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Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, speaking at the Aspen Security Forum Thursday, said that while she hasn't "seen any evidence" that Russia targeted the U.S. election "to favor a particular political party," she agrees with the intelligence community's assessment "full stop."

Why it matters: The administration has vacillated on the the extent to which Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election. The issue came to a head on Monday when President Trump refused to confront Russian President Vladimir Putin about Moscow's involvement during their joint press conference. The administration has since sought to clarify their position.

On Immigration
"Kids should be with their parents."
— Kirstjen Nielsen
  • Nielsen said the immigration system in the U.S. is "broken," and that "Congress is a part of it."
  • On the issues of migrant adults leaving behind children in the U.S., Nielsen said DHS will be working "to re-find them," but that it's "complicated because ... all of these adults who left without their kids left based on a decision to leave their children."
  • She said the family separation policy "wasn't a policy" as much as a "decision to enforce the law across the board."
On terrorism
  • Nielsen said that on average, the U.S. stops 10 terrorists a day from crossing the border.
  • The threat of terrorism "has changed ... I worry a lot about cyber," she said.
  • "Terror's gone viral."

One more thing: When asked about President Trump's "both sides" comment after the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville last year, Nielsen said: "It's not that one side was right and one side was wrong."

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Louisville officer: "Breonna Taylor would be alive" if we had served no-knock warrant

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Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly, the Louisville officer who led the botched police raid that caused the death of Breonna Taylor, said the No. 1 thing he wishes he had done differently is either served a "no-knock" warrant or given five to 10 seconds before entering the apartment: "Breonna Taylor would be alive, 100 percent."

Driving the news: Mattingly, who spoke to ABC News and Louisville's Courier Journal for his public interview, was shot in the leg in the initial moments of the March 13 raid. Mattingly did not face any charges after Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron said he and another officer were "justified" in returning fire to protect themselves against Taylor's boyfriend.

U.S. vs. Google — the siege begins

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The Justice Department fired the starter pistol on what's likely to be a years-long legal siege of Big Tech by the U.S. government when it filed a major antitrust suit Tuesday against Google.

The big picture: Once a generation, it seems, federal regulators decide to take on a dominant tech company. Two decades ago, Microsoft was the target; two decades before that, IBM.

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Why the stimulus delay isn't a crisis (yet)

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If the impasse between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the White House on a new stimulus deal is supposed to be a crisis, you wouldn't know it from the stock market, where prices continue to rise.

  • That's been in no small part because U.S. economic data has held up remarkably well in recent months thanks to the $2 trillion CARES Act and Americans' unusual ability to save during the crisis.

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