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A federal judge ordered Roger Stone on Tuesday to show why the conditions of his release or a partial gag order should not be modified in the case brought by special counsel Robert Mueller alleging he lied about communications with the Trump campaign about hacked emails possessed by WikiLeaks.

Driving the news: Stone posted a photo to his Instagram account Tuesday showing the judge in the case, Amy Berman Jackson, with a crosshairs symbol near her head. He later deleted the post, calling it "a random photo from the Internet" and denying it was meant to threaten Jackson. He also filed a notice of apology with the court, apologizing for the "improper" post."

Go deeper: What we know and don't know about the players in the Stone indictment

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Google's parent shuts down effort to deliver internet via balloons

Image: Loon

Alphabet is shutting down Loon, one of its "moonshots," which aimed to deliver internet service via high-altitude balloons.

Why it matters: The effort was one of several approaches designed to get high-speed connectivity to some of the world's most remote spots and proved useful in the aftermath of disasters that shut down traditional infrastructure.

Dave Lawler, author of World
1 hour ago - World

What has and hasn't changed as Biden takes over U.S. foreign policy

Photo Illustration: Brendan Lynch/Axios. Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

President Biden swiftly recommitted the U.S. to the Paris climate pact and the World Health Organization, but America's broader foreign policy is in a state of flux between the Trump and Biden eras.

Driving the news: One of the most striking moves from the Biden administration thus far was a show of continuity — concurring with the Trump administration's last-minute determination that China had committed "genocide" against Uyghur Muslims.

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