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As US fentanyl deaths jump, GOP casts blame at the border

Editor's note: The first part of a 2-part series on the politicization of fentanyl overdoses. The Republican takeover of the House shifted congressional oversight of the border, with GOP lawmakers using their new powers in efforts to link the fentanyl crisis to migration. Fentanyl has increased the stakes in the decades-long drug war, inflaming the...
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Hunter Biden probes put GOP under some pressure

House Oversight Chairman James Comer (R-Ky.) said recently that his committee's investigations into Hunter Biden and his business transactions are just “beginning” as he seeks to create a headache for the White House as President Biden prepares to launch his reelection campaign. Comer and his committee are trying to unveil whether Biden’s son’s business dealings abroad...
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US ‘deeply concerned’ after Netanyahu sacks Israel’s defense minister

The Biden administration is "deeply concerned" about ongoing tensions in Israel after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu fired the country's defense minister on Sunday. "We are deeply concerned by today’s developments out of Israel, which further underscore the urgent need for compromise," National Security Council spokesperson Adrienne Watson said in a statement Sunday. Netanyahu has backed controversial judicial reforms...
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