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Photo: Tetra Images/Getty Images

More than 2 million pounds of chicken products have been recalled throughout eight states, per an announcement by the Agriculture Department's Food and Safety Inspection Service.

What we know: The release says that "approximately 2,071,397 pounds of poultry products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically metal." The meat of concern was produced by Simmons Prepared Foods, Inc. from Oct. 21 through Nov. 4.

  • Affected states include Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Georgia, Minnesota, Oklahoma and Pennsylvania.
  • There have been no confirmed reports of the meat hurting consumers. Anyone who is concerned should reach out to a health care provider, the release notes.
  • Recalled products have the establishment number P-1949, P-486 or P-5837 inside the USDA mark of inspection.

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North Korea claims latest missile test new weapon launched from submarine

North Korean state media claims the country's military fired this missile on Tuesday. Photo: Korean Central News Agency

North Korean state media announced that a detected ballistic missile launch off its east coast on Tuesday was a newly developed weapon test-fired from a submarine.

Why it matters: Pyongyang's latest in a series of recent missile launches into the sea happened hours after U.S. officials emphasized their commitment to restart negotiations on North Korea's nuclear weapons program, which have stalled since talks broke down during the Trump administration, AP notes.

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Manchin's massive means test

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Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) is offering progressives a trade: He'll vote for their cherished social programs if they accept strict income caps for the recipients, people familiar with the matter tell Axios.

Why it matters: Manchin’s plan to use so-called means-testing for everything from paid family medical leave to elder and disabled care would drastically shrink the size and scope of the programs. It also would bring a key moderate vote to the progressive cause.

The China whisperer

Nick Burns. Photo: Chen Mengtong/China News Service via Getty Images

President Biden's nominee for ambassador to China will face aggressive questioning Wednesday about the most important, and potentially perilous, bilateral relationship in the world.

Why it matters: While Nick Burns is an experienced diplomat with support on both sides of the aisle, lawmakers want to use his confirmation hearing to force the administration into some tough positions on China.

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