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Donald Trump's First Tweets As U.S. President Are Here

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 15:26:12 -0500

Trump does not seem to want to let go of his personal account.


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Trump's Digital Presidential Takeover

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 13:05:59 -0500

The official White House website now displays a photo of Trump and a quote from the president himself that reads: “The Movement Continues—The Work Begins!”President Donald Trump talks with former President Barack Obama on Capitol Hill after Trump took the presidential oath


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Russian Hackers Will Try ‘Again and Again,’ Warns Samantha Power

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 10:21:26 -0500

In her parting speech, Obama’s UN ambassador says it is ‘naive’ to think Russia won’t keep meddling to destabilize the West.Power speaks in Seoul in October.


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Why Elections Are Now Classified as 'Critical Infrastructure'

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 16:51:31 -0500

President Obama’s homeland security adviser hinted that it might help deter foreign cyberattacks.Californians vote in 2014.


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Why Is Obama Expanding Surveillance Powers Right Before He Leaves Office?

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 10:32:26 -0500

It could be to prevent Trump from extending them even more.


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How Does a President Settle on His Science Policy?

Sun, 08 Jan 2017 12:00:00 -0500

Innovation is a huge part of economic growth – and the White House needs to be well-informed on science and tech issues when setting goals and budgets. Here's how presidents get up to speed.Barack Obama walks with John P. Holdren, Assistant to the President for Science and Technology and Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy in 2014.


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Is NASA Paving the Way for Asteroid Mining?

Fri, 06 Jan 2017 09:46:31 -0500

The agency just greenlit a robotic mission to the most metal-rich space rock in the solar system.Vesta, a rocky asteroid orbiting between between Mars and Jupiter


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Intelligence Chief Sets High Expectations For Election Hacking Report

Fri, 06 Jan 2017 09:29:40 -0500

James Clapper promises more details of Russian influence operations aimed at U.S. election.Clapper testified Thursday before the Senate Armed Services Committee.


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Questions for the Senate Hearing on Russian Hacking

Thu, 05 Jan 2017 09:56:25 -0500

Did Moscow influence the U.S. election? Who else has been hacked? Could the CIA be wrong?


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Trump Might Be Thinking About a Moon Base

Wed, 04 Jan 2017 09:51:26 -0500

Here’s why that’s a bad idea.The International Space Station passes by the moon in 2015.


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The Most Vulnerable NASA Missions Under Trump

Tue, 03 Jan 2017 15:49:18 -0500

Reading the tea leaves on the president-elect’s space policy


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The Obama Administration’s Big Science and Tech Innovation: Socially Engaged Policy

Wed, 28 Dec 2016 11:00:00 -0500

The outgoing president leaves behind some solid accomplishments in the world of science, tech and medicine. But the biggest departure from his predecessors might have been in his approachBarack Obama looks over a remotely operated vehicle to help firefighters with ice search and rescue calls developed by Olivia Van Amsterdam, left, and Katelyn Sweeney, center, at the White House Science Fair in 2014.


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DNC Hackers Linked to Russian Activity Against Ukraine Two Years Ago

Thu, 22 Dec 2016 10:13:26 -0500

The same malware a Russian group used to attacked the DNC was targeting Ukrainian soldiers, says cybersecurity group.


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The Most Urgent Questions About the Russia Hacks

Wed, 21 Dec 2016 15:41:36 -0500

No foreign power has ever intervened to try to shape a U.S. election with this kind of sophistication and potency.


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How Did One Small Defense Firm Get a Seat at Trump's Tech Summit?

Wed, 21 Dec 2016 09:34:39 -0500

The meeting put data-viz firm Palantir next to some of the world’s largest data-gathering companies.Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with technology industry leaders at Trump Tower in New York last week.


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America Already Had a Muslim Registry

Tue, 20 Dec 2016 15:37:11 -0500

A program that targeted visitors from Muslim-majority countries was phased out in 2011—but unless it’s dismantled completely, Donald Trump could easily reinstate it.Protesters stand across the street from a Donald Trump rally holding signs for "Muslims for Peace" in Orlando in February.


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Climate Scientists are Launching an Anonymous Hotline for Government Workers to Report Trump Meddling

Tue, 20 Dec 2016 15:30:08 -0500

Donald Trump's position on climate change and his transition team's actions have scientists scrambling.


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Obama: I Told Putin to 'Cut It Out'

Fri, 16 Dec 2016 17:04:43 -0500

The president was worried a stronger response would undermine confidence in the vote or further provoke the Russian president.


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How to Make Donald Trump’s Phone Safe

Fri, 16 Dec 2016 11:00:00 -0500

The man who led the effort to let President Obama keep his BlackBerry says the best solution for Trump might be multiple devices.Trump listens to his mobile phone in February.


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Barack Obama Slammed Russia on Election Hacking

Fri, 16 Dec 2016 10:09:06 -0500

"We need to take action, and we will."


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The Navy’s Autonomous Swarm Boats Can Now Decide What to Attack

Thu, 15 Dec 2016 09:43:16 -0500

In a recent demonstration, waterborne robots collaborated to identify, surround, and harass an enemy vessel.An autonomous Navy vessel performing a demonstration on the Chesapeake Bay in September.


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Did Russia Hack the RNC Too? Here’s What We Know So Far

Wed, 14 Dec 2016 15:59:09 -0500

Republican lawmakers and affiliated political organizations were targeted by the same Russian group that hit the DNC.Vladimir Putin listens to a question in 2015 during a press conference.


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Trump’s Tweets: Will They Go in the National Archives?

Wed, 14 Dec 2016 13:00:46 -0500

Agency clarifies that transition team documents are not federal records.


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