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FBI investigating ‘unprecedented’ number of threats against bureau in wake of Mar-a-Lago search

On Friday, the names of the two agents who signed the search warrant paperwork circulated online. The names had been included in a version of the search warrant that was leaked prior to the official unsealing of the documents. The version released by the court redacted the agents’ names. The heightened level of threats follows …

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US is ‘not going anywhere,’ as China and Saudi bolster ties

US President Joe Biden being welcomed by Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman at Alsalam Royal Palace in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on July 15, 2022. Anadolu Agency | Anadolu Agency | Getty Images US President Joe Biden’s administration on Friday disputed claims that a forthcoming visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping to Saudi Arabia …

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Merrick Garland: DOJ filed motion to unseal Mar-a-Lago warrant and property receipt

Garland also said he “personally approved the decision to seek a search warrant in this matter.” He noted that the department did not comment on the search on the day that it occurred. He pointed out that the search was confirmed by Trump that evening. He said that copies of the warrant and the warrant …

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Big climate bill; Spending green bucks to boost green energy

By SETH BORENSTEIN, MATTHEW DALY and MICHAEL PHILLIS August 11, 2022 GMT https://apnews.com/article/technology-science-congress-climate-and-environment-f084d23d61ebb068068d4aa92c82fdbb WASHINGTON (AP) — After decades of inaction in the face of escalating natural disasters and sustained global warming, Congress hopes to make clean energy so cheap in all aspects of life that it’s nearly irresistible. The House is poised to pass a …

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In Taiwan’s Kinmen, people hope for calm amid China tensions | Politics News

Kinmen Islands, Taiwan – A storm is raging across the small Taiwanese island of Kinmen. On an empty beach along the island’s west coast, strong waves pound a line of rusty defensive stakes, secured in concrete foundations, that run like the spikes on a hedgehog’s back along the rocky coastal stretch. Further up the beach, …

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Informant tipped off investigators about more documents at Mar-a-Lago, Wall Street Journal reports

CNN previously reported that investigators from the FBI and the DOJ met with Trump attorneys at Mar-a-Lago in June, seeking more information about classified material that had been taken to Florida after Trump departed the White House. Following that meeting, where investigators looked around the room where the documents were being stored, the Wall Street …

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US Justice Department charges Iranian with trying to assassinate John Bolton

The alleged plot was “likely in retaliation” for the January 2020 US air strike that killed Qasem Soleimani, commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, the Justice Department said. After the strike, leaders of the terrorist organization vowed “revenge against Americans” for Soleimani’s death and publicly lashed out against then-President Donald Trump and other high-ranking …

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Biden signs bill expanding health care benefits for veterans exposed to toxic burn pits

The bill is a major bipartisan victory for Congress and addresses an issue that is personal to the President. Biden has said he believes there may have been a connection between the brain cancer that killed his 46-year-old son, Beau Biden, and the burn pits Beau was exposed to during his military service. Burn pits …

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Trump testimony in New York investigation: Live updates

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump invoked the Fifth Amendment and wouldn’t answer questions under oath in the New York attorney general’s long-running civil investigation into his business dealings, the former president said in a statement Wednesday. Trump arrived at state Attorney General Letitia James’ offices in a motorcade shortly before 9 am, before announcing …

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‘We’re back, baby’: New bill boosts US climate credibility

WASHINGTON (AP) — After a moment when hopes dimmed that the United States could become an international leader on climate change, legislation that Congress is poised to approve could rejuvenate the country’s reputation and bolster its efforts to push other nations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions more quickly. The head-snapping turn of events, which has …

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