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House adopts controversial amendments as defense bill passage hangs in the balance

CNN  —  The House voted Thursday evening to adopt several controversial amendments pushed by conservative hardliners to a critical national defense bill as the fate of the must-pass legislation hangs…

First on CNN: Secret Service concludes cocaine investigation, no suspect identified

CNN  —  The Secret Service has concluded its investigation into the small bag of cocaine found at the White House and has been unable to identify a suspect, according to…

Blinken to meet with top Chinese diplomat on sidelines of ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting

CNN  —  US Secretary of State Antony Blinken is due to meet with top Chinese diplomat Wang Yi on Thursday – the latest in a series of increased high-level interactions…

FBI Director Wray faces off with his harshest critics at heated congressional hearing

CNN  —  House Republicans unloaded a barrage of criticism directed toward FBI Director Christopher Wray Wednesday, outlining a litany of complaints while Wray testified before the House Judiciary Committee. Chairman…

NATO Summit 2023: Ukraine’s wait for membership — and Zelensky’s frustration — loom over final day of summit, meeting with Biden

Vilnius, Lithuania CNN  —  President Joe Biden enters day two of the NATO Summit in Vilnius, Lithuania, facing questions about Ukraine’s path to becoming a member of the alliance, with…

Justice Department takes unusual step to try to protect Trump from testifying in lawsuit over FBI firing

CNN  —  The Justice Department has taken an unusual step in court to try to protect former President Donald Trump from testifying under oath in a lawsuit from former FBI…

Grand jury handling potential indictments in Trump 2020 probe to be selected in Atlanta

Atlanta CNN  —  The Georgia grand jury that is expected to consider charges against former President Donald Trump and his Republican allies for trying to overturn the 2020 election is…

NATO Summit 2023: Biden and alliance leaders enter summit with a show of force

CNN  —  President Joe Biden and alliance leaders enter the first day of the high-stakes NATO Summit Tuesday with a reinvigorated sense of unity after a major win on Monday…

Turkey has agreed to back Sweden’s NATO bid, alliance chief says

CNN  —  NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg said on Monday that Turkey has agreed to back Sweden’s bid to join the military alliance. The announcement comes on the eve of NATO’s…

Ukraine cluster munitions: A top House Republican supports Biden’s decision while a prominent Democrat disagrees

Washington CNN  —  A top House Republican said Sunday he agreed with the Biden administration’s contentious decision to supply cluster munitions to Ukraine as part of a new military aid…