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Austria's Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said Wednesday authorities had confirmed a financial link between a white nationalist Austrian group and the New Zealand terrorist attacks suspect.

The details: Kurz said authorities were looking at dissolving the Identitarian Movement of Austria after confirming the connection, according to Reuters.

The backdrop: Austrian police raided the home of the far-right group's leader, Martin Sellner, Monday after he received a "disproportionately high donation" from a person named Tarrant. Sellner confirmed in a video he had received a donation, possibly from the mosque shootings suspect who shares the same name. However, he denied being involved in the attacks.

The latest: New Zealand Police raided the Christchurch home of a 54-year-old man for firearms as part of their investigation into the attacks. He was found to have died in a car afterward of a suspected suicide. Local media identified him as former Russian soldier Troy Dubovskiy.

What's next? Brenton Harrison Tarrant, 28, was charged with one count of murder over the attacks, which killed 50 people on March 15. More charges were expected to be laid.

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"Anonymous" senior Trump official revealed as ex-DHS chief of staff Miles Taylor

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Former Department of Homeland Security chief of staff Miles Taylor on Wednesday publicly claimed to be the author of the anonymous New York Times op-ed that described a "resistance" within the Trump administration working to thwart President Trump's agenda.

Why it matters: Taylor already publicly endorsed Joe Biden in a video funded by Republican Voters Against Trump in August, accusing the president of wanting to "exploit the Department of Homeland Security for his own political purposes and to fuel his own agenda."

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Parties trade election influence accusations at Big Tech hearing

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A Senate hearing Wednesday with Big Tech CEOs became the backdrop for Democrats and Republicans to swap accusations of inappropriate electioneering.

Why it matters: Once staid tech policy debates are quickly becoming a major focal point of American culture and political wars, as both parties fret about the impact of massive social networks being the new public square.