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 2021-09-19 18:25 

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Voting ends in Russia; Officials say Putin-loyalist United Russia party leading but only 9% of polling stations counted...

MOSCOW (AP) — Voting ends in Russia; Officials say Putin-loyalist United Russia party leading but only 9% of polling stations counted....

 2021-09-18 13:13 

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Fearful US residents in Afghanistan hiding out from Taliban...

Every night in yet another house in Afghanistan's capital, a U.S. green card-holding couple from California take turns sleeping, with one always awake to watch over their three young children so they can flee if they hear the footsteps of......

 2021-09-18 13:13 

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Fearful US residents in Afghanistan hiding out from Taliban...

Every night in yet another house in Afghanistan's capital, a U.S. green card-holding couple from California take turns sleeping, with one always awake to watch over their three young children so they can flee if they hear the footsteps of......

 2021-09-18 12:54 

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Communists, observers report violations in Russian election...

MOSCOW (AP) — The head of Russia's second-largest political party is alleging widespread violations in the election for a new national parliament, in which his party is widely expected to gain seats....

 2021-09-18 12:49 

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After Afghanistan pullout, US seeks NATO basing, intel pacts...

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Against the backdrop of the troop withdrawal from Afghanistan, the top U.S. military officer is meeting in Greece with NATO counterparts this weekend, hoping to forge more basing, intelligence sharing and other agreements to pr...

 2021-09-18 12:30 

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Family says Laundrie is now missing; Petito still not found...

NORTH PORT, Fla. (AP) — Police in Florida said late Friday that they are working with the FBI to locate 23-year-old Brian Laundrie, a person of interest in the disappearance of his girlfriend, Gabrielle "Gabby" Petito....

 2021-09-18 12:30 

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COVID-19 home test kits and PPE are tax-deductible, IRS says...

The IRS says COVID-19 home testing kits are an eligible medical expense. Personal protective equipment is also eligible if used primarily for preventing the spread of COVID-19....

 2021-09-17 10:22 

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Navalny app removed from online stores as Russian polls open...

MOSCOW (AP) — An app created by allies of imprisoned Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny disappeared from Apple and Google stores on Friday as polls opened across Russia for three days of voting in a parliamentary election....

 2021-09-17 09:47 

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The Latest: Germany awards its leader of Afghanistan airlift...

The Latest on Afghanistan:...

 2021-09-17 09:09 

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Hungary: Statue honoring mysterious Bitcoin founder unveiled...

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — An imposing bronze statue was unveiled in Hungary's capital on Thursday which its creators say is the first in the world to pay homage to the anonymous creator of the Bitcoin digital currency....

 2021-09-16 03:30 

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A veteran's reflections on Afghanistan...

Travis Horr served a tour in Afghanistan in 2010 to 2011, he reflects on his time there and what the impact the withdrawal and the chaotic scenes emerging from Kabul will be for veterans. Horr has since dedicated his life......

 2021-09-13 18:25 

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No discipline for Democratic lawmaker's racist, sexist slur...

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Democrat-led House committee will take no disciplinary action against a Democratic lawmaker who used a racist and sexist slur to refer to sex workers, officials said Monday....

 2021-09-13 17:36 

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Blinken to defend Afghan policy before skeptical Congress...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Antony Blinken is set to defend the Biden administration's much-criticized handling of the U.S. military withdrawal from Afghanistan before Congress in what are expected to be contentious hearings....

 2021-09-08 05:47 

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The Latest: Pakistan hosts meeting of Afghanistan neighbors...

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan is hosting a virtual meeting of foreign ministers from countries neighboring Afghanistan to discuss the situation there....

 2021-09-08 04:15 

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Hong Kong police arrest defiant Tiananmen vigil leaders...

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police on Wednesday arrested four leaders of the group that organized the city's annual Tiananmen Square commemorations after they refused to cooperate in a national security investigation, the group said....

 2021-09-08 03:52 

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The Latest: Elders leader tells UN council to protect rights...

