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 2021-09-25 21:10 

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Panel OKs Dems' $3.5T bill, crunch time for Biden agenda...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats pushed a $3.5 trillion, 10-year bill strengthening social safety net and climate programs through the House Budget Committee on Saturday, but one Democrat opposed the measure in an illustration of the challenges party lea...

 2021-09-25 11:49 

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Witness: Taliban hang dead body in Afghan city's main square...

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban hanged a dead body from a crane in the main square of Herat city in western Afghanistan, a witness said Saturday, in a gruesome display that signaled a return to some of the Taliban's......

 2021-09-22 13:05 

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Top U.S. general holds 'productive' talks with Russian officer...

HELSINKI, Finland (AP) — The top American military officer held talks Wednesday with his Russian counterpart as the United States struggles to secure basing rights and other counterterrorism support in countries bordering Afghanistan — an effo...

 2021-09-20 17:01 

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FBI searches Florida home of Gabby Petito's boyfriend...

NORTH PORT, Fla. (AP) — FBI agents and police Monday swarmed the home of the boyfriend wanted for questioning in the disappearance of 22-year-old Gabby Petito, whose body was apparently discovered over the weekend at a Wyoming national park months.....

 2021-09-20 15:06 

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Pro-Kremlin party keeps large majority in Russian parliament...

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's ruling party retained its supermajority in parliament, further cementing President Vladimir Putin's grip on power following elections that excluded most opposition politicians and were marred by multiple reports of vio...

 2021-09-20 10:16 

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Shooting at Russian university leaves 8 dead, 24 hurt...

MOSCOW (AP) — A gunman opened fire at a university in Russia on Monday morning, leaving eight people dead and 24 hurt, officials said....

 2021-09-19 10:21 

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Taliban-run Kabul municipality to female workers: Stay home...

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Female employees in the Kabul city government have been told to stay home, with work only allowed for those who cannot be replaced by men, the interim mayor of Afghanistan's capital said Sunday, detailing the latest......

 2021-09-16 08:48 

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France calls killing of Islamic State leader big victory...

PARIS (AP) — France killed the leader of Islamic State in the Greater Sahara because the group attacked French aid workers, African civilians and U.S. troops, French officials said Thursday, calling him "enemy No. 1" in protracted anti-terro...

 2021-09-15 18:16 

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Afghan killed by drone praised by co-workers in US aid group...

KABUL, Afghanistan — The Afghan man who was killed in a U.S. drone strike last month was an enthusiastic and beloved longtime employee at an American humanitarian organization, his colleagues say, painting a stark contrast to the Pentagon's clai...

 2021-09-15 17:04 

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Biles: FBI turned 'blind eye' to reports of gymnasts' abuse...

WASHINGTON — Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles told Congress through tears Wednesday that the FBI and gymnastics officials turned a "blind eye" to USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar's sexual abuse of her and hundreds of other women...

 2021-09-15 13:41 

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Kim Jong Un's sister warns of 'destruction' of S.Korean ties...

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The powerful sister of North Korea's leader has criticized South Korean President Moon Jae-in and threatened a "complete destruction" of relations hours after Moon said South Korea's growing missile capabili...

 2021-09-12 18:35 

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Taliban: Women can study in gender-segregated universities...

KABUL, Afghanistan — Women in Afghanistan can continue to study in universities, including at post-graduate levels, but classrooms will be gender-segregated and Islamic dress is compulsory, the Taliban government's new higher education minister ...

 2021-09-12 00:51 

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Afghanistan's arc from 9/11 to today: Once hopeful, now sad...

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — It was Nov. 13 , 2001. The sun had just begun to rise over the Hindu Kush Mountains when the Taliban disappeared from Kabul, the battered capital of Afghanistan....

 2021-09-11 04:30 

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From election to COVID, 9/11 conspiracies cast a long shadow...

Korey Rowe served tours in Iraq and Afghanistan and returned to the U.S. in 2004 traumatized and disillusioned. His experiences overseas and nagging questions about Sept. 11, 2001 convinced him America's leaders were lying about what happened that day...

