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Here are the Florida counties that were sent a Russian phishing attack. Two of them were hacked

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- The search is on to determine which two Florida counties' voter data was accessed by Russian hackers.

A South Florida Sun Sentinel investigation found that at least 13, and as many as 20, elections offices in Florida were sent an email by GRU, a Russian military intelligence agency. According to an FBI investigation, ...Read more

Trump wary of plunging into Iran war ahead of 2020 reelection

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WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump is wary of drawing the U.S. into a war with Iran, in part out of concern that an armed conflict with the Islamic Republic would imperil his chances at winning a second term, according to people familiar with the matter.

There is division within the administration over the approach to Iran, some of the people...Read more

New far-reaching abortion bans too extreme for some Republican leaders

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WASHINGTON -- Republican leaders have begun distancing themselves from new, far-reaching state abortion restrictions that don't allow exceptions in the cases of rape or incest.

"I believe in exceptions for rape, incest and life of the mother, and that's what I've voted on," House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., said Thursday, becoming...Read more

Trump's chokehold on Huawei threatens the telecom firm and US-China trade talks

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WASHINGTON -- When the Trump administration blocked U.S. firms last year from providing critical parts to ZTE Corp., it quickly paralyzed the Chinese telecom company and threatened to force it into bankruptcy -- until President Donald Trump issued a last-minute reprieve as a favor to Chinese President Xi Jinping.

Wednesday, Trump announced two ...Read more

Pharma company CEO drilled over profiting on government-patented HIV drug

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WASHINGTON -- Gilead CEO Daniel O'Day faced scathing questions from Democratic House panel members who demanded answers on how the drug manufacturer could charge $1,700 a month for an HIV prevention drug discovered through taxpayer-funded research.

"How can Gilead do this? How can our system allow a company to take a drug treatment that was ...Read more

Trump administration ends $929 million pact to build California bullet train

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LOS ANGELES -- The federal government has notified the California High-Speed Rail Authority it is ending its agreement to help fund the bullet train project, a setback that could cost the state hundreds of millions of dollars in funding.

The action applies to a $929 million grant made in 2010 during the Obama administration, which has yet to be...Read more

Trump's business earnings decline as revenue at Mar-a-Lago falls

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NEW YORK -- President Donald Trump appears to have earned less from his vast financial empire last year as licensing royalties, rents and golf revenues fell at some properties, his financial disclosure shows.

Trump's income was at least $421.3 million, according to the document released Thursday by the Office of Government Ethics, down from $...Read more

Pelosi: To woo Trump, border aid will likely be attached to disaster relief bill

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WASHINGTON -- An emerging multibillion-dollar disaster aid package will likely include humanitarian assistance to address the surge of migrants across the southern border, an element that could garner the Trump administration's support.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said Thursday that lawmakers are planning to add funding to the ...Read more

Judiciary Democrats may ask full House to formally approve their investigation into Trump

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WASHINGTON -- Some Judiciary Committee Democrats, concerned about the Trump administration escalating its stonewalling into their investigation of potential obstruction of justice and abuses of power by the president and his associates, want the full House to approve their probe.

"I believe we are at a point now that we should issue a ...Read more

Trump signs full pardon for former media mogul Conrad Black, who wrote flattering bio of president

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President Donald Trump signed a full pardon for Conrad Black, former executive of the Chicago Sun-Times' parent company and disgraced media mogul, on Wednesday.

In December 2007, Black, the former chairman and chief executive of Hollinger International Inc., was sentenced to 6 1/2 years in federal prison after being convicted of fraud and ...Read more

Trump is Twitter-bashing 2020 hopeful and NY Mayor de Blasio; that puts him in a rare group

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WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump used insults to greet New York Mayor Bill de Blasio into the 2020 presidential race, a strategy he has reserved for only a few Democratic candidates.

Trump wasted little time in slamming candidates like now-front runner Joe Biden, the former Vice President, former Texas Democratic Rep. Beto O'Rourke, ...Read more

Grasswho? Members raised hundreds of thousands, almost none from small donors

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WASHINGTON -- Democrats have long touted the importance of raising small amounts of money from a large number of donors as a sign of political strength on the campaign trail and in Congress.

But recent campaign finance disclosures show some lawmakers -- both Democrats and Republicans -- raised next to no money from so-called small donors in the...Read more

Trump pardons Conrad Black — a year after he wrote Trump biography

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WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump pardoned former media tycoon Conrad Black on Wednesday, formally forgiving the Hollinger International Inc. founder of a conviction for mail fraud and obstruction of justice.

Black, 74, who served 3 1/2 years in prison after a federal jury found that he illegally diverted money that belonged to stockholders ...Read more

Trumps seek to block subpoena for Deutsche Bank records

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NEW YORK -- President Donald Trump again asked a judge to block subpoenas directing Deutsche Bank AG and Capital One Financial Corp. to turn over his bank records, as well as those of his three oldest children and some Trump businesses.

The Trumps sued in Manhattan federal court last month to block the banks from complying with the subpoenas, ...Read more

Trump pardons Pat Nolan, former Calif. GOP lawmaker taken down in FBI's 'Shrimpscam' probe

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LOS ANGELES -- President Donald Trump has pardoned Pat Nolan, a former Republican state legislative leader in California who spent years in prison after being convicted in the "Shrimpscam" FBI sting in the 1990s.

Nolan, who was elected to the Legislature in 1978 and served as Assembly GOP leader from 1984 to 1988, was secretly videotaped ...Read more

Trump's Doral resort 'severely underperforming' thanks to a presidential brand

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MIAMI -- The presidency hasn't been kind to Donald Trump's prized Miami resort.

Even with the most famous hotelier in the world as its namesake, the Trump National Doral Miami has lost ground to its local competitors and seen profits drop since Donald Trump took office.

A consultant the resort hired to contest its Miami-Dade tax bill told a ...Read more

Which 2 Florida counties were hacked in the 2016 election?

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MIAMI -- Florida's governor is facing calls to name the two local election offices he says were hacked ahead of the 2016 election. But based on his own comments, he's not the only one in Florida choosing to keep that information secret.

In the weeks since Robert Mueller's report on Russian interference in the 2016 election revealed that hacking...Read more

Supreme Court is not eager to overturn Roe vs. Wade — at least not soon

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WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court justices will meet behind closed doors Thursday morning and are expected to debate and discuss -- for the 14th time -- Indiana's appeal of court rulings that have blocked a law to prohibit certain abortions.

The high court's action -- or so far, nonaction -- in Indiana's case gives one clue as to how the court's ...Read more

Bishop takes campaign to rival's doorstep on the first day of NC's 9th District race

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- A day after winning his primary in North Carolina's 9th District, Republican Dan Bishop took his campaign to Democrat Dan McCready's doorstep Wednesday, taunting him with a cardboard cutout outside his south Charlotte headquarters.

It was an afternoon that saw both candidates square off in the same location in what's expected...Read more

White House stiff-arms House Judiciary Committee on Russia investigation

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WASHINGTON -- The White House hardened its opposition to House Democrats' investigations Wednesday, telling lawmakers that they had no authority to examine how President Donald Trump has wielded his executive authority.

The stance stiffens Trump's already obdurate approach toward Capitol Hill, and it represents an expansive view of how ...Read more