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Report: FBI probing wire transfers from companies linked to Manafort

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The FBI is investigating wire transfers used by offshore companies linked to Paul Manafort to move $3 million dollars around the world, Buzzfeed News reports. The transfers were deemed suspicious by U.S. financial institutions.

Buzzfeed has details on 13 that took place in 2012-2013 (years before Manafort joined the Trump campaign), some of which involve wires of large sums out of Ukraine, where Manafort worked as a consultant. Federal prosecutors are reportedly investigating Manafort for money laundering, and the FBI raided his home in July as part of Robert Mueller's Russia probe.

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Shane Savitsky 49 mins ago
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Cynthia Nixon announces run for New York governor

Cynthia Nixon, the actress who famously played Miranda on HBO's "Sex and the City," announced her candidacy for governor of New York in an afternoon tweet.

The state of play: She'll face incumbent governor Andrew Cuomo in the Democratic primary, representing the progressive wing of the party. But Nixon got some bad news today: the first Siena College poll of the primary season showed her at a 66-19 disadvantage with Cuomo.

Dave Lawler 54 mins ago
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Turkey claims control of Syria's Afrin as U.S. expresses "deep concern"

Turkish forces pose for a photo in Afrin after seizing control. Photo: OMAR HAJ KADOUR/AFP/Getty Images

Two months into an offensive in northwest Syria, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Turkey is in “total control” of the key city of Afrin, per the Washington Post. The State Department has issued a statement saying the U.S. is “deeply concerned” over reports from the city:

“It appears the majority of the population of the city, which is predominantly Kurdish, evacuated under threat of attack from Turkish military forces and Turkish backed opposition forces. This adds to the already concerning humanitarian situation in the area, with United Nations agencies reporting a displaced population in or from Afrin district in the hundreds of thousands, who now require immediate shelter and other assistance to meet basic needs. We are also concerned over reports of looting inside the city of Afrin.”
— From the State Dept. Statement