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Pro-democracy activists, Joshua Wong, left, Sunny Cheung, center, and Nathan Law holding a placard, speak to media to urge the European leaders against national security law for Hong Kong outside the Legislative Council.

American lawmakers accuse China of spying on dissidents in the US

When activist and politician Sunny Cheung fled from Hong Kong to the US two years ago, he thought he would be free. But his troubles followed him there, where he says he's received threats on social media through what appear to be "fake accounts."

American lawmakers accuse China of spying on dissidents in the US
President Biden speaks at a podium while VP Harris stands to his right to listen

Amid growing pressure, Biden announces plans to distribute more COVID-19 vaccines worldwide

Amid growing pressure, Biden announces plans to distribute more COVID-19 vaccines worldwide
African American soldiers lined up in ranks during World War II

New technology could identify thousands of unknown soldiers who died in World War II

New technology could identify thousands of unknown soldiers who died in World War II
President Joe Biden signs his first executive orders in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington on Jan. 20, 2021. Six of Biden's 17 first-day executive orders dealt with immigration, such as halting work on a border wall in Mexico and lifting a t

Civil rights groups oppose expanding laws to target domestic terrorists

Civil rights groups oppose expanding laws to target domestic terrorists
Crowds carrying hate symbols as they stormed the U.S Capitol on Jan. 6 in Washington, D.C.

A scholar of American anti-Semitism explains the hate symbols present during the US Capitol riot

A scholar of American anti-Semitism explains the hate symbols present during the US Capitol riot
Smoke fills the walkway outside the Senate chamber as supporters of President Donald Trump are confronted by US Capitol Police officers inside the Capitol, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington, DC.

Former FBI agent: 'Major intelligence failure' of US Capitol breach requires 9/11-style commission

"There is going to have to be a reconstruction of events and find out who dropped the ball and why," said legal and security analyst Asha Rangappa, a former FBI special agent.

Former FBI agent: 'Major intelligence failure' of US Capitol breach requires 9/11-style commission
Former White House national security aide Fiona Hill, testifies before the House Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Nov. 21, 2019, during a public impeachment hearing of President Donald Trump.

Fiona Hill: US Capitol attack has 'elements of a civil conflict'

Fiona Hill was a key witness in the previous impeachment proceedings. Hill was Trump’s top Russia adviser from 2017 to 2019 and also served on the National Security Council. She told The World's host Marco Werman that the idea to storm the Capitol didn't come out of the blue.

Fiona Hill: US Capitol attack has 'elements of a civil conflict'
A man in a dark suit talks with men wearing military uniforms outside near tan tanks.

Retired US generals warn against calling the US election too early

A nonpartisan group called Count Every Hero says that calling the election on election night may disenfranchise hundreds of thousands of military voters overseas who vote by mail. 

Retired US generals warn against calling the US election too early
A member of a ground crew walks past American Airlines planes parked at the gate during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak at Ronald Reagan National Airport in Washington, DC, April 5, 2020.

'American exceptionalism': EU travel bans show US is abdicating global leadership, former CDC head says

The European Union is set to reopen its borders starting July 1. Right now, the bloc is still deciding who it wants to let in, and it does not look like people from the US will be among them. 

'American exceptionalism': EU travel bans show US is abdicating global leadership, former CDC head says
DACA supporters hold up banner in front of Supreme Court

SCOTUS ruled in favor of DACA. A permanent solution is still needed, advocates say.

Thursday’s much-anticipated ruling ended a yearslong legal battle around how the Trump administration ended the program and provides some relief to the approximately 650,000 DACA recipients in the country.

SCOTUS ruled in favor of DACA. A permanent solution is still needed, advocates say.
A woman grabs blue disposable gloves from a box as face masks sit in the frame.

Trump invokes Defense Production Act, but execution is unclear, former DHS adviser says

Asked why he was putting it into action now, Trump told reporters it would be used to ensure that US states could get masks and other equipment needed to fight the virus.

Trump invokes Defense Production Act, but execution is unclear, former DHS adviser says
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How does China’s Communist Party view Trump’s impeachment inquiry?

The Chinese Communist Party, or CCP, isn’t just keen to see members of the Trump administration squirm. The impeachment drama presents a golden opportunity to portray the United States as a nation tearing itself apart — while China, so the narrative goes, is a bastion of harmony and stability. But what might the Chinese politburo say about Trump’s impeachment inquiry behind closed doors?

How does China’s Communist Party view Trump’s impeachment inquiry?
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Nov. 4 is the first day Trump can legally leave the Paris Accord

Donald Trump repeated his disapproval of the pact just last week at a shale oil and gas conference in Pittsburgh.

Nov. 4 is the first day Trump can legally leave the Paris Accord
Former National Security Advisor and USS Ambassador to UN Susan Rice, speaks on stage at the Women In The World Summit in New York on April 11, 2019. 

Susan Rice: US is 'exporting instability and unpredictability'

The former US national security adviser and ambassador to the UN under Obama says the Trump administration's foreign policy has undermined US alliances and upended national security.

Susan Rice: US is 'exporting instability and unpredictability'
A man in a military uniform is walking with other people around him

Gen. Zwack: Calling Vindman a ‘double agent’ ahead of testimony is ‘reprehensible’

A witness in the impeachment inquiry faced accusations of being a "double agent" by conservative media before his appearance on Tuesday. A retired general who supervised Army Lt. Col. Alex Vindman says the suggestions and innuendo are "reprehensible."

Gen. Zwack: Calling Vindman a ‘double agent’ ahead of testimony is ‘reprehensible’