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BBC 2018-02-26
02-28-2018, 10:09 PM
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BBC 2018-02-26

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BBC News with Debby Russ.
Several U.S. companies have cut ties withthe National Rifle Association following last week's Florida school shooting. Theyinclude car rental firms and a computer software company.
Donald Trump's former deputy campaignmanager Rick Gates has struck a deal with investigators proving Russianinfluence in the 2016 presidential election. Mr. Gates has now admitted lyingto the FBI and has pleaded guilty to conspiracy.
Senior officials of International Olympic Committeewill today discuss whether to lift the suspension of Russia. The Russians weretold they could regain their Olympic status if their athletes competing in Pyeongchangas neutral stuck to a set of rules. But Russia athletes have accounted for twoof the four failed drug tests so far.
Ecuador's Foreign Minister says the country'slatest efforts to negotiate the release of the Wikileaks founder Julian Assangefrom its London Embassy have failed. Maria Espinosa said her government hassuggested mediation to the U.K. government, but she said Britain was unwillingto participate.
The U.S. Treasury Secretary has warnedthose who trade with North Korea that they do so at their own ```, announcingnew sanctions Steve Mnuchin said any company that helped to found Pyongyang's nuclearprogram would lose the right to do business with America.
The U.S. cloud storage company Dropbox isseeking to raise 500 million dollars in an Initial Public Offering. Dropboxwhich has previously been valued at 10 billion dollars allows users to shareand store large files such as photos and music.
The lead ``` on some of the best-known songsat the early 1960s Barbara Alston has died at the age of 74. Alston fronted theall-girl group The Crystal whose hits included "And Then He Kissed Me" and "DaDoo Ron Ron". They were one of several groups that ``` were made famous by therecord producer Phil Spector and his Wall of Sound.
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