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FBI confirms shooter at Lackland Air Force Base was a former agent

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A U.S. airman who apparently shot and killed his commanding officer at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas and then turned the gun on himself was a former Federal Bureau of Investigation agent, the FBI said on Sunday.

Air Force Technical Sergeant Steven D. Bellino was an FBI agent for less than two years when he resigned in May 2013, an agency spokesman said in an email.

Bellino and Lieutenant Colonel William A. Schroeder were found dead at 8:50 a.m. on Friday inside an office at the base in San Antonio. Schroeder was Bellino’s commanding officer, military officials said in a statement.

The shootings appeared to have been a murder-suicide, the Bexar Country Sheriff’s Office said, and a Pentagon official, speaking on condition on anonymity, told CNN that the airman shot his commander.

Military officials would not confirm the reports beyond describing the shooting as a “workplace violence incident” that was not related to terrorism.

The shootings occurred at the Medina annex, where operations such as military dog training take place. The two men were the only casualties.

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The shootings were still under investigation.

(Reporting by Justin Madden in Chicago; Editing by Frank McGurty and Jonathan Oatis)

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Roger Stone ‘is going to jail’: Ex-prosecutor explains how it could blow open the legal case against Trump

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Longtime Donald Trump political advisor Roger Stone is headed to jail, a former federal prosecutor explained on MSNBC's "The Beat" with Ari Melber on Thursday.

"News in the Roger Stone criminal case, federal prosecutors tonight say Stone has broken his gag order, allegedly again," Melber reported.

"This judge has been somewhat resistant to put Stone in jail the way many other defendants are treated around the country. In fact, even after he posted a picture of the judge herself next to what many interpreted as crosshairs, she provided him a second chance," he explained.

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Hope Hicks admitted she didn’t ask Trump if hush payments happened — before public denial during the 2016 election

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On Thursday, CNN's Manu Raju reported that one of the topics of discussion in ex-White House Communications Director Hope Hicks' closed-door testimony to the House Judiciary Committee was the payoffs to women facilitated by President Donald Trump's former attorney Michael Cohen, who is currently serving a three-year federal prison sentence for tax evasion and campaign finance violations.

During the course of that questioning, Hicks made a startling admission.

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BUSTED: Walmart to pay $282 million federal investigators to settle bribery probes

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Global retail chain Walmart agreed on Thursday to pay $282 million to settle long-running US probes over charges it did too little to prevent bribery of foreign officials as it aggressively expanded its overseas operations.

The settlements address civil and criminal complaints over Walmart's conduct from 2000 through 2011 as it rapidly built new stores in Brazil, China, India and Mexico.

The US Justice Department said a Walmart's Brazilian subsidiary, WMT Brasilia, pleaded guilty to a criminal charge connected to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the US anti-bribery law.

US regulators said Walmart repeatedly looked the other way and did not heed red flags about possible corruption, allowing its foreign subsidiaries to open stores faster than they would have otherwise and garner additional profits.

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