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Why Ron DeSantis wants to form an election security police force
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Why Ron DeSantis wants to form an election security police force

As Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis runs for president looks to the final year of his first term in office, he is, again, turning to the nonexistent notion of widespread voter fraud to bolster his appeal with the Republican base. His latest proposal is the creation of something called the Office of Election Crime and Security.…MORE

Cyberattack on Red Cross compromised data of over 515,000 ‘highly vulnerable people’
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Cyberattack on Red Cross compromised data of over 515,000 ‘highly vulnerable people’

A cyberattack on a contractor used by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has compromised the personal data of more than 515,000 “highly vulnerable people,” including people separated from their families by conflict and disaster, the organization said Wednesday. The hack has forced the Red Cross to shut down IT systems that support…MORE

Congressional subpoena for Giuliani seeks information on his meetings, fees and fraud claims
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Congressional subpoena for Giuliani seeks information on his meetings, fees and fraud claims

Congressional investigators are demanding information from former President Donald Trump’s onetime lawyer Rudy Giuliani about contacts with members of Congress and state election officials, his fee arrangements and any evidence to back up bogus and sometimes outlandish claims of voter fraud. A source who has seen the subpoena from the House select committee investigating the…MORE

FBI says crooks are using fake QR codes to steal money
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FBI says crooks are using fake QR codes to steal money

Cybercriminals are trying to steal financial information from Americans through the QR codes that restaurants and businesses have increasingly turned to during the coronavirus pandemic, the FBI warned this week. The scammers are using fraudulent QR codes — bar codes that you scan on your phone to launch a website — to direct people to…MORE

Republicans refuse to comply with Schiff’s request to get tested before committee briefing
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Republicans refuse to comply with Schiff’s request to get tested before committee briefing

Rep. Mike Turner of Ohio, the top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee, said the panel’s chairman, Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff of California, has requested that members receive a negative Covid test before they participate in an upcoming committee briefing. Turner, however, said Republicans on the committee will not comply with Schiff’s request. “The American…MORE

‘Do not fall victim to false gods again’: Judge worries about rioters acting in 2024
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‘Do not fall victim to false gods again’: Judge worries about rioters acting in 2024

A federal judge warned on Wednesday that Trump supporters who stormed the Capitol on January 6, 2021, should be more cautious about which political leaders they follow in the future, and said that placing rioters on probation through the 2024 election could be a more effective sentence than short prison terms. “Many politicians are writing…MORE

Pelosi says Democrats are considering adding Covid-19 relief to larger bill
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Pelosi says Democrats are considering adding Covid-19 relief to larger bill

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told reporters on Wednesday that Democrats are considering adding Covid-19 relief to the larger government funding bill, which could complicate Republican support for the broader legislative package. “We are working very closely with Rosa DeLauro on the omnibus bill,” she said after the House Democrats’ weekly meeting, referencing the Connecticut Democratic…MORE

How to get free at-home Covid-19 tests from the government
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How to get free at-home Covid-19 tests from the government

Americans can now sign up to get free home Covid-19 tests from the federal government. Though the website formally debuted on Wednesday, the Biden administration quietly launched it the day before. Orders began pouring in immediately. The program is part of the administration’s effort to increase testing amid the nationwide surge of the Omicron variant.…MORE

Sotomayor and Gorsuch say they are ‘warm colleagues and friends’ amid masking dustup
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Sotomayor and Gorsuch say they are ‘warm colleagues and friends’ amid masking dustup

Supreme Court Justices Neil Gorsuch and Sonia Sotomayor issued an unusual statement Wednesday asserting there is no tension on the high court around masking and stressing that Sotomayor did not ask Gorsuch to wear a mask while on the bench. In the rare statement, the justices said that “reporting that Justice Sotomayor asked Justice Gorsuch…MORE

Takeaways and new details from the New York AG’s investigation into Trump’s business empire
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Takeaways and new details from the New York AG’s investigation into Trump’s business empire

New York Attorney General Letitia James laid out new, specific details about what her office believes to be “misleading or fraudulent” financial statements from former President Donald Trump’s business empire in a late-night court filing on Tuesday. The new filing seeks to compel the testimony of Trump, Donald Trump Jr. and Ivanka Trump as part…MORE

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