China threatens retaliation after U.S. orders closure of Houston consulate

In a dramatic escalation of tensions, the State Department has ordered the closure of China’s Houston consulate — a move the Chinese on Wednesday called an “outrageous and unjustified” provocation State Department spokesperson Morgan Ortagus said the U.S. was acting to “protect American intellectual property and Americans’ private information.” On Tuesday, the Justice Department announced […]

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Russia launched cyberattacks and disinformation campaigns on U.K., study says

Russian cyberattackers “intruded” into the U.K.’s critical national infrastructure and represent an “immediate and urgent threat” to national security, according to intelligence agencies and experts quoted in a report released by British lawmakers Tuesday. The report from the Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament, which was delayed for nine months and has been heavily redacted, […]

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Hispanic activist upset about conquistador monuments’ removal pushes to end Chicano studies

A New Mexico Hispanic leader upset about the removal of Spanish conquistador monuments is pushing for New Mexico to end its support for Chicano and Native American Studies. In a letter to University of New Mexico President Garnett Stokes, New Mexico League of United Latin American Citizens executive director Ralph Arellanes wrote that the state’s […]

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Mayors call on Congress to investigate use of federal officers in Portland

A group of big-city mayors on Tuesday formally asked “the big four” congressional leaders to investigate the Trump administration’s deployment of federal law enforcement to quell protests in Portland, Oregon, and elsewhere. “These forces are conducting crowd control on city streets and detaining individuals,” they say in a letter. “Their threats and actions have escalated […]

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