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US has few good options if China seizes islands close to Taiwan, war game concludes
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US has few good options if China seizes islands close to Taiwan, war game concludes

If China were to seize one of Taiwan’s outlying islands, the US would have few good options to respond without risking a major escalation and a war between the superpowers, according to the conclusions from a recent war game conducted by foreign policy and defense experts. The scenario, outlined in a report from the Center…MORE

At least five former Trump White House staffers are talking to the House January 6 committee
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At least five former Trump White House staffers are talking to the House January 6 committee

At least five former Trump administration staffers have voluntarily spoken with the House committee investigating the January 6 attack on the US Capitol, CNN has learned. Those discussions come as lawyers working for the committee have also reached out to a range of other Trump aides to inquire whether they would be interested in speaking…MORE

White House details Biden’s schedule for second major foreign trip
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White House details Biden’s schedule for second major foreign trip

The White House on Tuesday detailed President Joe Biden’s schedule for his second major foreign trip, in which he will attend a series of key meetings and summits with world leaders in Europe. The President departs Washington on Thursday and will head to Rome for the Group of 20 Summit. His first official stop will…MORE

Justice Department announces 150 arrests in operation targeting international darknet opioid trafficking
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Justice Department announces 150 arrests in operation targeting international darknet opioid trafficking

The Justice Department announced on Tuesday the arrest of 150 individuals accused of participating in international darknet opioid trafficking as part of a law enforcement operation that also resulted in the seizure of weapons, drugs and more than $31 million in cash and virtual currencies. The operation, dubbed “Dark HunTor,” led to the arrest of…MORE

The search for creative solutions to the thorniest issues in Biden’s agenda as deadline pressure kicks into high gear
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The search for creative solutions to the thorniest issues in Biden’s agenda as deadline pressure kicks into high gear

There comes a point in every major legislative negotiation when a deal is in sight, but not close enough to be a sure thing. Significant portions are agreed to, even drafted into the text, but the outstanding issues are the most complex and in need of not just hardline negotiations, but often quite creative staff-driven…MORE

Major US airlines, travel industry leaders donate more than 20,000 flights for Afghan evacuees
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Major US airlines, travel industry leaders donate more than 20,000 flights for Afghan evacuees

Seven airlines, along with other travel industry leaders, are donating more than 20,000 airline tickets to Afghan evacuees to get to their final destinations in the US, matching an additional 20,000 flights contributed by the public, the White House, Welcome.US, major airlines and Miles4Migrants will announce Tuesday morning. The 40,000 flights cover the majority of…MORE

Tight race for Virginia governor enters final week with national implications on the line
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Tight race for Virginia governor enters final week with national implications on the line

The neck-and-neck race for Virginia governor has entered its final week, with Democrat Terry McAuliffe and Republican Glenn Youngkin nationalizing their campaigns in markedly different ways. For McAuliffe, a steady stream of high-profile Democratic surrogates has turned the race into a referendum about the past eight years of Democratic leadership in the commonwealth as well…MORE

Facebook revelations add new momentum to efforts to rein in Big Tech
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Facebook revelations add new momentum to efforts to rein in Big Tech

Damning new revelations about Facebook’s role in the deadly January 6 insurrection have renewed lawmakers’ resolve to crack down on Silicon Valley, teeing up a potential watershed moment that will test the powerful industry’s clout on Capitol Hill. In recent years, there’s been growing bipartisan support to rein in online platforms by breaking up Big…MORE

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