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US military launches investigation after possible civilian casualties in Syria strike targeting al Qaeda leader
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US military launches investigation after possible civilian casualties in Syria strike targeting al Qaeda leader

US Central Command has launched an investigation after a drone strike against a senior al Qaeda leader in northwest Syria on Friday may have killed civilians, according to a spokesman for Central Command. The strike in Idlib, Syria, was carried out by an MQ-9 Reaper, targeting a senior al Qaeda leader and planner, Capt. Bill…MORE

Jeffrey Clark’s deposition postponed until December 16
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Jeffrey Clark’s deposition postponed until December 16

The January 6 select committee announced Friday that the deposition with Jeffrey Clark originally scheduled for Saturday has been postponed until December 16 due to a “medical condition that precludes his participation in tomorrow’s meeting.” “Through his attorney, Mr. Clark has informed the Select Committee of a medical condition that precludes his participation in tomorrow’s…MORE

The week in 14 headlines

The week in 14 headlines

This week, the first Omicron variant case was detected in the United States as some conservative members of Congress nearly shut down the federal government over vaccine mandates.  Monday Biden’s agenda brings warring conservative factions together in quest to flip House Biden says new Omicron variant is ’cause for concern, not a cause for panic’…MORE

Meadows doubles down on debunked election fraud claims and whitewashes January 6 riot in new book
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Meadows doubles down on debunked election fraud claims and whitewashes January 6 riot in new book

In a new memoir, Donald Trump’s former chief of staff Mark Meadows doubles down on the baseless claim the 2020 election was stolen and whitewashed the violent attack on the US Capitol by Trump supporters on January 6, according to a copy of the book obtained by CNN. The book, titled “The Chief’s Chief,” spans…MORE

Conservative lawyer Eastman says he will defy subpoena from January 6 committee
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Conservative lawyer Eastman says he will defy subpoena from January 6 committee

John Eastman, a conservative Lawyer who helped crafted a questionable legal theory that former Vice President Mike Pence had the constitutional authority to interrupt the certification of the 2020 presidential election results, has informed the January 6 committee that he plans to defy a subpoena from the panel. Eastman confirmed Friday on Steve Bannon’s podcast…MORE

January 6 committee spoke with Michigan secretary of state
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January 6 committee spoke with Michigan secretary of state

Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson and members of her staff met virtually Tuesday with the House select committee investigating the January 6 attack on the US Capitol, Benson spokesperson Tracy Wimmer told CNN. Wimmer did not divulge much from what was discussed in the meeting, but said the topics included the 2020 presidential election…MORE

US, European allies sound a pessimistic note as Iran nuclear talks break in Vienna
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US, European allies sound a pessimistic note as Iran nuclear talks break in Vienna

US and European officials sounded a pessimistic note Friday as the latest round of talks to revive the Iran nuclear deal concluded, saying that Tehran’s maximalist demands and push to unwind previously agreed upon points are leaving them disappointed and concerned. “Iran right now does not seem to be serious about doing what’s necessary to…MORE

US State Department phones were hacked with NSO Group spyware
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US State Department phones were hacked with NSO Group spyware

The iPhones of about a dozen US State Department employees serving in Africa were hacked with spyware developed by Israeli technology firm NSO Group in recent months, according to a senior US official familiar with the investigation and another source familiar with the matter. The State Department is in the process of trying to figure…MORE

US Capitol rioter ‘sought to physically remove’ Pelosi and McConnell, prosecutors say
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US Capitol rioter ‘sought to physically remove’ Pelosi and McConnell, prosecutors say

Justice Department prosecutors say they have evidence that an alleged rioter who brought a gun to the US Capitol on January 6 was targeting both House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and then-Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. According to a filing Thursday, Guy Reffitt, a member of the Texas Three Percenter militia, “specifically targeted at least two lawmakers…MORE

Biden says he’s preparing initiatives to make it difficult for Putin to ‘do what people are worried he may do’ in Ukraine
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Biden says he’s preparing initiatives to make it difficult for Putin to ‘do what people are worried he may do’ in Ukraine

President Joe Biden said Friday he is preparing a “set of initiatives” to make it more difficult for Russian President Vladimir Putin to “do what people are worried he may do” — namely, having Russia invade Ukraine. Following a speech at the White House about the latest jobs report, Biden told reporters that he’s been…MORE