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Blinken postpones Beijing trip as spy balloon flies over U.S.
The Lead with Jake Tapper
Feb 4, 2023

A diplomatic rift is emerging between China and the U.S. over a balloon flying over the United States. The Pentagon says they know this a Chinese surveillance balloon while China says it is a civilian airship. Plus, the discovery of pro-Nazi teachings to kids in Ohio is sparking a debate over what parents can teach their children at home under the auspices of education. Also, ChatGPT is growing faster than TikTok or Instagram, bound to revolutionize how we operate.