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Security Issues: Top officials from the NSA, the CIA, the FBI, and other agencies told the Senate Intelligence Committee that Russia plans to interfere with America’s upcoming midterm elections after successfully targeting some states’ voter data in 2018. While the officials called for “a national cry” to inform and warn the public, implementing protections may be up to President Trump. FBI Director Chris Wray also testified that the bureau had informed the White House as early as March 2017 about problems with Rob Porter, the aide who resigned last week amid allegations of spousal abuse. That contradicts the White House account—and exposes gaps in the security-clearance process.

After a year-long investigation of Israeli Prime Minister on charges of bribery, fraud, and breach of trust. Netanyahu denies the allegations, and says he won’t step down. The recommendation follows a tumultuous weekend for Israel: The country targeted Iranian assets in Syria in retaliation for an Iranian surveillance drone that Israel claimed had entered its airspace. The incident to keep the peace in the region. Yet the hostility between Israel and Iran is only one of the several

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