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May 24, 2017 6:17 PM How Seth Rich’s death became an Internet conspiracy theory

Two weeks before the Democratic National Convention in July, Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich was shot and killed in his Washington neighborhood. His family and Metropolitan D.C. police have said his death was the result of a botched robbery. But conspiracy theories have circulated in right-wing and conservative social and news media spheres 8

May 24, 2017 10:01 AM Why The Russia Investigation Matters And Why You Should Care

From left, National Security Agency Director Adm. Mike Rogers, former FBI Director James Comey, former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, ex-CIA Director John Brennan, and Defense Intelligence Agency Director Lt. Gen. Vincent Stewart participate in the Senate Intelligence Committee's hearing on worldwide threats last year. Some people have FOMO that they might 11

May 23, 2017 3:41 PM Trump's Intel Chief Mum on Pressure to Rebut Russia Evidence

Donald Trump’s intelligence chief declined to comment Tuesday on media reports that the president pressured him to publicly deny that evidence existed of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential race. “Given the nature of my position and the information that we share [with the president], it’s not appropriate 7

May 19, 2017 12:24 PM Biden disses Clinton: ‘I never thought she was a great candidate. I thought I was a great candidate.’

Former vice president Joe Biden stirred the Democratic pot a little bit on Thursday night. Appearing at the SALT hedge fund conference in Las Vegas, the possible 2020 presidential candidate weighed in on Hillary Clinton's 2016 candidacy in a way that Clinton supporters sure won't like. “I never thought she was a great candidate,” Biden said, according 30

May 18, 2017 1:05 AM Putin paid Trump? Republicans think McCarthy’s statement has to be a joke

Rep. Kevin McCarthy’s Republican colleagues were ready Wednesday to accept the House majority leader’s explanation that he was joking in his private comments last year suggesting that then-candidate Donald Trump was being paid by Russian President Vladimir Putin. “It was a bad attempt at a joke,” McCarthy (R-Calif.) told reporters Wednesday evening 7

May 17, 2017 11:01 PM Impeachment chatter ratchets up in halls of the Capitol

No Democrat was in more demand Wednesday than Texas Rep. Al Green — the seven-term Democrat from Houston who held a hometown news conference two days before calling for the impeachment of President Trump. Then came allegations that Trump had pressured the FBI director to beg off a criminal investigation of his then-national security adviser — and then came the media 20

May 16, 2017 3:13 AM Donald Trump Just Betrayed America’s Intelligence Community

We don’t know—yet—why Trump feels the need to cower before Russia. We do know that he’s sold out our allies to benefit an adversary. When Donald Trump was elected, U.S. intelligence officials feared that allies would stop sharing critical intelligence information for fear that information might be passed on to Russia. European countries in particular 11

May 15, 2017 3:09 AM Microsoft blames US stockpiled vulnerability for ransomware attack

The stockpiling of vulnerabilities by governments is a big problem, the company said Microsoft on Sunday said a software vulnerability stolen from the U.S. National Security Agency has affected customers around the world, and described the spread of the WannaCrypt ransomware on Friday in many countries as yet another example of the problems caused by the stockpiling 49

May 14, 2017 11:12 PM Ransomware attack: The second wave is coming, so get ready now

A new stage of the WannaCrypt ransomware attack could arrive with the start of the working week. Are you prepared? The global ransomware attack that caused chaos could spring back to life again as workers return to the office, experts have warned. While ransomware has been a growing menace for some time, this particular attack is without parallel, largely 34

May 14, 2017 5:02 PM More than 150 countries affected by massive cyberattack, Europol says

Europol confirmed Sunday that computer networks in more than 150 countries and more than 200,000 people had been affected by one of the biggest cybersecurity attacks in recent history. “It is the biggest ransomware attack ever,” Europol spokesman Jan Op Gen Oorth said. The number of affected networks and individuals is likely to go up, he said, because 38