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FBI's search of Trump's Florida estate: Why now?

The FBI's unprecedented search of former president Donald Trump's Florida residence ricocheted around government, politics and a polarized country Tuesday along with questions as to why the Justice Department – notably cautious under Attorney General Merrick Garland – decided to take such a drastic step.

Police direct traffic outside an entrance to former U.S. President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate, Monday, Aug. 8, 2022, in Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)

Taiwan warns China drills show ambitions beyond island

Taiwan warned Tuesday that Chinese military drills aren't just a rehearsal for an invasion of the self-governing island but also reflect ambitions to control large swaths of the western Pacific, as Taipei conducted its own exercises to underscore it's ready to defend itself.

Taiwan's military conducts artillery live-fire drills at Fangshan township in Pingtung, southern Taiwan, Aug. 9, 2022. (AP Photo/Johnson Lai)



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