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Report: U.S. ready for cyberattack on Russia

by Harvest Prude
Posted 6/17/19, 12:23 pm

WASHINGTON—The United States has infiltrated Russia’s power grid and could unleash a cyberattack, The New York Times reported Saturday. According to current and former Trump administration officials interviewed by the Times, the administration has deployed computer code into Russian utility systems that could be activated if Russian hackers attack the U.S. power grid.

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Watchdog recommends firing White House adviser

by Harvest Prude
Posted 6/14/19, 10:37 am

WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump rebuffed a federal watchdog agency’s recommendation that he fire White House counselor Kellyanne Conway for violating the Hatch Act, which limits political activity by government workers. The U.S. Office of Special Counsel sent a letter to the president Thursday saying Conway violated the law on numerous occasions by disparaging Democratic candidates in her official capacity during media interviews and on social media.

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Census controversy

Politics | The U.S. census is moving forward with a citizenship question as Congress pushes back
by Anne K. Walters
Posted 6/13/19, 05:43 pm

WASHINGTON—The controversy over a decision to add a question about citizenship to the 2020 census has dominated the news coming out of the nation’s capital this week. Critics say the change was designed to provide an electoral advantage to white Republicans, while the Trump administration claims it is just trying to enforce voting laws.

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