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Senate Passes $40 Billion Ukraine Aid Bill
NATO Members at Odds Over Buildup in E. Europe
  Finland, Sweden Formally Submit NATO Applications
  Turkey Blocks Start of Talks on Sweden, Finland's NATO Bids
  Biden Reverses Course on Shipping Long-Range Rockets to Ukraine
  EU Unveils $220 Billion Plan to Stop Importing Russian Energy
DHS 'Disinfo' Board Put on 'Pause' After Backlash
Talks to Extend Yemen Ceasefire Are Ongoing
Pentagon Grilled Over Civilian Casualties in Syria Airstrike
US Military Could Get Access to Somaliland Port, Airfield
UN Envoy: Iraq Streets About to 'Boil Over' From Deadlock
US State Dept: Iran Deal Remains 'Far From Certain'
White House Considering Sanctions Relief for Venezuela
item Washington GOP: War-Besotted Sucklers on the Public Teat  by David Stockman
item Keep Finland and Sweden Out of NATO  by Bradley Devlin
item Ukraine War: A New Opportunity for Demagogues To Destroy Freedoms at Home  by José Niño
item Who Misread Whom in Ukraine War Debacle?  by Ronald Enzweiler
item Ukraine: An Antiwar Dilemma  by Nan Levinson
item Biden's Promise to End Endless War Hits a Snag in Somalia  by Samar Al-Bulushi

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