Government Oversight

Tom Price Says He’ll Stop Use of Private Jets Until After Review
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Mr. Price, the health and human services secretary, has come under fire for his use of private jets when traveling on government business.

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21 States Told Their Election Systems Targeted by Hackers
www.nbcnews.com

In most cases the systems were not breached, the federal government said. Election officials in three states said the attempts could be linked to Russia.

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Voting systems in 21 states were targeted by hackers, government agency says
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Election officials in 21 U.S. states were reportedly notified by the federal government on Friday that hackers had targeted their systems ahead of the 2016 election.

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U.S. Agency Backs Import Protection for Solar-Panel Industry
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President Trump’s pledge to offer American companies more aggressive protection from foreign competition got fresh ammunition Friday, when a government board cleared the way for him to deploy a long-dormant legal weapon to restrict solar panel imports.

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Letter From North Korea: What Life Looks Like as Nuclear Crisis Mounts
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A tightly controlled government tour of Pyongyang featured plentiful talk from locals about not backing down to the U.S. The city was filled with symbols of the country’s atomic and military ambitions, including rocket-shaped cakes and children playing with toy rocket launchers.

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GOP Funds Trump's Defense in Russia Probe With Help From a Handful of Wealthy People
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Donald Trump’s attorneys in the probe of Russian election interference are being funded in part through a Republican Party account with a handful of wealthy donors—including a billionaire investor, a property developer seeking U.S. government visas and a Ukrainian-born American who has made billions of dollars doing business with Russian oligarchs.

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Trump's Bipartisan Outreach Gets Strong Support in New Poll
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President Donald Trump’s deal with congressional Democrats to keep the government funded and provide hurricane relief is drawing strong support from across the political spectrum, a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll has found.

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