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North Korea threatens US with new preemptive strike weapons – probably nukes

On Tuesday, North Korea threatened to increase its “deterrent of absolute capacity” and build up its arsenal of “preemptive strike” capabilities in response to new joint military training between the U.S. and South Korea.

18%-20% of illegal immigrants coming into US have COVID-19, report says

and Border Protection custody over the last several weeks, according to a Department of Homeland Security document prepared for President Joe Biden and reviewed by NBC News Saturday.

U.S. tech products enable Chinese surveillance in Xinjiang

U.S. technology companies are still supplying China’s surveillance state with equipment and software for monitoring populations and censoring information, including in the Xinjiang region, despite damning revelations that have led to genocide accusations against Beijing, according to researchers.

Iran attacks Israeli ship with explosive drones, Blinken says; US response forthcoming

On Sunday, Secretary of State Antony Blinken blamed Iran for a Friday drone attack on the Israeli-owned oil tanker Mercer Street, which resulted in the death of two people. Blinken said the U.S. and other international partners to determine an appropriate response.

TX Gov. Abbott orders Nat. Guard to arrest illegal immigrants

On Tuesday, Gov. Greg Abbott ordered the Texas National Guard to begin assisting troopers with arresting illegal immigrants who violate Texas law as thousands continue pouring across the United States-Mexico.

China publicly supports Taliban, calls them ‘important’ to Afghan peace

On Wednesday, Chinese officials hosted Taliban co-founder Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar and a Taliban political delegation in Tianjin. During the high-profile visit, China’s Foreign Ministry publicly expressed support for the Taliban, saying they would “play an important role in the process of peace, reconciliation and reconstruction in Afghanistan.”

US Army forcing unvaccinated troops in Italy to wear masks outside; bans them from gyms, restaurants on base

The U.S. Army Garrison in Italy (USAG Italy) is now requiring all uniformed personnel who are unvaccinated against COVID-19 to wear masks on-base even when they’re outside.

China sanctions top Trump official and 6 others – here’s who

China’s foreign ministry announced new sanctions on seven Americans on Friday, including former U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, in retaliation for U.S. sanctions on seven Chinese officials last week.

Intelligence agencies convene ‘Havana syndrome’ panel to look at cause of mystery illnesses

A panel of experts led by senior intelligence officers has met in recent weeks on “Havana syndrome” as the investigation into unexplained health incidents among American personnel enters what one U.S. official described as a new and intensive phase.

Remaining US Capitol fencing will come down as early as Friday

The remaining temporary fencing installed around the U.S. Capitol in the aftermath of the Jan. 6 storming will likely be dismantled starting Friday, House Sergeant-at-Arms William J. Walker said in a Wednesday memo to lawmakers and staff.

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