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Recent articles by Josh:

Chinese consulates deploying 'mask diplomacy' in U.S. communities

With China on the defensive over the coronavirus pandemic, its diplomatic missions in the United States are on a charm offensive. → Read More

Pompeo's elite taxpayer-funded dinners raise new concerns

The secretary of state's exclusive "Madison Dinners" have featured guest lists heavy on influencers but light on diplomatic invitees. → Read More

Congress sounds alarm over inaccurate antibody tests

Exclusive: House panel demands data on testing after study shows high rates of inaccurate results in a largely unregulated marketplace. → Read More

U.S. hospital aid comes up short in hardest-hit states

Children’s hospitals get next to nothing in the first $30 billion tranche of federal money. → Read More

Trump's name will appear on coronavirus relief checks

Congress last month passed a $2 trillion coronavirus relief package that includes direct cash payments of up to $1,200 for many Americans. → Read More

Falling through the cracks: Many Americans won't get coronavirus checks

The list of those left out includes most college kids, immigrants without Social Security numbers and some disabled adults. → Read More

Bloomberg spends about $7 million per day on his campaign, latest filing shows

Bloomberg has spent roughly $464 million on his campaign in December and January alone, a Federal Election Commission filing showed. → Read More

Trump appears on audio to demand Yovanovitch's ouster without knowing her name

Trump appears to have asked donors for their assessment of how long Ukraine could survive against Russia and called for ousting the U.S. ambassador to Ukraine without even knowing her name. → Read More

New evidence shows Nunes aide communicated with Parnas on Ukraine

The messages show that Derek Harvey, an aide to GOP Rep. Devin Nunes, was far more involved than previously known in an investigation. → Read More

Trump's chief of protocol pulled off the job ahead of G-20

Sean Lawler has been pulled off the job amid an investigation into allegations of discrimination and harassment, U.S. officials said. → Read More

Trump to pick Fox News contributor for new State Department spokeswoman

Morgan Ortagus will replace Heather Nauert, an ex-Fox News anchor who was Trump's pick for new U.N. ambassador but withdrew herself from consideration, NBC News reports. → Read More

Trump administration launches global effort to end criminalization of homosexuality

The administration is responding in part to a reported hanging of a young gay man in Iran, Trump's top geopolitical foe, NBC News Reports. → Read More

US pushing allies to cut Iran oil imports to zero by Nov 4

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is pushing U.S. allies to cut their oil imports from Iran to zero by November. → Read More

State Dept. On Edge As Sound Scare In Singapore Piles Onto Overseas Anxieties

WASHINGTON (AP) — As President Donald Trump was heading to Singapore for a historic summit with North Korea’s leader, a... → Read More

What's that sound? Singapore scare highlights US concern

As President Donald Trump was heading to Singapore for a historic summit with North Korea's leader, a State Department diplomatic security agent who was part of the advance team reported hearing an unusual sound he believed was similar to what was experienced by U.S. diplomats in Cuba and China... → Read More

Singapore scare highlights US anxiety over mystery injuries

WASHINGTON (AP) - As President Donald Trump was heading to Singapore for a historic summit with North Korea's leader, a State Department diplomatic security agent who was part of the advance team reported hearing an unusual sound he believed was similar to what was experienced by U.S. diplomats in Cuba and China who later became ill. The agent immediately underwent medical screening - part of a… → Read More

Singapore scare highlights US anxiety over mystery injuries

WASHINGTON (AP) - As President Donald Trump was heading to Singapore for a historic summit with North Korea's leader, a State Department diplomatic security agent who was part of the advance team reported hearing an unusual sound he believed was similar to what was experienced by U.S. diplomats in Cuba and China who later became ill. → Read More

Trump welcomes Jordan's King Abdullah II to White House

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Trump administration appears to be walking away from a pledge to enforce an arrangement to stabilize southwestern Syria as the Syrian military presses ahead with an offensive in the rebel-held area despite repeated U.S. warnings. → Read More

What's that sound? Singapore scare highlights US concern

As President Donald Trump was heading to Singapore for a historic summit with North Korea’s leader, a State Department diplomatic security agent who was part of the advance team reported hearing an unusual sound he believed was similar to what was experienced by U.S. diplomats in Cuba and China who later became ill. → Read More

Trump arrived in Singapore amid fears of 'sonic attacks' that have plagued US diplomats abroad

As President Donald Trump was heading to Singapore for a historic summit with Kim Jong Un, a State Department diplomatic advance team security agent reported hearing an unusual sound he believed was similar to what was experienced by US diplomats in Cuba and China who later became ill. → Read More