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Biden Moving Troops To Focus on China, Russia
US: Iran Deal Before New President Takes Office
  Iran: Hardline Cleric Ebrahim Raisi Wins Presidential Vote
SecDef Confirms US To Replenish Israel Iron Dome
  Most Americans Oppose Using US Funds for Israel To Annex Land
Taliban Rejects Turkish Troop Presence in Afghanistan
  Afghan DM Claims Progress; Taliban Disputes High Death Toll
US-China Relations May Be Too Tense for Xi-Biden Talks
  China Closer to Space but Threat to US 'More Theory Than Reality'
White House Denies Biden Froze Military Aid to Ukraine
Russia to Exit Open Skies Treaty on December 18th
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item Bipartisan Attacks on Journalism  by Jake Johnson

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