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France cancels Washington reception and tones down celebrations of US-French Revolutionary War victory amid submarine spat
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France cancels Washington reception and tones down celebrations of US-French Revolutionary War victory amid submarine spat

Amid a rift over a new security agreement between the United States, Australia and the United Kingdom, the French Embassy in Washington has canceled a Washington reception and toned down celebrations commemorating a Revolutionary War naval victory by the French that helped the US to win its independence. The embassy said the celebrations have been…MORE

US defends partnership with UK and Australia after the French blast ‘brutal’ decision
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US defends partnership with UK and Australia after the French blast ‘brutal’ decision

American officials are defending a new deal to provide Australia with nuclear-powered submarines after French officials expressed frustration over the agreement’s effect on an existing multibillion-dollar defense deal. The effort to provide Australia with nuclear-powered submarines — a major step toward countering China as President Joe Biden works to build international backing for his approach…MORE

White House has told governors how many Afghan refugees they can expect to be resettled
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White House has told governors how many Afghan refugees they can expect to be resettled

The White House has informed governors about the number of Afghan refugees they can expect to be resettled in their states in coming weeks, an administration official told CNN Thursday. Former Delaware governor Jack Markell and former FEMA acting head Bob Fenton, who are overseeing the resettlement efforts, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, and other…MORE

First on CNN: White House economists say a clean energy transition will lower consumer costs
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First on CNN: White House economists say a clean energy transition will lower consumer costs

In a blog post shared first with CNN, White House economists argue that President Joe Biden’s climate agenda will not only cut carbon emissions but also bring down costs for consumers. White House Council of Economic Advisers member Heather Boushey and council economists Noah Kaufman and R. Daniel Bressler write that the climate and clean…MORE

Lawyer indicted on charges of lying to FBI as part of Durham probe into Trump-Russia investigation
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Lawyer indicted on charges of lying to FBI as part of Durham probe into Trump-Russia investigation

A federal grand jury has indicted cybersecurity lawyer Michael Sussmann as part of a special counsel’s probe into the origins of the Trump-Russia investigation, alleging he lied to the FBI general counsel. The indictment comes as special counsel John Durham is nearing the conclusion of his more than two-year-long probe and faces a looming deadline…MORE

Republican Governors Association was hacked earlier this year
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Republican Governors Association was hacked earlier this year

Hackers breached the Republican Governors Association in February, potentially exposing the personal data of nearly 500 people affiliated with the organization, the RGA said in a September 15 public filing. Social Security numbers may have been among the exposed data, according to a statement accompanying the notification from Mark McCreary, an attorney for the RGA.…MORE

DHS warns of potential for violence surrounding the ‘Justice for J6’ rally in intelligence brief
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DHS warns of potential for violence surrounding the ‘Justice for J6’ rally in intelligence brief

The Department of Homeland Security warned Thursday about the potential for violence from people involved in or opposed to the “Justice for J6” rally planned for Saturday, according to an unclassified intelligence briefing that was shared with state and local authorities and obtained by CNN. The memo also warned of potential violence on the day…MORE

‘A $276 million waste’: California Democrats seek changes to recall process after Newsom’s landslide
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‘A $276 million waste’: California Democrats seek changes to recall process after Newsom’s landslide

Immediately after Gavin Newsom beat back a recall effort, Democratic officials in California called for reforms to the process that commanded weeks of attention and cost $276 million — only to result in a landslide victory for a governor who was up for reelection in 14 months anyway. Even before Newsom resoundingly defeated the attempted…MORE

Federal judge blocks Biden administration from expelling migrant families under public health order
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Federal judge blocks Biden administration from expelling migrant families under public health order

A federal judge blocked the Biden administration from expelling migrant families with children apprehended at the US-Mexico border under a public health order, according to a Thursday ruling, marking a major defeat for the administration. In a long-awaited ruling, Judge Emmet Sullivan of the District of Columbia District Court acknowledged that the ruling will force…MORE

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