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A U.S. Marine KC-130. Photo: JIJI Press/AFP/Getty Images

Two Marines have been found following an aircraft collision between a KC-130 Hercules and F/A-18 Hornet off the coast of Japan on Wednesday. While one was in fair condition, the other was declared dead, the III Marine Expeditionary Force said on Facebook Thursday.

The details: Following the update, President Trump tweeted "thoughts and prayers" to those in the collision, "[w]hatever you need, we are here for you." The III Marine Expeditionary Force explained that the aircrafts "were conducting routine training and aerial refueling was a part of the training; as to what was taking place when the mishap occurred, that is under investigation." Search and rescue operations to recover the remaining five Marines are still underway.

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Google will not make contributions from its political action committee this cycle to any member of Congress who voted against certifying the results of the presidential election, following the deadly Capitol riot.

Why it matters: Several major businesses paused or pulled political donations following the events of Jan. 6, when pro-Trump rioters, riled up by former President Trump, stormed the Capitol on the day it was to certify the election results.

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Chuck Schumer may be majority leader, yet in many ways, Mitch McConnell is still running the Senate show — and his counterpart is about done with it.

Why it matters: McConnell rolled over Democrats unapologetically, and kept tight control over his fellow Republicans, while in the majority. But he's showing equal skill as minority leader, using political jiujitsu to convert a perceived weakness into strength.

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