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U.S. counterspy chief warns Russia, China, Iran trying to meddle in 2020 election

By Mark Hosenball and Jeff Mason WASHINGTON/BEDMINSTER, N.J. (Reuters) - The top U.S. counterintelligence official on Friday warned that Russia, China and Iran will all try to interfere in the 2020

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'America's toughest sheriff' narrowly defeated in bid for old job

By David Schwartz PHOENIX (Reuters) - Former lawman Joe Arpaio, the nationally known Arizona sheriff who found common cause with President Donald Trump on a hard-line stance against illegal

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U.S. officials now worry about election logistics more than hacking

By Joseph Menn SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - In a reversal from a few years ago, many officials who oversee U.S. election technology and outside security experts now worry less about hacking in the

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Biden will soon pick a running mate. Here are the front-runners

By Trevor Hunnicutt and James Oliphant (Reuters) - Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Joe Biden is expected to announce his running mate ahead of his party's national convention that kicks off on

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As Trump attacks mail ballots, Republicans see their own prospects damaged

By Jarrett Renshaw NEW YORK (Reuters) - With less than 90 days until Election Day, Republicans are scrambling to counter the effects of Donald Trump's verbal war on mail ballots amid growing evidence

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Betting markets favor Biden over Trump, but odds narrow in U.S. race

By Divya Chowdhury and Aaron Saldanha (Reuters) - Betting markets favor Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden over Republican President Donald Trump in November's U.S.

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Coronavirus bill a monster lift that worries lawmakers on two fronts: ballot box and economy

The only alternative lawmakers may have on coronavirus relief is coughing up gobs of money, just to keep the economy afloat

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US tech companies interested in 'Trojan horse' TikTok must prove no ties to China: Sen. Cotton

Any U.S. company interested in acquiring part or all of popular app TikTok's business should be required to prove they do not have lingering ties to China, Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., said on Sunday.

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Graham says FBI deceived Senate Intelligence Committee in 2018 briefing on Steele dossier: 'misled the hell out of them'

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsay Graham said on "Sunday Morning Futures" that the FBI deceived his counterparts in the Senate Intelligence Committee during a 2018 interview, citing a newly released he obtained through the Department of Justice. 

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Mnuchin warns Democrats against challenging Trump's executive orders

Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin warned Democrats on Sunday that any legal challenge to President Trump’s recent executive orders would delay financial assistance to millions of American as he defended the move to drop federal unemployment benefits from $600 a week to $400.

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Ohio Gov. DeWine, who tested positive then negative for coronavirus, seeks to calm testing fears

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine Sunday sought to reassure Americans about the efficacy of coronavirus testing after he tested positive for the coronavirus before meeting with President Trump -- then tested negative just hours later. 

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Schumer blasts Trump's executive orders as 'a big show' that 'won't do the job' for coronavirus relief

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., on Sunday blasted President Trump’s recent executive orders as “a big show” that won’t “do anything” as lawmakers continue to voice their discontent over the president’s moves following the collapse of negotiations with Congress on a new coronavirus rescue package.

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Ohio governor's conflicting COVID-19 tests raise backlash

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio governor's positive, then negative, tests for COVID-19 have provided fuel for skeptics of government pandemic mandates and critics of his often-aggressive policies.

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Controversy puts spotlight on Georgia congressional runoff

DALLAS, Ga. (AP) — Marjorie Taylor Greene is running for Congress - and is unrepentant about her racist rhetoric and support for the QAnon conspiracy theory.

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Postal Service emerges as flash point heading into election

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mail piling up. Constant attacks from the president. Cuts to overtime as record numbers of ballots are expected to pass through post offices this fall.

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Kahele wins Hawaii Democratic primary for Gabbard's seat

HONOLULU (AP) — Kai Kahele was prepared to do the unthinkable: take on an incumbent from his own party for a U.S. House seat. He felt so strongly that Hawaii residents were being hurt by the presidential ambitions of Rep.

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At his New Jersey golf club, Trump finds supportive audience

BEDMINSTER, N.J. (AP) — They hustled down the stairs, the rain dabbing their polo shirts and golf attire, as they dashed inside the clubhouse, drinks in their hands and masks missing from their faces.

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Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine again tests negative for coronavirus

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The fourth COVID-19 test result for Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine came back negative Saturday after he received conflicting positive and negative results two days before, ahead of a scheduled meeting with President Trump.

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The Times ' Op-Ed Page Fumbles Yet Again

Hillary Clinton has a little advice for celebrated New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd: ditch the pot brownies. The former presidential candidate and secretary of state fired off a sharp tweet Saturday after the op-ed writer apparently forgot about Clinton's run for office in 2016, Mediaite reports. "It's hard to...

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State to Kanye: You Gave Us 1.9K Invalid Signatures

Looks like Kanye West won't be on the Illinois ballot after all, TMZ reports. The politically inspired rapper handed in his petition to appear on his home state's presidential ballot in November, but officials rejected 1,928 of his submitted signatures—more than half—which leaves him over 1,000...

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Sheriff Joe's Loss in Primary May Be Bad News for Trump

Arizona apparently has had enough of "America's toughest sheriff." Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio has lost the Republican primary to regain his old job, reports Reuters . His former chief deputy, Jerry Sheridan, defeated him in a close, three-way race, with Sheridan securing 37% of the vote to Arpaio's 36%....

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Trump: I'll Act on My Own on 4 Issues

The workweek came and went without a deal in Congress for pandemic relief, and that's despite a two-hour meeting Friday with Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, Treasury's Steven Mnuchin, and White House chief of staff Mark Meadows. Afterward, the latter two said they would recommend that Trump issue executive orders, and...

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China, Russia Are Interfering in Campaigns, Intelligence Shows

China and Russia are interfering in the US presidential campaign, according to an intelligence report, with both parties' candidates as targets. "We assess that China prefers that President Trump—whom Beijing sees as unpredictable—does not win reelection," said William Evanina, director of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center, ABC...

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Court Rules Against Trump on Ex-Counsel McGahn

A federal appeals court in Washington on Friday revived House Democrats' lawsuit to force former White House counsel Don McGahn to appear before a congressional committee, per the AP . The full US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit voted 7-2 in ruling that the House Judiciary Committee...

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