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Incoming House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) said on ABC's "This Week" on Sunday that President Trump’s refusal to rule out a pardon for his former campaign chairman Paul Manafort "adds to the growing body of evidence that the president is engaged in obstructing justice."

The backdrop: Trump told the New York Post last week that a potential pardon "was never discussed, but I wouldn’t take it off the table. Why would I take it off the table?" Trump's statement came as the president doubled down in his attacks on the Mueller investigation after the special counsel said in court filings that Manafort violated a plea agreement by lying repeatedly to federal investigators.

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Coronavirus dashboard

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  1. Politics: Chris Christie: Wear a mask "or you may regret it — as I did" — Senate Democrats block vote on McConnell's targeted relief bill.
  2. Business: New state unemployment filings fall.
  3. Economy: Why the stimulus delay isn't a crisis (yet).
  4. Health: FDA approves Gilead's remdesivir as a coronavirus treatment How the pandemic might endMany U.S. deaths were avoidable.
  5. Education: Boston and Chicago send students back home for online learning.
  6. World: Spain and France exceed 1 million cases.
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Intel shares drop sharply despite mostly solid earnings report

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Shares of Intel fell as much 10% in after-hours trading Thursday — after the company posted quarterly revenue and earnings generally in line with expectations.

Why it matters: The chip giant is a bellwether for the PC industry, and small signs of weakness may be playing an outsize role in spooking investors.

FBI: Russian hacking group stole data after targeting local governments

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Energetic Bear, a Russian state-sponsored hacking group, has stolen data from two servers after targeting state and federal government networks in the U.S. since at least September, the FBI and Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency said on Thursday.

Driving the news: Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe announced Wednesday that Iran and Russia had obtained voter registration information that could be used to undermine confidence in the U.S. election system.