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Hackers caught executing wide-ranging attacks on US election systems ahead of midterms: DHS report

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Department of Homeland Security (DHS) documents indicate that hackers have been busy attacking U.S. election systems ahead of the midterms.

The Boston Globe recently reviewed DHS election threat reports which show that “hackers have targeted voter registration databases, election officials, and networks across the country, from counties in the Southwest to a city government in the Midwest.”

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According to the paper, the attacks range from bogus requests for voter registration forms to complex injections of malware into election systems.

The Globe found that more than 160 reports of suspected attacks on election systems have been logged by federal agencies since August 1st. In some cases, there have been more than 10 reported attacks per day.

In at least one case, Russian hackers apparently tried to hack voter registration databases in Vermont. The methods appear similar to the tactics used by Russians to attack the 2016 election. DHS is said to be investigating the incident.

Read the entire report here.

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WATCH: Town hall crowd explodes into applause as New Jersey lawmaker announces he will vote for Trump impeachment

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On Sunday morning CNN aired a clip of Rep. Tom Malinowski (D-NJ) announcing before a town hall crowd on Saturday that he will vote for the impeachment of Donald Trump -- causing some of the audience members to explode into applause over his decision.

In the clip, the lawmaker explains, "Based on the evidence I have seen in the depositions, the hearings and the documents I've seen, I believe on the two counts of impeachment that the vote that has been put before us, that the vote should be yes, and I will be voting yes."

With that, the crowd burst into cheers with some leaping from their seats.

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ABC News had the goods on Jeffrey Epstein years ago — and killed the story

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Multimillionaire predator Jeffrey Epstein died in suspicious circumstances at a Manhattan correctional facility on Aug. 10. The wealthy and powerful New York financier, a convicted sex offender, stands accused by dozens of women and girls of trafficking, rape and sexual abuse. He was an enormously influential and well-connected man who counted as friends billionaire business ownersHollywood starsBritish royals, and even top media figures like Katie Couric and Charlie Rose — with some of his associates falling under suspicion of condoning or even participating in a pedophile ring.

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Child killed as quake strikes southern Philippines

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A powerful earthquake hit the southern Philippine island of Mindanao on Sunday, killing a child, injuring dozens and damaging buildings in an area still recovering from a string of deadly quakes in October.

Police said a rescue operation had been launched at a heavily damaged market building in Padada near the 6.8 magnitude quake's epicentre, which is about 90 kilometres (55 miles) south of the major city of Davao.

Patients were evacuated from hospitals as a precaution and nervous crowds massed outside shopping malls after the jolt and dozens of smaller, but strong aftershocks.

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