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THURSDAY, JAN. 5, 2017



In this Nov. 17 file photo, then-Indiana Sen. Dan Coats is pictured on Capitol Hill in Washington. President-elect Donald Trump is planning to appoint former Coats as Director of National Intelligence. (Susan Walsh / Associated Press)

THURSDAY, JAN. 5, 2017, 12:50 P.M.

Trump selects former Sen. Coats for top intelligence post

WASHINGTON – President-elect Donald Trump has selected former Indiana Sen. Dan Coats as director of national intelligence, a person with knowledge of the decision said Thursday. The move comes amid Trump’s questioning of the U.S. intelligence community’s assessments that Russia ...

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THURSDAY, JAN. 5, 2017, 9:18 A.M.

Obama awarded Pentagon’s medal for distinguished public service

President Barack Obama on Wednesday received the Department of Defense Medal for Distinguished Public Service from Defense Secretary Ashton Carter, prompting a backlash from critics that include former Alaska governor Sarah Palin, R. But the award is more common than they apparently know, as numerous senior officials have received it, including the last two presidents.

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Director of National Intelligence James Clapper listens at left as National Security Agency and Cyber Command Chief Adm. Michael Rogers testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington on Thursday before the Senate Armed Services Committee hearing: “Foreign Cyber Threats to the United States.” (Manuel Balce Ceneta / Associated Press)

THURSDAY, JAN. 5, 2017, 9:15 A.M.

U.S. official says Russia undoubtedly meddled in U.S. election

The nation’s top intelligence official said Thursday that Russia undoubtedly interfered in America’s 2016 presidential election but stopped short of using the explosive description “an act of war,” telling lawmakers such a call isn’t within the purview of the U.S. intelligence community.

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THURSDAY, JAN. 5, 2017, 6:36 A.M.

Israeli police question Netanyahu again over graft suspicion

JERUSALEM – Israeli police are questioning Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for the second time over corruption allegations. Israeli media reported that police investigators arrived on Thursday evening at Netanyahu’s official residence to grill him on suspicions that he improperly accepted ...

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Blogs

Coming Monday: Live from Olympia

The Spokesman-Review and Spin Control are experimenting with Facebook Live, with a weekly round up of the previous week’s legislative activity and a look ahead to the current week’s schedule. ...




Weekend Wild Card — 2.25-26.17

I admit that I welcome Fridays more than ever, since I began the 4X/week column-writing gig. Going into a week, I keep my fingers crossed that there's enough fodder to ...