A fighter jet takes off from Guam

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The US government is actively searching for this Chinese threat, which has potential to disrupt US military operations in the event of a conflict with Taiwan.

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In a closed-doors testimony, what did Devon Archer, a former business associate of Hunter Biden, reveal about Joe Biden's casual involvement with Hunter’s overseas business activities?

Devon Archer said that Hunter Biden would put his father on speakerphone during business dinners to discuss non-business topics. Information from the closed-doors testimony came from those in the room. Dan Goldman (D., NY) said “none of those conversations ever had to do with any business dealings or transactions,” while Republican James Comer (R., KY) said the calls were to sell “the brand.”

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While UPS reached a labor agreement last week, the major freight trucking company Yellow announced it is shutting down, despite receiving a $700 million federal loan during the pandemic. Why?

Yellow, a major trucking company that had received a federal loan of $700 million during the pandemic, announced its shutdown due to failed labor negotiations with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, which were essential for its restructuring plan. The company was burdened with $1.5 billion in debt, including $730 million owed to the federal government, including interest.

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In November 2020, Oregon decriminalized possession of small amounts of illicit drugs, including highly-addictive substances like fentanyl and methamphetamine. What effect has this had so far?

Modeled on Portugal’s drug policies, Measure 110 decriminalized possession of small amounts of drugs. Portugal’s public health system also funds treatment services, and drug users are penalized for noncompliance. However, Measure 110 wanted to avoid anything that seemed like a trial or forced treatment. Some argue that the policy needs more time, while others want tighter restrictions on drugs like fentanyl.

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Which US swimmer surpassed Michael Phelps’ record for world titles with a record 16th gold medal?

26-year-old Katie Ledecky earned her 16th world title after winning the 800-meter freestyle at the 2023 World Aquatic Championships in Japan. The three-time Olympian also became the first swimmer to win six consecutive world championships in the same event. World titles are earned at World Championships and are separate from Olympic gold medals.