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Pompeo says China took 'incredibly aggressive action' in recent clash with India

1:07pm EDT

WASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday accused China of taking "incredibly aggressive action" in a recent clash with India over a disputed section of the nuclear-armed neighbors' border, saying Beijing had a pattern of instigating territorial disputes.

China coerces hundreds of Chinese-born critics in U.S. to return home, FBI chief says

6:53am EDT

WASHINGTON The head of the FBI said on Tuesday Chinese President Xi Jinping was spearheading a program aimed at strong-arming Chinese-born people in the United States deemed as threats to Beijing to return home - even threatening their families. | Video

Black cops say discrimination, nepotism behind U.S. police race gap

Jul 03 2020

WASHINGTON Thomas Boone has spent 22 years as a police officer in Prince George's County, Maryland, a predominantly Black suburb of Washington, proudly wearing his uniform and driving his patrol car to coach kids' football and basketball teams.

Trump: U.S. intelligence doubted Russia urged Taliban to kill U.S. troops

Jul 01 2020

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he was not told about a reported Russian effort to get the Taliban to kill U.S. soldiers because many U.S. intelligence officials doubted its veracity, a stance contradicted by four U.S. and European sources and by its inclusion in a widely read CIA report in May. | Video

Trump's troop cut in Germany blindsided senior U.S. officials, sources say

Jun 09 2020

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump's decision to cut U.S. troop levels in Germany blindsided a number of senior national security officials, according to five sources familiar with the matter, and the Pentagon had yet to receive a formal order to carry it out, Reuters has learned.

Electric skateboard-mounted trash collector among U.S. protest volunteers

Jun 05 2020

WASHINGTON As protesters chanted near the White House, Michael Piatschak leaned from his one-wheeled electric skateboard, extended a trash-grabbing claw and, like a raptor swooping on prey, snagged a plastic bag off the street and stuffed it into a shoulder sack.

Electric skateboard-mounted trash collector among U.S. protest volunteers

Jun 05 2020

WASHINGTON As protesters chanted near the White House, Michael Piatschak leaned from his one-wheeled electric skateboard, extended a trash-grabbing claw and, like a raptor swooping on prey, snagged a plastic bag off the street and stuffed it into a shoulder sack.

D.C. mayor wants Trump's out-of-state troops gone from U.S. capital

Jun 04 2020

WASHINGTON Thousands of National Guard troops and federal officers in riot gear and masks ringed the White House and monuments in the U.S. capital this week, evoking comparisons to an occupying force.

From power lunches to plywood: Vandalized Washington boards up business

Jun 04 2020

WASHINGTON Days after outbursts of arson and vandalism struck downtown Washington following peaceful protests against police brutality, the largely deserted heart of the U.S. capital resembles a city girding for a hurricane.

On the streets of Washington, pleas for change met with batons and rubber bullets

Jun 02 2020

WASHINGTON They had come out by the hundreds on the streets of the U.S. capital to protest racism and police brutality. With a curfew fast approaching, they had only a few hours to make their voices heard.

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