Austin speaks with Russian counterpart for first time since start of war in Ukraine

Austin speaks with Russian counterpart for first time since start of war in Ukraine

This post was originally published on this siteDefense Secretary Lloyd Austin on Friday spoke with his Russian counterpart, the first such conversation between the two officials since the Kremlin’s attack on Ukraine began in February, according to the Pentagon. Austin spoke with Russian Minister of Defense Sergey Shoygu by phone,...

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‘We must find an agreement’: Zelenskyy calls for direct talks with Putin

‘We must find an agreement’: Zelenskyy calls for direct talks with Putin

This post was originally published on this site Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said Thursday that he is prepared to hold direct talks with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin amid mounting fears that Moscow’s invasion and the West’s response have spiraled into a dangerous proxy war between nuclear-armed powers. “We must...

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Sen. Rand Paul stalls $40 billion in aid for Ukraine, breaking with Mitch McConnell

Sen. Rand Paul stalls $40 billion in aid for Ukraine, breaking with Mitch McConnell

This post was originally published on this siteSens. Mitch McConnell and Chuck Schumer worked together to try to pass the aid for Ukraine Thursday. Paul didn’t accept their compromise.     

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Barnette’s quick rise has Republicans reeling over potential upset and what it could mean for November

Barnette’s quick rise has Republicans reeling over potential upset and what it could mean for November

This post was originally published on this siteRepublicans are watching conservative candidate Kathy Barnette’s sudden rise in their party’s upcoming Pennsylvania US Senate primary with a mix of unease, wonder and dread.

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Elon Musk: Twitter deal ‘temporarily on hold’ over estimates of spam accounts

Elon Musk: Twitter deal ‘temporarily on hold’ over estimates of spam accounts

This post was originally published on this siteElon Musk tweeted Friday his deal to acquire Twitter is ‘temporarily on hold’ to review data on spam and fake accounts on the platform.     

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House panel exposes how ‘shameful’ meatpackers put profits over worker health during pandemic

House panel exposes how ‘shameful’ meatpackers put profits over worker health during pandemic

This post was originally published on this site A congressional report published Thursday revealed that meat processing companies worked with and lobbied the Trump administration to continue operating during the Covid-19 pandemic, despite the danger to workers in the high-risk industry. “The devastating impacts of the Covid crisis on workers...

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Abortion-Pill Providers Prepare to Reach Patients in Restrictive States

Abortion-Pill Providers Prepare to Reach Patients in Restrictive States

This post was originally published on this siteOnline providers of abortion medications mifepristone and misoprostol say they plan to meet an expected surge in demand if as many as 26 states ban or restrict abortion access following any decision by the Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade.

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Mike Pence to defy Trump again by rallying for Brian Kemp in Georgia

Mike Pence to defy Trump again by rallying for Brian Kemp in Georgia

This post was originally published on this site Former Vice President Mike Pence will publicly defy Donald Trump by headlining a campaign rally with Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp days before the primary election. The former vice president will rally with Kemp, whom he described as “one of the most successful...

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US Intelligence community launches review following Ukraine and Afghanistan intel failings

US Intelligence community launches review following Ukraine and Afghanistan intel failings

This post was originally published on this siteThe US intelligence community is carrying out a sweeping internal review of how it assesses the fighting power of foreign militaries amid mounting pressure from key lawmakers on Capitol Hill who say officials have failed twice in one year on the two major...

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