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Blinken met with diplomats impacted by Havana syndrome in Bogotá

Blinken met with diplomats impacted by Havana syndrome in Bogotá

Secretary of State Antony Blinken met privately with US officials who were affected by Havana syndrome during his visit Thursday to the US Embassy in Bogotá, Colombia, according to a senior State Department official. “He heard their experiences and reiterated that the issue and their care is an absolute priority for him. He deeply appreciated…MORE

Jamie Spears hires new attorney after being suspended as Britney Spears’ conservator

Jamie Spears hires new attorney after being suspended as Britney Spears’ conservator

As Britney Spears prepares to return to court next month to try to bring her 13-year conservatorship to an end, her father Jamie Spears has a new lawyer. Vivian L. Thoreen, Jamie Spears’ former attorney, announced the change in counsel in a statement to CNN on Thursday. “We are proud of our work on behalf…MORE

California sheriff’s deputy charged with assault after video shows him kicking suspect in the head
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California sheriff’s deputy charged with assault after video shows him kicking suspect in the head

A Southern California sheriff’s deputy was charged by prosecutors with assault after security camera footage showed him allegedly kicking a suspect in the head after the man appeared to have surrendered to authorities. The San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office said it has charged Deputy Corie Smith with one felony count of assault Under Color…MORE

Watchdog finds Pentagon appropriately sidelined Trump appointee to key National Security Agency job after alleged security incidents
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Watchdog finds Pentagon appropriately sidelined Trump appointee to key National Security Agency job after alleged security incidents

Michael Ellis, who was installed as the top lawyer at the National Security Agency during President Donald Trump’s final days in office, was appropriately sidelined the day after his arrival at the agency based on a pair of security incidents that took place in early 2021, the Defense Department inspector general found in a report…MORE

Investigators finally release the cause of death for a family who mysteriously died hiking near Yosemite

Investigators finally release the cause of death for a family who mysteriously died hiking near Yosemite

The mystery behind the deaths of a couple, their baby daughter and the family dog, who were found on a hiking trail near Yosemite National Park in August, has come to an end. The cause of death for Jonathan Gerrish, Ellen Chung and their 1-year-old daughter, Miju, was hyperthermia with possible dehydration due to environmental…MORE

Toughest sentence yet handed down in January 6-related case for man who threatened lawmakers and tech executives
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Toughest sentence yet handed down in January 6-related case for man who threatened lawmakers and tech executives

A federal judge on Thursday sentenced a Texas man who threatened lawmakers and tech executives online on January 6 to 14 months in prison, the toughest sentence yet for a US Capitol riot-related defendant. Troy Anthony Smocks, who was in Washington on the day of the attack but did not go to the Capitol, pleaded…MORE

McCarthy ally warns GOP consultants they can’t work with Cheney
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McCarthy ally warns GOP consultants they can’t work with Cheney

Jeff Miller, a lobbyist and close ally of House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, has warned GOP consultants in recent weeks that they can’t work for both McCarthy and Rep. Liz Cheney, a source confirmed to CNN, claiming she is working to undermine the House GOP’s efforts to win back the majority. One firm hired by…MORE

Heavy braking event occurred before Texas plane accident, NTSB says

Heavy braking event occurred before Texas plane accident, NTSB says

The investigation into the plane that crashed Tuesday into a fence before bursting into flames showed a heavy braking action, according to Michael Brown, a board member with the National Transportation and Safety Board (NTSB) who spoke at a news conference Thursday. “What we do know is there was a heavy braking event, which appears…MORE

Latest US military hypersonic test fails
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Latest US military hypersonic test fails

The US suffered a setback in the race with China and Russia to develop hypersonic weapons when its latest test failed, the Pentagon said in a statement Thursday. A booster stack, which is the rocket used to accelerate the projectile to hypersonic speeds, failed and the test of the projectile, the hypersonic glide body, could…MORE

Liz Cheney calls out Jim Banks for falsely signing letter as the ranking member of January 6 committee
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Liz Cheney calls out Jim Banks for falsely signing letter as the ranking member of January 6 committee

GOP Rep. Jim Banks lamented on the House floor that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi prevented him from serving on the House committee investigating the January 6 attack on the US Capitol on Thursday. And yet, Banks sent a letter to at least one government agency falsely claiming that he is ranking member of the committee…MORE

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