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Russians hacked Burisma Holdings in early November, US cybersecurity company says
A U.S. cybersecurity company says Russian military agents successfully hacked the Ukrainian gas company at the center of the scandal that led to President Donald Trump's impeachment.

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President Trump, Melania Trump cheered by crowd at LSU-Clemson national championship game
President Trump and first lady Melania Trump received a warm reception at Monday night's national championship football game between Louisiana State University (LSU) and Clemson University.

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Barr says DOJ was consulted before Soleimani strike as Trump goes on defensive
Attorney General William Barr on Monday said President Trump had consulted the Department of Justice before ordering an airstrike that killed Iran's top military general earlier this month.

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4 gun control bills advance in Virginia's General Assembly
Four gun-control bills on Monday advanced in Virginia's General Assembly, setting the stage for a contentious showdown between gun-rights advocates and Democratic lawmakers who have vowed to bring comprehensive changes to the state. ¬

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Ex-Treasury employee pleads guilty to leaking Trump team info, after dramatic bust with flash drive in hand
A former top Treasury Department official pleaded guilty Monday to conspiracy for leaking confidential banking reports associated with members of the Trump campaign, following her dramatic arrest in October 2018 as she toted a flash drive full of sensitive documents.

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Rep. Eliot Engel 'disappointed and frustrated' Pompeo won't appear before panel to answer questions about Soleimani strike
House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Eliot Engel¬ (D-N.Y.) said he is "disappointed and frustrated" that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will not appear before the committee on Tuesday to answer questions about the U.S.-led airstrike that killed Iranian Quds Force¬ Gen.¬ Qassem Soleimani and resulted in¬ increased hostility in the Middle East between Iran and the U.S.¬

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Mueller witness George Nader pleads guilty to child porn, sex trafficking
A¬ political hobnobber who featured prominently as a key witness in former Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation faces at least a decade in prison¬ after pleading guilty to charges of child sex trafficking and possessing child pornography.

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McConnell crows on Senate floor that Pelosi's impeachment 'gambit' produced 'absolutely nothing'
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., tore into House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., on Monday just days after the congresswoman promised to send the articles of impeachment brought against President Trump to the Senate later this week.

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Bloomberg takes heat from Iowa, New Hampshire Dems for call to 're-order the primary calendar'
The Democratic Party chairmen¬ of New Hampshire and¬ Iowa¬ ‚Äď which together¬ kick¬ off the presidential nominating calendar ‚Äď are firing back at Mike Bloomberg over the presidential candidate's new push ‚Äúto re-order the primary calendar in ways that better reflect our diverse electorate.‚ÄĚ

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Biden on top in Iowa with 3 weeks until caucuses, latest poll shows
DES MOINES, Iowa¬ --¬ With three weeks to go until Iowa's caucuses kick off the presidential nominating calendar, a new poll in the Hawkeye State shows¬ former Vice President Joe Biden with a slight edge over his top tier rivals for the Democratic presidential nomination.

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Virginia House advances gun control measures -- just days after gun-rights rally
Democrats in the Virginia House are advancing a package of gun-control measures less than a week after tens of thousands of pro-gun advocates from around the country rallied at the state Capitol.
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