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"Washington. I'm Louise Schiavone President Trump's friend and former political adviser Roger stone returns to federal court in Washington today. He's pleaded not guilty to charges in connection with special counsel Robert Muller's Russia investigation NPR's Windsor. Johnston has more stone says he has no intention of making a deal with special counsel Robert Muller on Tuesday. He pleaded not guilty to seven charges, including witness tampering and lying to congress. Federal judge has ordered him. Not to have any contact with the witnesses in his case and not to apply for a new passport. Prosecutors say stone will be tried by lawyers for the special counsel team and the US attorney's office in Washington DC NPR's Windsor, Johnston, all Cold War era, arms control pact between the US and Russia is on the ropes today as the Trump administration has declared its intention to withdraw from the intermediate range nuclear forces treaty in a written. Statement, President Trump blamed Russia stating that Russia had violated the nineteen eighty-seven. I n f deal with impunity, quote covertly developing and fielding are prohibited missile system that poses a direct threat to allies in troops abroad starting tomorrow. The White House says the US will suspend its obligations under the treaty near the coast of Mexico. Southern state of Japanese a six point six magnitude earthquake struck at a depth of forty miles some people evacuated office buildings in part of Mexico City. The quake was also felt in Guatemala, and El Salvador, latest Labor Department figures show employers added three hundred four thousand jobs in January the pace of hiring exceeded expectations at the same time. The jobless rate did tick up to a still low four percent, economists got Brown at Raymond James and associates says Washington's thirty five day political standoff did have something to do with that government shutdown really didn't have much effect on the. Payroll numbers as well as the wage data hours worked, but it did seem to have an impact on the unemployment rate this morning. President Trump tweeted jobs jobs jobs.."