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US tracking large Chinese spy balloon flying across the country, officials say

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(WASHINGTON) -- A massive spy balloon from China is flying over the continental U.S., government officials said Thursday.

"The United States government has detected and is tracking a high-altitude surveillance balloon that is flying over the continental United States right now," Brig. Gen. Pat Ryder told reporters. "NORAD [North American Aerospace Defens...

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US to gain access to more bases in the Philippines with eye on China

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(MANILA, Philippines) -- Seeking to deter China's ambitions in the western Pacific, the U.S. and the Philippines have reached an agreement that will give the U.S. military access to four additional bases in the Philippines.

The agreement is the latest sign that both countries are reestablishing their military cooperation as concerns continue about China's cla...

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Biden meets with Congressional Black Caucus on pushing policing reform

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(WASHINGTON) -- President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris met Thursday with members of the Congressional Black Caucus to discuss pushing policing reform in the wake of the death of Tyre Nichols.

As the group gathered in the Oval Office, Biden said it was his hope that the "dark memory" of Nichols' death "spurs some action that we've all been fighting for...

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Senator calls on Apple, Google to remove TikTok from app stores

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(WASHINGTON) -- The push on Capitol Hill to rein in China-owned social media network TikTok has set its sights on tech giants Apple and Google.

Sen. Michael Bennet, D-CO, sent a letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook and Google CEO Sundar Pichai on Thursday calling on their companies to remove TikTok from their respective app stores, citing concerns about how TikTok handles the da...

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Harrison Ford says he "always" wanted to return for a final 'Indiana Jones' movie

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Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny whips into theaters on June 30, just shy of the 81st birthday of the movie's star, Harrison Ford.

The leading man may be well past retirement age, but thanks to digital wizardry, the new movie will be showing both past and 1969-set "present" day adventures of the swashbuckling archeologist. Getting a chance to show what an Indy in his later years ...

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A public health success story: How the Mpox crisis was controlled within 6 months

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(NEW YORK) -- When the highly infectious Mpox virus, formerly called Monkeypox, was declared a public health emergency in August of last year, more than 450 people were testing positive every day. With more than 30,000 cases and 28 deaths, many feared Mpox could become the next pandemic.

The virus -- characterized by a painful rash and deep lesion -- w...

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(Undated)  --  Here is the latest news: Southern New England residents are bracing for dangerous wind chills.  The top contractor of the Providence 6-10 highway project is pleading not ...

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(Undated)  --  Here is the latest news: A woman has been charged with murdering her father in Woonsocket.  Providence authorities say they have removed a "life-saving" amount ...

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