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Rep. Eric Swalwell posted a heated text exchange with Tucker Carlson and said the Fox News host is ‘losing his mind that I won’t return his calls’

Kevin Dietsch-Pool/Getty Images; Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Rep. Eric Swalwell shared screenshots showing a missed call and text exchange with Tucker Carlson. The lawmaker declined to call the Fox News host, prompting Carlson to call him a “coward.” Swalwell accused Carlson of telling lies about him and his family. See more stories on Insider’s business page. […]

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Sen. Chuck Schumer is demanding accountability from UPS after more than 100 AP exams of high school students never made it to the College Board for grading

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) speaks during a news briefing after the weekly Senate Democratic Policy Luncheon at the U.S. Capitol June 22, 2021 in Washington, DC. Alex Wong/Getty Images Sen. Chuck Schumer called on UPS to respond, saying it lost more than 100 AP exams. The College Board initially proposed offering […]

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US dials back visa fraud probe of Chinese scientists

By Jane Lanhee Lee | Reuters A U.S. Justice Department program aimed at protecting American technology from China dropped five prosecutions of Chinese scientists after a draft of an internal FBI analysis questioned a main premise for the investigations, according to court documents. The “China Initiative” had been criticized by civil liberties advocates as racially […]

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NASA is giving SpaceX $178 million to launch its mission to a Jupiter moon that could harbor alien life

This illustration, updated in December 2020, depicts NASA’s Europa Clipper spacecraft. NASA/JPL-Caltech NASA has awarded SpaceX a $178 million contract to launch a spacecraft to Jupiter’s moon Europa. The Europa Clipper aims to search for signs of aquatic alien life in Europa’s vast underground ocean. The mission is now set to launch aboard SpaceX’s Falcon […]

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Biden campaigns for McAuliffe on Virginia stop

By Jeff Mason and Steve Holland | Reuters ARLINGTON, Va. – President Joe Biden tested his political muscle in the state of Virginia on Friday in a campaign stop for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe, who Biden said was running against an “acolyte” of former President Donald Trump. The off-year state race could be a […]

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Walnut Creek: Suspect arrested in fatal shooting

WALNUT CREEK – A suspect has been arrested in connection with a July 18 shooting that left one person dead and three others injured in Walnut Creek, police said. On Thursday, officers arrested 22-year-old Brentwood resident Jose Guillermo Casillas-Flores during a traffic stop, the Walnut Creek Police Department said in a news release. Police said […]