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China’s Houston consulate a center of malign activity

The United States closed the Chinese consulate in Houston because it was part of an aggressive campaign of spying and intellectual property theft.
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U.S. scientists invite careful scrutiny

In a world where scientists are eager to publish their discoveries and phony research is on the rise, learn how one journal weeds out bad science.
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Instead of food for Venezuelans, cars for the wealthy

U.S. Homeland Security officials seize vehicles bound for Venezuela as part of an attempt by the corrupt Maduro regime to evade sanctions.
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Who’s been censoring your movie?

The Chinese government censors everything the government disagrees with. It even coerces foreign movie studios to edit and change their films.
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How anyone can request government records

In the United States, anyone can use the Freedom of Information Act to find out what the government is doing and how it's doing it.
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What does it mean when your technology comes from China?

The Chinese Communist Party's authoritarian control over China means that using technology developed in the country carries significant risks.
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U.S. further limits Huawei and ZTE

The U.S. has declared the Chinese telecom giants Huawei and ZTE national security threats and blocked use of federal subsidies for the companies' equipment.
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Maduro steps up corruption, human rights violations

The illegitimate Maduro regime continues to rob Venezuelans of their rights to a free and fair election while forcibly disappearing more citizens.
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President Trump orders police reforms

President Trump has ordered numerous police reforms after the death of George Floyd. See which cities are also taking steps to limit excessive force.