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Former President Donald Trump attends the National Rifle Association (NRA) Presidential Forum at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex & Expo Center

What to know about the timing of Donald Trump’s election interference trial

Analysis by Katelyn Polantz and Hannah Rabinowitz, CNN Washington (CNN) — Former President Donald Trump’s trial in his election interference case in Washington, DC, is indefinitely postponed during ongoing appeals about presidential immunity. But the judge who will oversee the trial has hinted at a quick timetable once the case returns to her jurisdiction. US

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Former President Donald Trump has appealed an Illinois judge’s decision that disqualified him from the state’s upcoming Republican primary ballot. He is shown here in Washington DC on January 6th

Trump appeals judge’s decision that disqualified him from Illinois ballots

By Marshall Cohen, CNN Washington (CNN) — Former President Donald Trump has appealed an Illinois judge’s decision that disqualified him from the state’s upcoming Republican primary ballot. The ruling from Cook County Circuit Judge Tracie Porter, an elected Democrat, concluded that Trump is barred from office under the 14th Amendment because he engaged in the January 6,

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AI will allow more foreign influence operations in 2024 election, FBI director says

By Sean Lyngaas, CNN (CNN) — The 2024 US election will feature more foreign adversaries that are trying to meddle in the election than previous voting cycles thanks to artificial intelligence and other technological advances, FBI Director Christopher Wray said Thursday. Advances in AI-generated photos and videos “are lowering the barrier to entry” for malign foreign influence

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Hunter Biden departs a House Oversight Committee meeting at Capitol Hill on January 10

Hunter Biden appears for closed-door interview with Republicans conducting impeachment inquiry

By FARNOUSH AMIRI Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Hunter Biden appeared Wednesday on Capitol Hill for a closed-door deposition with lawmakers, a critical moment for Republicans as their impeachment inquiry into his father and their family’s business affairs continues. The deposition marks a decisive point for the 14-month Republican investigation into the Biden family, which

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Biden administration opens investigation into foreign-made smart car components, particularly from China

By Sean Lyngaas and Samantha Waldenberg, CNN (CNN) — The US Commerce Department is opening an investigation into the national security risks posed by foreign-made hardware and software in smart cars, particularly Chinese-made technology, the department announced Thursday. The new investigation — which could lead to regulations restricting the use of certain car parts in the US

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Concern rising among Biden officials Israel may launch incursion into Lebanon

By Alex Marquardt, CNN (CNN) — American administration and intelligence officials are concerned that Israel is planning a ground incursion into Lebanon that could be launched in the late spring or early summer if diplomatic efforts fail to push Hezbollah back from the northern border with Israel, senior administrations officials and officials familiar with the

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Tom Suozzi sworn back into Congress, filling vacant Santos seat and narrowing the GOP’s slim majority

By Michelle Shen, CNN Democratic Rep. Tom Suozzi of New York was sworn into Congress on Wednesday evening after winning a special election earlier this month that captured the nation’s attention to fill the US House seat of expelled Republican Rep. George Santos. Suozzi’s entrance into Congress further narrows an already slim GOP majority in

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Illinois judge removes Trump from ballot because of ‘insurrectionist ban’

By Marshall Cohen, CNN (CNN) — In a surprise move, an Illinois judge has removed former President Donald Trump from the state’s ballot based on the 14th Amendment’s so-called “insurrectionist ban.” The decision is paused, giving Trump a short period of time to appeal. Wednesday’s unexpected decision comes as a similar anti-Trump challenge from Colorado

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In wake of McConnell’s exit plan, a fight over the future of the Senate GOP takes shape

By Lauren Fox and Ted Barrett, CNN A powerful counterweight to former President Donald Trump is exiting stage left from Republican leadership and leaving in his wake a major showdown over the future of the party. Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s decision to step aside as the longest serving Senate leader in history comes as Republicans are at an inflection

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