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 2021-09-23 21:51 

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Gabby Petito's missing fianc, Brian Laundrie indicted for activities following her death...

The fianc of a woman whose body was found one month after she was reported missing was indicted for what the FBI calls, "activities following the death of Gabrielle Petito. " Brian Laundie, 23, was on a cross-country road trip with Gabby Petito, 2...

 2021-09-23 19:19 

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FBI: US homicides rose by nearly 30% in 2020 amid pandemic...

Homicides in the United States rose at the fastest rate on record in 2020, new FBI data confirmed, and 2021 is only shaping up to be marginally better as the ramifications of the COVID-19 pandemic continue to reverberate across society. According to The N...

 2021-09-23 17:33 

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Taliban official: Strict punishment, executions will return...

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — One of the founders of the Taliban and the chief enforcer of its harsh interpretation of Islamic law when they last ruled Afghanistan said the hard-line movement will once again carry out executions and amputations of hands...

 2021-09-23 12:37 

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Ancient tablet acquired by Hobby Lobby going back to Iraq...

WASHINGTON (AP) — A 3,500-year-old clay tablet discovered in the ruins of the library of an ancient Mesopotamian king, then looted from an Iraqi museum 30 years ago, is finally headed back to Iraq. The $1. 7 million cuneiform clay tablet was found i...

 2021-09-22 20:25 

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Taliban seeks UN credentials as human rights, terrorism concerns persist...

As world leaders discuss the future of Afghanistan at the United Nations General Assembly this week, the group that currently holds power in Kabul is conspicuously absent, and the Taliban aims to change that, despite concerns from the United States and ot...

 2021-09-22 18:36 

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Taliban face uphill battle in efforts to speak at UN meeting...

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The new rulers of Afghanistan have an uphill battle in their efforts to be recognized in time to address other world leaders at the United Nations this year. The Taliban are challenging the credentials of the ambassador from Af...

 2021-09-22 16:29 

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Attackers strike Taliban in eastern Afghanistan, 5 killed...

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Attackers struck Taliban vehicles in an eastern Afghanistan on Wednesday, witnesses said, killing at least two fighters and three civilians in the latest violence since the group's takeover of the country in mid-August....

 2021-09-22 15:30 

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Gabby Petito memorialized where she took her last Instagram photo...

OGDEN, Utah (KUTV) — It was one of the last places Gabrielle "Gabby" Petito was seen, and the photo taken there was then used by the FBI and police in Florida as they searched for her. Now, the Monarch Mural in Ogden, Utah has grown into a m...

 2021-09-22 15:14 

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UK's Boris Johnson concedes US trade deal not in the near future...

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson conceded Wednesday that a post-Brexit trade deal with the U. S. was not imminent as he revealed that the decades-long U. S. ban on the import of British lamb would be lifted. A day after President J...

 2021-09-22 14:43 

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Man arrested in connection to sexual abuse of 17-month-old child...

The Davie County Sheriff's Office along with Homeland Security have arrested a Mocksville man after receiving reports about child sexual abuse material fromthe Internet Crimes Against Children Taskforce. Last week, the law enforcement agencies worked ...

 2021-09-22 14:25 

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Rep. Mike Waltz: 'Our enemies smell weakness in the White House'...

WASHINGTON (SBG) - Following President Joe Biden's address to the United Nations General Assembly where he said America is in a "new era of relentless diplomacy," he is facing criticism over major issues such as the withdrawal from Afghanistan...

 2021-09-22 11:28 

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Top US military officer holds talks with Russian counterpart...

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...

 2021-09-21 21:39 

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UN: Taliban ask to address the UN General Assembly...

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations says the Taliban, Afghanistan's new rulers since last month, have challenged the credentials of Afghanistan's former U. N. ambassador and are asking to speak at the U. N. General Assembly's high-l...

 2021-09-21 19:12 

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White House blacklists Russian ransomware payment 'enabler'...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration sought Tuesday to choke the finances of criminal ransomware gangs, announcing sanctions against a Russia-based virtual currency brokerage that officials say helped at least eight ransomware gangs launder vi...

 2021-09-21 10:53 

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Taliban name deputy ministers, double down on all-male team...

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban expanded their interim Cabinet by naming more ministers and deputies on Tuesday, but failed to appoint any women, doubling down on a hard-line course despite the international outcry that followed their initial ...

 2021-09-20 18:32 

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Vice President Kamala Harris to face panelists on 'The View' Friday...

NEW YORK (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris will visit "The View" studio on Friday for her sixth appearance on the daytime chat show — but her first as vice president. She'll answer questions about the global pandemic, Afghanistan...

 2021-09-20 15:34 

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Shooting at Russian university leaves 6 dead, 28 hurt...

MOSCOW (AP) — A student opened fire Monday at a university in Russia, leaving six people dead and 28 hurt, before being shot by police and detained, officials said. Beyond saying that he was a student, authorities offered no further information on h...

 2021-09-20 14:18 

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Utah Sergeant killed in action in Kabul to be buried at Arlington Cemetery...

WASHINGTON (SBG) — U. S. Marine Sgt. Darin Taylor Hoover of Utah, who was killed during the devastating blast at the Kabul Airport in Afghanistan on Aug. 26, will be laid to rest at the Arlington National Cemetery Tuesday. Of the 13 U. S. troops kil...

