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Supporters hold a banner outside the hotel where U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is supposed to be staying in Taipei, Taiwan, Tuesday, Aug 2, 2022. U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was believed headed for Taiwan on Tuesday on a visit that could significantly escalate tensions with Beijing, which claims the self-ruled island as its own territory. (AP Photo/Chiang Ying-ying)

Sen. Blackburn: China should never dictate US foreign policy

During a recent interview, Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) expressed she believes Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) made the right call in going to Taiwan because the US should never allow China to dictate the nations foreign policy. She continued her thought by stating that conceding to China’s bidding would only fortify their goal to be recognized as the world’s superpower. Blackburn argued that for years members of the Senate and House have always made diplomatic visits to Taiwan and China should not have to change that.

FILE - In this 1998 file photo made available on March 19, 2004, Ayman al-Zawahri poses for a photograph in Khost, Afghanistan. Al-Zawahri, the top al-Qaida leader, was killed by the U.S. over the weekend in Afghanistan. President Joe Biden is scheduled to speak about the operation on Monday night, Aug. 1, 2022, from the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Mazhar Ali Khan, File)

Biden announces death of Al-Qaeda leader in Kabul

The White House announced the death of a prominent figure in Al-Qaeda. President Joe Biden confimred the successful killing of terrorist leader Ayman Al-Zawahiri. In a Monday press conference, the President said Zawahiri was killed by a drone strike over the weekend in the Afghan capitol of Kabul.