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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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Walmart wants its campaign donation back after uproar over Sen. Cindy...

Walmart wants its campaign donation back after uproar over Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith's 'public hanging' remarks

Walmart is "withdrawing our support and requesting a refund of all campaign donations" from Republican Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith's campaign, amid backlash against Hyde-Smith for... Read more ...

House To Investigate Ivanka Trump's Use Of Personal Email For Official Business

House To Investigate Ivanka Trump's Use Of Personal Email For Official Business

Rep. Elijah Cummings, the incoming chairman of the House oversight committee, wants answers. Read more ...

Trump reportedly wanted to order the DOJ to prosecute Comey and Clinton

Trump reportedly wanted to order the DOJ to prosecute Comey and Clinton

President Donald Trump reportedly wanted to order the DOJ to prosecute former FBI director James Comey and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Trump only backed down... Read more ...

Democrats Flip Another House Seat

Democrats Flip Another House Seat

Democrat Ben McAdams has flipped a US House seat in deep-red Utah, defeating incumbent Republican US Rep. Mia Love by fewer than 700 votes in a race that took two weeks to... Read more ...

Trump Gives His Answers to Mueller

Trump Gives His Answers to Mueller

Lawyers for President Donald Trump say they've provided the special counsel's office with written responses to questions on Russian election interference, the AP reports. The... Read more ...

Trump's Latest Presidential Pardons Go To Turkeys Peas And Carrots

Trump's Latest Presidential Pardons Go To Turkeys Peas And Carrots

The president took a jab at Democrats while carrying out the Thanksgiving tradition. Read more ...

Marcia Fudge Drops Out Of House Speaker Race, Endorses Nancy Pelosi

Marcia Fudge Drops Out Of House Speaker Race, Endorses Nancy Pelosi

The Ohio representative said she won't seek Democratic leadership after all. Read more ...

'Maybe he did and maybe he didn't': Trump defiantly stands with Saudi Arabia...

'Maybe he did and maybe he didn't': Trump defiantly stands with Saudi Arabia and Prince Mohammed before release of CIA report on Jamal Khashoggi's murder

President Donald Trump on Tuesday released a lengthy defense of Saudi Arabia over the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Trump signaled he does not intend to... Read more ...

'Saudi Arabia First, not America First:' Even top GOP allies of Trump are...

'Saudi Arabia First, not America First:' Even top GOP allies of Trump are railing against his defense of Saudi Arabia over Khashoggi's brutal murder

Several GOP officials on Tuesday offered scathing responses to President Donald Trump's statement outlining his administration's position on Saudi Arabia over the brutal murder... Read more ...

'They weren't deleted like Hillary Clinton's': Trump defends daughter...

'They weren't deleted like Hillary Clinton's': Trump defends daughter Ivanka's use of a private email account for government business

President Donald Trump defended his daughter Ivanka's use of private email to conduct government business to reporters on Tuesday. "Ivanka did some emails, they weren't... Read more ...