US Kills al-Qaida Leader In Drone Strike; Pelosi Visits Taiwan, Rankling China : The NPR Politics Podcast A key 9/11 plotter, Ayman al-Zawahiri was killed on July 30, according to President Joe Biden. The president said that no one else was hurt in the strike, including al-Zawahiri's family.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi visits Taiwan today, She is the highest-ranking elected American official to visit Taiwan since then-Speaker Newt Gingrich in 1997. The island democracy governs itself, but China claims it as its territory and the speaker's visit has heightened tensions with the Chinese government in Beijing.

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US Kills al-Qaida Leader In Drone Strike; Pelosi Visits Taiwan, Rankling China

US Kills al-Qaida Leader In Drone Strike; Pelosi Visits Taiwan, Rankling China

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The Taipei 101 skyscraper displays a welcome message ahead of US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi's (D-CA) arrival on August 02, 2022 in Taipei, Taiwan. Annabelle Chih/Getty Images hide caption

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The Taipei 101 skyscraper displays a welcome message ahead of US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi's (D-CA) arrival on August 02, 2022 in Taipei, Taiwan.

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A key 9/11 plotter, Ayman al-Zawahiri was killed on July 30, according to President Joe Biden. The president said that no one else was hurt in the strike, including al-Zawahiri's family.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi visits Taiwan today, She is the highest-ranking elected American official to visit Taiwan since then-Speaker Newt Gingrich in 1997. The island democracy governs itself, but China claims it as its territory and the speaker's visit has heightened tensions with the Chinese government in Beijing.

Connect:
Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org
Join the NPR Politics Podcast Facebook Group.
Subscribe to the NPR Politics Newsletter.