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I’ve spent 15 years covering national security. I’ve never seen anything like the Russia hack.

December 20, 2016
Yochi Dreazen | Vox
I’ve never covered anything quite like Russia’s hack of the Democratic National Committee’s servers and the email account of Clinton campaign chair John Podesta, moves designed to steal and then release information damaging to the Democratic presidential nominee.
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Trump is stoking his base on his pre-inaugural tour. But is he building bridges?

December 19, 2016
Philip Rucker, John Wagner | The Washington Post
He strode out on a catwalk at a football stadium here to Lynyrd Skynyrd’s “Sweet Home Alabama.” A 50-foot cedar tree, which aides installed behind his stage with a crane, was decorated with Christmas ornaments larger than human heads.
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Electors meet to officially cast votes for president

December 19, 2016
Eamon Javers | CNBC
CNBC's Eamon Javers reports the latest news out of Washington D.C. including the meeting of the Electoral College.
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Electoral College votes Monday and Trump selects hard-liner as ambassador to Israel and Obama

December 16, 2016
Just one elector has said he go against the wishes of his state and not vote for Donald Trump.

How Obama, Trump and Congress are responding to Russian hacks in the U.S. election

December 16, 2016
U.S. intelligence agencies blame Russia for a series of hacks meant to undermine the presidential election.
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Obama says ‘we will’ retaliate against Russia for election hacking

December 16, 2016
Juliet Eilperin | The Washington Post
President Obama said Friday the United States will retaliate against Russia over its malicious cyber-activity during this year's election.
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Putin’s Revenge

December 16, 2016
Michael Crowley | POLITICO
Humiliated by the 1990s, Russia’s strongman is determined to win Cold War 2.0. He may be succeeding.
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Trump team circles wagons

December 16, 2016
Kimberly Atkins | Boston Herald
Donald Trump's team and Obama administration officials swapped barbs Thursday over the White House’s claim that the operation to hack Democratic operatives’ emails was authorized by Vladimir Putin.
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