Cybersecurity
US Military Warns Senate About Foreign Cyber Threats
US Military Warns Senate About Foreign Cyber Threats
February 16, 2019
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON — Senators at a congressional hearing Thursday thanked the Defense Department’s cyber security force for protecting the 2018 midterm elections but warned that foreign hacking threats are likely to only get worse. Americans sometimes… Read More

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Elections All Mail-In Ballots in 2 NC Counties Were Tainted
All Mail-In Ballots in 2 NC Counties Were Tainted
May 21, 2018
by TWN

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Ballot harvesting by a Bladen County political operative “tainted” more ballots than the current margin in North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District, Democrat Dan McCready’s attorneys allege in documents filed to the state board of elections. Read More

In The News

Congress Passes Bill to Avert Shutdown as Trump Vows to Declare Emergency to Build Wall In The News
Congress Passes Bill to Avert Shutdown as Trump Vows to Declare Emergency to Build Wall
February 15, 2019
by TWN

WASHINGTON — The White House said Thursday that President Donald Trump will sign a must-pass government spending bill even though it lacks border wall funding and then declare a national emergency to pull money for wall construction from other parts... Read More

Health

Pay Attention to This Little-Noticed Opioid Lawsuit in Oklahoma Health
Pay Attention to This Little-Noticed Opioid Lawsuit in Oklahoma
February 15, 2019
by TWN

WASHINGTON — In the legal battle to hold drug companies responsible for the country’s raging opioid epidemic, media attention largely has focused on a national lawsuit set for a late October trial in federal court in Cleveland, Ohio. Read More

2020 Elections

Presidential Candidate Is Giving 2 Families $1,000 a Month of His Own Money 2020 Elections
Presidential Candidate Is Giving 2 Families $1,000 a Month of His Own Money
February 15, 2019
by TWN

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Andrew Yang, an entrepreneur and presidential candidate, wants to give every American adult $1,000, every single month. Read More

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More Than 80 Gang Members and Associates Indicted in Joint LAPD-FBI Takedown National Security
More Than 80 Gang Members and Associates Indicted in Joint LAPD-FBI Takedown
February 14, 2019
by TWN

LOS ANGELES — Dozens of suspected gang members and associates were charged with federal racketeering, gun and drug violations Wednesday, marking the end of long-running investigations targeting street gangs... Read More

US Hosts Mideast Peace Conference in Poland, But Palestinians Are a No-Show Foreign Affairs
US Hosts Mideast Peace Conference in Poland, But Palestinians Are a No-Show
February 14, 2019
by TWN

WASHINGTON — The United States on Wednesday opened a highly promoted international conference on peace in the Middle East, but some central players, the Palestinians, were a no-show. Read More

Judge Agrees That Paul Manafort Lied in Russia Investigation In The News
Judge Agrees That Paul Manafort Lied in Russia Investigation
February 14, 2019
by TWN

WASHINGTON — A federal judge ruled Wednesday that Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, lied to special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s prosecutors despite agreeing to cooperate in... Read More

The Parkland Shooting One Year Later: What’s Been Done? Featured
The Parkland Shooting One Year Later: What’s Been Done?
February 13, 2019
by TWN

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Never again. After the Parkland shooting a year ago, many people committed their lives to those two words. In the realms of school safety, policing, civic participation, mental health and access to guns, the heinous act of the Parkland gunman... Read More

These Are the Democrats Winning the ‘Never Trump’ Republican Primary Elections
These Are the Democrats Winning the ‘Never Trump’ Republican Primary
February 13, 2019
by TWN

WASHINGTON — As Democrats debate which presidential contender could beat Donald Trump, anti-Trump Republicans — and recent ex-Republicans — can think of a few names. They’re just not names that thrill Democratic activists. Read More

Trump Open to Letting March 1 Deadline for China Tariffs Slide Trade
Trump Open to Letting March 1 Deadline for China Tariffs Slide
February 13, 2019
by TWN

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said he is open to letting a March 1 deadline to raise tariffs on Chinese products pass without penalty if the two sides are near an agreement, sending a conciliatory signal as talks to resolve a trade war between countries continue. Read More

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