New Senate Intelligence report shows “extensive” Russia 2016 election interference

A person votes inside of a voting booth at Newfields Town Hall on November 8, 2016 in Newfields, New Hampshire. | Ryan McBride/AFP/Getty Images It also notes that Russia may have infiltrated the voting system of all 50 states. The Senate Intelligence Committee has just released the first section of its report on 2016 Russian interference which found that hackers likely tried to access election systems in all 50 states, confirming widespread fears that America’s…

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The House just passed a budget deal, taking a key step toward averting a fiscal crisis

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) hashed out a deal with the White House to raise the debt ceiling and budget caps. | Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images House passes budget deal to increase government spending by $320 billion, with Trump’s support. Congress just got one step closer toward staving off a fiscal crisis, as the House passed a budget deal that would increase government spending by $320 billion for the next two years and allow the government…

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108 degrees in Paris: Europe is shattering heat records this week

Record heat has gripped Europe this week, as the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, France, and Belgium set new all-time temperature highs. | Nicolas Economou/NurPhoto/Getty Images Paris reported its highest temperature ever this week as Europe’s second major heat wave of the summer continues. Europe is now baking under its second heat wave this month, but this latest is one for the record books. On Thursday, Paris set its all-time temperature high, reaching 108.6 degrees Fahrenheit….

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Why the Tour de France is so brutal

It’s all about the climbs. The Tour de France is finishing its 106th edition this Sunday after three weeks and more than 3,400 kilometers of cycling. Since its founding in 1903, the Tour has become the most prestigious bike race in the world and one of the most impressive feats of endurance in sports. It owes a lot of this fame to a specific part of the race: the climbs. Much of the strategy revolves…

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The Trump administration is bringing back federal executions

Attorney General William Barr gives remarks during a Department of Justice African American History Month Observance Program at the Department of Justice on February 26, 2019. | Alex Wong/Getty Images There have only been three federal executions since 1988. The last one was in 2003. US Attorney General William Barr ordered the Federal Bureau of Prisons on Thursday to resume capital punishment for federal prisoners for the first time in nearly two decades, and to…

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