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      Day 638: Discord.


      1/ The Justice Department charged a Russian national with conspiracy for her role in an "information warfare" campaign designed to interfere with the midterm elections. Elena Khusyaynova managed the finances of an operation the Justice Department ...


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      Day 637: Personal commitments.


      1/ Trump: It "certainly looks" as if Jamal Khashoggi is dead. Trump said there would be "very severe" consequences if the Saudis killed him, but that it was still "a little bit early" to draw conclusions about who ordered the killing. (Associated ...


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      Day 636: Natural instinct.


      Wednesday, October 17, 2018 Subscribe: Get the Daily Update in your inbox for free. 1/ Robert Mueller is expected to issue findings after the midterm elections on whether Trump's 2016 campaign colluded with Russia and if Trump obstructed justic...


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      Day 635: Totally denied.


      Tuesday, October 16, 2018 Subscribe: Get the Daily Update in your inbox for free. 1/ A federal judge dismissed Stormy Daniels' libel lawsuit against Trump, saying Trump's tweet that she had lied about being threatened to keep quiet about their ...


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      Day 634: Who cares.


      Monday, October 15, 2018 Subscribe: Get the Daily Update in your inbox for free. 1/ Trump suggested that "rogue killers" may be responsible for the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi because King Salman "firmly denied any knowledge" of what happe...


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      Day 631: Optics.


      Friday, October 12, 2018 Subscribe: Get the Daily Update in your inbox for free. 1/ The Trump administration is considering new rules to separate parents and children at the U.S.-Mexico border. 2/ Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross discussed addin...


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      Day 630: Highly unusual.


      Thursday, October 11, 2018 Subscribe: Get the Daily Update in your inbox for free. 1/ U.S. intelligence intercepts indicate that the crown prince of Saudi Arabia ordered an operation to coax Jamal Khashoggi back to the kingdom in order to captu...


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      Day 629: Inevitable.


      Wednesday, October 9, 2018 Subscribe: Get the Daily Update in your inbox for free. 1/ Trump claimed the Democratic Party's push for "Medicare for All" would "eviscerate" and "gut Medicare with their planned government takeover of American healt...


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      Day 628: Hidden genius.


      Monday, October 8, 2018 Subscribe: Get the Daily Update in your inbox for free. 1/ Rick Gates requested proposals in 2016 from an Israeli company to create fake online identities and use social media to manipulate and influence the election. 2...


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      Day 627: "An insult to the American public."


      Monday, October 8, 2018 Subscribe: Get the Daily Update in your inbox for free. 1/ The Senate confirmed Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court in a 50-48 vote. 2/ Trump called the allegations against Kavanaugh "a hoax that was set up by the...


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