U.S. launched overnight airstrikes on the Taliban to support Afghan forces

The U.S. conducted overnight airstrikes against the Taliban in Afghanistan. Pentagon spokesman John Kirby would not provide further details about the strikes when asked by reporters. The strikes are the first known since U.S. Army Gen. Scott Miller, America's last four-star commander to serve on the ground in Afghanistan, stepped down from his role last […]

U.S. Senate passes bill to ban all products from China's Xinjiang

The Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act would create a "rebuttable presumption" assuming goods manufactured in Xinjiang are made with forced labor and therefore banned under the 1930 Tariff Act. Passed by unanimous consent, the bipartisan measure would shift the burden of proof to importers. The current rule bans goods if there is reasonable evidence of […]

Texas Senate passes GOP voting reform bill after Democrats left the state to protest

The Texas Senate passed a Republican-led elections reform bill Tuesday night after dozens of House Democrats fled the state to avoid voting on the measure.  In a party-line vote, 18-4 Senate Republicans passed the controversial bill that Democrats and voters-rights advocates say will suppress the votes of people of color and those with disabilities.  The […]