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Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., the ranking member of the Senate Commerce Committee, listens to a question after a meeting with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Capitol Hill, Monday, April 9, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Trump admin dismisses Russian hacking claim by Dem senator in Fla.

- The Washington Times

Federal authorities have found no evidence of Russian hackers recently breaching election systems in the Sunshine State, the heads of the FBI and Department of Homeland Security said in a letter released Tuesday, contradicting recent claims raised by Sen. Bill Nelson, Florida Democrat.

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Federal team in Maryland evaluating election system

- Associated Press

A U.S. Department of Homeland Security team is in Maryland this week to evaluate the state's election systems, after officials learned last month about a transaction between a venture fund with Russian ties and a company involved in the state's election infrastructure, Maryland's elections administrator said Tuesday.

Federal officials to Florida: No signs of Russian meddling

- Associated Press

Federal authorities have told Florida election officials that they saw no signs of any "new or ongoing compromises" of state or local election systems, a statement seemingly at odds with recent assertions by U.S. Sen Bill Nelson of some Russian meddling.

Pentagon identifies US soldier killed in Iraq

- Associated Press

The U.S. soldier who died of injuries in a helicopter crash in Iraq this week was a member of an elite special operations unit and had deployed nine times in support of the U.S. conflicts in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria, officials said Tuesday.