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Video: Here's a useful driving safety tip from our friends in Russia who all seem to have in-vehicle dash cams: If you find yourself on the road behind a mysterious cloud of smoke, it might be a good idea to slow down and drive around the obstacle, instead of speeding up and finding out what's behind all that smoke the hard way. Judging by a video of the aftermath, the results aren't pretty.

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During the Cold War, the United States fought a war of information (and disinformation) against communism. The lead agency of that war was the United States Information Agency (USIA), the propaganda arm of the US government, which was dissolved in 1999. But now James Clapper, the US Director of National Intelligence, says the US needs that group again. Actually, he just told Congress that they need a "USIA on steroids".

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President Obama wrapped up a much anticipated press conference earlier today, where he mostly answered questions about Russia hacking the US election. Did the commander-in-chief announce a superheroic effort to bring Putin to justice and find a way to re-do the election? Nah. But he did blame the media for being gossipy sensationalists.

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Earlier this month, an HIV epidemic was officially declared in the Russian city of Yekaterinburg, where the health department estimates 1 out of every 50 residents is a carrier of the virus. The government has been hesitant to recognise that Russia is experiencing one of the world's fastest-growing HIV epidemics.

In May, the head of the state AIDS center said that the country hit a tragic milestone of one million diagnosed HIV cases; it's estimated that three million people will be infected by 2020.

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Patrons of the National Republican Senatorial Committee's merchandise, such as #NeverHillary stickers or Make America Great Again wristbands, may be in for a nasty surprise. Why? Well, there's a pretty good chance that credit card details from these transactions are being sold online by Russian hackers right now.