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U.S. Congress negotiators set $12 bln for new Ukraine aid

A local resident walks past an apartment block damaged in the course of Russia-Ukraine conflict in Mariupol, Ukraine September 25, 2022. REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, Sept 26 (Reuters) – Negotiators to a stop-gap spending bill in the U.S. Congress have agreed to include about $12 billion in […]

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Watch Jamie Dimon and other bank CEOs get grilled by Congress in second day of hearings

[The stream is slated to start at 9:30 a.m. ET. Please refresh the page if you do not see a player above at that time.] The heads of seven of the biggest U.S. banks, including JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon and Citigroup’s Jane Fraser, are set to testify Thursday before the Senate Committee on Banking, […]

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Congress pushes DoD to rule on Gray Eagle drone delivery to Ukraine

WASHINGTON — A bipartisan group of lawmakers is pushing the Pentagon to expedite a monthslong review aimed at determining whether the United States should send its MQ-1C Gray Eagle drones to Ukraine. Seventeen House Democrats and Republicans on Thursday sent a letter to Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, pressing him to expedite an ongoing risk assessment […]

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LIV Golf CEO Greg Norman visits Capitol Hill as the Saudi-backed league battles the PGA Tour

LIV CEO and commissioner Greg Norman watches play on the third hole during the final round of the LIV Golf Invitational Series Chicago at Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove, Illinois. Brian Spurlock | Icon Sportswire | Getty Images LIV Golf CEO Greg Norman will be visiting Capitol Hill this week to meet with members […]

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Army Wants to Double Or Triple Some Arms Production As Ukraine War Continues

Army leaders are working to dramatically increase the production of critical munitions and equipment drained from service arsenals to aid Ukraine in recent months. With Congress’ support, they are working to triple domestic production of the 155mm howitzer rounds and at least double production of Guided Multiple Launch Rocket Systems and High Mobility Artillery Rocket […]

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Senators push to expedite replacement of US weapons sent to Ukraine

WASHINGTON — A bipartisan group of 15 senators has unveiled legislation aimed at expediting the Defense Department’s ability to backfill U.S. weapons stockpiles sent to Ukraine through non-competitive contracts. Sens. John Cornyn, R-Texas, and Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., introduced the Securing American ARMS Act as stand-alone legislation alongside 13 other senators last week. The bill would […]

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US leaders avoid victory dance in Ukraine combat advances

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. leaders from President Joe Biden on down are being careful not to declare a premature victory after a Ukrainian offensive forced Russian troops into a messy retreat in the north. Instead, military officials are looking toward the fights yet to come and laying out plans to provide Ukraine more weapons and […]

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Not Mar-a-Lago: Congress’ secrets in sealed rooms, lock bags

WASHINGTON (AP) — Security-sealed rooms. Lock bags. And in the most rare of circumstances, the ability to handcuff a document pouch to a messenger to transport the nation’s secrets. These are some of the ways Capitol Hill keeps classified documents secured, an elaborate system of government protocols and high-level security clearances that stands in stark […]

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Relationship Between BCC and Transplant Patients Analyzed at EADV Congress

Clio Dessinioti, MD, dermatologist and clinical fellow, department of dermatology, Andreas[LL1] [LL2] Syggros Hospital, University of Athens, Greece discussed the relationship between transplant patients and the occurrence of basil cell carcinoma at the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology (EADV) Congress 2022 in Milan, Italy. Transplant patients are more prone to a basil cell carcinoma (BCC) […]

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Sarah Palin loses bid for political comeback in Congress

Sarah Palin has failed in her attempt at an audacious political comeback after losing a special election for Alaska’s only seat in the House of Representatives to Democrat Mary Peltola. Peltola beat Palin, a Republican, by 51 per cent to 49 per cent in an election to fill a seat left vacant by the death […]