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Is it true that engines built in Russia are still used to launch American spacecraft?

Yes. See any number of sources, including ULA's page on the Starliner CFT launch, under the production section, stating that the RD-180s for the Atlas V are made at NPO Energomash, Khimki, Russia.
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Eye Spy: Where are the other two (of six) vehicles docked to the ISS in this Maxar image (& what are they?)

Soyuz MS-25 and Cygnus-20 (NASA)
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Is it true that engines built in Russia are still used to launch American spacecraft?

The Antares 110/120/130 (Larger upper stages change the model number) booster that launched the first few Cygnus capsules were using Russian NK-33 engines that were built in the 1970's for the N-1 ...
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Is it true that engines built in Russia are still used to launch American spacecraft?

Yes, the Starliner was launched on an Atlas V rocket. The Atlas V is a launcher designed in the 90's, after the end of the cold war, so using a Russian engine on the first stage wasn't a big issue ...
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Eye Spy: Where are the other two (of six) vehicles docked to the ISS in this Maxar image (& what are they?)

I prefer the way this page generates ISS occupancy images... https://historicspacecraft.com/ISS_VV_Diagram.html You can quickly layout any combination at the station yourself.
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