Brittney Griner prisoner swap may be one of many in recent history | USA TODAY

The U.S. State Department went public with the possibility of a prisoner swap, revealing that the U.S. had made a “substantial proposal” aimed at securing the release of Brittney Griner. RELATED: Brittney Griner sentenced to nine years in Russia for…

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Brittney Griner shouldn’t have had to endure trial, White House says | USA TODAY

The White House is repeating calls for Russia to release Brittney Griner after she was sentenced to nine years by a Russian judge on drug charges. RELATED: Brittney Griner sentenced to nine years in Russia for drug charges https://bit.ly/3oV4D0f The…

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US has more monkeypox vaccines than ‘any other country in the world’ | USA TODAY #Shorts

Monkeypox “can be contained” in the United States, a top government physician said Sunday, a day after the head of the World Health Organization declared the virus a global health emergency. RELATED: Here’s why we shouldn’t be too concerned about…

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State Dept. relays message from Brittney Griner amid Russian trial | USA TODAY

The US State Department was asked about Brittney Griner and the letter she sent President Joe Biden pleading for help. RELATED: Two witnesses testify in WNBA star Brittney Griner’s trial in Russia | USA TODAY https://bit.ly/3nHbwl3 » Subscribe to USA…

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Two US vets missing in Ukraine | USA TODAY

Two American veterans, who were helping Ukraine fight against Russia, are missing amid reports they’ve been captured by Russian-backed separatists. RELATED: NATO considers sending more weapons to Ukraine | USA TODAY https://bit.ly/3NYAOXx » Subscribe to USA TODAY: http://bit.ly/1xa3XAh » Watch…

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Zelenskyy meets with European leaders in Ukrainian capital of Kyiv | USA TODAY

French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and Italian Premier Mario Draghi met with President Zelenskyy in Kyiv, Ukraine. RELATED: Russian-backed separatists sentence three men to death by firing squad https://bit.ly/3OgNWHd French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz…

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Queen Elizabeth II celebrates Platinum Jubilee at Buckingham Palace | USA TODAY

Queen Elizabeth II began her Platinum Jubilee celebration to mark her 70 years on the throne with the Trooping the Colour parade. RELATED: Queen Elizabeth II all smiles as she is spotted enjoying horse show | USA TODAY https://bit.ly/3t88Z6E Dressed…

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Biden announces strengthening of security alliance with South Korea | USA TODAY

President Biden met with South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol during his trip to Asia to strengthen the alliance between two countries. RELATED: Biden arrives in South Korea, kicks off five-day Asia diplomacy trip https://bit.ly/3wvOgMe The United States and South…

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Russian soldier pleads guilty during Ukraine’s first war crimes trial | USA TODAY

Russian Sgt. Vadim Shishimarin, 21, is facing life in prison after pleading guilty to shooting a Ukrainian man in the head. RELATED: Ukrainian soldiers evacuate Azovstal steel plant in Mariupol https://bit.ly/3FX3UTM Shishimarin could get life in prison for shooting the…

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Secretary Blinken tests positive for COVID-19 after attending WH Correspondents’ Dinner | USA TODAY

Secretary of State Antony Blinken, who is fully vaccinated and boosted, has tested positive for COVID-19, but has not seen President Joe Biden “for several days,” the State Department says. RELATED: Fauci: COVID-19 global pandemic not over https://bit.ly/3P0Gtxe Secretary of…

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