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Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin resumes duties after successful follow-up medical procedure

By Natasha Bertrand and Haley Britzky, CNN (CNN) — US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin “underwent a successful, elective, and minimally invasive follow-up non-surgical procedure related to his bladder issue at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center” on Friday and has resumed his duties as secretary, according to the Pentagon. The procedure took 2.5 hours,

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US sending military aid to Ukraine to help ‘repel Russia’s assault near Kharkiv’

By Jennifer Hansler, CNN (CNN) — The United States is sending $275 million in military assistance to Ukraine as part of “efforts to help Ukraine repel Russia’s assault near Kharkiv,” Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced Friday. The top US diplomat said the new tranche of assistance “contains urgently needed capabilities” for Ukrainian troops as

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Marco Rubio Fast Facts

CNN Editorial Research (CNN) — Here is a look at the life of Republican Senator Marco Rubio of Florida. Personal Birth date: May 28, 1971 Birth place: Miami, Florida Birth name: Marco Antonio Rubio Father: Mario Rubio, a bartender Mother: Oriales García Rubio Marriage: Jeanette (Dousdebes) Rubio (1998-present) Children: Amanda Loren, Daniella, Anthony and Dominick

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Democrats in tight races support border bill despite past opposition to stricter asylum rules and border wall money

By Em Steck, CNN (CNN) — Democrats were roundly united against former President Donald Trump’s immigration policies. But as the situation at the border has worsened under President Joe Biden, many Democrats have come to embrace some of the very policies they once opposed. That was on display Thursday in the Senate, when a number

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US issues new visa restrictions, will review relationship with Georgia in response to ‘foreign agents’ bill

By Piper Hudspeth Blackburn and Jennifer Hansler, CNN (CNN) — The US State Department is implementing a new visa restriction policy in response to a repressive law and crackdowns on protests in Georgia, Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced Thursday. Blinken, who noted that he hopes the country’s leaders will reconsider the so-called “foreign agents”

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Obama makes an appearance at White House’s Kenya state dinner

By Samantha Waldenberg, CNN (CNN) — The invitation list for Thursday’s White House state dinner included celebrities, politicians, and allies of the president, as President Joe Biden and first lady Dr. Jill Biden roll out the red carpet for Kenyan President William Ruto and first lady Rachel Ruto. Former President Bill Clinton, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, actor LeVar Burton, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell,

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Fulton County DA appealing judge’s decision to dismiss some Trump Georgia election subversion charges

By Sara Murray, CNN (CNN) — Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis is appealing a judge’s decision to dismiss several counts in the Georgia election interference indictment against former President Donald Trump and several codefendants. Fulton County Superior Court Judge Scott McAfee, who is presiding over the sprawling racketeering case, ruled in March that six

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