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11:50 PM ET, February 4, 2023

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Washington Post:
U.S. military downs Chinese balloon over Atlantic Ocean  —  A U.S. military aircraft on Saturday downed the suspected Chinese surveillance balloon that had been floating over the United States for several days, according to a U.S. official and eyewitness videos circulating on social media.
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Matt Novak / Forbes:
Yes, Chinese Spy Balloons Flew Over The U.S. When President Trump Was In Office Too  —  Talking heads on cable TV are up in arms about the Chinese spy balloon that was floating across the continental U.S., before it was shot down Saturday afternoon.  Conservative commentators …
Jim Garamone / U.S. Department of Defense:
F-22 Safely Shoots Down Chinese Spy Balloon Off South Carolina Coast  —  A U.S. Air Force fighter safely shot down a Chinese high-altitude surveillance balloon today, Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III said in a written statement.  —  President Joe Biden ordered the action on Wednesday …
Melina Delkic / New York Times:
The Chinese spy balloon moved from Alaska to South Carolina, prompting fear, jokes and political debate.  —  The Chinese government said the downing of the “civilian” aircraft was an “excessive reaction,” and that it “retains the right to respond further.”  —  The Chinese foreign ministry declared its …
New York Times:
Before Chinese Spy Balloon Sighting, Classified Report Highlighted Foreign Aerial Spying  —  Before a Chinese spy balloon was discovered in the United States, American officials said a rival power may have used advanced technology to surveil U.S. military sites.
Wall Street Journal:
U.S. Shoots Down Suspected Chinese Spy Balloon  —  U.S. Shoots Down Suspected Chinese Spy Balloon Over Atlantic  —  WASHINGTON- U.S. fighter planes shot down a suspected Chinese surveillance balloon over the Atlantic Ocean on Saturday, days after it was spotted crossing the U.S. and leading to renewed tensions with Beijing.
Associated Press:
China balloon: Many questions about suspected spy in the sky
Peter Alexander / NBC News:
U.S. has downed Chinese spy balloon off the Carolina coast and will attempt to recover debris
Discussion: Associated Press and The Hill
Associated Press:
China plays down Blinken's canceled visit over balloon
New York Times:
U.S. Close to Shooting Down Chinese Spy Balloon Over the East Coast
Lily Kuo / Washington Post:
China rushes to cap damage over suspected spy balloon as Blinken delays trip
James Kirchick / Air Mail:
Armie Hammer Breaks His Silence  —  For the vast majority of humanity, January 1, 2021—a year into the coronavirus pandemic, when most of the world remained under some form of lockdown and vaccines were not yet widely available—brought little to celebrate.  Not for Armie Hammer.
Ariane de Vogue / CNN:
Exclusive: Supreme Court justices used personal emails for work and ‘burn bags’ were left open in hallways, sources say  —  Long before the leak of a draft opinion reversing Roe v. Wade, some Supreme Court justices often used personal email accounts for sensitive transmissions instead …
Sara Boboltz / HuffPost:
Ron DeSantis Moves To Strip Florida Venue's Liquor License For Christmas Drag Show  —  The Orlando Philharmonic Plaza Foundation is the Florida governor's latest target as he wages war against drag performers.  —  Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis' administration moved on Friday to strip …
Daniella Silva / NBC News:
Family found dead in Pennsylvania made a ‘joint decision’ to kill themselves, police say  —  A Pennsylvania family found shot dead in their backyard last week in what police say appears to be a suicide pact, included a mother and daughter who loved bowling and were devout Christian conservatives, people who knew them said.
Discussion: UPI
Duncan Campbell / Byline Times:
Russia and the US Press: The Article the CJR Didn't Publish  —  Two and a half years ago, the Columbia Journalism Review refused to publish Duncan Campbell's investigation into The Nation magazine and its apparent support for Vladimir Putin.  It is published here in full
Melissa Klein / New York Post:
Ex-staffer claims George Santos sexually harassed him, violated pay rules  —  A short-term staffer for George Santos claims he was sexually harassed by the disgraced Long Island representative, who allegedly touched his groin and invited him home, according to an ethics complaint the man says he filed.
Philip Marcelo / Associated Press:
Florida weighs mandating menstrual cycle details for female athletes  —  CLAIM: Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is requiring all female student-athletes in the state to provide detailed information about their periods in order to compete in organized sports.  —  AP'S ASSESSMENT: False.
 
 
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