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Top intel chief says North Korea's weapons of mass destruction are the biggest threat to the US

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US Intelligence chiefs said Tuesday that North Korea will be one of the most confrontational threats to the US this year.
North Korea's relentless push for nuclear weapons that could strike the US and its increasing cyberwarfare activities pose legitimate concerns for US national security, the officials said.
During the annual hearing on worldwide threats, officials also warned of the dangers posed by Russia, Iran, and China.
Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats issued a dire warning Tuesday about the threat North Korea poses to the United States, citing its intentions to amass...
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CIA, FBI Already Warning of Russian Interference in 2018 Midterms

CIA, FBI Already Warning of Russian Interference in 2018 Midterms

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The Senate Intelligence Committee had its annual hearing on worldwide threats on Tuesday, and intelligence officials took it as an opportunity to warn the Committee that they are expecting Russian actors to meddle in the 2018 midterm elections.
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Intel officials expect Russia to try influencing 2018 elections

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The top intelligence officials all agreed on Tuesday that Russia intends to interfere in the 2018 midterm elections.
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Lawmakers grill top intelligence officials on threats posed by Russia, China, and North Korea

Lawmakers grill top intelligence officials on threats posed by Russia, China, and North Korea

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The leaders of six top US intelligence agencies testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday for its annual "Worldwide Threats" hearing.
Topics ranged from cybersecurity to terrorism to nuclear threats.
The three big subjects were Russia, China, and North Korea.
The Senate Intelligence Committee grilled a panel of top-ranking intelligence officials about a series of rising global and cyber threats the United States faces on Tuesday.
Lawmakers and intel officials focused on the threats posed by China, Russia, and North Korea in particular. The hearing was elevated amid...
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No paycheck, sinking morale hits Des Moines' air traffic controllers

No paycheck, sinking morale hits Des Moines' air traffic controllers

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US Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-NY, announces plans for 2020 presidential race

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IRS recalling nearly 60 percent of its workforce to handle tax refunds...

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AG nominee William Barr says Mueller probe must be allowed to finish

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