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The new House bills could be voted on as soon as April 19, though discussions are ongoing about whether to merge the bills into one package to be sent to the Senate for approval (Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons / Lightdispellsdarkness. November 15, 2022). 
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Congressional leaders at odds over Ukraine aid bill

House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) is pushing action to advance a long-sought foreign aid package while also facing threats of being ousted from his position if he does so. He unveiled a proposal on April 15 to separate the package into four votes for Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan, with the last vote addressing other Republican foreign policy demands, according to Reuters. 

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The World Central Kitchen said in a statement that the convoy was hit by an Israeli strike while working on food distribution efforts (Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons / Tasnim. April 3, 2024). 
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Israeli strike kills aid workers in Gaza

Seven aid workers from the World Central Kitchen, a nonprofit organization, were killed in Gaza after their convoy came under fire on April 2, according to The Associated Press. The disaster relief organization, founded by the Spanish chef José Andrés, said in a statement that the convoy was hit by an Israeli strike while working on food distribution efforts. 

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A group of assailants stormed into the Crocus City Hall with automatic weapons, explosives and incendiary devices, killing at least 60 people and injuring 145 (Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons / Mosreg.ru; Press service of the Governor of the Moscow region. March 27, 2020). 
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60 killed and 145 wounded in Moscow concert attack

A group of gunmen opened fire at a concert venue near Moscow, killing at least 60 people and injuring 145, on March 22. The assailants stormed into the Crocus City Hall with automatic weapons, explosives and incendiary devices, leaving the venue in flames with parts of its roof collapsed, according to The Associated Press. 

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The Protecting Americans from Foreign Adversary Controlled Applications Act is the latest move by Washington to respond to concerns that TikTok is a threat to national security due to the app being controlled by a foreign adversary (Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons / Leonel Sohns. July 9, 2020). 
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National security concerns may lead to TikTok ban in U.S.

The United States House of Representatives passed a bill on March 13 that gives TikTok’s Chinese parent company, ByteDance, six months to divest the popular social media app or risk facing a nationwide ban, according to The Washington Post. The legislation, dubbed the Protecting Americans from Foreign Adversary Controlled Applications Act, is the latest move by Washington to respond to concerns that TikTok is a threat to national security due to the app being controlled by a foreign adversary.

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Alexei Navalny, known for his anti-corruption activism and fierce criticism of the Russian government's policies, died on Feb. 16 at the Arctic prison (Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons / Gesanonstein, February 16, 2024). 
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Russian opposition figure, Alexei Navalny, dies in Arctic prison

Alexei Navalny, a Russian opposition figure and outspoken Kremlin critic, unexpectedly died on Feb. 16 at the Arctic prison where he was serving a 19-year prison term, according to Russia’s prison agency. The 47-year-old was one of Russian President Vladimir Putin's most prominent domestic foes and was known for his anti-corruption activism and fierce criticism of the government's policies. 

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