U.S. House panel subpoenas social media firms in Jan. 6 attack probe

Author of the article: Reuters Jan Wolfe and Sarah N. Lynch and Elizabeth Culliford WASHINGTON — The U.S. House of Representatives committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol subpoenaed Facebook parent Meta, Alphabet , Twitter and Reddit on Thursday, seeking information about how their platforms were used to help spread misinformation and violent…

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White House to buy 500M more Covid tests, deploy federal medical teams

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration plans to buy 500 million additional Covid tests, is working to make free masks more widely available, and will deploy more federal medical teams to hospitals in six states to help with debilitating staffing shortages amid a surge in hospitalizations.President Joe Biden said Thursday that the additional tests will be…

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U.S. imposes sanctions after series of North Korean missile tests

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration on Wednesday imposed its first sanctions over North Korea’s weapons programs following a series of North Korean missile launches, including two since last week.The sanctions targeted six North Koreans, one Russian and a Russian firm Washington said were responsible for procuring goods for the programs from Russia and China.The U.S.…

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