UNITED NATIONS — Former Irish president Mary Robinson, who heads the group of prominent former leaders founded by Nelson Mandela, called on China and Russia especially to tell the Taliban that participation of women in Afghan society and the educati...

 2021-09-07 01:54 

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Taliban say they took last holdout province...

KABUL, Afghanistan — The Taliban said Monday they seized the last province not in their control after their blitz through Afghanistan last month, overrunning forces who had opposed their takeover....

 2021-09-05 20:18 

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The Latest: Top Republican says Taliban holding Americans...

WASHINGTON — The top Republican on the House Foreign Affairs Committee says some Americans who have been trying to get out of Afghanistan since the U.S. military left are sitting in airplanes at an airport ready to leave but the......

 2021-09-04 16:30 

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What do Muslims believe and do? Understanding the 5 pillars of Islam...

There are five pillars or basic tenets of Islamic faith. Each of these pillars is an important part of being Muslim....

 2021-09-04 16:04 

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The Latest: Top US general thanks troops at base in Germany...

WASHINGTON — The top U.S. military general has thanked members of the 10th Mountain Division for their service in Afghanistan during the evacuation of Americans, Afghans and others over the past several weeks....

 2021-09-04 15:30 

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Rescue groups: US tally misses hundreds left in Afghanistan...

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Veteran-led rescue groups say the Biden administration's estimate that no more than 200 U.S. citizens were left behind in Afghanistan is too low and also overlooks hundreds of other people they consider to be equally American:.....

 2021-09-04 15:30 

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Rescue groups: US tally misses hundreds left in Afghanistan...

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Veteran-led rescue groups say the Biden administration's estimate that no more than 200 U.S. citizens were left behind in Afghanistan is too low and also overlooks hundreds of other people they consider to be equally American:.....

 2021-09-03 12:34 

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EU ministers outline conditions for relations with Taliban...

BRDO CASTLE, Slovenia (AP) — European Union officials on Friday listed a set of conditions for defining the EU's level of engagement with the Taliban as the new rulers of Afghanistan, including respect for human rights and the rule of......

 2021-09-03 11:33 

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California families relay harrowing escape from Afghanistan...

EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) — When Yousef's wife and their four children boarded a July 15 flight in San Diego to attend her brother's wedding in Afghanistan, they were looking forward to a month of family gatherings. It was long......

 2021-09-02 05:29 

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Effort underway to rescue girls soccer team from Afghanistan...

They move from place to place at a moment's notice in a desperate bid to evade the Taliban — girls whose lives are in danger simply because they chose to play a sport they loved....

 2021-08-29 12:34 

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Biden aide: US has capacity to evacuate remaining Americans...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States has the capacity to evacuate the approximately 300 U.S. citizens remaining in Afghanistan who want to leave before President Joe Biden's Tuesday deadline, national security adviser Jake Sullivan said Sunday. H...

 2021-08-29 11:19 

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Ex-UK Marine leaves Kabul with dogs, cats but no local staff...

LONDON (AP) — A former U.K. Royal Marine who waged a high-profile campaign to leave Afghanistan with almost 200 rescued dogs and cats has flown to safety — with the animals, but without his charity's Afghan staff, who were left......

 2021-08-29 08:40 

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The Latest: Last UK troops begin arriving from Afghanistan...

LONDON — Military planes carrying British troops and diplomats from Kabul are landing at a U.K. air base after the U.K.'s two-week evacuation operation ended....

 2021-08-28 04:13 

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'We can't do enough': Lawmakers flooded by evacuation pleas...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tissue holders sit atop the conference table where the congressman's aides field frantic requests from constituents desperate for help in getting friends and loved ones out of Afghanistan before it's too late....

 2021-08-28 02:06 

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Young dad-to-be was among 13 US troops killed in Afghanistan...

A young husband with a child on the way. Another man who always wanted to be in the military. A man who planned to become a sheriff's deputy when his deployment ended. Heartwrenching details began emerging Friday about some of......

 2021-08-26 18:55 

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2 California families who were stuck in Afghanistan return...

EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) — Two families from a San Diego suburb have made it home from Afghanistan after they went to the country earlier this summer to visit relatives and got stuck there amid the chaos following the Taliban's......

 2021-08-26 18:55 

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2 California families who were stuck in Afghanistan return...

EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) — Two families from a San Diego suburb have made it home from Afghanistan after they went to the country earlier this summer to visit relatives and got stuck there amid the chaos following the Taliban's......

 2021-08-25 16:00 

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The Latest: US says troops, gear the priority in final days...

The Pentagon says it will continue to evacuate people from Afghanistan until the U.S. leaves next Tuesday, but during the final days it will need to prioritize getting U.S. troops and military equipment out of the country....

 2021-08-25 15:28 

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Women's rights activist recounts pain of leaving Afghanistan...

DUESSELDORF, Germany (AP) — Zarifa Ghafari was a shining example of the new Afghanistan that many of the nation's people hoped would emerge after years of Taliban rule: a young female mayor appointed in a country where women's rights were......

 2021-08-25 15:11 

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EXPLAINER: What's happening with Afghanistan evacuations?...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Since the Taliban seized the Afghan capital on Aug. 14, more than 70,000 people have been evacuated from Afghanistan in the largest U.S. airlift in history. While the pace has picked up in recent days, it's still......

 2021-08-24 12:57 

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Some Afghans vow to resist Taliban from mountain enclave...

In a mountain valley north of Kabul, the last remnants of Afghanistan's shattered security forces have vowed to resist the Taliban in a remote region that has defied conquerors before. But any attempt to reenact that history could end in......

 2021-08-24 12:53 

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Afghan airlift records best day yet: 20,000-plus flown out...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. military on Tuesday pulled off its biggest day of evacuation flights from Afghanistan since the operation began. But deadly violence that has blocked many desperate evacuees from entering Kabul's airport persisted, and...

 2021-08-24 12:47 

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CIA head meets Taliban leader as fears for Afghanistan grow...

The director of the CIA met with the Taliban's top political leader in Kabul, an official said Tuesday, as more reports emerged of abuses in areas held by the fighters, fueling concerns about Afghanistan's future and the fate of those......

 2021-08-24 12:30 

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Bush, Obama, Trump, Biden: How four presidents created today's Afghanistan mess...

How America spent 20 years in Afghanistan, only to have the Taliban resume control again as its troops withdrew, will be a topic for historians to ponder for decades....

 2021-08-24 12:25 

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CIA chief secretly meets with Taliban; US troops surge evacuations...

CIA Director William Burns secretly swooped into Kabul on Monday to meet with the Taliban's top political leader as evacuations surge. Here's the latest from Afghanistan....

 2021-08-24 12:00 

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The Latest: Turkey has so far evacuated 1,404 from Kabul...

ANKARA, Turkey — Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu says Turkey has so far evacuated 1,404 people from Afghanistan — 1,061 of them Turkish nationals and 343 nationals of "various countries."...

 2021-08-24 11:47 

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G-7 grapples with Afghanistan, an afterthought not long ago...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two months ago, the leaders of the world's seven major industrialized democracies met at the height of summer on England's southwest coast. It was a happy occasion: the first in-person summit of the Group of Seven nations.....

 2021-08-23 07:01 

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When the music stops: Afghan 'happy place' falls silent...

A few years after the Taliban were ousted in 2001, and with Afghanistan still in ruins, Ahmad Sarmast left his home in Melbourne, Australia, on a mission: to revive music in the country of his birth....

 2021-08-23 06:34 

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Kabul airlift is accelerating but still hampered by chaos...

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden says the "hard and painful" airlift of Americans and tens of thousands of others from Afghanistan's capital is accelerating, but he would not rule out extending it beyond the Aug. 31 deadline he set....

 2021-08-22 23:27 

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Biden says US-led evacuation from Kabul is accelerating...

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden said Sunday the U.S.-led evacuation of Americans, at-risk Afghans and others from the Kabul airport accelerated this weekend, although it remains vulnerable to threats posed by the Islamic State extremist group....

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