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China

China cuts off vital US contacts over Pelosi Taiwan visit – Associated Press

In this photo released by China’s Xinhua News Agency, a projectile is launched from an unspecified location in China during long-range live-fire drills by the army of the Eastern Theater Command of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army, Thursday, Aug. 4, 2022 China cut off contacts with the United States on vital issues Friday — including

China

Biden-Xi set virtual summit for Monday to discuss tensions

President Joe Biden and China’s Xi Jinping will hold their much-anticipated virtual summit on Monday evening as the two sides look to dial back tensions after a rough start to the U.S.-China relationship since Biden took office earlier this year. The White House is setting low expectations for the video call between the leaders. Biden

Politics

‘Raw exposed nerves’: Anxious nation awaits Election Day

She could have dropped her ballot at the post office, but she wasn’t sure if she should trust the mail. She considered slipping it into the secured ballot box just outside of City Hall, but what if something happened? A fire maybe; or theft. This year has delivered so many shocks that anything seemed possible.

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