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Thursday, February 8, 2018
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1/ Russian hackers penetrated voter registration rolls in several U.S. states before the 2016 presidential election.
2/ The Trump administration may target immigrants who use certain taxpayer-funded benefits to make it harder for them to gain permanent residency.
3/ Scott Pruitt suggested that climate change could benefit humans, despite scientific evidence to the contrary.
4/ House Democrats are targeting 101 Republican-held congressional districts in the November midterm elections.
5/ Members of Congress from both parties are calling Trump's request for a military parade a waste of money.
6/ The House and Senate are expected to vote tonight on a budget deal that would increase federal spending by more than $300 billion over two years and avert off another shutdown.
poll/ 57% of Americans believe Russia will try to influence this year's midterm elections.
The Dow dropped more than 1,000 points, closing down 4.15%. The S&P 500 closed at 3.75% down – a two-month low – erasing its gain for the year and putting it on track for its worst week since the financial crisis.
Trump has decided to focus on opioid law enforcement instead of opioid treatment.
Republican Congressman Duncan Hunter of California has been accused of misusing campaign funds.
Senior Trump aides knew for months about the allegations of domestic abuse against top White House staffer Rob Porter by his two ex-wives.
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