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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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Tear gas fired on Venezuelan residents as U.S. protests border closures

Tear gas fired on Venezuelan residents as U.S. protests border closures

Venezuela's National Guard has fired tear gas on residents clearing a barricaded border bridge between Venezuela and Colombia to let humanitarian aid pass through. The tensions... Read more ...

Saudi crown prince defended China's imprisonment of a million Muslims in...

Saudi crown prince defended China's imprisonment of a million Muslims in internment camps, giving Xi Jinping a reason to continue his 'precursors to genocide'

China is subjecting the Uighurs, a mostly Muslim ethnic minority in its west, to a crippling amount of surveillance and has reportedly detained up to 2 million of them in... Read more ...

What Democrats running for president in 2020 have said about big tech

What Democrats running for president in 2020 have said about big tech

Artificial intelligence, automation, tech monopolies, and privacy are bound to be contentious issues in the 2020 presidential election. Many Democrats who have announced bids... Read more ...

George Conway Names The Donald Trump Character Trait That Now Drives U.S...

George Conway Names The Donald Trump Character Trait That Now Drives U.S. Foreign Policy

Kellyanne Conway's husband said it was driving U.S. foreign policy more than "the national interest and rational consideration of intelligence assessments." Read more ...

How Remainers could accidentally save Theresa May's Brexit deal

How Remainers could accidentally save Theresa May's Brexit deal

Up to 25 Tory MPs are preparing to support a plan to take a no-deal Brexit off the table in a bid to force hardline Eurosceptics to support the deal. The Cooper-Letwin plan... Read more ...

New York Prosecutors Will Charge Manafort In Bid To Prevent Trump Pardon...

New York Prosecutors Will Charge Manafort In Bid To Prevent Trump Pardon: Reports

The president has so far refused to take pardoning his former campaign chairman off the table. Read more ...

Dem chairmen demand Barr release Mueller report

Dem chairmen demand Barr release Mueller report

Senior House Democrats on Friday called on Attorney General William Barr to make public special counsel Robert Mueller's report on Russian interference in the 2016 election... Read more ...

Trump Won't Say If He Thinks Rep. Steve King Should Seek Re-election

Trump Won't Say If He Thinks Rep. Steve King Should Seek Re-election

The president avoided commenting on the Iowa Republican, who faces scrutiny for his white supremacist views. Read more ...

Grand Jury Reportedly Investigating If Ryan Zinke Lied To Feds On Casino Deal

Grand Jury Reportedly Investigating If Ryan Zinke Lied To Feds On Casino Deal

The former interior secretary had refused to approve a Native American operation opposed by MGM. Read more ...

Video Shows Dianne Feinstein Dismissing Kids Asking About Green New Deal

Video Shows Dianne Feinstein Dismissing Kids Asking About Green New Deal

The California senator reminded a 16-year-old that the teen didn't vote for her as the group urged Feinstein to act on climate change. Read more ...