the Asbury Park Convention Hall, and will feature speeches from current and past inductees, as well as special music performances.

Previous New Jersey Hall of Fame honorees include Bruce Springsteen, The E Street Band, Frank Sinatra, Frankie Valli, Jon Bon Jovi, Dionne Warwick, Whitney Houston, Kool & the Gang and The Shirelles.

For more information, visit NJHallofFame.org.

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Rick Astley’s on a roll with new album and tour: “I’ve done it for me, really”

Rick Astley for BMG by PipHe retired from the music industry years ago, but ’80s hitmaker Rick Astley is back with 50, his first U.S. release since 1993, and his first U.S. tour in decades. And don’t start with the “Rickrolling” jokes: Rick credits that online phenomenon — which tricked people into watching the video for his hit “Never Gonna Give You Up” — for drawing kids who weren’t even born during his heyday to his current tour.

“That’s one of the things that stops me in my tracks sometimes,” he tells ABC Radio. “I usually joke about it and say, ‘Did you get your mom’s tickets?'”

Without Rickrolling, he adds, “There’s a certain generation of people who would have no idea who I was. And so I have to be kinda thankful for [it]. It’s done a lot of great things in terms of making that song [part of] people’s consciousness.”

But Rick’s tour isn’t just nostalgia: 50, released last year to mark his 50th birthday, hit #1 in his home country of England. Not bad for a record he made by himself at home.

“[I] didn’t have any record company saying, ‘We need this, we need that,'” he says. “And I think that’s been the healthiest experience I’ve had with making music, because I haven’t done it for anybody else. I’ve done it for me, really.”

Rick initially retired to raise his daughter, now in her twenties. So, what does she think of her old man now?

“She’s outright told me on numerous occasions she’s really proud of me,” he says. “And to be honest, out of everybody in the world, my daughter and my wife are the most important two people to be OK with what I’m doing. If they’re OK with it, then I’m OK with it, y’know what I mean?”

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“The Last Jedi” is plural: Luke Skywalker’s not the only one

Disney/Lucasfilm(NEW YORK) — When Disney announced that the title of the next Star Wars movie was The Last Jedi, there was a lot of speculation as to its meaning.  Sure, it sounds like it’s talking about one person — presumably Luke Skywalker — but as geeks everywhere have pointed out, the word “Jedi” is also plural, so it could be referring to more than one “Jedi” — both Luke and Rey, for example.  Well, stop speculating: we’ve now got proof that it’s plural.

As Mashable points out, the official Star Wars Twitter accounts for Italy, France and Spain all feature the movie’s title translated into Italian, French and Spanish.  None of those three languages have a single version of the definite article, “the” — it changes based on how many of something you’re talking about.  And all three Twitter accounts use the plural version of the word “the” in the title.

In French, for example, the title is translated to Les Derniers Jedi, which means “The Last Jedi,” plural.  Same in Spanish: the title is Los Últimos Jedi — again, the “los” indicates that it’s plural.  In Italian, it’s Gli Ultimi Jedi, with “gli” indicating plural.

So who are The Last Jedi — plural?  We’ll find out December 17 when Episode VIII arrives in theaters.

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In new promo, Morgan Freeman warns Jimmy Kimmel about “blowing it” as Oscars host

ABC/Randy Holmes(NEW YORK) — In a new Oscars promo, Morgan Freeman offers Jimmy Kimmel a much-needed pep talk before he hosts the Oscars for the first time next Sunday. Unfortunately, Freeman’s advice isn’t quite what the late-night host expects.

In the promo, Kimmel is seen looking in the mirror as he prepares himself for the Academy Awards. As Kimmel adjusts his clothing, Oscar-winner Freeman is heard giving what’s meant to be an empowering speech. But after a few positive moments about Kimmel’s big night, Freeman changes his tune.

“James ‘Jimmy’ Kimmel, a man on the precipice of hosting the Oscars,” Freeman intones. “An opportunity to be the toast of the town — or a chance to bomb so fantastically, everywhere he goes, people will say, ‘Look at Sucky Sucko. He had his shot, but man, did he blow it in front of billions.'”

Kimmel then tells Freeman he’s “not really helping,” to which Freeman responds, “Fine, do your own damn pep talk!”

This year’s Academy Awards air Sunday, February 26 at 7 p.m. ET on ABC.



