House Passes $858B National Defense Bill


The House on Thursday passed 350-80 the fiscal 2023 National Defense Authorization Act after making several concessions to the Senate, which did not pass its own version of the bill for the second straight year in a row. The $858 billion NDAA amounts to an 8% increase over FY22 defense …

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WNBA Star Brittney Griner Freed in US-Russia Prisoner Swap

Brittney Griner

Jessica Corbett, Common Dreams  U.S. Women’s National Basketball Association player Brittney Griner on Thursday was freed from a Russian penal colony and is headed home thanks to a prisoner exchange for arms dealer Viktor Bout. “Moments ago I spoke to Brittney Griner,” tweeted U.S. President Joe Biden, who also spoke …

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