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CIA assesses it’s unlikely Havana syndrome is due to ‘sustained worldwide campaign’ by a foreign country in interim report

CIA assesses it’s unlikely Havana syndrome is due to ‘sustained worldwide campaign’ by a foreign country in interim report

The CIA has assessed in an interim finding that the spate of mysterious incidents sickening US officials around the globe — known colloquially as Havana syndrome — is unlikely to represent “a sustained worldwide campaign” by Russia or any other foreign actor intended to harm US personnel, CIA officials said. The agency hasn’t ruled out…MORE

5 significant bills and 5 executive orders Biden signed in his first year — and his 5 biggest priorities for 2022

5 significant bills and 5 executive orders Biden signed in his first year — and his 5 biggest priorities for 2022

President Joe Biden took the oath of office a year ago with the country facing challenges not seen in generations. On top of a once-in-a-century pandemic, the new President inherited an economy that had crumbled as Covid-19 cases rose and a nation so divided that his predecessors supporters had stormed the US Capitol two weeks…MORE

Voting rights fight shifts back to statehouses as Senate Democrats fail to advance national protections

Voting rights fight shifts back to statehouses as Senate Democrats fail to advance national protections

Just weeks from the first primaries of the 2022 midterm elections, the fight over voting rights is unfolding again at the state level — with Republicans in several swing states proposing new measures that would make it harder to vote. Seizing on former President Donald Trump‘s lies about widespread voter fraud, Republicans in statehouses across…MORE

US military releases videos of August drone strike that killed 10 Afghan civilians
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US military releases videos of August drone strike that killed 10 Afghan civilians

The US military released videos Wednesday of the botched August 29 drone strike in Kabul that killed 10 Afghan civilians, including seven children. The newly released videos show the view from above Kabul as the military tracked a white Toyota Corolla through parts of the city, believing that it was an ISIS-K car laden with…MORE

FBI says it’s conducting a ‘court-authorized’ search of Rep. Henry Cuellar’s Texas home
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FBI says it’s conducting a ‘court-authorized’ search of Rep. Henry Cuellar’s Texas home

The Federal Bureau of Investigation said in a statement Wednesday evening that it is doing a “court-authorized” search of the Texas home of Rep. Henry Cuellar. “The FBI was present in the vicinity of Windridge Drive and Estate Drive in Laredo conducting court-authorized law enforcement activity,” the FBI said in a statement. “The FBI cannot…MORE

DeSantis’ proposed election police force alarms voting rights advocates
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DeSantis’ proposed election police force alarms voting rights advocates

Florida could become the first state in the country with a dedicated police force to investigate election fraud under a proposal that has become a top priority of Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis. The proposal has concerned voting rights advocates, local election officials and Democrats, who fear the scope of this police force’s new mandate could…MORE

January 6 committee subpoenas 2 people who promoted election fraud conspiracy theories
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January 6 committee subpoenas 2 people who promoted election fraud conspiracy theories

The House select committee investigating the January 6 riot issued two new subpoenas Wednesday to individuals who promoted unsupported theories about election fraud and were at the US Capitol Complex on January 6, 2021, during the attack. Nicholas J. Fuentes and Patrick Casey are affiliated with far right groups “America First” and “Groyper.” The panel…MORE

Supreme Court clears the way for House to get Trump White House documents
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Supreme Court clears the way for House to get Trump White House documents

The Supreme Court cleared the way Wednesday for the release of presidential records from the Trump White House to a congressional committee investigating the January 6, 2021, attack on the US Capitol. The court’s order means that more than 700 documents will be transferred to Congress that could shed light on the events leading up…MORE

House passes bill to award Congressional Gold Medal to Willie O’Ree, the first Black NHL player

House passes bill to award Congressional Gold Medal to Willie O’Ree, the first Black NHL player

The House has voted to award a Congressional Gold Medal to Willie O’Ree, the first Black player to compete in the National Hockey League. The Willie O’Ree Congressional Gold Medal Act passed 426-0 on Wednesday. The bill, reintroduced by Democratic Sen. Debbie Stabenow of Michigan and Republican Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina last year,…MORE

Biden says Harris will be his running mate should he run in 2024 and praises her on voting rights
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Biden says Harris will be his running mate should he run in 2024 and praises her on voting rights

President Joe Biden on Wednesday said firmly that Vice President Kamala Harris will be his running mate should he run for reelection in 2024. Asked by a reporter whether he was satisfied with Harris’ work leading the voting rights effort for the White House and whether he will commit to putting her on the ticket…MORE

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