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Facebook, Twitter, Alphabet to testify at U.S. House hearing

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The U.S. House Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on Tuesday to take testimony from Facebook Inc, Alphabet Inc's YouTube unit and Twitter Inc on whether social media companies are filtering content for political reasons, the committee chairman said.
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It's Time for Trump and Putin to Talk About Nukes

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Nuclear weapons have been a defining element-and a persistent danger-in the U.S.-Russian relationship. Progress on U.S. and Russian nuclear disarmament helps to lower tensions and maintain peace and stability, and is vital to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons.
Therefore, it is imperative that U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin make progress on stalled nuclear arms control matters that are on the agenda when they meet in Helsinki, Finland on Monday.
Since the 1968 nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty was signed 50 years ago, every U.S. president has engaged in...
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U.S. stocks rise on industrials; dollar flattens

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The benchmark S&P 500 index hit a more than five-month high on Friday on gains in industrial stocks and energy companies, while the safe-haven U.S. dollar flattened after touching a two-week high.
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Republican Blankenbeker raises $51K in second quarter for 2nd District congressional run

Republican Blankenbeker raises $51K in second quarter for 2nd District congressional run

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Republican Lynne Blankenbeker raised $51,000 for her 2nd District U.S. House campaign in the second quarter of 2018, her campaign said Friday.
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Report: TSA missed inspections of Cuba-US carriers

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Congressional investigators say TSA failed to perform many inspections of carriers operating flights from Cuba to the U.S. between 2012 and 2016. The Government Accountability Office said in a report...
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Mueller reveals depth of states' election vulnerabilities

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Special counsel Robert Mueller's latest indictment offers new details of just how deeply Russian operatives have infiltrated state and local election agencies across the U.S. - adding to years of warnings about the technologies that underpin American democracy. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said Friday that hackers within Russia's GRU military intelligence service targeted state and local election boards, infiltrated a Florida-based company that supplies software for voting machines across the country, and broke into a state election website to steal sensitive information on about...
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S&P 500 closes at highest level in five months as industrials rise

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U.S. stocks edged higher on Friday, with the S&P 500 hitting a more than five-month high, as gains in industrials and other areas offset a drop in financials after results from three big Wall Street banks mostly disappointed investors.
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U.S. stocks edge higher on industrials; dollar flattens

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The benchmark S&P 500 hit a more than five-month high on Friday on gains in industrials and energy companies, while the safe-haven U.S. dollar flattened after touching a two-week high.
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Bob Casey leads Lou Barletta widely in U.S. Senate fundraising

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Democratic U.S. Sen. Bob Casey holds a wide advantage over his Republican challenger, Lou Barletta, according to fundraising totals released from both campaigns. With four months to go until the November general election, Barletta - a congressman from Hazleton - has $1.6 million on hand to pay...
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Canadian soybean farmers find themselves in the 'crossfire' of the escalating US-China trade war

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U.S. soybean prices are near decade lows as a result of the trade war with China, and farmers across the border in Canada are not seeing any upside but that could change later this year.
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S&P 500 at five-month high, but banks weigh after results

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U.S. stocks edged higher on Friday, with the S&P 500 hitting a more than five-month high, as gains in industrials and other areas offset a drop in financials after results from three big Wall Street banks mostly disappointed investors.
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Trump on Twitter - Matt Gaetz, Theresa May

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The following statements were posted to the verified Twitter accounts of U.S. President Donald Trump, realDonaldTrump and POTUS.
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Republican Crochetiere pours $250K of his own money into his congressional campaign

Republican Crochetiere pours $250K of his own money into his congressional campaign

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Republican Bruce Crochetiere has contributed $250,000 of his own money to his 1st District U.S. House campaign, a move his top strategist said demonstrates a deep personal commitment to his first run for public office.
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U.S. intel chief warns of cyber threats to U.S. infrastructure

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U.S. Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats warned on Friday of a looming devastating cyber assault on critical U.S. infrastructure, saying nearly two decades after the Sept. 11 attacks the "warning lights are blinking red again."
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Dollar fades from two-week high tied to trade fears

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The dollar dipped against a basket of currencies on Friday, fading from a two-week peak which was tied to news of a record Chinese trade surplus that may fuel U.S.-China trade tensions and that briefly spurred safe-haven bids for the greenback.
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Coast Guard Academy to offer new major in cyber systems

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The U.S. Coast Guard Academy is now offering an academic program in cyber systems, its first new major in a quarter century. The program beginning this fall reflects the maritime...
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Is Infant Formula Ever A Good Option In Poor Countries?

Is Infant Formula Ever A Good Option In Poor Countries?

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The breast milk vs. formula debate made headlines this week with reports of a U.S. effort to block a pro-breastfeeding resolution from the World Health Organization. (Image credit: Phil Moore/AFP/Getty Images)
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FDA tries to take the reins on regulating cultured meat

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Meeting on safety issues stokes dispute over the U.S. Department of Agriculture's role
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8 MS-13 gang members in US illegally indicted in Texas

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DALLAS - Authorities say eight MS-13 members in the U.S. illegally have been indicted in Texas on charges tied to alleged gang activities including racketeering conspiracy, attempted murder and assault.
U.S. Attorney Erin Nealy Cox announced the charges at a news conference Friday in Dallas.
Cox says seven suspects are in custody. Janet Pearre, a spokeswoman for the U.S. attorney's office for the Northern District of Texas, declined to comment on the status of the eighth.
A Department of Justice statement says some of them are tied to violence including machete attacks in Texas last year.
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The White House is considering an an antitrust investigation into 'online...

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