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December 4, 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole has saluted President George H.W. Bush at the casket of the late president. Like Bush, Dole is a World War II veteran. He arrived in the Capitol rotunda in a wheelchair pushed by an aide. At the casket’s side, the aide lifted Dole, 95, into a standing position. Once steadied, Dole saluted. Bush died last week in Houston at age 94.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Republican Congressional Committee says it was hit with a “cyber intrusion” during the 2018 campaign and the breach has been reported to the FBI. Spokesman Ian Prior says Tuesday that an “unknown entity” committed the intrusion, and an internal investigation has been launched. The statement did not provide additional details. The FBI did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron has visited a regional government headquarters that was torched by protesters and promising firm punishment for perpetrators. Macron hasn’t spoken publicly in days about nationwide protests over fuel tax rises that have prompted violence in multiple sites, including the worst rioting in Paris in decades.

WASHINGTON (AP) — A lack of clarity around a U.S.-China trade truce, announced over the weekend by the Trump administration, is contributing to a sharp fall in the stock market. The Dow Jones industrial average plummeted 586 points in early afternoon trading, a drop of 2.3 percent.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democrats in the Wisconsin Assembly are branding a Republican lame-duck session as “illegitimate” and are eschewing debate limits, setting up a potential filibuster. Republicans are expected to vote Tuesday on bills that would weaken incoming Democratic Gov.-elect Tony Evers and incoming Democratic Attorney General-elect Josh Kaul.

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