Nicolas Maduro to attend Summit of Americas

Venezuela’s president vowed on Thursday to show up at the Summit of the Americas in Peru in April after he was told this week not to bother coming. Maduro has accused conservative governments in Latin America – specifically Argentina, Colombia and Peru – of siding with the United States in allegedly planning his overthrow and takeover of the country’s vast oil resources. “They’re the […]

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Don’t use Huawei phones

The heads of six major US intelligence agencies have warned that American citizens shouldn’t use products and services made by Chinese tech giants Huawei and ZTE. According to a report from CNBC, the intelligence chiefs made the recommendation during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Tuesday. The group included the heads of the FBI, the CIA, the NSA, and the director of […]

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‘Dreamers’ left in limbo as Senate rejects immigration bills

The Senate left hundreds of thousands of “Dreamer” immigrants in limbo Thursday, rejecting rival plans that would have spared them from deportation and strengthened the nation’s border security. Senators dealt President Donald Trump an especially galling defeat as more than a quarter of fellow Republicans abandoned him on an issue that helped propel him to the White House. Also defeated […]

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Frustration Grows as Congress Shows Inability to Pass Even Modest Gun Measures

After a gunman in Las Vegas slaughtered country-music fans with assault weapons that mimicked a machine gun, lawmakers from both parties said they would move quickly to ban so-called bump stocks. After a mass shooter massacred church goers in Sutherland Springs, Tex., the No. 2 Republican in the Senate, John Cornyn of Texas, was stirred to action, pledging legislation to […]

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Senators Strike Bipartisan Deal on Immigration Despite Veto Threat

A broad bipartisan group of senators reached agreement Wednesday on a narrow rewrite of the nation’s immigration laws that would bolster border security and resolve the fate of the so-called Dreamers, even as President Trump suggested he would veto any plan that does not adhere to his harder-line approach. Their compromise legislation sets up a clash pitting the political center […]

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Millions Of Android Devices Compromised

Millions of Android devices have quietly fallen victim to a “drive-by” campaign that uses the mobile device’s computing power to mine for the cryptocurrency Monero, researchers at cybersecurity firm Malwarebtyes found. The attack, first discovered in January, has been ongoing since at least November 2017, according to the researchers. It uses malicious advertisements that contain hidden code that, when opened on […]

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Bipartisan immigration pact among several Senate proposals

A group of senators reached a bipartisan agreement aimed at balancing Democrats’ fight to offer citizenship to young “Dreamer” immigrants with President Donald Trump’s demands for billions to build his coveted border wall with Mexico. Overnight, the Trump administration denounced the deal. The compromise was announced Wednesday by 16 senators with centrist views on the issue and was winning support […]

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White House counsel walks a fine line in serving Trump’s demands

President Trump had a request for his lawyer: Call a senior Justice Department official and get him to persuade the FBI director to announce that Trump was not personally under investigation in the probe of Russian interference in the 2016 election. White House counsel Donald McGahn made the call in April to acting deputy attorney general Dana Boente but failed to convince him […]

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