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Indo-Pacific

Study on the People's Republic of China's South China Sea Maritime Claims // US Department of State

China's maritime claims unlawful: US report // Taipei Times

US State Department Study Dismisses China's 'Unlawful Maritime Claims' in South China Sea // The Diplomat

US lays out case against 'unlawful' China maritime claims // France 24

China

Why DID the Winter Olympics go to Beijing? // Daily Mail

Taiwan

China might raise pressure next year: British historian // Taipei Times

Taiwan seeks to be top destination for Mandarin learners from US: official // Taipei Times

F-16 goes missing off western coast // Taipei Times

Hong Kong

Flashback
Western allies say China broke Hong Kong deal by ousting lawmakers // Yahoo News

Evening Update: As Hong Kong eyes expansion of national-security law, role of foreign judges faces fresh scrutiny // The Globe and Mail (CA)

Trump

Analysis: Kevin McCarthy is desperately trying to memory hole January 6 // CNN

Trump officials interfered with the 2020 census beyond cutting it short, email shows // NPR

Trump's potential liability for Capitol riot faces major test in court // CNN

Election

Trump slams 'dull' DeSantis ahead of potential 2024 matchup // Axios

Washington as Usual

Prices, Rates, Oil & Food

Apparently this is popular
How to compost at home, according to expert composters // CNN

Markets, Economy & GDP

Legendary investor Jeremy Grantham sees an epic market bubble and expects a historic crash. Here are his 12 most dire warnings. // Markets Insider

Science, Weather & Health

How the Tonga volcano generated a shock wave around the world // MSN News

Pandemic

California schools under intense strain, fighting to stay open during Omicron surge // Yahoo News

Body temperature may not be an effective gauge of covid-19 // MSN News

Flashback:
Coronavirus: Hydroxychloroquine ineffective says Fauci // BBC News

Flashback:
Timeline: Tracking Trump alongside scientific developments on hydroxychloroquine // ABC News America

Remember Donald Trump-touted hydroxychloroquine? Study in India backs it as Covid-19 cure // India Today

"Endemic"
A shift away from daily COVID case counts has begun // Bangor Daily News

Doctor loses license for COVID falsehoods, board says // Miami Herald