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Why France is angry about the US and UK giving Australia nuclear-powered submarines
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Why France is angry about the US and UK giving Australia nuclear-powered submarines

The French government says it was betrayed when Australia pulled out of their existing multi-billion dollar defense deal, agreeing instead to attain nuclear-powered submarines through a new deal with the United States and the United Kingdom. The effort to provide Australia with nuclear-powered submarines — a major step toward countering China as President Joe Biden…MORE

New documents reveal concern among Capitol Police officers about others in the force after January 6
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New documents reveal concern among Capitol Police officers about others in the force after January 6

A high-ranking Capitol Police officer, who was also a vocal Donald Trump supporter, told those under his command not to wear riot gear on January 6, according to internal documents reviewed by CNN that detail allegations submitted to an officer tip line. In this case, an unidentified Capitol Police lieutenant emailed the tip line to…MORE

Pence preps for potential 2024 presidential run amid rocky headlines about relationship with Trump
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Pence preps for potential 2024 presidential run amid rocky headlines about relationship with Trump

Mike Pence is adding staffers for his brand-new office in downtown Washington — inching closer to a possible White House run even as his standing worsens with former President Donald Trump and his base of supporters. The former vice president’s ramp-up comes as Trump appears to be making good on his declaration to Pence that…MORE

Democratic lawmakers urge Biden administration to halt deportations to Haiti
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Democratic lawmakers urge Biden administration to halt deportations to Haiti

More than 50 Democratic lawmakers urged the Biden administration Friday to halt deportations to Haiti as nearly 10,000 migrants have overwhelmed Del Rio, Texas, many of whom are Haitian. In a letter to the department of Homeland Security and Health and Human Services, the lawmakers pointed to the continued instability in Haiti, saying: “The Haitian…MORE

Wall Street Journal: Milley defends calls to China during Trump presidency as ‘perfectly’ within his duties
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Wall Street Journal: Milley defends calls to China during Trump presidency as ‘perfectly’ within his duties

Gen. Mark Milley on Friday defended the calls he placed to his Chinese counterpart during Donald Trump’s final months in office as “perfectly within the duties and responsibilities” of his job as the chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff, The Wall Street Journal reported. “These are routine calls in order to discuss issues of the…MORE

White House warns states of potentially dire effects if government defaults
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White House warns states of potentially dire effects if government defaults

The White House is warning states that a default caused by failing to raise the federal debt limit could result in drastic cutbacks to disaster relief, Medicaid, school funding and other programs. “If the US defaults and can no longer pay its obligations, billions of dollars in state aid and state-run but federal funded programs…MORE

READ: Indictment of Michael Sussmann

READ: Indictment of Michael Sussmann

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. Read the indictment: Correction: An earlier version of this story misspelled Sussmann’s name. The-CNN-Wire™ & © 2021 Cable News Network, Inc., a WarnerMedia…MORE

Biden signs executive order authorizing new Ethiopia sanctions amid reports of atrocities
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Biden signs executive order authorizing new Ethiopia sanctions amid reports of atrocities

President Joe Biden signed a new executive order Friday authorizing broad sanctions against those involved in perpetrating the ongoing conflict in Ethiopia as reports of atrocities continue to emerge from the Tigray region. The administration “is prepared to take aggressive action” under the new executive order unless the parties — including the Ethiopian government, the…MORE

Georgia criminal probe into Trump’s attempts to overturn 2020 election quietly moves forward
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Georgia criminal probe into Trump’s attempts to overturn 2020 election quietly moves forward

As Donald Trump returns to Georgia later this month, criminal investigators in the state have been quietly conducting interviews, collecting documents and working to build a line of communication with congressional investigators as they aim to build a case against the former President for his alleged attempts to overturn the state’s 2020 election results. Fulton…MORE

January 6 vs. September 18: How law enforcement hopes to prevent another riot
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January 6 vs. September 18: How law enforcement hopes to prevent another riot

A new fence, an information-sharing alert and ramped-up airport security are just a few of the ways law enforcement is preparing to prevent another deadly insurrection ahead of Saturday’s rally aimed at showing support for those arrested on January 6. Criticism of the security failures around the US Capitol riot last winter has loomed large…MORE

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