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  1. Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards claimed Thursday to have shot down a “intruding American spy drone” after it entered Iranian airspace, according to state media, amid increased hostility between Washington and Tehran.
  2. Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards claimed to have shot down an “intruding American spy drone” after it entered Iranian airspace, amid increased hostility between Washington and Tehran. CNN’s Frederik Pleitgen reports.
  3. The US says a mine used to attack a tanker in the Gulf of Oman bears a striking resemblance to mines displayed at Iranian military parades. CNN’s Sam Kiley got a first-hand look at the attacked tanker.
  4. One of Iran’s top military commanders reiterated longstanding claims that the country has ballistic missiles capable of taking out an aircraft carrier, as President Hassan Rouhani said the country did not seek to wage war against any nation.
  5. President Donald Trump appeared to contradict his most senior security officials Monday, downplaying recent attacks on two tankers in the Gulf of Oman that his administration has blamed on Iran as “very minor.”
  6. As the Trump administration continues its hardline approach on Iran, the European Union — in a bid to preserve the Iran nuclear deal — is reluctant to impose sanctions for potential violations of that deal, two diplomatic sources told CNN.
  7. Sowing mistrust has consequences. President Donald Trump has sown mistrust by questioning his own intelligence community, withdrawing from critical international coalitions and spreading disdain for the media.
  8. Joe Biden can’t seem to get out of his own way.
  9. Poor ol’ Joe.