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What comes next after the Supreme Court’s signal on abortion rights
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What comes next after the Supreme Court’s signal on abortion rights

At stake in the Mississippi abortion case heard by the Supreme Court December 1 is access to the procedure for millions of people across the country. As Justice Brett Kavanaugh made clear at Wednesday’s hearing, the justices are not considering whether to outlaw abortion nationwide. But a decision that overturns current Supreme Court precedent on…MORE

Top Space Force official: China is developing space capabilities at ‘twice the rate’ of US
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Top Space Force official: China is developing space capabilities at ‘twice the rate’ of US

Gen. David Thompson, vice chief of space operations for the US Space Force, said Saturday China is developing its space capabilities at “twice the rate” of the US. On a panel of US space experts and leaders speaking at the Reagan National Defense Forum in a panel moderated by CNN’s Kristin Fisher, Gen. Thompson warned…MORE

Sec. Austin says US isn’t afraid of Chinese competition even as country advances its hypersonic weapons
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Sec. Austin says US isn’t afraid of Chinese competition even as country advances its hypersonic weapons

US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin addressed recent Chinese military advancements Saturday, including the test of a hypersonic weapon system and strengthening of nuclear capabilities, saying, “America isn’t a country that fears competition.” During the Reagan National Defense Forum’s keynote address, Austin said the US is ready to face China’s military rise and is working…MORE

Justice Department charges 2 men alleged to have marched with Proud Boys on January 6 and led charge at US Capitol
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Justice Department charges 2 men alleged to have marched with Proud Boys on January 6 and led charge at US Capitol

Federal prosecutors have accused two men of having ties to a Proud Boys leader and being among the first to breach the police line near the US Capitol on January 6. James Haffner, 53, of South Dakota and Ronald Loehrke, 30, of Georgia were arrested and charged this week with a felony for obstructing police…MORE

Biden administration still seeking return to compliance with original Iran nuclear deal while preparing for world without it
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Biden administration still seeking return to compliance with original Iran nuclear deal while preparing for world without it

The Biden administration is still seeking a return to mutual compliance to the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran but is “preparing for a world in which there is no return” to the landmark agreement, a senior State Department official said Saturday. The official’s bleak assessment following the latest round of talks in Vienna echoed strong…MORE

Army Col. Edward Shames, the last remaining member of World War II’s ‘Band of Brothers,’ dies at 99
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Army Col. Edward Shames, the last remaining member of World War II’s ‘Band of Brothers,’ dies at 99

Col. Edward Shames, the last surviving officer of the historic World War II parachute infantry regiment of the US Army known as Easy Company, died Friday at the age of 99. Shames “passed away peacefully at home,” said the obituary posted by the Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home & Crematory. During World War II, Shames “was a…MORE

For this American family, the Iran nuclear talks are personal

For this American family, the Iran nuclear talks are personal

Emad Shargi’s daughter says her dad has always been stoic during his ordeal as an American citizen unjustly held in an Iranian prison. But recently, she heard something different. “Whenever I tell him, ‘Oh, I wish you were here, I wish we could do this together, like when I cook something and I wish he…MORE

US intelligence estimates Russian troop levels on Ukraine border could reach 175,000
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US intelligence estimates Russian troop levels on Ukraine border could reach 175,000

New US intelligence findings estimate Russia could begin a military offensive in Ukraine in a matter of months as it amasses up to 175,000 troops along the border, a startling escalation that President Joe Biden has warned could lead to severe consequences. The latest developments come after months of steady increases along the Russia-Ukraine frontier…MORE

If the Supreme Court curtails abortion rights it could flip the script on the 2022 midterm elections
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If the Supreme Court curtails abortion rights it could flip the script on the 2022 midterm elections

With the looming possibility of the Supreme Court gutting Roe v. Wade, the future of reproductive rights in America is poised to become a central and potentially defining issue in the upcoming midterm elections. The high court is expected to deliver its ruling on a Mississippi law banning most abortions after 15 weeks next summer,…MORE

US military launches investigation after possible civilian casualties in Syria strike targeting al Qaeda leader
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US military launches investigation after possible civilian casualties in Syria strike targeting al Qaeda leader

US Central Command has launched an investigation after a drone strike against a senior al Qaeda leader in northwest Syria on Friday may have killed civilians, according to a spokesman for Central Command. The strike in Idlib, Syria, was carried out by an MQ-9 Reaper, targeting a senior al Qaeda leader and planner, Capt. Bill…MORE

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