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Cheney and Murkowski: Trump critics facing divergent futures

Cheney and Murkowski: Trump critics facing divergent futures

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — They hail from their states’ most prominent Republican families. They have been among the GOP’s sharpest critics of former President Donald Trump. And after the Jan. 6 insurrectionthey supported his impeachment. But for all their similarities, the political fortunes of US Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and US Rep. Liz Cheney …

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Republicans push to see affidavit that justified FBI search of Trump's home

Republicans push to see affidavit that justified FBI search of Trump’s home

WASHINGTON, Aug 14 (Reuters) – Republicans stepped up calls on Sunday for the release of an FBI affidavit showing the justification for its seizure of documents at former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home amid reports of heightened threats against federal law enforcement personnel . A search warrant released last week after the unprecedented search showed …

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US lawmakers arrive in Taiwan with China tensions simmering

US lawmakers arrive in Taiwan with China tensions simmering

TAIPEI/WASHINGTON, Aug 14 (Reuters) – A delegation of US lawmakers arrived in Taiwan on Sunday for a two-day trip during which they will meet President Tsai Ing-wen, the second high-level group to visit while there are military tensions between the self-ruled island and China. Beijing, which claims democratically governed Taiwan as its own territory, has …

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1 dead, 17 injured after car crashes into crowd at fundraiser for fire victims

1 dead, 17 injured after car crashes into crowd at fundraiser for fire victims

At least one person was killed and 17 others were injured when a car crashed into a crowd gathered at a Pennsylvania bar to support the victims of a recent deadly fire, state police said. Geisinger Hospital confirmed in a statement that they were providing care for more than 15 patients, including four in critical …

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Salman Rushdie still hospitalized as attack suspect pleads not guilty

Salman Rushdie still hospitalized as attack suspect pleads not guilty

Aug 13 (Reuters) – Acclaimed author Salman Rushdie remained hospitalized on Saturday with serious injuries a day after he was repeatedly stabbed at a public appearance in New York state, while police sought to determine the motive behind an attack that drew international condemnation. The accused attacker, 24-year-old Hadi Matar of Fairview, New Jersey, pleaded …

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Salman Rushdie stabbing suspect faces attempted murder charge as author remains hospitalized with "serious" wounds

Salman Rushdie stabbing suspect faces attempted murder charge as author remains hospitalized with “serious” wounds

A day after Salman Rushdie was stabbed Friday by a man who rushed the stage as the author was about to give a lecture in western New York, authorities announced the suspect was arrested on an attempted murder charge. Rushdie, 75, was flown to a hospital and underwent surgery after the attack. His agent, Andrew …

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Trump's Mar-a-Lago, a security 'nightmare' that housed classified documents

Trump’s Mar-a-Lago, a security ‘nightmare’ that housed classified documents

WASHINGTON, Aug 13 (Reuters) – The seizure of classified US government documents from Donald Trump’s sprawling Mar-a-Lago retreat spotlights the ongoing national security concerns presented by the former president, and the home he dubbed the Winter White House, some security experts say. Trump is under federal investigation for possible violations of the Espionage Act, which …

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