13 Russians charged in Mueller investigation

FILE - In this June 21, 2017, file photo, former FBI Director Robert Mueller, the special counsel probing Russian interference in the 2016 election, departs Capitol Hill following a closed door meeting in Washington. While the country waits to see if President Donald Trump will sit for an interview with prosecutors, scores of people sucked into the investigation are waiting for their own signal from special counsel Mueller: whether he’s done with them or not. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

WASHINGTON — Thirteen Russians, including a businessman close to Vladimir Putin were charged Friday in an elaborate plot to interfere in the 2016 U.S. presidential election through social media propaganda, aimed in part at helping Republican Donald Trump and harming the prospects of his Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton.

Mr. Manager, tear down this wall

The Civic Center for the Performing Arts Committee decided at its meeting Thursday to replace the facility’s view-blocking orchestra pit wall with a metal gate that can be seen through. Monte LaOrange / mlaorange@postregister.com

The days are numbered for the wall in front of the orchestra pit in the Civic Center for the Performing Arts, notorious for blocking the view of those in the front row.

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