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Cuban-Americans and sympathizers protest against the Cuban government in the historic neighborhood of Ybor City, on July 14, 2021 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Octavio Jones/Getty Images)

U.S. Coast Guard warns against boaters traveling to Cuba

Tens of thousands of Cubans have continued to protest and express anger over shortages of food and medicine, rising inflation and the government’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic as cries for the U.S. to intervene have grown louder. The U.S. Coast Guard shared concern on Saturday amid reports of Floridian boaters organized to sail south to international waters on Monday morning.

Computer keyboard. (Sean Gallup/AP Photo)

White House launches task force aimed at ransomware attacks

The White House launched a interagency task force in an effort to confront the recent threat of ransomware attacks. Reports this week said the weekly summits would include the Justice Department, Department of Homeland Security, the State and Treasury Departments, and other agencies.

Sen. Tom Cotton on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, Pool, File)

GOP lawmakers move to block CRT training in military

Republican Sen. Tom Cotton (Ark.) announced legislation to stop military officers from teaching critical race theory. At a Republican dinner on Friday, Cotton said CRT was an anti-American idea that only focused on skin color and opposed the foundations of the democracy.

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken gestures as Kenya's Cabinet Secretary for Foreign Affairs Ambassador Raychelle Omamo looks on at the State Department in Washington, DC, July 16, 2021. (Photo by TOM BRENNER/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Secy. of State Blinken meets with Kenyan Diplomat

Secretary of State Antony Blinken welcomed Kenyan diplomats with efforts to bolster a bilateral relationship with the African state. On Friday, Blinken met with Kenya’s foreign minister to discuss how both countries could move forward in the post-pandemic era.