The services Cambridge Analytica offered are coveted by political campaigns. Yet people had few indications of how their personal data was collected, refashioned and deployed on behalf of candidates.
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With his left-wing views and deep pockets, New York-based financier and philanthropist George Soros, 87, has become the ultimate boogeyman for far-right ideologues, demagogic despots, tin-hat conspiracy theorists and anti-Semites the world over. But nothing compares to the intensity with which he is now being assailed in his native land by Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban.
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The president celebrated via Twitter the ouster of former deputy FBI director Andrew McCabe, who had been probing connections between Trump’s 2016 campaign and Russia, as “A great day for Democracy.” McCabe said his dismissal was a deliberate effort to slander him and part of an “ongoing war” against the FBI and the Russia probe being led by special counsel Robert S. Mueller III.
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A controversial warrant used in five states allows police to temporarily confiscate guns from law-abiding — but at-risk — owners. It represents the latest piecemeal attempt to prevent gun violence in the U.S.
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