Russian Bombers Fly Near Alaska; More Russian Soldiers Killed in Syria; Further on Chechen Gays

April 18, 2017
Russian bombers flying near Kodiak Island, Alaska. Photo by Fox News

Update: A pair of Russian nuclear-capable bombers flew within 100 miles of Kodiak Island, and US jets scrambled to intercept them.

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