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Chelsea Handler reveals new season premiere date, new night

Patrick Wymore/Netflix(NEW YORK) — The second season of Chelsea Handler’s Netflix talk show has a premiere date — and a change of schedule.

Handler posted a video on social media, revealing that her Netflix talk show will be moving to a weekly format when season two launches on April 14.

Chelsea, which aired three nights a week on Netflix, will now air once a week on Fridays at 12:01 a.m. ET.  The new episodes will run an hour long instead of the 20 and 40 minute episodes in season one.

Season two also will feature international travel, more in-depth interviews, more field pieces and dinner parties.

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Unidentified man in photo is a suspect in the double homicide of two Indiana girls

Indiana State Police(DELPHI, Ind.) — The man who was photographed on a nature trail around the same time two Indiana girls disappeared is now the primary suspect in their murder, according to the Indiana State Police.

The bodies of two girls — Liberty Rose Lynn German, 14, and Abigail Jay Williams, 13, both of Carroll County — were found on Tuesday near a creek, roughly three-quarters of a mile from an abandoned railroad bridge, near Delphi, where they were dropped off Monday to go hiking, and an autopsy revealed their identities.

Little is known about the man in the photograph at this time, police said.

Previously, he had been labeled a person of interest, and police said he might only be a witness to the crime. Today, that status changed, according to police.

“Since Wednesday February 15th, law enforcement officers have distributed a photo of a person observed on the Delphi Historic Trail. The photo appears to depict a white male wearing blue jeans, a blue coat/jacket, and a hoodie,” a statement from the Indiana State Police read.

Police referred to “preliminary evidence” that led their attention to the man in the picture, without detailing what it was.

“During the course of the investigation, preliminary evidence has led investigators to believe the person, in the distributed photo, is suspected of having participated in the murders of Abigail Williams and Liberty German,” the statement added.

The case has garnered great attention in the otherwise peaceful area of rural Indiana from which the girls disappeared.

Thousands of people gathered in Delphi on Saturday to take part in a motorcycle memorial ride to commemorate the lives of the two girls.

Organizers for the motorcycle rally estimated that more than 3,000 people took part in the ride, while hundreds of spectators watched, according to the Lafayette Journal and Courier, a local paper.

The paper said that the downtown area of the small city overflowed with motorcycles and cars, who registered for $20 per driver and $5 per passenger to ride from Office Tavern Bar in Delphi to Whiskey and Wine Saloon in Monticello, and that the funds were split between the families of the two victims.

ABC affiliate WRTV in Indianapolis reported that residents of Delphi were applying purple ribbons to their homes and storefronts show their support for the victims and their families.

A manhunt for the killer had intensified prior to this announcement, and local police have been assisted by the FBI in the case.

“We are asking help from the public to help identify him so he can be contacted regarding what he might have seen,” state police said in a statement on Wednesday, regarding the man in the photograph.

Investigators told ABC News that a search warrant was executed at a home in Delphi on Thursday night, but it did not yield anything of value to the investigation.

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Pilot survives small plane crash in New Jersey neighborhood

Twitter/ jerzsteve (BAYONNE, N.J.) — A pilot is alive after his small plane crashed into a Bayonne, New Jersey, residential neighborhood on Sunday morning.

The pilot, 56, was the only person on board the Piper PA-28 aircraft when it crashed at 10 a.m., according to the Federal Aviation Administration. He was taken to Jersey City Medical Center and is in stable condition, ABC affiliate WABC-TV reports.

There were no other injuries reported. Four cars were destroyed or damaged from the crash, according to WABC-TV, and there were reports of downed wires and debris.

The FAA said it would investigate the cause of the crash.

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College student opened care package from mom, it was the trash he forgot to take out

Connor Cox(LEONARDTOWN, Md.) — Connor Cox’s mom is an expert at getting revenge.

When Cox, who is a freshman at Westminster College in New Wilmington, Pennsylvania, thought he was opening up his usual care package from his mom, what he found inside instead was trash.

“I got two boxes and I opened one and it had food in it and I realized there wasn’t food in the other one,” Cox, 18, told ABC News. “It was a bunch of trash, tissues [and] soda cans.”

Cox, who is originally from Leonardtown, Maryland, immediately called his mother Terri to ask what was with the box of trash.

