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  • Sen. Bill Nelson stands by Russia claims as Florida officials want answers

    Florida's Sen. Bill Nelson said in an interview he stands by his declaration that Russians have "already penetrated" the state's voting systems -- even as local officials await his response to their demand for more information. After issuing a tersely worded letter Thursday asking Nelson to explain by Friday his statements about a hack of Florida's election system, election officials in the state say they still have not heard from him. Nelson, a Democrat in the middle of a difficult re-election...

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  • Sources: FBI told of hack into California congressional campaign

    The FBI has been told about a cyberattack on the campaign of David Min, a Democratic congressional candidate who lost in his California primary, two sources tell CNN. Reuters first reported the story and provided a detailed account of the timeline of events. The sources -- one person familiar with the campaign and another familiar with the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee -- said the alleged attack took place earlier this year. The person familiar with Min's campaign said the campaign...

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  • Ex-CIA Director John Brennan: Trump is 'drunk on power'

    Former CIA Director John Brennan criticized President Donald Trump on Friday for revoking his security clearance and said the President is "drunk on power." "The fact that he's using a security clearance of a former CIA director as a pawn in his public relations strategy I think is just so reflective of somebody who, quite frankly, I don't want to use this term maybe, but he's drunk on power. He really is, and I think he's abusing the powers of that office," Brennan told MSNBC's Rachel Maddow...

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  • Amid Vatican talks, China official says foreign forces can't control religion

    Religious matters in China cannot be controlled by foreigners, Beijing's seniormost official for religion wrote in a Communist Party journal, amid talks with the Vatican to resolve a dispute over the appointment of Catholic bishops.

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  • US criticizes Vietnam for jailing peaceful activists

    HANOI, Vietnam (AP) - The United States says it's deeply concerned over Vietnam's conviction and sentencing of an activist this week, calling the trend of increased arrests and harsh sentences of government critics "troubling." A State Department statement also called on the communist government to release all political prisoners and ...

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  • China sacks six senior officials at food and drug regulator over vaccine scandal

    China said on Saturday it has sacked six senior officials at its food and drug regulator after a safety scandal at vaccine maker Changsheng Biotechnology Co Ltd revealed failings at the government body including inadequate supervision.

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  • China sacks six senior officials at food and drug regulator over vaccine scandal

    China said on Saturday it has sacked six senior officials at its food and drug regulator after a safety scandal at vaccine maker Changsheng Biotechnology Co Ltd revealed failings at the government body including inadequate supervision.

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  • 'Hate crime': Belfast politician decries ‘anti-Protestant’ poster

    DUP councillor Graham Craig says poster, which refers to killing Catholics, is ‘offensive and derogatory’ A poster of a brain which features slogans such as “Save Ulster from Sodomy” and “Fuck the Pope” has outraged a Belfast politician. Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) councillor Graham Craig said the poster, which has been erected in Belfast city centre, is “anti-Protestant ... offensive and derogatory”. Continue reading...

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  • Mueller's team wants Papadopoulos to spend 6 months in jail

    Federal authorities had cornered the man they suspected could be part of Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election -- and they might have been more successful in their investigation in early 2017 if it had not been for George Papadopoulos, the special counsel alleged on Friday. Special counsel prosecutors are asking a judge to sentence Papadopoulos to up to six months in prison, according to a court filing on Friday. The former Trump campaign staffer pleaded guilty last October to...

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  • U.S. special counsel recommends six months in prison for Papadopoulos

    Special Counsel Robert Mueller recommended in a court filing on Friday that a judge sentence former Trump campaign aide George Papadopoulos to up to six months in prison for lying to federal agents investigating whether Russia interfered in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

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  • Mexico navy says finds 50 tons of meth in mountain lab

    Mexican marines on Friday said they had discovered an underground drug lab in the mountains outside the capital of Sinaloa state where they destroyed 50 tons of methamphetamine.

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  • WaPo: GOP fundraiser Broidy probed for alleged influence peddling

    Republican fundraiser Elliott Broidy is under federal investigation for allegedly telling foreign officials he could influence the Trump administration to take certain actions in exchange for tens of millions of dollars, The Washington Post reported Friday. The Post reported that two sources said Broidy is being investigated by the Justice Department for allegedly coming up with a plan to try to talk the administration into sending a Chinese dissident back to his home country. Broidy is also...

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  • U.S. special counsel recommends six months in prison for Papadopoulos

    Special Counsel Robert Mueller recommended in a court filing on Friday that a judge sentence former Trump campaign aide George Papadopoulos to up to six months in prison for lying to federal agents investigating whether Russia interfered in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

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  • Mexico navy says finds 50 tons of meth in mountain lab

    Mexican marines on Friday said they had discovered an underground drug lab in the mountains outside the capital of Sinaloa state where they destroyed 50 tons of methamphetamine.

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  • China complains about Pentagon report, says it is 'pure guesswork'

    China's Defence Ministry has lodged a complaint with the United States about a Pentagon report that said China's military was likely training for strikes against the United States and its allies, saying it was "pure guesswork".

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  • China complains about Pentagon report, says it is 'pure guesswork'

    China's Defence Ministry has lodged a complaint with the United States about a Pentagon report that said China's military was likely training for strikes against the United States and its allies, saying it was "pure guesswork".

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  • 60 ex-CIA officials write letter to Trump on security clearances

    Sixty former CIA officials warned President Donald Trump in a statement on Friday that "the country will be weakened if there is a political litmus test applied before seasoned experts are allowed to share their views." The letter, which comes after Trump's decision to revoke former CIA Director John Brennan's security clearance, was signed by former CIA officials who served under both Republican and Democratic administrations in positions such as analysts, senior analysts and officers. It adds...

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  • Where White House touts a boom, most economists see a blip

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Is the latest pickup in U.S. economic growth destined to slow in the years ahead as most analysts say? Or, as the Trump administration insists, is

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  • AP Interview: Top Republican opens up about Russia probe

    WASHINGTON (AP) — For much of the last two years, Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr has been the Russia investigator who is seen but rarely heard on Capitol Hill

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  • Taiwan's president lauds Belize amid dwindling support

    Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-Wen thanked the government of Belize on Friday for backing Taiwan's claim to independence from China for 29 years.

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  • Taiwan's president lauds Belize amid dwindling support

    Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-Wen thanked the government of Belize on Friday for backing Taiwan's claim to independence from China for 29 years.

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  • U.N. chief suggests options for improved Palestinian protection

    The protection of Palestinian civilians could be improved by the deployment of U.N.-mandated armed forces or unarmed observers, a beefed-up U.N. civilian presence or expanded U.N. assistance, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres wrote in a report on Friday.

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  • DC judge: For now, no need to accept new DACA applications

    WASHINGTON (AP) - A federal judge in Washington who ruled against the Trump administration's plans to end a federal program that shields some young immigrants from deportation won't require the administration to process new applications while it appeals his ruling. The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program allows immigrants brought ...

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  • U.N. chief suggests options for improved Palestinian protection

    The protection of Palestinian civilians could be improved by the deployment of U.N.-mandated armed forces or unarmed observers, a beefed-up U.N. civilian presence or expanded U.N. assistance, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres wrote in a report on Friday.

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