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WASHINGTON — The Russian missile test that shattered a dead satellite this week highlights a growing threat of space debris just as companies such as SpaceX and Boeing Co. make plans to launch as many as 65,000 commercial spacecraft into orbit in coming years. The anti-satellite weapon smashed a Russian orbiter into at least 1,500 pieces, forming a belt of debris hurtling around the Earth at ...

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WASHINGTON — When President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law in 2010, then-Vice President Joe Biden was at his side. Months later, Biden watched with Obama as Democrats suffered staggering losses at the federal and state level in the midterm election. Now Biden is the one who needs to sell historic legislation to the American people ahead of what’s expected to be another bleak ...

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WASHINGTON — The United States is raising the alarm with European Union allies that Russia may be weighing a potential invasion of Ukraine as tensions flare between Moscow and the bloc over migrants and energy supplies. With Washington closely monitoring a buildup of Russian forces near the Ukrainian border, U.S. officials have briefed EU counterparts on their concerns over a possible military ...

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GLASGOW, Scotland — Calling this “the decisive decade,” President Joe Biden assured world leaders at the United Nations climate summit Monday that the United States will pass legislation to cut emissions and make unprecedented investments in clean energy, despite political tension within his own party that has made progress difficult. “Climate change is already ravaging the world,” the ...

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ROME — Jetting across the Atlantic Ocean a few days ago aboard Air Force One for two international summits, one of President Joe Biden's top aides seemed pleased that China and Russia wouldn't be attending. Without them, it will be "the U.S. and Europe together driving the bus on the significant global issues," national security adviser Jake Sullivan told reporters. But even if they're at the ...

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Russia’s relentless hacking efforts accounted for 58% of all state-sponsored cyberattacks observed by Microsoft over the past year, the tech giant said Thursday, and the country appears to have gotten significantly more efficient in its digital assault. Microsoft said that the top three foreign targets of Russian state actors were the U.S., Ukraine and Britain, and that the hackers saw their ...

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WASHINGTON — The nation’s top general testified Tuesday that the American war in Afghanistan ended in “strategic failure,” a grim conclusion that acknowledged a long series of mistakes and miscalculations by the Pentagon’s leaders. “The enemy is in charge in Kabul,” Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark A. Milley said during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing. “There’s no ...