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Russian troll farm, 13 suspects indicted for interference in 2016 US election (access required)

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department’s special counsel announced the indictment Friday of a notorious Russian troll farm – charging 13 individuals with an audacious scheme to criminally interfere with the 2016 U.S. presidential election. The Internet Research Agency, based in ...

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Lending by big banks to small businesses hits record high, study finds (access required)

One thing that’s critical for growth in a capitalistic economy and that’s capital. Small businesses, which have created two out of three new jobs in this country in recent years, are the ones with big capital needs. The good news ...

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Trump administration proposes keeping FBI downtown (access required)

WASHINGTON — After more than a decade of pressing Congress for funding to build a new campus in the Washington suburbs, the FBI is now proposing that it keep some of its employees exactly where they are — on Pennsylvania ...

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Trump administration opts for speed over accuracy in implementing new tax law (access required)

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is pushing American businesses to withhold fewer taxes from paychecks by February, aiming to quickly deliver the boost in take-home pay that Republicans promised their tax law would bring. But the rush could expose millions ...

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Hogan administration criticizes EPA plans to repeal Clean Power Plan (access required)

Maryland’s environmental secretary is condemning the Trump administration’s moves to repeal a regulation aimed at curbing greenhouse gas emissions from U.S. power plants, known as the Clean Power Plan. In a letter sent Monday to Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott ...

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Cisco buying Md.-based BroadSoft for $1.9 billion cash (access required)

BroadSoft, the Gaithersburg-based company that handles the software used by phone carriers and large businesses to manage call conferencing, announced Monday that it is being sold to California-based telecommunications giant Cisco Systems as both companies seek to harness the changes ...

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Trump administration narrows Affordable Care Act’s contraception mandate (access required)

The Trump administration issued a rule Friday that sharply limits the Affordable Care Act’s contraception coverage mandate, a move that could mean many American women would no longer have access to birth control free of charge. The new regulation, issued ...

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Arpaio pardon upheld but questions remain (access required)

  A federal judge dismissed the case against former sheriff Joe Arpaio on Wednesday and upheld President Donald Trump’s power to pardon the controversial ex-law enforcement official – though she left uncertain, for now, whether his conviction and other orders ...

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