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Biden administration expected to announce diplomatic boycott of Beijing Olympics this week

Biden administration expected to announce diplomatic boycott of Beijing Olympics this week

The Biden administration is expected to announce this week that no US government officials will attend the 2022 Beijing Olympics, implementing a diplomatic boycott of the games, according to several sources. The move would allow the US to send a message on the world stage to China without preventing US athletes from competing. The National…MORE

US military’s hacking unit publicly acknowledges taking offensive action to disrupt ransomware operations

US military’s hacking unit publicly acknowledges taking offensive action to disrupt ransomware operations

Cyber Command, the US military’s hacking unit, has taken offensive action to disrupt cybercriminal groups that have launched ransomware attacks on US companies, a spokesperson for the command confirmed to CNN Sunday. The spokesperson declined to specify what actions the command had taken. But it’s one of the first, unequivocal acknowledgements from Cyber Command since…MORE

David Perdue plans to challenge Brian Kemp in GOP primary for Georgia governor, reports say
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David Perdue plans to challenge Brian Kemp in GOP primary for Georgia governor, reports say

Former GOP Sen. David Perdue plans to announce Monday that he’s mounting a primary challenge against Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp, a move that will pit the ally of former President Donald Trump against the incumbent Republican governor and set up an intra-party fight in one of the nation’s closely watched political battlegrounds, according to multiple…MORE

Ernst calls on Biden to be ‘very clear and very strong’ in call with Putin as US concerns grow over Russian military activity near Ukraine
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Ernst calls on Biden to be ‘very clear and very strong’ in call with Putin as US concerns grow over Russian military activity near Ukraine

Republican Sen. Joni Ernst on Sunday urged President Joe Biden to be “very clear and very strong” in his upcoming call with Russian President Vladimir Putin as US officials grow increasingly concerned about a possible invasion of Ukraine by Russia. “I do think that President Biden needs to be very clear and very strong in…MORE

Bob Dole, giant of the Senate and 1996 Republican presidential nominee, dies
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Bob Dole, giant of the Senate and 1996 Republican presidential nominee, dies

Former Republican Senator and presidential candidate Bob Dole died Sunday morning, according to a statement released by his family. “Senator Robert Joseph Dole died early this morning in his sleep. At his death, at age 98, he had served the United States of America faithfully for 79 years,” the statement said. This story is breaking…MORE

Democratic legislators call on Senate to take action on gun legislation following Michigan school shooting
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Democratic legislators call on Senate to take action on gun legislation following Michigan school shooting

Connecticut Democratic Sen. Chris Murphy said he continues to work with his Republican and Democratic colleagues to pass gun safety legislation, especially after the deadly school shooting last week in Michigan. “The fact of matter is we have the votes in the House, in the Senate, for universal background checks bill. We have a President…MORE

Biden’s universal pre-K plan could mean a need for at least 40,000 new teachers
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Biden’s universal pre-K plan could mean a need for at least 40,000 new teachers

The nation’s public education system could be transformed under President Joe Biden’s plan to create free, universal pre-K, which would make preschool available and affordable for 6 million more children. But if passed by Congress as part of a sweeping social safety net bill, one major challenge to implementation is hiring tens of thousands of…MORE

Mississippi governor calls Supreme Court oral arguments on state’s restrictive abortion law ‘a watershed moment in American history’
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Mississippi governor calls Supreme Court oral arguments on state’s restrictive abortion law ‘a watershed moment in American history’

Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves called recent Supreme Court oral arguments on a restrictive abortion law in his state “a watershed moment in American history,” saying he’s cautiously optimistic the court will overturn two seminal decisions that secured abortion rights for women nationwide. “This has been a watershed moment in American history over the last week…MORE

Rep. Omar ‘very confident’ Pelosi will take action against Boebert this week after anti-Muslim remarks
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Rep. Omar ‘very confident’ Pelosi will take action against Boebert this week after anti-Muslim remarks

Rep. Ilhan Omar said Sunday she is “very confident” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will take “decisive action” against Rep. Lauren Boebert over the Colorado Republican’s anti-Muslim remarks. “I’ve had a conversation with the Speaker and I’m very confident that she will take decisive action next week,” she told CNN’s Jake Tapper on “State of the…MORE

Fact check: Biden tells inaccurate story about his 1973 meeting with Israeli prime minister
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Fact check: Biden tells inaccurate story about his 1973 meeting with Israeli prime minister

President Joe Biden has a favorite story about his long relationship with Israel. For decades, he has been publicly recounting his 1973 meeting with then-Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir — which he described in 2015 as “one of the most consequential meetings I’ve ever had in my life.” But parts of the version of the…MORE

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