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Trump faces skeptical Republicans

Donald Trump is paying his first visit to rank-and-file congressional Republicans, appearing Thursday morning at closed-door meetings of the House and Senate GOP caucuses. The gatherings come less than two weeks before a GOP convention that a number of leading Republicans are skipping, including some in Congress. And while Trump is sure to be greeted enthusiastically by a handful of lawmakers, many more have expressed skepticism, criticism or outright opposition to a presidential candidate who has flouted conservative principles and divided the Republican Party. Several have questions for Trump; others have already offered advice that the candidate has not necessarily
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State defends handling of secret info

The State Department is defending its handling of classified and sensitive information against statements by the FBI director that the department doesn’t handle such information as well as other government agencies. State Department spokesman John Kirby says the department takes cybersecurity very seriously, contrary to conclusions in the FBI’s probe of Hillary Clinton’s private email server. FBI Director James Comey said Tuesday the State Department’s security culture lacks the same kind of care for classified information as found at other departments. His criticism echoes the findings of multiple previous reviews of how cybersecurity was handled at the State Department while
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