Why it matters: China is becoming the most formidable rival America has faced, and the risk of confrontation with Russia, North Korea or Iran still looms. Authoritarians are rising, the chaotic Afghanistan exit revealed the limits of U.S. power, and the pandemic, climate change and other critical challenges continue to pose grave threats.

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DHS launches major border operation targeting fentanyl trafficking

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Updated 3 hours ago - Sports

In photos: Japan beats U.S. to win 2023 World Baseball Classic

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Updated 4 hours ago - Technology

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Saudi Arabia releases American imprisoned for tweets about MBS

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U.S. slams new West Bank law, says it's a violation of Israeli commitments

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Xi and Putin stick to same Ukraine positions after summit

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Paris trash piles become a symbol of protest

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