“[I said] ‘Did you send me the wrong package? Why did you send me this?'” Cox said.

“[She said,] ‘No, that’s the trash you were supposed to take out,'” he added, laughing.

Cox, who is studying criminal justice, said he laughed hysterically about the gag gift, then tweeted a photo of the package, which quickly went viral.

The college student said he wasn’t surprised that his mom pranked him.

“She has a good sense of humor,” Cox said. “She’s always really caring and she knows what to say at the exact time she should say it. She’s a good mom.”

Cox, who has three sisters, added that he has a rather unique relationship with his mom.

“It’s not a normal mom-son relationship,” he described. “She’s kind of like my best friend … it’s special for sure.”

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Davis’ record breaking performance leads west to NBA All-Star victory

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW ORLEANS) — The NBA All-Star weekend wrapped up the West toppling the East all-stars 192-182 in the 2017 All-Star Game in New Orleans.

Hometown all-star Anthony Davis of the New Orleans Pelicans, scored an NBA All-Star game record 52 points for the West. That passed Wilt Camberlain’s record of 42 points, set in 1962.

Davis was named MVP, snapping all-star teammate Russell Westbrook’s quest for his third straight award. Westbrook finished with 41 points.

Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks scored a team-high 30 points for the East.

The 374 total points set an All-Star game record.

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NFL WR Michael Floyd sentenced to jail for extreme DUI

iStock(SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.) — New England Patriots wide receiver Michael Floyd plead guilty to extreme DUI on Thursday and was sentenced to jail.

Floyd was arrested on December 12 in Scottsdale Arizona for drunk driving.

Originally, he faced seven charges from the incident.  The Maricopa County District Attorney’s Office dropped six of those charges as part of a plea deal, according to NFL.com.

As part of his 120-day sentence, Floyd also must undergo alcohol counseling, perform 30 hours of community service and pay a $5,115.99 fine.

The Arizona Cardinals cut Floyd after his arrest last season. He was claimed by the Patriots days later.

Floyd was inactive for Super Bowl LI.

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Angels star outfielder Mike Trout looks to steal 40 bases

Scott Clarke/ESPN Images(TEMPE, Ariz.) — Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout says he has a new personal goal for 2017: stealing 40 or more bases this season. The reigning American League MVP told that to reporters as the Angels start spring training.

The goal is certainly attainable for Trout. He stole 49 bases in 2012, and reached 30 last year. However, between 2014 and 2015, he stole just 27 total bases.

Although he puts up consistently stellar numbers, Trout continues to improve. After leading the majors in strikeouts in 2014, his total strikeouts have dropped over the past two seasons. He even went on to lead the majors in walks last year.

He wants to win the American League Most Valuable Player award for the second year in a row, but is also focused on bringing the Angels back to the postseason. Los Angeles has made the playoffs just once since 2010, and finished 74-88 last year, the franchise’s first losing record since 2013.

Trout is widely regarded as the best player in the game. He has made the All-Star team in each of his first five seasons, and has finished top two in MVP voting every year, taking home two awards.

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Russia recognizes passports from Ukrainian separatists, stoking annexation fears

iStock(MOSCOW) — Russian president Vladimir Putin has signed an order recognizing passports issued by separatist rebels in eastern Ukraine, prompting alarm from the United States and Ukrainian officials amid fears it could represent a step by Moscow towards declaring the rebel regions independent states.

The executive order recognizes passports and other documents issued by the self-declared People’s Republics of Lugansk and Donetsk, the two rebel republics that have established themselves with Russian support in an ongoing war against Ukraine’s government. The republics are currently unrecognized — including by Russia — but Moscow has secretly supplied them with arms and money, and has covertly deployed its own military to carve out their territory.

The order published by the Kremlin said residents of Lugansk and Donetsk would now be able to enter Russia “just upon presenting IDs issued by relevant bodies de facto operating in the given areas,” referring to the separatist authorities. It also recognized birth and marriage certificates, drivers licenses and educational qualifications among other documents issued by the rebels.

The order shakes the stagnant conflict and in making it, the Kremlin appeared to be laying down another test of the Trump administration as it weighs its policy on Ukraine and Russia, with the order published even as Vice President Mike Pence appeared before European security leaders in Germany to reassure them the U.S. is committed to their defense before a newly aggressive Moscow.

