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Nation May 09Facebook auto-generates videos with extremist images
A confidential whistleblower's complaint to the Securities and Exchange Commission obtained by The Associated Press alleges Facebook is inadvertently making use of propaganda by militant groups to auto-generate videos.
Politics Dec 05Prosecutors ramp up foreign lobbying probe tied to Manafort
In a flurry of new activity, Justice Department prosecutors in the last several weeks have begun interviewing witnesses and contacting lawyers to schedule additional questioning related to the Podesta Group and Mercury Public Affairs, the people familiar with the inquiry…
Politics Jul 19WATCH: Rosenstein defends charging foreign agents U.S. can’t arrest
At the Aspen Security Forum, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein unveiled a report identifying the major cyber threats that the U.S. faces.
Politics May 23Trump seethes over Russia probe, calls for end to ‘SPYGATE’
President Donald Trump escalated his efforts to discredit the Russia investigation Wednesday. "SPYGATE could be one of the biggest political scandals in history!" the president said in an early morning Twitter tirade.
Politics May 22WATCH: Trump won’t say if he has confidence in Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein
When asked if he has confidence in Rod Rosenstein, who is overseeing the special counsel's Russia investigation, Trump asked reporters to move on to another question.
Politics May 22FBI, Justice Dept. officials agree to meet with congressional leaders to ‘review’ information on Russia probe
Ratcheting up pressure on the Russia investigation, the White House announced that top FBI and Justice Department officials have agreed to meet with congressional leaders and "review" highly classified information the lawmakers have been seeking on the handling of the…
Politics Feb 02Senator seeks documents on Russia money links to the NRA
In letters sent to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and the NRA on Friday, Sen. Ron Wyden of Oregon requested any documents showing financial links between Russia and the gun lobbying organization.
Nation Jan 24Chinese opioid dealers exploit U.S. postal service flaw to ship illegal drugs, investigators say
China said Thursday it is ready to work with the United States in fighting these illicit opioid shipments.
Politics Jul 14Russian-American lobbyist says he was in Trump son’s meeting
A Russian-American lobbyist says he attended a June 2016 meeting with President Donald Trump's son, marking another shift in the account of a discussion that was billed as part of a Russian government effort to help the Republican's White House…