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China dismisses US outreach on arms control talks saying it has ‘no interest’

China dismisses US outreach on arms control talks saying it has ‘no interest’

China issued a stinging response to a US statement Thursday that welcomed Beijing’s willingness to engage in arms control talks. Beijing has “no interest” in any such negotiations, a statement by Chinese embassy in Washington said. State Department spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus said Thursday in a statement that the United States “welcomes China’s commitment to engage…MORE

Watchdog says former top VA official steered $5 million contract to friend

Watchdog says former top VA official steered $5 million contract to friend

A former top official at the Department of Veterans Affairs improperly steered a $5 million contract for leadership development and training services to a friend’s business, according to an investigation by the agency’s independent watchdog. The VA inspector general said the move not only qualified as unethical conduct but also resulted in the waste of…MORE

Justice Department supports Roger Stone going to prison on Tuesday

Justice Department supports Roger Stone going to prison on Tuesday

The Justice Department supports longtime Trump friend Roger Stone going to prison on Tuesday, according to a new court filing. Stone has asked a federal appeals court for emergency help to delay his prison term until September, citing coronavirus. But the Justice Department, which has been criticized for going easy on Stone, said the report…MORE

Duckworth demands more details on Russian bounties on US troops

Duckworth demands more details on Russian bounties on US troops

Sen. Tammy Duckworth is demanding more details about Russian bounties that were offered to the Taliban to kill US troops in Afghanistan and sent a new letter to Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Thursday voicing her frustration with the information provided by the Pentagon to date. The Illinois Democrat, who is a combat veteran and…MORE

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