Microsoft Working with U.S. Government to Prevent Hacking During Midterms

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Reddit WhatsAppConcerns regarding Russian intervention in the U.S.’ upcoming November midterm elections have intensified, as a Microsoft executive has stated that his company is currently working with the government to ensure that candidates will not be hacked. This statement is a direct contradiction to Donald Trump’s claim that he “laid down the law” when addressing the accusations of collusion with Russian president Vladimir Putin. The vice-president of Microsoft’s customer security didn’t explicitly state which candidates have been the victims of hacking attempts, but he said that…

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Trump holds press conference with Putin after meeting, calls his administration into question

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Reddit WhatsAppThis Tuesday, the meeting between President Trump and Vladimir Putin took place. It came much anticipation from the entire political world to see the event unfold, since the leaders would discuss relevant topics, such as trade, foreign policy and possibly the allegations of collusion between the governments. The meeting came only a couple of days after the Justice Department indicted twelve Russian agents with accusations of having hacked U.S. technology during the 2016 elections. Before entering the meeting, President Trump mentioned to the press the…

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Jahangiri Confirms Iran Will Maintain High Oil Sales in Face of Sanctions

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Reddit WhatsAppIn response to the massive sanctions which the Trump Administration imposed on European companies operating in his country, Iranian Vice President Eshaq Jahangiri confirmed that Iran plans to keep selling “as much oil as [they] can.” Jahangiri acknowledged that Trump’s sanctions will definitely hurt Iran’s economy, but he affirmed that the government will try to protect its banking system. Jahangiri argued that the U.S. is attempting to stop Iran’s various exports, such as steel and copper, by detaining the shipping of these products. He called oil…

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Trump Administration Halts Payments to Health Insurers in Attempt to End Obamacare

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Reddit WhatsAppMoving forward with their near-constant attempts to end Obamacare, the Trump Administration has withheld several payments to the many of the system’s health insurers just as they preparing their premiums for the next health care season. The administration froze the funds through a system called risk adjustment payment, which distributes some revenue of the health insurance plans to the insurers which handle a significant number of high-cost patients. This system is used to prevent the companies from losing large amounts of money. According to a…

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Immigration Officials Resort to DNA Testing to Reunite Families

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Reddit WhatsAppFollowing a recent court order, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is using DNA tests to speed up the process of reuniting immigrant families that have crossed the border. Under the Trump Administration’s zero-tolerance immigration policy, 2,300 children have been separated from their families. Due to mounting political pressure for the government to fix this human rights violation, the Federal District Court of San Diego has set a deadline to reunite families by Tuesday, July 10th. Alex Azar, the secretary and chief of HHS,…

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