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House Republicans send Mayorkas impeachment articles to Senate, forcing trial

House Republicans send Mayorkas impeachment articles to Senate, forcing trial

Washington —  House impeachment managers walked two articles of impeachment against Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas across the Capitol to the Senate on Tuesday, forcing senators to convene a trial on the allegations that he has “willfully and systematically” refused to enforce immigration laws. While the Senate is obligated to hold a trial under the ...

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‘Civil War’ declares victory at box office

‘Civil War’ declares victory at box office

Alex Garland’s provocative “Civil War” didn’t only ignite the discourse. The film also inspired audiences to go to the cinemas this weekend where it surpassed expectations and earned $25.7 million in ticket sales in North America, according to studio estimates Sunday. It’s the biggest R-rated opening of the year to date and a record for ...

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Hezbollah launches rockets, drones into Israel as US warns Iran

Hezbollah launches rockets, drones into Israel as US warns Iran

Washington —  U.S. President Joe Biden delivered a stern, one-word warning to Iran on Friday as the world braced for Tehran to exact revenge for a deadly Israeli airstrike on its embassy compound in Damascus, Syria. “Don’t,” Biden said to reporters following a speech on domestic policy at an event in New York City. “We ...

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Think diplomacy is tough? Try a White House state dinner

Think diplomacy is tough? Try a White House state dinner

the white house —  Preparations take months. No detail is overlooked, for this is perhaps the most evolved form of diplomacy: the state dinner. As first lady Jill Biden prepares Wednesday to host her fifth state dinner, for Japan’s leader, she made it clear that every aesthetic detail — from the crystal on the tables, ...

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Trump launches last-minute bid to delay hush money criminal case

Trump launches last-minute bid to delay hush money criminal case

NEW YORK —  Donald Trump asked a New York appeals court on Monday to reverse his gag order and move his hush money criminal trial out of Manhattan in an eleventh-hour bid for a delay just a week before it is scheduled to start. A judge in the state’s mid-level appeals court was to hold ...

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Biden campaign reacts to Trump’s single-event fundraising record

Biden campaign reacts to Trump’s single-event fundraising record

In an interview with VOA, President Joe Biden’s reelection campaign downplayed the new single-event fundraising record set on Saturday by Donald Trump’s campaign. Analysts point out, however, that money alone won’t secure either candidate’s return to the White House. VOA’s Veronica Balderas Iglesias has the story. SOURCE

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US, Britain, Australia weigh expanding AUKUS security pact to deter China

US, Britain, Australia weigh expanding AUKUS security pact to deter China

London —  The U.S., Britain and Australia are set to begin talks on bringing new members into their AUKUS security pact as Washington pushes for Japan to be involved as a deterrent against China, the Financial Times reported. The countries’ defense ministers will announce discussions Monday on “Pillar Two” of the pact, which commits the ...

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Ukraine’s ambassador to US: ‘We need to win,’ but need ammunition now

Ukraine’s ambassador to US: ‘We need to win,’ but need ammunition now

WASHINGTON —  Next week could prove pivotal for Ukraine, as U.S. legislators reconvene following the Easter break. One of the most pressing topics for discussion is President Joe Biden’s supplemental request, which includes $61 billion for Ukraine. Without these funds, U.S. aid to Ukraine will have de facto halted. Meanwhile, House of Representatives Speaker Mike ...

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Blinken urges more aid for Ukraine as NATO increases resourcing efforts

Blinken urges more aid for Ukraine as NATO increases resourcing efforts

state department —  U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Thursday that more aid is urgently needed for Ukraine following meetings with NATO foreign ministers, amid growing concerns that Russia is building up its defense industrial base with support from China, North Korea and Iran. “Based on what I heard today … everyone, including ...

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