Reports: Kushner, Russians considered secret communication link
At this time, President Trump’s son-in-law is not regarded as a formal target of the FBI’s probe.By USA TODAY Network
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Dr. Hassan Najafi, 86, led Chicago’s first successful heart transplant
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Chicago inmates can order fancy Italian pizza made in jail
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