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Voting booths in polling place

Hackers Targeted Voter Systems Before 2016 Election

The federal government is telling election officials in 21 states that hackers targeted their systems last year, although in most cases the systems were not breached. Officials said the hackers are believed to be Russian agents

Ex-Stanford Swimmer Rape

DeVos Rescinds Campus Sex Assault Guidelines

The Trump administration is scrapping Obama-era guidance on investigating campus sexual assault, replacing it with new interim instructions. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has said the rules were unfairly skewed against students accused of assault

Donald Trump, Kim Jong Un

Trump Says Kim Jong Un 'Is Obviously a Madman'

The war of words between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un continues. Less than a day after Kim called Trump a "dotard," Trump took to Twitter to declare that the North Korean strongman is "obviously a madman"

Trees block the streets after Hurricane Maria at Escambron Beach in San Juan, Puerto Rico on Sept. 20.

Towns Forced to Evacuate After Puerto Rico Dam Fails

Puerto Rican officials could not communicate with more than half the towns in the U.S. territory as they rushed to evacuate tens of thousands of people downstream of a failing dam in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria

Former FBI Director James Comey Testifies on Capitol Hill

Howard University Students Disrupt Comey Speech

Dozens of students interrupted a speech made by former FBI director James Comey at the 150th opening convocation of Howard University in Washington, D.C. Video footage from the scene Friday shows Comey attempting to speak