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Luxury yachts and other myths: How Republican lawmakers echo Russian propaganda

Two top House Republicans say some of their GOP colleagues are parroting Russian narratives on Ukraine. Here are some examples.
A woman examines the rubble of a destroyed building
A woman examines the rubble of a destroyed building

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5d ago

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Man on terror watchlist was released by Border Patrol

With border security funding blocked in Congress, the case illustrates the challenges U.S. officials face in identifying migrants who may pose national security threats.
A U.S Customs and Border Protection official at the San Ysidro Port of Entry in Tijuana, Mexico, on May 11, 2023.
A U.S Customs and Border Protection official at the San Ysidro Port of Entry in Tijuana, Mexico, on May 11, 2023.

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8d ago

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The states where private equity has the most sway over housing, health care, jobs and pensions

Georgia and Arizona rank high for housing, New Mexico for health care, Massachusetts for jobs and Louisiana and Michigan for pension risk.
A protest banner reads "Rent Control Now"
A protest banner reads "Rent Control Now"

Turning point? After deadly strike on aid convoy, Democrats push Biden to put conditions on military help for Israel

In response to pressure from Democratic lawmakers including Rep. Nancy Pelosi, the Biden administration may opt to withhold some U.S. weapons from future arms deliveries.
People gather around the carcass of a car used by aid group World Central Kitchen.
People gather around the carcass of a car used by aid group World Central Kitchen.
11d ago

Linwei Ding was a Google software engineer. He was also a prolific thief, say federal prosecutors.

U.S. officials say some of America’s most prominent tech firms have had their virtual pockets picked by Chinese corporate spies and intelligence agencies.
Google's logo
Google's logo

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11d ago

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U.S. and China in high-level talks to deport more Chinese nationals, Mayorkas says

The negotiations come as the number of Chinese nationals crossing the U.S.-Mexico border without authorization rose to 24,000, an elevenfold increase over the prior year.
A Chinese migrant sits in front of his tent near the U.S. - Mexico border.
A Chinese migrant sits in front of his tent near the U.S. - Mexico border.

Biden officials worry Iran might hit targets inside Israel as payback for killing general

Iran has vowed to retaliate for a strike in Damascus that killed several senior Iranian officials, including IRGC Brig. Gen. Mohammad Reza Zahedi.
Emergency personnel extinguish a fire at the site of strikes which hit a building next to the Iranian embassy in Syria's capital Damascus, on April 1, 2024.
Emergency personnel extinguish a fire at the site of strikes which hit a building next to the Iranian embassy in Syria's capital Damascus, on April 1, 2024.

Local election officials say the Biden administration needs to do more to keep them safe

Election officials get constant threats from voters angered by disinformation, some spread by Trump. But free speech concerns hinder the government’s effort to debunk rumors.
vote election ballot
vote election ballot

Trump's $175M bond backer is a subprime car loan billionaire who has run afoul of regulators

Don Hankey made a fortune building a subprime auto loan empire. Along the way, his companies racked up consumer complaints, regulatory fines and were sued by the DOJ.
Don Hankey poses for a photo.
Don Hankey poses for a photo.
13d ago

Indian company sold contaminated shrimp to major U.S. grocery chains, 'whistleblower' says

Congress is looking into allegations of antibiotic-positive shrimp at a Choice Canning factory that supplies Walmart, Aldi and other supermarkets.
Women peel shrimp by hand at an external peeling shed in Amalapuram, India, in January 2024.
Women peel shrimp by hand at an external peeling shed in Amalapuram, India, in January 2024.

A top Israeli official began yelling during a meeting with the U.S. about Gaza, officials say

The meeting grew tense after the Americans questioned an Israeli plan to evacuate more than 1 million Palestinian civilians from Rafah and house them in tents.
Ron Dermer, Israeli Ambassador to the United States, speaks during the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) Policy Conference in Washington in 2019.
Ron Dermer, Israeli Ambassador to the United States, speaks during the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) Policy Conference in Washington in 2019.