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Bill aims to block foreign ownership of election systems
July 19th, 2018  2:48 PM

After Maryland officials announced that an election service vendor was acquired by a company linked to a Russian oligarch, two congressmen are introducing legislation requiring that election systems vendors are owned and controlled by domestic companies

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New IRS policy allows some tax-exempt groups to veil donors
July 17th, 2018  5:53 PM

The Trump administration is lifting requirements for some tax-exempt groups to disclose the identities of their donors to federal tax authorities. The change benefits groups that spend millions on political ads, such as the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

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Unions pour millions into Missouri to fight right-to-work
July 17th, 2018  5:11 PM

Unions from around the country are pouring money into Missouri ahead of a statewide vote that could ban mandatory union fees at workplaces, just weeks after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that government workers can't be forced to contribute to labor unions

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Right-to-work foes raise millions more than opponents
July 17th, 2018  1:16 PM

The group fighting a ballot measure that would make Missouri a right-to-work state has outraised its opponents by more than $4 million

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Brexit campaign group fined for breaking electoral law
July 17th, 2018  6:43 AM

The official group that campaigned for Britain's exit from the European Union at the 2016 EU referendum has been fined and referred to the police for breaking electoral law

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San Francisco to consider tax on companies to help homeless
July 16th, 2018  9:46 PM

San Francisco voters will decide in November whether to tax large businesses to pay for homeless and housing services in a city struggling with income inequality

San Francisco to consider tax on companies to help homeless
Correction: CVS-Black Customer story
July 16th, 2018  4:11 PM

Correction: CVS-Black Customer story

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AP Exclusive: Billionaires fuel US charter schools movement
July 16th, 2018  3:04 PM

Billionaires like Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and heirs to the Walmart retail fortune are influencing state education policy by giving money to state-level charter support organizations to sustain the charter schools movement across the country

AP Exclusive: Billionaires fuel US charter schools movement
Malaysian lawmakers take oath, including indicted ex-leader
July 16th, 2018  4:19 AM

Malaysian lawmakers have taken their oath in Parliament, including former premier Najib Razak, who faces corruption charges in the scandal that led to his coalition's electoral defeat

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The Latest: Trump says Johnson would be 'excellent' PM
July 12th, 2018  6:49 PM

U.S. President Donald Trump says he thinks former British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson would make an "excellent" prime minister

The Latest: Trump says Johnson would be 'excellent' PM
The Latest: Trump says May's plan wrecks Brexit, US deals
July 12th, 2018  6:30 PM

President Donald Trump has accused British Prime Minister Theresa May of ruining what her country stands to gain from Brexit and says her "soft" blueprint would probably "kill" any future trade deals with the United States

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Speaker Ryan makes election year pitch for GOP tax law
July 12th, 2018  10:24 AM

House Speaker Paul Ryan is crediting the GOP's tax plan with improving the U.S. economy, an argument that's central to the Republican pitch to voters ahead of the midterm election

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U.S. President Donald Trump says he'll speak with Russia's Vladimir Putin about election meddling, arms control, Crimea.
July 12th, 2018  6:45 AM

U.S. President Donald Trump says he'll speak with Russia's Vladimir Putin about election meddling, arms control, Crimea.

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Trump rattles NATO, knocking its value, assailing Germany
July 11th, 2018  11:09 PM

Under fire for his warm embrace of Vladimir Putin, President Donald Trump jolted a NATO summit by turning a harsh spotlight on Germany's ties to Russia while questioning the value of a military alliance that has defined decades of American foreign policy.

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US firm: Chinese hackers infiltrate Cambodia ahead of polls
July 11th, 2018  10:59 PM

A U.S. cybersecurity firm has found evidence Chinese hackers linked to Beijing's government have infiltrated computer systems of Cambodia's election commission, opposition leaders and media

US firm: Chinese hackers infiltrate Cambodia ahead of polls
Facebook faces UK fine over its data privacy scandal
July 11th, 2018  8:38 AM

Facebook faces U.K. fine over its privacy scandal

Facebook faces UK fine over its data privacy scandal
US firm: Chinese hackers infiltrated Cambodia's politics
July 11th, 2018  6:27 AM

U.S. cybersecurity firm FireEye says it has found evidence that a Chinese hacking team it believes is linked to Beijing has penetrated computer systems belonging to Cambodia's election commission, opposition leaders and media

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Opponents sue to nix ballot measure to split California in 3
July 10th, 2018  6:34 PM

Opponents of initiative to divide California in 3 ask state Supreme Court to pull measure from ballot

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The Latest: Bank feared campaign could hurt state contract
July 9th, 2018  4:28 PM

U.S. Bank terminated Wisconsin state treasurer candidate Travis Hartwig because the bank feared his campaign could be perceived as a conflict of interest as the bank pursues a $10 million contract with the state for banking services

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In Tennessee, Trump's tariffs become a political issue
July 9th, 2018  12:01 AM

Trump's tariffs roil Senate contests in Tennessee and other states with a heavy stake on exports

In Tennessee, Trump's tariffs become a political issue

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