The U.S. embassy in Kiev swiftly issued an expression of dismay over the Russian order. On Twitter the embassy wrote that the step “is alarming and contradicts the agreed-upon goals of the Minsk Agreement,” referring to the two-year-old peace agreements meant to end the fighting and which calls for the rebel areas to be reintegrated into Ukraine.

Senior Ukrainian officials warned that Putin’s order could be seen as ending that agreement. Oleksander Turchynov, secretary of Ukraine’s National Security and Defense Council, said in a statement: “This step by Kremlin completely destroys the Minsk process and is equal to Russia’s statement about an exit from that.”

The Kremlin and other Russian officials downplayed the order, saying it was temporary and only removed a burdensome bureaucratic hurdle for residents in the rebel areas. Russia has denied supporting the rebels with money or militarily, despite evidence to the contrary.

The rebel regions in Ukraine’s east have been in limbo as the conflict has settled into a poorly observed truce, with the front lines effectively fixed but fire still exchanged on a daily basis. Following Russia’s invasion and swift incorporation of Crimea in 2014, the rebels in the east had hoped they would be next. But recently, they have complained of feeling increasingly forgotten by Moscow, which has shown little interest in formally absorbing them.

Now, though, analysts in Russia and in Western capitals said they believed Putin’s order today could indicate Moscow was slowly moving towards recognition.
That is how the separatists publicly interpreted it. The leader of the Lugansk People’s Republic, Igor Plotniskii, hailed it as “another step towards international recognition of our sovereignty,” Russian news agencies reported.

The move recalls a playbook used by the Kremlin in other separatist conflicts within its neighbors’ borders. In Russia, analysts quickly referred to Russian actions in its short war with the former Soviet republic of Georgia in 2008. In that conflict, Moscow backed two breakaway regions, South Ossetia and Abkhazia, which have since become effectively incorporated into Russia.

Shortly after its troops bulldozed Georgian forces out of the regions, Russia recognized identity documents from their separatist governments, who at the time celebrated that as a sign Moscow would soon recognize them as independent states. Not long after that, Russia did, becoming one of only four countries (including the tiny island of Nauru) to do so.

Russian officials said today that was not the plan in Ukraine. Russian diplomatic sources, speaking anonymously to the business paper, RBK, said recognition was not on the cards.

But Putin’s move on Sunday is the latest development in Ukraine’s conflict since Donald Trump became president, with some seeing it as an effort to probe the new administration’s attitude. In early February, the worst fighting in two years broke out, leaving at least 30 dead. Last week, Putin accused Kiev of having decided on a military solution to the conflict.

Trump’s policy on Ukraine has yet to take shape. Comments during his campaign had encouraged hopes among some Russian officials Trump might consider recognizing Russia’s annexation of Crimea and removing U.S. sanctions on Moscow.

Those hopes though have dimmed recently, as Trump’s administration has appeared to fall back on previous U.S. policy towards Ukraine. The White House has said sanctions will not be lifted until Crimea is returned to Ukraine, and last week Trump suggested he would have stopped Moscow from taking the peninsula in the first place.

That has relieved some of America’s European allies, but they remain deeply worried by Trump’s regular praise of Putin and in particular his apparent disdain for the European Union. Pence over the weekend delivered an address at a security conference in Munich with what he said was a direct message from the president that the White House’s commitment to defending Europe was total, including standing up to Moscow.

“Know this: The United States will continue to hold Russia accountable, even as we search for new common ground, which as you know President Trump believes can be found,” Pence said.

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Canadian police intercept 22 people on U.S.-Manitoba border overnight

iStock(EMERSON, Manitoba) — Canadian police intercepted 22 people overnight near Emerson, Manitoba, for illegally crossing the border, according to police.

The small town of Emerson has become a hotspot for asylum seekers seeking refuge in Canada since the election of President Trump, who made reducing illegal immigration and decreasing the number of refugees entering the U.S. a central part of his platform.

The border town of 671 has been galvanized to help asylum seekers, as the issue has brought an influx of media attention from across the globe, according to the CBC.

Greg Janzen, an official who heads the town, told CTV, a Canadian network, that he’s witnessed a definitive shift in the number of asylum seekers coming across the border since Trump took office.

“I think we’re just going to see them coming every day now, instead of just on the weekends. And the groups are going to get bigger and bigger,” Janzen said.

