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Live from NPR news. I'm Shea Stevens. The White House is President. Trump has been briefed on disputed intelligence that Russia offered to pay militants to kill U. S troops. NPR's Aisha Roscoe reports that administration officials say the leak of the information jeopardizes future intelligence gathering. White House press secretary Kayleigh Mcenany says the least to the media will make it more difficult to substantiate the claims. She accused quote rogue intelligence officers of leaking the information. To the anonymous sources who leaked classified information. You should know this. You may seek to undermine our president, but in fact you undermine our country's safety and our country's security. The White House has said President Trump was never briefed on claims that Russia might have paid bounties to the Taliban to attack U. S forces because the intelligence was on verified. Mcenany would not say whether the information was included in the president's daily brief. Aisha Roscoe NPR news Colorado voters have chosen Democrat John Hickenlooper. The challenge incumbent Republican Senator Cory Gardner, this fall more from Colorado Public radio's Bente Berglund. It's a matchup that could be pivotal to determining which party controls the Senate. Hickenlooper, a two term former governor who briefly ran for president defeated a more liberal candidate by a wide margin. Now we're living in awfully tough times right now. As clear. We have our work cut out for us at every tough moment. Colorado has has always risen to the challenge. Hickenlooper plans to tie incumbent Senator Cory Gardner closely to President Trump. Who lost Colorado and 2016 For NPR News inventor Berglund in Denver, Tennessee, officials say they plan to require first time voters who registered by mail to cast their ballots in person. The decision comes weeks after a judge ruled that all eligible Tennessee voters may cast absentee ballots during the cove at 19 pandemic. But the judge did not indicate whether his decision also applied to newly registered voters. Mississippi's official state flag will no longer include a Confederate emblem. Governor Tate Reeves has signed a bill to retire the pro slavery symbol and have a commission come up with a

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