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U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut and Kirsten Gillibrand of New York say Congress should investigate reports that Russians offered bounties to Afghan militants who killed U.S. troops.

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U.S. Senator Chris Murphy of Connecticut says the Russian government denied him a visa to enter the country as part of a bipartisan congressional delegation.

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At a Senate hearing on Tuesday, U.S. Senator Chris Murphy of Connecticut questioned the State Department’s work to counter Russian propaganda and disinformation while President Trump attacks U.S. media outlets.

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U.S. Representative Peter King, R-NY2, is against a possible Trump administration deal to return Russia’s compound on Long Island.

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In the Russian-American neighborhood of Brighton Beach, N.Y., many people support the GOP, but they're concerned about Vladimir Putin having too much influence in the Trump administration.

WSHU’s Charles Lane spent some time in Brighton Beach and found a different take on U.S.-Russia relations from the Russian-American enclave.

Below is a transcript of his interviews with residents:

CHRISTINA BONILLA: This is not America. This is Odessa.