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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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Christine Blasey Ford has become the target of a social media disinformation...

Christine Blasey Ford has become the target of a social media disinformation campaign after accusing Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault

Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, the California psychology professor who accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her when the two were in high school in... Read more ...

Mueller reportedly interviewed Michael Cohen for hours about every aspect of...

Mueller reportedly interviewed Michael Cohen for hours about every aspect of Trump's dealings with Russia

Michael Cohen reportedly sat down for hours of interviews with the special counsel Robert Mueller that spanned several sessions last month. Mueller asked Cohen about President... Read more ...

Google employees considered manipulating search results to help protest...

Google employees considered manipulating search results to help protest Trump's travel ban

An undisclosed number of Google workers considered ways to use the company's powerful search engine to assist in a protest against a travel ban implemented by the Trump... Read more ...

Secretary Of State Mike Pompeo Is, Tired, Of, All, The, Excessive, Commas

Secretary Of State Mike Pompeo Is, Tired, Of, All, The, Excessive, Commas

The State Department has sent two emails to staff outlining proper comma usage, according to a CNN report. Read more ...

Christine Blasey Ford Says She's Willing To Negotiate On Testimony Next Week

Christine Blasey Ford Says She's Willing To Negotiate On Testimony Next Week

Blasey's attorney said she would testify about her allegation against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, but that a hearing on Monday was "not possible." Read more ...

Stormy Daniels says she was 'terrified' of Ben Roethlisberger after she said...

Stormy Daniels says she was 'terrified' of Ben Roethlisberger after she said Trump asked him to walk her back to her hotel room

We now know what porn star Stormy Daniels says in her upcoming book " Full Disclosure " about Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. She says she was "terrified... Read more ...

Amid a growing trade war, the US is hitting China with sanctions for buying...

Amid a growing trade war, the US is hitting China with sanctions for buying Russian jets and missiles

The US has hit China with sanctions for Beijing's dealings with Russian weapons makers. The move is related to Beijing's purchase of advanced aircraft and anti-aircraft... Read more ...

Trump's right-hand man in the China trade war once rattled Soviet...

Trump's right-hand man in the China trade war once rattled Soviet negotiators by smoking an entire box of Cuban cigars in one sitting

Robert Lighthizer is the US Trade Representative spearheading President Donald Trump's trade war with China. According to a new Bloomberg profile, Lighthizer has been a... Read more ...

These Teens Don't Know Brett Kavanaugh. They Do Know About Rape Culture

These Teens Don't Know Brett Kavanaugh. They Do Know About Rape Culture

Despite coming of age in the Me Too era, most kids HuffPost spoke to said misogyny and harassment are ubiquitous in their schools. Read more ...

GOP Sen. Lisa Murkowski Just Got Even More Pressure To Vote Against Brett...

GOP Sen. Lisa Murkowski Just Got Even More Pressure To Vote Against Brett Kavanaugh

Alaska Gov. Bill Walker and Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott announced their opposition to the Supreme Court nominee. Read more ...