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Chinese balloon soars across US; Blinken scraps Beijing trip

A huge, high-altitude Chinese balloon is sailing across the U.S. The spectacle drew severe Pentagon accusations of spying on Friday, while sending some excited or alarmed Americans outside with binoculars Read More

 

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China plays down Blinken's canceled visit over balloon

China has played down the cancellation of a visit by U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken after a large Chinese balloon suspected of conducting surveillance on U.S. military sites roiled diplomatic relations, saying that neither side had formally announced any such plan More »

 

Dozens of soldiers freed in Russia-Ukraine prisoner swap

Officials on both sides of Russia's war in Ukraine says dozens of prisoners have returned home following a prisoner swap More »

 

6th officer fired after beating death of Tyre Nichols

Officials say a sixth Memphis officer was fired Friday after an internal police investigation showed he violated multiple department policies in the violent arrest of Tyre Nichols, including rules surrounding the deployment of a stun gun More »

 

Democrats set to shake up start of 2024 presidential primary

Democrats are poised to drastically reorder their presidential primary schedule beginning next year, replacing Iowa with South Carolina in the leadoff spot as part of a larger overhaul meant to empower Black and other minority voters critical to its base of support More »

 

China balloon: Many questions about suspected spy in the sky

A massive white orb flying across U.S. airspace has triggered a diplomatic maelstrom and is blowing up on social media More »

 

Pope encourages South Sudanese, will raise plight of women

Pope Francis is seeking to console the long-suffering people of South Sudan More »

 

Bolsonaro ponders election defeat, as crowd chants ‘fraud’

Former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro spoke to hundreds of supporters at a property owned by former U.S. President Donald Trump Friday and did not discourage them from claiming he lost his election due to fraud More »

 

Jury: Musk didn't defraud investors with 2018 Tesla tweets

A jury has decided Elon Musk didn’t defraud investors with tweets in 2018 More »

 

Austin mayor apologizes as city struggles to restore power

The mayor of Austin, Texas, has apologized and says the city failed to communicate with its residents after a winter storm left thousands without power for days More »

 

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