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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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Bolton says Mueller's indictment of 12 Russian intelligence officers...

Bolton says Mueller's indictment of 12 Russian intelligence officers 'strengthens' Trump's hand in his meeting with Putin

President Donald Trump's top national security adviser said the special counsel Robert Mueller's indictments of 12 Russian intelligence officers "strengthens" the president's... Read more ...

Here's exactly what Trump needs to tell Putin to take control of their...

Here's exactly what Trump needs to tell Putin to take control of their meeting, according to a former Reagan adviser

US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet for their first bilateral summit on Monday afternoon in Helsinki. The meeting comes days after 12... Read more ...

Activist Upsets Feinstein For California Dem Endorsement

Activist Upsets Feinstein For California Dem Endorsement

A state senator has won an upset over longtime US Senator Dianne Feinstein. On Saturday, the California Democratic Party voted overwhelmingly to endorse Kevin de León instead... Read more ...

Russian Bots Poised to Target US Midterm Elections

Russian Bots Poised to Target US Midterm Elections

An array of Russia-linked bots, trolls and sites like one called USAReally appear to be testing the waters for pulling off meddling similar to that seen in the 2016... Read more ...

Trump Says Putin Is ‘Probably' Ruthless, But Defends Him Anyway

Trump Says Putin Is ‘Probably' Ruthless, But Defends Him Anyway

The president said in a U.K. interview he expects to "get along very well” with the Russian leader. Read more ...

Donald Trump Declares The European Union A 'Foe'

Donald Trump Declares The European Union A 'Foe'

"In a trade sense, they've really taken advantage of us.” Read more ...

In video from Sacha Baron Cohen's new show, GOP members of congress support...

In video from Sacha Baron Cohen's new show, GOP members of congress support arming preschoolers with guns

Several Republican lawmakers express support for arming schoolchildren with guns in a new video clip. The video comes from "Who Is America?", Sacha Baron Cohen's new show that... Read more ...

Trump Says He Sees The European Union As A 'Foe' Of U.S

Trump Says He Sees The European Union As A 'Foe' Of U.S

President Trump told CBS that he has "low expectations" ahead of a summit with Russia's Vladimir Putin, and added, "I think the European Union is a foe, what they do to us in... Read more ...

Trump, guarded by snipers, golfs at his course in Scotland before his big...

Trump, guarded by snipers, golfs at his course in Scotland before his big meeting with Putin

President Donald Trump went golfing at one of his resorts in Scotland over the weekend, ahead of his big face-to-face meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on... Read more ...

Elon Musk A Major Donor To House Republican PAC, Filings Show

Elon Musk A Major Donor To House Republican PAC, Filings Show

The billionaire Tesla and SpaceX CEO donated $38,900 to Protect the House last quarter. Read more ...