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Admiral Scott Swift, the commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet, announced today that divers had found bodies inside the hull of the USS John S. McCain, which struck a civilian ship in the Strait of Malacca early yesterday, per CBS News.

The details: With 10 sailors missing after the collision, Swift didn't specify how many bodies had been found inside the ship. He also announced that the Malaysian Navy had apparently recovered another body.

Why it matters: The McCain incident adds to a string of deadly mishaps this year for the Pacific Fleet, undermining confidence in the United States' presence in the Pacific and spawning theories that the incidents might be caused by anything from gross mismanagement to cyberinterference.

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The murder hornets are here

A braver man than me holds a speciment of the Asian giant hornet. Photo: Karen Ducey/Getty Images

Entomologists in Washington state on Thursday discovered the first Asian giant hornet nest in the U.S.

Why it matters: You may know this insect species by its nom de guerre: "the murder hornet." While the threat they pose to humans has been overstated, the invading hornets could decimate local honeybee populations if they establish themselves.

Biden is highest-spending political candidate on TV ads

Joe Biden. Photo: Sean Rayford/Getty Images

After spending an additional $45.2 million on political ads this week, former Vice President Joe Biden has become the highest-spending political candidate on TV ads ever, according to data from Advertising Analytics.

By the numbers: In total, the Biden campaign has spent $582.7 million on TV ads between 2019 and 2020, officially surpassing Michael Bloomberg's record spend of roughly $582 million. Biden's spend includes his primary and general election advertising.