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Man charged with sending white powder to Trump Jr.'s home

Donald Trump Jr. and his wife Vanessa
Donald Trump Jr. with his wife Vanessa Trump. Photo: Jeff Swensen / Getty Images

Daniel Frisiello, a 24-year-old man from Beverly, Massachusetts, was arrested Thursday for allegedly sending a hoax letter containing white powder to Donald Trump Jr.'s home last month. Frisiello is expected to appear in federal court in today after a criminal complaint was filed by the Massachusetts U.S. Attorney's Office.

Flashback: Vanessa Trump was sent to the hospital on February 12 as a precaution after opening the letter. Law enforcement officials later said the powder was probably cornstarch.

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Trump wants to meet Putin in "not too distant future"

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In an Oval Office meeting with Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman Tuesday, President Trump said he wants to meet Vladimir Putin in the "not too distant future" to discuss the "arms race" and North Korea. Trump also said he spoke with the Russian president earlier today and congratulated him on his recent election victory.

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Senate Intel Committee releases its election security recommendations

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Poll booth in New Hampshire in 2016. Photo: Spencer Platt / Getty Images

The Senate Intel Committee released a set of recommendations Tuesday that concludes states should "rapidly replace outdated and vulnerable voting systems" and that "any machine purchased going forward should have a voter-verified paper trail and no WiFi capability."

Why it matters: States have already begun voting in primaries this year, but not all states have a paper trail of votes, and without them, election officials cannot guarantee election results reflect the way people cast their ballots. (There are five states that lack a paper trail of votes, and nine that sometimes lack them.) And with intel leaders assuring lawmakers that Russia is continuing to meddle in U.S. elections, this lack of verifiability can sow doubt in swing state results or particularly close elections.