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French military parades for Bastille Day, gets budget boost

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PARIS (AP) — France’s military is getting a budget boost from President Emmanuel Macron as soldiers prepare to march through Paris on Bastille Day. Fighter jets will perform acrobatics over Paris and troops will parade Saturday down the Champs-Elysees. Macron is presiding over the event, where Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong is the guest [...]

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State election officials in US meet amid security concerns

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The top state election officials from throughout the U.S. are gathering this weekend in Philadelphia amid fresh revelations of Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election and just before President Donald Trump holds one-on-one talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin. The annual gathering has typically been a low-key affair highlighting such things [...]

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As Supreme Court battle roils DC, suburban voters shrug

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OMAHA, Nebraska (AP) — It stands to shift the direction of the nation’s highest court for decades, but President Donald Trump’s move to fill a Supreme Court vacancy has barely cracked the consciousness of some voters in the nation’s top political battlegrounds. Even among this year’s most prized voting bloc — educated suburban women — [...]

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Army ponders changes after insider attack in Afghanistan

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WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s too early to tell if training or other changes must be made in light of an insider attack in Afghanistan that killed one American soldier and wounded two others, because there’s some uncertainty about whether the assailant was a disgruntled Afghan soldier or an insurgent infiltrator, the Army’s top officer says. [...]

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Trump back in Scotland ahead of Putin talks

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TURNBERRY, Scotland (AP) — A roving press conference. Reporters piling into golf carts and running along fairways trying to keep up. A protester scattering golf balls marked with swastikas. The last time Donald Trump traveled to Scotland was in 2016, hours after the Brexit vote and shortly after he became the presumptive Republican presidential nominee. [...]

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Indictment ties Russian government to election hacking

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Twelve Russian military intelligence officers hacked into the Clinton presidential campaign and the Democratic Party and released tens of thousands of private communications in a sweeping conspiracy by the Kremlin to meddle in the 2016 U.S. election, according to an indictment announced days before President Donald Trump’s summit with Russian President Vladimir [...]

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Thousands of injured vets due big tax refunds because of computer glitch

Added: 13.07.2018 20:36 | 0 views | 0 comments

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For decades, a Defense Department error resulted in veterans hurt in combat paying too much in taxes

Tags: Taxes, USA
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Why Russians indicted for hacking may never see the inside of a U.S. courtroom

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12 Russians have been indicted for alleged hacking during the 2016 election

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Backer of 3 Californias measure asks court to dismiss suit

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The backer of an initiative to split California in three is asking the state Supreme Court to dismiss a lawsuit trying to remove it from the November ballot Venture capitalist Tim Draper wrote in a response to the court Friday that there is not enough time to properly consider the legal [...]

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California 2018 midterm primary turnout highest in 2 decades

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California’s June primary saw the highest percentage of voter turnout in a midterm primary election since 1998. More than 37 percent of registered voters cast ballots in the primary. That’s up more than 12 percent from the previous midterm primary in 2014, when turnout hit a record low. The June turnout [...]

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7/13/18: The Takeout

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CBS News Chief White House Correspondent Major Garrett sits down with New York Times reporter David Sanger.

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Ex-Nebraska Rep. Ashford says Russian agents hacked emails

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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A former Nebraska Democratic congressman says Russian agents hacked into his campaign emails in 2016, a few months before he narrowly lost to a Republican challenger. Former U.S. Rep. Brad Ashford announced the breach Friday on his Facebook page after the Justice Department filed an indictment alleging that 12 Russian military [...]

Rights group questions DEA exploit of encrypted cellphones

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In the first known case of its kind, U.S. drug agents supplied unwitting cocaine-trafficking suspects in California with smartphones they thought were encrypted but had been rigged to allow eavesdropping, Human Rights Watch reported Friday. The advocacy group said it feared the technique could be abused to violate the privacy of non-criminals. “I think there [...]

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Snyder wants to sue 3M to recoup costs of contamination

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Rick Snyder said Friday that the state of Michigan intends to sue the Minnesota-based manufacturer of chemicals linked to contaminated water near military bases and industrial sites, citing “significant costs” that will only rise in the future. Snyder, whose administration has been scrambling to combat potential health risks in drinking [...]

Source: www.seattletimes.com

Why is President Trump meeting with Russian leader Vladimir Putin?

Added: 13.07.2018 18:30 | 0 views | 0 comments

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"Face the Nation" moderator Margaret Brennan answers five key questions about Monday's summit in Helsinki

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Beto O’Rourke raises $10.4 million in 3 months, beating Ted Cruz

Added: 13.07.2018 18:18 | 0 views | 0 comments

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CBSN's Elaine Quijano talked with Ben Schreckinger of Politico about O'Rourke's prospects going into the November midterms

Tags: Ted Cruz
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Pioneer of hard-nosed US politics, Tom Ellis, dies at 97

Added: 13.07.2018 18:13 | 0 views | 0 comments

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A storied conservative political operative and central adviser to former Republican U.S. Sen. Jesse Helms has died. U.S. District Judge Terrence Boyle said Friday that 97-year-old Tom Ellis of Raleigh, North Carolina, died Thursday. Boyle is Ellis’ son-in-law. Ellis was a lawyer who encouraged Helms to exploit the name recognition he’d [...]

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Was Russia listening? Democrat hack followed Trump speech

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Was Russia listening, after all? In a July 27, 2016, speech, then-candidate Donald Trump called on Russian hackers to find emails from his Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton, in the U.S. presidential campaign. “Russia, if you’re listening,” Trump said, “I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing.” Hours later, [...]

Source: www.seattletimes.com

Trump-Putin summit will be held at palace overlooking Baltic Sea

Added: 13.07.2018 17:37 | 0 views | 0 comments

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Former Presidents George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton have both met their counterparts at the palace in Helsinki

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Intel chief Dan Coats says of cyberattacks, "We are at a critical point"

Added: 13.07.2018 17:35 | 0 views | 0 comments

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U.S. digital infrastructure "is literally under attack," and among state actors Russia is the "worst offender," Coats said Friday, as DOJ indicted 12 Russian intel officers in DNC hack

Tags: Russia, Fender
Source: feeds.cbsnews.com

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