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The Hill: Republican Elite — Not Trump’s Base — Lost the Alabama Race

Although many establishment Republicans and Democrats would like to undermine Stephen K. Bannon by blaming him for Judge Roy Moore’s loss to Doug Jones in Alabama’s senatorial election on Tuesday, Frank Cannon writing at The Hill argues that it’s not the former White House Chief Strategist’s fault for the Democrat’s stunning victory.

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New York Woman Charged with Sending Bitcoin to Islamic State Fighters

Zoobia Shahnaz, a 27-year-old resident of Brentwood on Long Island, was charged with bank fraud and money laundering in a grand jury indictment unsealed on Thursday. She was arrested at John F. Kennedy International Airport on July 31, allegedly in the process of fleeing to Syria after using the Bitcoin digital currency to send thousands of dollars to Islamic State fighters overseas.