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WikiLeaks releases more CIA docs as U.S. weighs charges


WASHINGTON — WikiLeaks released what it claims is the 31-page user guide for a CIA device code-named “Weeping Angel.” It can turn some Samsung TVs into surveillance tools with an implant for recording audio from a TV’s built-in microphone. Posted online Friday, the release is the latest dump of classified …

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Berkeley reverses course on Ann Coulter speech


BERKELEY — The University of California, Berkeley, reversed its decision Thursday to cancel a speech by conservative commentator Ann Coulter over security concerns. They are now offering a make-up date at a more secure venue. On the Berkeley campus, opposition to Ann Coulter’s appearance adds to a growing impression that …

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Possible conflict of interest involves Ivanka Trump


WASHINGTON — The Trump family has vowed to keep its vast financial interests separate from the government. But on Tuesday, CBS News learned of a possible conflict of interest involving the president’s daughter and top adviser, Ivanka.  China gave her business potentially lucrative trademark approvals on the day that she …

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Democrats nationwide eye Georgia special election


ROSWELL, Ga. — A special election to be held on Tuesday in Georgia to fill a House seat should be a “gimme” since Republicans have held the seat since the 1980s. But Democrats are trying to make the race a referendum on President Trump.  “This is not your typical sleepy special …

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Home for recess, pols face fiery town hall crowds


WASHINGTON — Lawmakers are home for a two-week recess, which means they are coming in for another round of anger over Washington’s recent actions and inaction. In Mesa, Arizona, Republican Sen. Jeff Flake weathered two-and-a-half hours of fury over everything from President Trump’s pricey trips to Mar-a-Lago to the GOP’s …

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Images show North Korea may be preparing for nuclear test


PYONGYANG, North Korea — New satellite images show that North Korea may be preparing to conduct its sixth nuclear test. A U.S.-based watchdog group says the country is “primed and ready” after analyzing telltale signs of activity at the remote underground test site. Satellite images show activity at a North …

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Study: Manterruptions a problem even on Supreme Court


The First Amendment guarantees the right to free speech — but is there a constitutional right to finish a sentence? Since cameras are not allowed when the Supreme Court is in session, picturing interactions among the justices can be a challenge. But a new study, co-authored by Northwestern Law professor …

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