TRUMP SIGNS WATEREDDOWN DEFENSE BILL
Aug14

TRUMP SIGNS WATEREDDOWN DEFENSE BILL

Donald Trump signed a $716 billion defense policy bill on Monday that authorizes military spending and includes watered-down controls on U.S. government contracts with China’s ZTE Corp. and Huawei Technologies Co. Trump signed the law at the U.S. Army’s Fort Drum base in upstate New York on his way back to Washington after a 12-day working vacation at his golf club in New Jersey. The bill was named for one of Trump’s political...

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Ex-city police chief claims role in Venezuela drone attack
Aug08

Ex-city police chief claims role in Venezuela drone attack

A former Venezuelan municipal police chief and anti-government activist says he helped organize an operation to launch armed drones over a military rally on Saturday that President Nicolas Maduro has called an assassination attempt. In an interview, Salvatore Lucchese, a Venezuelan activist who was previously imprisoned for his role in past protests, told Reuters he orchestrated the attack with a loose association of anti-Maduro...

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Clearance crackdown at WH
Jul24

Clearance crackdown at WH

President Donald Trump plans to revoke the security clearances of a handful of former officials who have been critical of his rhetoric and actions toward Russia, the White House announced Monday, in a move that immediately prompted claims of political retaliation. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the officials being examined are former CIA director John Brennan; former FBI director James Comey; former CIA...

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Sharing blueprints for 3-D printed guns cannot be allowed, says Sen. Schumer
Jul23

Sharing blueprints for 3-D printed guns cannot be allowed, says Sen. Schumer

The federal government must pull the trigger on ending the dissemination of blueprints for 3-D printed firearms, according to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer. Schumer stood in a crowded main concourse at Grand Central Terminal on Sunday to denounce the federal government’s decision earlier this year to allow websites to post instructions online for creating 3-D printed guns. “This is one of the places that evildoers could come to...

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JUDGE ORDERS ACCUSED RUSSIAN AGENT JAILED
Jul19

JUDGE ORDERS ACCUSED RUSSIAN AGENT JAILED

A judge on Wednesday ordered an accused Russian agent jailed until her trial after U.S. prosecutors argued she has ties to Russian intelligence and could fl ee the United States. Prosecutors have not charged the agent they identifi ed as Maria Butina with espionage, but said she had been in contact with Russian intelligence operatives and kept contact information for several Russian agents. During a preliminary hearing in the U.S....

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