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Washington CNN  —  The Biden administration is considering a dramatic expansion in the training the US military provides to Ukrainian forces, including instructing as many as 2,500 Ukrainian soldiers a month at a US base in Germany, according to multiple US officials.

Republican officials in a rural Arizona county refused on Monday to certify the results of the 2022 midterm election, despite no evidence of anything wrong with the count from earlier this month. Some officials who have embraced voter fraud theories held out, defying a state deadline and setting the stage for a legal battle. The […]

Federal health officials expressed optimism on Tuesday that the nation was better prepared to weather a surge of Covid-19 infections this winter compared with a year earlier, and they renewed their pleas for Americans to get an updated booster shot ahead of the holidays. While the trajectory of the virus remains uncertain, Dr. Anthony S. […]

Three former Georgia sheriff’s deputies were arrested and charged for allegedly beating a Black inmate in a videotaped September attack that “shocked the conscience,” authorities said Tuesday. Mason Garrick, 23, Braxton Massey, 21, and Ryan Biegel, 24, were taken into . . .

PHILADELPHIA, Nov 18 (Reuters) – Elections officials who had braced for death threats and unrest ahead of the midterms said extensive preparations assured a mostly peaceful and orderly vote even in fiercely contested battlegrounds – inspiring some confidence about conducting a smooth 2024 presidential contest. In Pennsylvania, Nevada, Arizona and Georgia, officials took a variety […]

WASHINGTON, Nov 17 (Reuters) – U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai and Japanese industry minister Yasutoshi Nishimura discussed new U.S. electric vehicle tax credits during a meeting on the sidelines of a summit in Bangkok, Tai’s office said on Thursday. During their meeting on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit, Tai “also raised […]

MIAMI — Members of an international primate smuggling ring have been charged with multiple felonies for their role in bringing wild long-tailed macaques into the United States. The eight-count indictment charges two officials of the Cambodian Forestry Administration, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries; the owner/founder of a major primate supply organization and its general […]

U.S. officials at the Pentagon and the State Department say they are aware of reports that Russian missiles crossed into NATO member Poland, where two people were killed, but they cannot confirm the reports and are working with Poland to determine exactly what happened. VOA’s Senior Diplomatic Correspondent Cindy Saine reports. Source link

Washington CNN  —  Senior US officials have in recent weeks been urging Ukraine to signal that it is still open to diplomatic discussions with Russia, amid concerns that public support for the country’s war effort could wane with

WASHINGTON, Nov 4 (Reuters) – An early fall spike in influenza cases has pushed U.S. hospitalization rates for the illness to the highest in a decade for this time of year, U.S. health officials said on Friday, noting that vaccination rates are down. The rising flu cases come alongside pressure on hospitals from respiratory syncytial […]


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