Ratcliffe reinstates election briefings for intel panels

He also said he'll provide all lawmakers with written intelligence reports but not briefings.
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As Tuesday’s chaotic Presidential debate shifted to a discussion about the U.S. economy, President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden seemed, yet again, to be operating in different stratospheres. As Trump boasted—without corroborating evidence—that “our country is coming back incredibly well” from the economic shutdown precipitated by the coronavirus pandemic, Biden countered that…
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7 wounded in Milwaukee funeral home shooting
Seven people were reportedly shot outside a Milwaukee funeral home Wednesday when a car pulled up near a crowd of 100 mourners and someone inside opened fired.
Biden, Mr. Rogers' widow Joanne hold virtual call during Pennsylvania campaign stop
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Biden slams Trump as 'entitled, self-serving'
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Brad Parscale resigns from Trump campaign after incident at home
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Anthony Davis on Lakers teammate LeBron James: 'I plan to follow this motherf---er to hopefully 9 more Finals'
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California task force will consider paying reparations for slavery
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Jan Blachowicz's UFC 253 win receives government approval back home in Poland
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NYC housing official busted for using phony parking placard
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Man nabs $6M in PPP loans using sham ‘Game of Thrones’-themed firms
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The Mets have missed the playoffs in each of the two seasons since general manager Brodie Van Wagenen’s arrival, finishing a combined 112-110 over that stretch. From the “Come get us” dare that preceded his first season — after trading the organization’s top prospect in a deal for Robinson Cano and Edwin Diaz — to...
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