Kevin Mallory, 60, was arrested by the FBI at his home in Leesburg, Virginia, on Thursday and brought to federal court in Alexandria to face preliminary charges of espionage and lying to federal officers.
House Republicans made their most significant progress on a years-long promise to repeal and replace Obamacare when their replacement plan cleared a key committee vote. The White House is fully behind the bill, but it faces an uphill climb as opposition grows from Democrats and Republicans in Congress and from health care stakeholders including hospitals, doctors and insurers.
WikiLeaks’ release on Tuesday of a massive cache of data describing CIA hacking tools has renewed a debate over how well the U.S. government balances the protection of Americans’ cybersecurity against the need to protect national security.
President Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate accord is the latest example of his raw political instincts pulling him away from the center, in spite of a chorus of moderates in the business community and in the administration urging him to stick with the agreement.