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US military says American troops were at risk from Turkish strike on base in Syria this week

US military says American troops were at risk from Turkish strike on base in Syria this week

CNN — The US military says American troops were put at risk from a Turkish drone strike Tuesday on a base in Syria. “We have received additional information that there was a risk to US Troops and personnel,” US Central Command said in a short statement on Wednesday. No US service members were injured in …

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Oath Keepers: Jury deliberations begin in seditious conspiracy trial

Oath Keepers: Jury deliberations begin in seditious conspiracy trial

CNN — In Washington, DC, jury will begin deliberating Tuesday in the criminal trial of five alleged leaders of the right-wing Oath Keepers militia group charged with seditious conspiracy. The Justice Department alleges that the five defendants conspired to forcibly stop the peaceful transfer of presidential power from then President Donald Trump to Joe Biden. …

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US Capitol Police assistant chief who oversaw intelligence operations for the department will retire

US Capitol Police assistant chief who oversaw intelligence operations for the department will retire

CNN — US Capitol Police Assistant Chief Yogananda Pittman, who oversaw the department’s operations in the days leading up to the January 6, 2021, attack on the US Capitol, is retiring from the agency, according to an internal announcement shared with CNN. Her last day with US Capitol Police will be February 1, 2023. Pittman …

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Dueling probes into Trump and Biden could define the 2024 campaign

Dueling probes into Trump and Biden could define the 2024 campaign

CNN — A storm of investigations targeting leaders of both political parties will shape the 2024 campaign, but risks angering voters who just showed their frustration with their priorities being ignored. Republicans wasted no time after finally crawling last week to the 218 seats needed to win the House to promise relentless investigations of President …

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Kinzinger says he doesn't think McCarthy will 'last very long' if he becomes House speaker

Kinzinger says he doesn’t think McCarthy will ‘last very long’ if he becomes House speaker

CNN — GOP Rep. Adam Kinzinger of Illinois lambasted House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy on Sunday, saying he does not think the California Republican will last long if he’s elected House speaker next year. “I think he has cut so many deals with bad people to get to this position that I think he’s not …

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2 men arrested, 1 with Nazi arm-band, accused of making threats to attack New York synagogue, NYPD says

2 men arrested, 1 with Nazi arm-band, accused of making threats to attack New York synagogue, NYPD says

CNN — Two men arrested in connection with online threats to attack a New York City synagogue were arraigned on multiple charges over the weekend, court documents show. Christopher Brown, 21, from Aquebogue, New York, was charged with making a terrorist threat, criminal possession of a weapon and other weapons charges, according to court documents. …

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6 takeaways from former Vice President Mike Pence's CNN town hall

6 takeaways from former Vice President Mike Pence’s CNN town hall

CNN — Former Vice President Mike Pence in a CNN town hall on Wednesday refused to commit his support to former President Donald Trump’s 2024 campaign and left the door open to seek the Republican nomination himself. Speaking a day after the release of his memoir, “So Help Me God,” Pence was mostly coy when …

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Secret Service agent from Trump's motorcade on January 6 interviewed by House committee

Secret Service agent from Trump’s motorcade on January 6 interviewed by House committee

CNN — The House select committee investigating the January 6, 2021, insurrection, is interviewing Robert Engel, the lead agent in former President Donald Trump’s motorcade on the day of the US Capitol attack, two sources tell CNN. Former White House staffer Cassidy Hutchinson testified publicly at a hearing in June that then-deputy White House chief …

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Larry Brock: Texas veteran who entered Senate chamber in military gear on January 6 found guilty

Larry Brock: Texas veteran who entered Senate chamber in military gear on January 6 found guilty

CNN — A Texas man who served in the US Air Force was convicted on Wednesday of six charges in the US Capitol attack on January 6, 2021, when prosecutors say he entered the Senate chamber dressed in military gear. A federal judge in Washington, DC, found Larry Brock, 55, of Grapevine, Texas, guilty of …

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