 2021-09-10 02:15 

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Flight takes about 200, including Americans, out of Kabul...

KABUL, Afghanistan — An estimated 200 foreigners, including Americans, left Afghanistan on a commercial flight out of Kabul on Thursday with the cooperation of the Taliban — the first such large-scale departure since U.S. forces completed thei...

 2021-09-09 13:29 

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Dozens of Westerners board commercial flight from Kabul...

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Some 200 foreigners, including Americans, boarded an international commercial flight from Kabul airport on Thursday in the first such large-scale departure since U.S and foreign forces concluded their frantic withdrawal fro...

 2021-09-09 10:05 

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N. Korea shows off civil defense units in toned-down parade...

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Civil defense forces carrying rifles and health workers wearing gas masks and red hazmat suits paraded in North Korea's capital in a celebration of the nation's 73rd anniversary that was a marked departure from past...

 2021-09-07 21:24 

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Evacuees plead for action: 'We are in some kind of jail'...

WASHINGTON — Veterans' groups, lawmakers and Afghans called Tuesday for urgent Biden administration action on a weeklong standoff that has left hundreds of would-be evacuees from Afghanistan desperate to board waiting charter flights out of the ...

 2021-09-07 19:44 

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Taliban form all-male Afghan government of old guard members...

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban on Tuesday announced an all-male interim government for Afghanistan stacked with veterans of their hard-line rule from the 1990s and the 20-year battle against the U.S.-led coalition, a move that seems unlikely ...

 2021-09-06 09:16 

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Taliban say they took Panjshir, last holdout Afghan province...

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban said on Monday they have taken control of Panjshir province north of Kabul, the last holdout of anti-Taliban forces in the country and the only province the Taliban had not seized during their blitz......

 2021-09-03 23:53 

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New Zealand police were following extremist who stabbed 6...

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand authorities were so worried about an extremist inspired by the Islamic State group that they were following him around the clock and were able to shoot and kill him within 60 seconds of......

 2021-09-03 12:07 

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Afghan women demand rights as Taliban seek recognition...

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A small group of Afghan women protested near the presidential palace in Kabul on Friday, demanding equal rights from the Taliban as Afghanistan's new rulers work on forming a government and seeking international recogni...

 2021-09-02 14:55 

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Qatar says it's not clear when Kabul airport will reopen...

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Qatar's top diplomat said Thursday that experts are racing to reopen Kabul's airport but warned it was not clear when flights would resume, with many still desperate to flee Afghanistan's new Taliban leaders ami...

 2021-09-02 12:49 

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Democrats promote Cheney to vice chairwoman of Jan. 6 panel...

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats have promoted Republican Rep. Liz Cheney to vice chairwoman of a committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection, placing her in a leadership spot on the panel as some members of the GOP caucus are......

 2021-08-31 09:47 

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As U.S. military leaves Kabul, many Americans, Afghans remain...

WASHINGTON (AP) — As the final five U.S. military transport aircraft lifted off out of Afghanistan, they left behind up to 200 Americans and thousands of desperate Afghans who couldn't get out and now must rely on the Taliban to......

 2021-08-31 00:06 

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As U.S. military leaves Kabul, many Americans, Afghans remain...

WASHINGTON (AP) — As the final five U.S. military transport aircraft lifted off out of Afghanistan Monday, they left behind up to 200 Americans and thousands of desperate Afghans who couldn't get out and now must rely on the Taliban......

 2021-08-29 15:59 

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Biden aide: U.S. 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, senior Biden administration officials said Sunday, as ...

 2021-08-28 19:58 

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Taliban block Kabul airport to most as foreign airlifts wane...

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Taliban forces sealed off Kabul's airport on Saturday to most Afghans hoping for evacuation, as the U.S. and its allies wound down a chaotic airlift that will end their troops' two decades in Afghanistan....

 2021-08-28 15:29 

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Taliban largely seal off Kabul airport as airlift winds down...

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Taliban forces sealed off Kabul's airport Saturday to most Afghans hoping for evacuation and most NATO nations flew out their troops after two decades in Afghanistan, winding down a frantic airlift that Western leaders ...

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