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U.K. Expels Russian Diplomats For Attempted Assassination of Double Agent

March 15, 2018: On Wednesday, British officials announced plans to expel 23 Russian diplomats following the attempted murder of former double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter. Prime Minister Theresa May told parliament that the diplomats would have one week to leave and said it was the biggest such expulsion in more than 30 years. She further vowed to crack down on Russian intelligence agents in Great Britain. The Takeaway looks at why these measure is being criticized as an inadequate deterrent against Russian intervention. Plus, we examine how California bungled their response to the North Bay wildfires; how the early promise of the Syrian revolution quickly faded; the reliability of government witnesses sworn in on foreign soil; and the community of drag kings who are staking out a space for themselves in a 'queen'-dominated culture.

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