He said that most of the asylum seekers come from African countries, and that he has concerns about the number of people crossing the border into his town, which does not have the resources to handle them all.

“As the numbers get bigger there is growing concerns,” he said.

Trump highlighted the issue of immigration again during a campaign style rally Saturday in Florida by criticizing refugee policies in Europe.

“Here’s the bottom line — we have to keep our country safe,” Trump started, before pivoting to the subject of Europe.

“When you look at what’s happening in Germany, when you look at what’s happening last night in Sweden — Sweden. Who would believe this? Sweden. They took in large numbers, they’re having problems like they never thought possible,” he said.

Trump then listed several European cities that have suffered high profile terror attacks, including Paris and Brussels.

The comments drew criticism and even derision from some critics, who questioned why Sweden was included in a list of places that had experienced highly publicized terror attacks in recent years.

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‘Poisoned’ Russian opposition activist leaves hospital for treatment abroad

Kara-Murza Family(NEW YORK) —  A well-known Russian opposition activist who was left in a critical condition this month after an apparent poisoning has now left Russia for treatment abroad, his lawyer said.

The case of Vladimir Kara-Murza attracted international attention and condemnation on Capitol Hill earlier this month when he was rushed to the hospital – poisoned, his doctors said, with an unknown substance.

It was the second time in two years that Kara-Murza – a veteran critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin – has been poisoned, and his colleagues have suggested it must be linked to his activism.

This time Kara-Murza spent a week in critical condition, on life support and kept in an artificial coma as doctors sought to clean his bloodstream of whatever could be poisoning him. Last week, he regained consciousness and on Sunday, Kara-Murza’s lawyer, Vadim Prokhorov, said that the activist was now being transferred abroad for rehabilitation.

In a statement posted on Facebook, Prokhorov did not say where Kara-Murza was being transferred to, only saying it was “abroad.”

As during the first time, Kara-Murza’s doctors have been unable to say what he had been poisoned with or even to find any trace of it. The diagnosis currently is simply “acute intoxication by an unknown substance”, his wife, Evgenia Kara-Murza, said.

Samples of his skin, nails and hair have been sent for testing by toxicology laboratories abroad, she said. Previous tests two years ago were unable to identify the poison, though a French lab found traces of heavy metals in his bloodstream.

The motive for the poisoning is also murky. Evgenia Kara-Murza believes it must be linked to her husband’s activism, but does not know what it could be specifically.

But in Sunday’s statement, Kara-Murza’s lawyer said he had pledged that he would not stop his opposition work despite the poisoning: “He definitely will continue to do what he has done all these last years: activity directed towards the restoration of democracy in Russia.”

 The case had attracted particular attention in the U.S. because it happened to coincide with a Fox News Super Bowl interview with president Donald Trump in which he indicated he was unphased by the idea that Putin was “a killer”.

Asked by Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly why he respected Putin since the Russian president was “a killer”, Trump replied: “We have a lot of killers too. What you think our country is so innocent.”

Those comments prompted angry criticisms from some Democrats and Republicans who said Trump was equating the U.S. with the authoritarian tactics used under Putin.

Sen. John McCain took to the house floor on Feb. 7 to condemn Vladimir Kara-Murza’s poisoning and implicitly President Trump’s comments.

“Vladimir knew there was no moral equivalence between the United States and Putin’s Russia,” McCain said of Vladimir Kara-Murza. “And anyone who would make such a suggestion maligns the character of our great nation and does a disservice to all those whose blood is on Putin’s hands.”

Some have suggested that Kara-Murza’s poisoning could be linked to his involvement in a campaign to promote American sanctions legislation. He played a significant role in lobbying Congress to pass the Magnitsky Act, a blacklist that targets Russian officials involved in the murder and its cover-up of Sergei Magnitsky, a lawyer who was killed by Russian police after he uncovered a huge tax fraud scheme linked to the top levels of the Russian state.

Kara-Murza had appeared repeatedly before Congress urging it to pass the legislation that was later broadened to include all human rights abusers in Russia.

On Sunday, Kara-Murza’s lawyer said that his work around the Magnitsky Act was considered one of potential cause of the poisoning. In his statement, the lawyer said Kara-Murza would continue to work on the Magnitsky Act.

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