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US military has shot down the Chinese spy balloon off US East Coast, official says
US military fighter jets shot down the suspected Chinese surveillance balloon over the Atlantic Ocean off the Eastern Seaboard of the United States, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin confirmed Saturday. The operation ended a remarkable public drama that prompted a diplomatic fallout between Washington and Beijing, as the American public tracked the balloon from
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Official: US may invest in Azerbaijan’s green energy
  The US may invest in Azerbaijan’s green energy production and exports, US Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Diplomacy in the Bureau of Energy Resources Laura Lochman said, Azernews reports. The official made the remarks at the 9th Southern Gas Corridor Advisory Council Ministerial Meeting in Baku. Noting that the
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US suicide hotline gets 1.7 million calls, texts, emails in first 5 months
Also known as 988, initial rollout of call center flooded, connecting counsellors to crisis situations MICHIGAN, United States The recently rolled-out 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline took in 1.7 million calls, texts, and chats in the initial five months of its establishment, according to reporting by National Public Radio. A
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More classified material found at Joe Biden’s Delaware home
An additional five pages of classified material has been found in US President Joe Biden’s family home in Delaware, the White House has said. Mr Biden’s lawyer Richard Sauber said he discovered the additional documents on Thursday which were immediately handed to the Justice Department. Mr Biden’s lawyers have said
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House GOP launches investigation into Biden classified document discoveries
“It is unclear when the Department first came to learn about the existence of these documents, and whether it actively concealed this information from the public on the eve of the 2022 elections.” House Republicans are seeking information on the appointment of special counsel Robert Hur to investigate President Joe
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As storms batter California, Newsom says state is ‘proof that the climate crisis is real’
BERKELEY, Calif. — Over the past few weeks, California has gone from extreme drought to unrelenting flooding, experiencing a form of “whiplash” that its governor said is “proof that the climate crisis is real.” Gov. Gavin Newsom, who declared a state of emergency for the state last week in response to a
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White House refuses to answer key questions about discovery of classified documents in Biden’s private office
The White House on Wednesday refused to answer a number of critical questions about the classified documents from Joe Biden’s time as vice president discovered inside a private office last fall, citing an ongoing Department of Justice review. The documents were discovered on November 2, just six days before the midterm
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Biden inspects busy port of entry along US-Mexico border
President Joe Biden inspected a busy port of entry along the U.S.-Mexico border Sunday on his first trip to the region after two years in office, a visit shadowed by the fraught politics of immigration as Republicans try to blame him for the record numbers of migrants crossing into the
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Six-Year-Old Boy Shoots Teacher In US
A six-year-old boy opened fire in an elementary school classroom in the eastern US state of Virginia on Friday, seriously injuring a teacher, police said.… A six-year-old boy opened fire in an elementary school classroom in the eastern US state of Virginia on Friday, seriously injuring a teacher, police said.
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Kevin McCarthy elected US House Speaker after 15 rounds of voting
Kevin McCarthy has been elected Speaker of the US House of Representatives after heated exchanges which almost saw fellow Republicans come to blows, the BBC reports. It took 15 rounds of voting for Mr. McCarthy to win the job, despite his party having a majority in the chamber. It came
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House Republicans Enter Day 4 of Negotiations on House Speaker
Congressional Republicans will try for a fourth day Friday to choose a new speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives. A band of 20 right-wing lawmakers has successfully blocked California Congressman Kevin McCarthy for three days from becoming speaker because they believe he is not beholden enough to the conservative
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Paralyzed US House bids to end deadlock over new speaker
Washington (AFP) – US lawmakers-elect were locked in crisis talks Wednesday to select a speaker for the House of Representatives after Republican Kevin McCarthy’s bid for the gavel was upended by conservative hardliners. congressman lost a humiliating series of votes for the job — the first time in a century that
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