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FDA approves first drug to treat smallpox

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Friday its approval of the first drug to treat smallpox.
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Trump's ambassador lobbied Britain on behalf of jailed right-wing activist Tommy Robinson

Trump's ambassador lobbied Britain on behalf of jailed right-wing activist Tommy Robinson

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Sam Brownback, the U.S. Ambassador for International Religious Freedom, complained to the British ambassador in Washington D.C. about the treatment of an English right-wing activist who is in jail for disrupting a trial, according to three sources familiar with the discussion.
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Rights group questions DEA exploit of encrypted cellphones

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The advocacy group Human Rights Watch is highlighting the first known case of U.S. agents supplying criminal suspects with ostensibly encrypted smartphones rigged to allow wiretapping HRW researcher Sarah St....
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Automakers Bristle at Trump Administration Demand for Sensitive Data

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The U.S. Commerce Department has asked automakers to reveal some of their most closely held secrets as part of its investigation of whether tariffs on imported cars and components are needed to safeguard national security.
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Bitcoin Was Russian Hackers' Currency of Choice, U.S. Says

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For years, Bitcoin believers have tried to distance the digital coin from the perception that it's only used for criminal activity. New insights into Russian meddling in the U.S. election aren't helping.
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‘Warning Lights Are Blinking Red,' Top Intelligence Officer Says of Russian Attacks

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Days before President Trump's meeting with Vladimir V. Putin, Dan Coats compared the danger of Russian cyberattacks to the warnings the U.S. had of stepped-up terror threats ahead of Sept. 11, 2001.
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Mnuchin, Pompeo Reject European Bid for Iran Waivers

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Secretary of State Michael Pompeo and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin rejected a request from European leaders for broad-based waivers from sanctions the U.S. will reimpose on countries that do business with Iran after the President Donald Trump backed out of the 2015 nuclear accord.
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Rep, McMorris Rodgers On Trump, Energy, Mid-Terms

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Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers, a Washington Republican, discusses the U.S. economy, President Donald's Trump's upcoming meeting with Russian President Donald Trump, and the 2018 mid-term elections. She speaks with Bloomberg's Kevin Cirilli on "Bloomberg Markets"
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Team Maryland proudly represents at U.S. Special Olympics

Team Maryland proudly represents at U.S. Special Olympics

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Federal Reserve says U.S. economy is in a sweet spot despite the trade war

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The U.S. economy is in a sweet spot where it's growing but not overheating, the Federal Reserve said Friday in its latest official report to Congress. Growth is solid, unemployment is low and price increases are modest, the Fed said. The only real notes of caution in the 63-page report were sharply...
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Intel official: Cyber threat warnings 'blinking red'

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WASHINGTON - Warning lights about cyber threats to U.S. national security are "blinking red" and the digital attempts to undermine America are occurring daily, not just at election time, the nation's top intelligence official said Friday.
Russia has been the most aggressive foreign actor, but cyber threats also are coming from China, Iran and North Korea as well as criminal networks and individual hackers, said National Intelligence Director Dan Coats.
Targets include U.S. businesses, the federal government, the military, state and local governments, academic and financial institutions and...
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China's imports to U.S. ports start peaking early amid tariff threat

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Chinese imports to U.S. ports rose more than expected in June, suggesting that some retailers moved up orders to insulate themselves from an intensifying trade war that threatens to send up costs on a growing number of consumer products.
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U.S. intel chief warns of devastating cyber threat to U.S. infrastructure

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The U.S. intelligence chief warned on Friday that the threat was growing for a devastating cyber assault on critical U.S. infrastructure, saying the "warning lights are blinking red again" nearly two decades after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.
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Trump Says Russia No Longer Targeting U.S., Rejects U.S. Intelligence Again

Trump Says Russia No Longer Targeting U.S., Rejects U.S. Intelligence Again

Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats said the opposite as recently as last week. Read more ...

Secret Service Agent Suffers Fatal Stroke on the Job

Secret Service Agent Suffers Fatal Stroke on the Job

A 19-year veteran of the Secret Service has died after suffering a stroke during President Trump's visit to the UK. The 42-year-old agent, identified as Nole E. Remagen, was on... Read more ...

Trump's campaign spent 7 times more than Obama did at the same point in his...

Trump's campaign spent 7 times more than Obama did at the same point in his last election cycle - and nearly half of it is going toward one thing

President Donald Trump's July quarterly Federal Election Commission filing, posted earlier this week, showed that the president's campaign has now spent approximately $7... Read more ...

'Why should this president have any credibility?': Sarah Huckabee Sanders...

'Why should this president have any credibility?': Sarah Huckabee Sanders goes back-and-forth with reporter 16 times over what Trump meant when he said 'No'

The White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders and reporters sparred during the White House press briefing on Wednesday. Earlier in the day, President Donald Trump said... Read more ...

Sean Spicer Praises Successor Sanders: 'She Understands What The President...

Sean Spicer Praises Successor Sanders: 'She Understands What The President Wants'

The former White House press secretary has a new book coming out. Spicer tells NPR that he regrets dressing down the press for reporting on the crowd size at Trump's... Read more ...

Former White House Stenographer Speaks Out: 'Trump Was Lying To The American...

Former White House Stenographer Speaks Out: 'Trump Was Lying To The American People'

Beck Dorey-Stein told CNN that Trump doesn't like using stenographers because he doesn't care about the truth. Read more ...

Meet Marina Gross, the interpreter who was the only other American in the...

Meet Marina Gross, the interpreter who was the only other American in the room for Trump and Putin's 1-on-1 meeting in Helsinki

In the wake of President Donald Trump's controversial summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Democratic members of Congress are calling for the interpreter who sat in on... Read more ...

Trump once again contradicts his intelligence chief and says Russia is not...

Trump once again contradicts his intelligence chief and says Russia is not targeting the US

President Donald Trump said "no" when asked Wednesday whether the US is still a target of Russian-led cyberattacks and meddling into US elections. His response directly... Read more ...

Spiked Editorial Cartoons That Led To Rob Rogers' Firing Get A Public Exhibit

Spiked Editorial Cartoons That Led To Rob Rogers' Firing Get A Public Exhibit

The works critical of Donald Trump that cost him his Pittsburgh newspaper job are featured at the Corcoran in Washington. Read more ...

'It would be unprecedented': Republicans balk at possibility of interviewing...

'It would be unprecedented': Republicans balk at possibility of interviewing interpreter who was in room with Trump and Putin

Democrats want to bring in for a hearing Marina Gross, the woman who interpreted President Trump's private conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Republicans worry... Read more ...