The Russian Trolls Have a Simpler Job Today. Quote Trump.

WASHINGTON — Four years ago, when Russian intelligence agencies engaged in a systematic attempt to influence the American presidential election, the disinformation they fed American voters required some real imagination at the troll farms producing the ads. There was the exaggerated Texas secession movement, a famous ad in which Satan …

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Opinion | A Divided America Is a National Security Threat

While foreign policy has barely figured in the presidential campaign, national security is plainly on the ballot. If everything feels chaotic and dangerous, it’s because we face a remarkable convergence of security challenges. Traditional definitions of national security center largely on external, military threats to U.S. sovereignty and territorial integrity …

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Elon Musk Promises to Make a $25,000 Tesla (in 3 Years)

Tesla is working on cheaper, more powerful batteries for its electric cars, but many of the required innovations are still works in progress, its chief executive, Elon Musk, said Tuesday at a much anticipated presentation at the company’s California factory. The advances could ultimately cut battery costs more than 50 …

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House Approves Short-Term Bill to Avoid a Shutdown

The effort to stave off a shutdown less than six weeks before Election Day comes as the looming brawl over filling the Supreme Court vacancy left by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death has further intensified partisan rancor on Capitol Hill. Congress will ultimately have to return in a lame-duck session, …

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