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Netanyahu cuts short Trump visit in D.C. after Gaza rocket hits Israel

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is cutting short his White House visit after the attack from Gaza.
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is cutting short his Washington, D.C., trip after a rocket fired from Gaza injured at least 7 people and damaged a house in central Israel early Monday local time.

Why it matters: The attack on Mishmeret, north of Tel Aviv, comes amid Israel's election campaign. It prompted Netanyahu to decide to leave D.C. after his Monday afternoon meeting with President Trump. The PM was to address the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, before leaving D.C. Wednesday evening.

Pentagon sends U.S. ships to Taiwan Strait, risking the ire of China

The Navy Curtis Wilbur destroyer is 1 of 2 U.S. ships in the Taiwan Strait.
The USS Curtis Wilbur is sailing through the Taiwan Strait. File photo: Ted Banks/US Navy/Getty Images

The Pentagon sent two ships through the Taiwan Strait Sunday, as the Trump administration steps up naval activities in the region — despite opposition from China.

QuoteThe ships’ transit through the Taiwan Strait demonstrates the U.S. commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific. The U.S. will continue to fly, sail and operate anywhere international law allows."
— U.S. military statement

"See you soon": Graham indicates he wants to question James Comey

Lindsey Graham has hinted at further questioning of former FBI director James Comey.
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Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, indicated Sunday he planned to question former FBI Director James Comey following the release of key findings from the Mueller investigation.

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