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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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GOP Aide In Kavanaugh Confirmation Resigns As Sexual Harassment Claim Surfaces

GOP Aide In Kavanaugh Confirmation Resigns As Sexual Harassment Claim Surfaces

Garrett Ventry's exit marks another moment of turmoil in Kavanaugh's confirmation. Read more ...

Grassley Grants Extension on Kavanaugh Testimony

Grassley Grants Extension on Kavanaugh Testimony

A high-stakes standoff between Republicans and the woman accusing Brett Kavanaugh of a three-decade-old sexual attack stretched into the weekend after the Senate Judiciary... Read more ...

The Russia Investigations: Rod Rosenstein On The Razor's Edge

The Russia Investigations: Rod Rosenstein On The Razor's Edge

The deputy attorney general is in a tight spot over the early phase of his tenure after a bombshell report by The New York Times. And the president has postponed the next shot... Read more ...

Rod Rosenstein reportedly discussed invoking the 25th Amendment and wearing...

Rod Rosenstein reportedly discussed invoking the 25th Amendment and wearing a wire to record his conversations with Trump

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein discussed using the 25th Amendment to remove President Donald Trump from power, and wearing a wire to record his conversations with... Read more ...

The White House is considering an an antitrust investigation into 'online...

The White House is considering an an antitrust investigation into 'online platform bias' at Google and Facebook

The proposed executive order would ask federal law enforcement to "thoroughly investigate whether any online platform has acted in violation of the antitrust laws," to "protect... Read more ...

BANK OF AMERICA: Here's how to protect yourself from getting blindsided by...

BANK OF AMERICA: Here's how to protect yourself from getting blindsided by the outcome of Trump's trade war that many aren't prepared for

The US and China this week escalated their trade dispute that has sent investors fleeing from risky emerging-market assets. According to Bank of America Merrill Lynch's... Read more ...

Kellyanne Conway says people shouldn't 'conflate the MeToo movement' with...

Kellyanne Conway says people shouldn't 'conflate the MeToo movement' with the sexual assault allegation against Brett Kavanaugh

White House adviser Kellyanne Conway appeared on CNN Friday to discuss the sexual assault allegation against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Psychology professor... Read more ...

Christine Blasey Ford's lawyers want more time to decide whether she'll...

Christine Blasey Ford's lawyers want more time to decide whether she'll speak publicly on sexual assault claim against Brett Kavanaugh

Christine Blasey Ford's attorneys have asked for more time to decide whether Ford will speak to the Senate Judiciary Committee about her claim that Brett Kavanaugh sexually... Read more ...

Why Theresa May's Salzburg humiliation increases the chance of a no-deal Brexit

Why Theresa May's Salzburg humiliation increases the chance of a no-deal Brexit

LONDON - Thursday's Salzburg summit was billed as a chance for Theresa May to gather warm words of support about her Brexit plans from European counterparts. It ended in abject... Read more ...

Homeland Security Orders FEMA Boss To Pay For Personal Use Of Government...

Homeland Security Orders FEMA Boss To Pay For Personal Use Of Government Vehicles

But Administrator Brock Long won't lose his job - for now. Read more ...