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Past articles by Richard:

After boost from Trump energy secretary, backers got huge gas deal in Ukraine

Two political supporters of U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry secured a potentially lucrative oil and gas exploration deal from the Ukrainian government soon after Perry proposed one of the men as an adviser to the country's new president. → Read More

After boost from Rick Perry, political backers got huge gas deal in Ukraine

Two political supporters of U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry secured a potentially lucrative oil and gas exploration deal from the Ukrainian government soon after Perry proposed one of the men as an adviser to the country’s new president. → Read More

After push by Energy Secretary Rick Perry, two of his supporters got a lucrative oil and gas deal in Ukraine

Two political supporters of U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry secured a potentially lucrative oil and gas deal from the Ukrainian government soon after Perry proposed one of the men as an adviser. → Read More

After push from Energy Secretary Perry, backers got huge gas deal in Ukraine

Perry's efforts to influence Ukraine's energy policy came earlier this year, just as President Volodymyr Zelenskiy's new government was seeking military aid from the United States to defend against Russian aggression and allies of President Donald Trump were ramping up efforts to get the Ukrainians → Read More

After push from Perry, backers got huge gas deal in Ukraine

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Two political supporters of U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry secured a potentially lucrative oil and gas exploration deal from the Ukrainian government soon after Perry... → Read More

After push from Rick Perry, backers got huge gas deal in Ukraine

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Two political supporters of U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry secured a potentially lucrative oil and gas exploration deal from the Ukrainian government soon after Perry proposed → Read More

75 years later, family learns 100-year-old WWII veteran helped storm Normandy

Only when the veteran's family was gathering pictures and putting together a biography for his 100th birthday did they learn that when he was in the Army he was part of the invasion of Normandy. → Read More

After push from Perry, backers got huge gas deal in Ukraine

US Energy Secretary Rick Perry influenced Ukraine's energy policy as its new government sought military aid from the US to defend against Russian aggression and Trump's allies were ramping up efforts to spur an investigation into Joe Biden → Read More

After push from Energy Secretary Perry, backers got huge gas deal in Ukraine

Two political supporters of U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry secured a potentially lucrative oil and gas exploration deal from the Ukrainian government soon after Perry proposed one of the men as an adviser to the country’s new president. → Read More

After push from Perry, backers got huge gas deal in Ukraine

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Two political supporters of U. S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry secured a potentially lucrative oil and gas exploration deal from the Ukrainian government soon after Perry proposed one of the men as an adviser to the country's new president. → Read More

After push from Energy Secretary Perry, backers got huge gas deal in Ukraine

Two political supporters of U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry secured a potentially lucrative oil and gas exploration deal from the Ukrainian government soon after Perry proposed one of the men as an adviser to the country’s new president. → Read More

Florida man sues Madonna because her concert is starting too late

A Florida man is suing Madonna and Live Nation for late concert start times. → Read More

Energy Executive Pushed by Perry Padded His Military Record

Robert Joseph Bensh claimed to have been a member of the U.S. military's most elite combat units. → Read More

Energy executive pushed by Perry padded his military record

WASHINGTON (AP) - An oil and gas industry executive that Energy Secretary Rick Perry recommended as an adviser to the Ukrainian government exaggerated his military credentials, according to U.S. veterans who said he scrubbed the false information from online profiles after learning they were investigating his service record. Robert Joseph Bensh claimed to have been a member of the U.S.… → Read More

Profit, not politics: Trump allies sought Ukraine gas deal

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) - As Rudy Giuliani was pushing Ukrainian officials last spring to investigate one of Donald Trump's main political rivals, a group of individuals with ties to the president and his personal lawyer were also active in the former Soviet republic. → Read More

Profit, not politics: Trump allies sought Ukraine gas deal

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — As Rudy Giuliani was pushing Ukrainian officials last spring to investigate one of Donald Trump’s main political rivals, a group of individuals with ties to the pre… → Read More

New whistleblower may give House Democrats fresh leads

WASHINGTON (AP) - House Democrats leading an impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump's dealings with Ukraine issued subpoenas Monday to Defense Secretary Mark Esper and acting White House budget director Russell Vought. → Read More

Democrats issue subpoenas to Esper, White House budget chief

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats leading an impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump’s dealings with Ukraine issued subpoenas Monday to Defense Secretary Mark Esper and acting Whi… → Read More

Penn. hospital: 3 infants dead after bacterial infection

Geisinger Medical Center in Danville said Monday that four of the babies have recovered and one is still being treated with antibiotics. → Read More

After stumbles, White House aims to hone impeachment defense

As House Democrats fire off more subpoenas, the White House is finalizing a high-stakes strategy to counter the impeachment threat to President Donald Trump: Stall. Obfuscate. Attack. Repeat. → Read More