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Democrats criticize Priebus ... Chemical weapon used in attack ... Man arrested in Kansas shooting

By The Associated Press | Posted - Feb. 23, 2017 at 11:35 p.m.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Some Democrats are expressing outrage over White House chief of staff Reince Priebus's reported contact with a top FBI official. A White House official says Priebus asked the official to help dispute media reports that President Donald Trump's campaign advisers were frequently in touch with Russian intelligence agents during the election.

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Police in Malaysia say a banned chemical weapon was used to kill Kim Jong Nam, the outcast half-brother of North Korea's ruler. The airport in Kuala Lumpur where the attack took place is undergoing decontamination. A police official told reporters that one of the two women accused of wiping the toxin on Kim's face was later sickened.

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A man accused of opening fire in a crowded suburban Kansas City bar, killing one man and injuring two others, has been charged with murder and attempted murder. Some witnesses say the attack was racially motivated, but authorities are declining to say whether the shooting was a hate crime.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Authorities say two police officers were wounded and a suspect killed in a shooting in the nation's capital. The incident occurred late Thursday night on the northeast side of Washington, D.C. The police chief says both officers suffered injuries that appear to be non-life-threatening. A male suspect was pronounced dead on the way to a hospital.

CANNON BALL, N.D. (AP) — Dozens of people have been arrested as authorities in North Dakota cleared a protest camp. The site is where opponents of the Dakota Access oil pipeline had gathered for the better part of a year. The arrests occurred a day after the Army Corps of Engineers ordered protesters to clear the camp by a Wednesday deadline.

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