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Felony Charges For U.S. Diplomat Over Alleged Contacts With Chinese Agents

For years, a State Department employee allegedly received tens of thousands of dollars in gifts from Chinese intelligence operatives and failed to report the repeated contacts to U.S. officials.

For years, a State Department employee allegedly received tens of thousands of dollars in gifts from Chinese intelligence agents and failed to report the repeated contacts to U.S. officials.

Candace Claiborne pleaded not guilty at a federal court appearance Wednesday to charges of obstructing an official proceeding and making

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