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Gen. John W. Raymond, U.S. Air Force and commander of the U.S. Space Command, right, and Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, Jr., U.S. Marines and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, watch during the presentation of the new U.S. Space Command colors Monday, Sept. 9, 2019, during a ceremony to recognize the establishment of the United States Space Command at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs, Colo. (Christian Murdock/The Gazette via AP)

New Space Command head presses Congress over budget impasse

- The Washington Times

President Trump’s pick to lead the Pentagon’s new Space Command, Gen. John Raymond, on Monday said he is “eager” for Congress to break a deadlock holding up the massive 2020 National Defense Authorization Act so work can begin on establishing a Space Force.

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Red Arrow troops return from Afghanistan

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About 200 soldiers from the Wisconsin Army National Guard’s Red Arrow Brigade are back in the United States after a stint in Afghanistan.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, right, shakes hands with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, left, as they pose for a photo at the State Department in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

US cancels civil nuclear cooperation waiver for Iran

- Associated Press

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is canceling one of four sanctions waivers that had allowed foreign companies to work with Iran's civilian nuclear program without U.S. penalties.

A man injured in an airstrike that hit a biscuit factory is treated in a hospital in the capital, Tripoli, Libya, Monday, Nov. 18, 2019. Tripoli has been the scene of fighting since April between the self-styled Libyan National Army and an array of militias loosely allied with the U.N.-supported but weak government which holds the capital. (Center for Field Medicine and Support via AP)

Libyan officials: Airstrike kills 7 workers in Tripoli

- Associated Press

An airstrike slammed into a biscuit factory in Libya’s capital, Tripoli, on Monday killing at least seven workers including five foreign nationals and two Libyans, health authorities said, in what the U.N. envoy to Libya said could be a war crime.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, New York Democrat. steps away from a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) **FILE**

Schumer warns Pentagon to protect impeachment witnesses against reprisals

- The Washington Times

Ahead of this week's highly anticipated congressional testimony from Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, Senate Democratic leader Charles E. Schumer is pressing the Pentagon to do more to protect military whistleblowers and to notify all military and Defense Department workers of their legal right to testify without fear of reprisals.

Indonesia arrests 43 people following suicide attack

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Indonesian police said Monday that they have arrested 43 suspected militants believed to have links to last week's suicide attack at a busy police station in the country's third-largest city.

Top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine William Taylor, left, and career Foreign Service officer George Kent arrive to testify during an impeachment hearing of the House Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill, Wednesday Nov. 13, 2019 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

What’s next: Impeachment hearings enter crucial stretch

- Associated Press

The House impeachment hearings are entering a crucial second week as Democrats are set to hear from eight additional witnesses about President Donald Trump’s dealings with Ukraine. Three State Department officials have already testified about their concerns as Trump pushed Ukraine to investigate Democrats and withheld military aid from the country.

President Donald Trump speaks during an event on health care prices in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Friday, Nov. 15, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s attack on diplomat, impeachment myths

- Associated Press

Truth was lost in the first round of historic impeachment hearings as President Donald Trump launched a tweet attack on a senior U.S. diplomat that distorted reality and Republicans cried foul, claiming improper stifling of questioning that wasn’t so.

FILE - In this April 23, 2019, file photo, sailors stand near fighter jets on the deck of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy aircraft carrier Liaoning as it participates in a naval parade in the sea near Qingdao in eastern China's Shandong province. China says its first entirely homebuilt aircraft carrier, yet to be named, has transited the Taiwan Strait on its way to the South China Sea for exercises. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, Pool)

Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

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A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple territorial disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons. The waters are a major shipping route for global commerce and are rich in fish and possible oil and gas reserves.