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Republican Debate Part 2: Healthcare, social security

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Republican Debate Part 2: Healthcare, social security – CBS News Watch CBSN Live In part two of Saturday’s GOP debate, the candidates talked about their plans for health care and how to handle social security. Be the first to......

Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong jailed for four months for 2019 protest

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HONG KONG (Reuters) – Joshua Wong, one of Hong Kong’s most prominent democracy activists and among 47 people charged under a national security law, was sentenced to four months in jail on Tuesday for unauthorized assembly and violating an anti-mask law. FILE PHOTO: Pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong walks to a......

The sudden visit to COVID victims’ families that sparked Jordan’s royal rift

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AMMAN (Reuters) – When Prince Hamza visited the relatives of COVID-19 patients who died after a hospital ran out of oxygen, he triggered a rift in Jordan’s monarchy that has shaken the country’s reputation as a stable country in a volatile region. FILE PHOTO: King of Jordan Abdullah II addresses......

U.S. blacklists seven Chinese supercomputing entities citing national security concerns

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Chinese and U.S. flags flutter outside the building of an American company in Beijing, China January 21, 2021. Tingshue Wang | Reuters WASHINGTON – The Commerce Department on Thursday added seven Chinese supercomputing entities to a U.S. economic blacklist citing......

States up security at military recruitment centers with armed guards

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here States up security at military recruitment centers with armed guards – CBS News Watch CBSN Live Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker issued an executive order Tuesday to allow its National Guard to carry firearms while on duty at recruitment centers.......

Jordan bans media coverage of royal rift, Saudi reaffirms support

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(Adds dropped words in second paragraph) FILE PHOTO: Jordan’s Crown Prince Hamza bin Hussein delivers a speech to Muslim clerics and scholars at the opening ceremony of a religious conference at the Islamic Al al-Bayet University in Amman, Jordan August 21, 2004. REUTERS/Ali Jarekji AMMAN (Reuters) – Jordan banned all......

China says carrier group exercising near Taiwan, drills will become regular

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SHANGHAI (Reuters) – A Chinese carrier group is exercising near Taiwan and such drills will become regular, China’s navy said late on Monday in a further escalation of tensions near the island that Beijing claims as its sovereign territory. FILE PHOTO: China’s aircraft carrier Liaoning departs Hong Kong, China, July......

Sources: AD responds to security guard’s crash

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Los Angeles Lakers star Anthony Davis responded to a crash scene involving his personal security guard on Saturday, sources close to Davis confirmed to ESPN. Davis’ security guard, Garrett “GP” Pullman, was riding a motorcycle at the time of the collision and needed to be taken to a local hospital......

Factbox: International reaction to security developments in Jordan

Reuters
(Reuters) – Jordanian King Abdullah’s half-brother and former Crown Prince Hamza bin Hussein was told to halt actions used to target the country’s “security and stability,” the military said on Saturday. In a statement published on the state news agency, it said this was part of a broader, ongoing security......

Boko Haram claim shooting down of Nigerian Air Force jet

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MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Reuters) – Islamist insurgency Boko Haram claimed the shooting down of a Nigerian Air Force fighter jet in a video seen by Reuters on Friday, two days after the aeroplane went missing in the country’s northeast. Reuters was unable to verify the authenticity of the video. The loss......

U.S. Capitol complex on lockdown after reports motorist rams officers

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FILE PHOTO: General view of the U.S. Capitol as the House of Representatives takes up debate of U.S. President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief plan in Washington, U.S., March 8, 2021. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Streets surrounding the U.S. Capitol and congressional office buildings were locked down, with......

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