 2021-09-19 21:15 

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Official: Unidentified body found in the area where Gabby Petito was last seen...

GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (KUTV) — An unidentified body has been found in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming, where Gabby Petito was last seen, according to officials. A coroner in the case confirmed the information, but they nor the FBI have ...

 2021-09-19 14:23 

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Taliban to female Kabul city workers: Stay home...

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The interim mayor of Afghanistan's capital says many female city employees have been ordered to stay home by the country's new Taliban rulers. Hamdullah Namony told reporters Sunday that only women who could not be ...

 2021-09-18 19:10 

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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 p...

 2021-09-18 17:36 

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Police searching for Gabby Petito's fianc at 24,565-acre Florida reserve...

VENICE, Fla. (KUTV) — Officials have begun a search for Brian Laundrie in the vast Carlton Reserve in Venice, Florida. Crews from the North Port Police Department, FBI and other agencies gathered Saturday morning to look for the 23-year-old. Laundri...

 2021-09-18 15:50 

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Taliban replace ministry for women with one restricting them...

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's new Taliban rulers set up a ministry for the "propagation of virtue and the prevention of vice" in the building that once housed the Women's Affairs Ministry, escorting out World Bank staffers ...

 2021-09-18 14:53 

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One stunning afternoon: Setbacks imperil Biden's reset...

WASHINGTON (AP) — It was an hour President Joe Biden would no doubt like to forget. On Friday, the Pentagon acknowledged that a drone strike in Afghanistan killed 10 civilians, including seven children, not terrorists. A panel advising the Food and ...

 2021-09-18 14:28 

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Afghan survivors of US drone strike: Sorry 'is not enough'...

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Sorry is not enough for the Afghan survivors of an errant U. S. drone strike that killed 10 members of their family, including seven children. Emal Ahmadi, whose 3-year-old daughter Malika was killed on Aug. 29, when the U....

 2021-09-16 21:09 

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Lawyer charged in probe of Trump-Russia investigation...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The prosecutor tasked with examining the U. S. government's investigation into Russian election interference charged a prominent cybersecurity lawyer on Thursday with making a false statement to the FBI. The case against the at...

 2021-09-16 20:12 

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GOP prosecutors threaten lawsuits over vaccine requirement...

Two dozen Republican attorneys general warned the White House on Thursday of impending legal action if a proposed coronavirus vaccine requirement for as many as 100 million Americans goes into effect. "Your plan is disastrous and counterproductive,&#3...

 2021-09-16 12:51 

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With foreign funds frozen, Afghan aid groups stuck in limbo...

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A month after the fall of Kabul, the world is still wrestling with how to help Afghanistan's impoverished people without propping up their Taliban leaders — a question that grows more urgent by the day....

 2021-09-16 10:34 

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Killing of Islamic State leader 'big victory,' says France...

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-terr...

 2021-09-16 01:54 

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France says head of Islamic State in Sahara has been killed...

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — France's president announced the death of Islamic State in the Greater Sahara's leader late Wednesday, calling Adnan Abu Walid al-Sahrawi's killing "a major success" for the French military after more than eig...

 2021-09-15 20:22 

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Excerpts from forthcoming book raise concerns about Milley's actions under Trump...

WASHINGTON (SBG) — Later this month Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, is scheduled to testify before the House Armed Services Committee about the U. S. military withdrawal from Afghanistan. But he will likely also get a lot of...

 2021-09-15 17:52 

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

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — 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'...

 2021-09-14 22:42 

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24th Marine Expeditionary Unit returns home from Afghanistan...

Marines with the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit who were sent to Afghanistan to help with evacuations returned home to Camp Lejeune Tuesday. People in Jacksonville said the news of the Marines' return home is emotional and brings them relief, knowing ...

 2021-09-14 22:42 

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[ Greenville, NC ]

24th Marine Expeditionary Unit returns home from Afghanistan...

Marines with the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit who were sent to Afghanistan to help with evacuations returned home to Camp Lejeune Tuesday. People in Jacksonville said the news of the Marines' return home is emotional and brings them relief, knowing ...

 2021-09-14 20:23 

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[ Greenville, NC ]

Reports on US drone strike raises more questions about American intelligence...

WASHINGTON (SBG) — A series of media investigations are casting doubt on U. S. intelligence used to justify an August drone strike that targeted a vehicle outside of Kabul believed to have been carrying explosive devices on behalf of the Islamic Sta...

 2021-09-14 18:59 

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Simone Biles, FBI director to testify at hearing about Larry Nassar...

WASHINGTON (SBG) — Olympic gymnasts Simone Biles and Aly Raisman are among the witnesses for a Senate hearing Wednesday on the FBI's failure to properly investigate former sports doctor Larry Nassar. Former USA gymnasts McKayla Maroney and Maggi...

 2021-09-14 18:33 

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Democrats revise elections bill but face Senate headwinds...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats unveiled a pared-back elections bill Tuesday in hopes of kickstarting their stalled push to counteract new laws in Republican states that could make it more difficult to cast a ballot. But the new compromise legisl...

 2021-09-14 15:13 

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Blinken faces new round of hard Afghan questions in Congress...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Antony Blinken is facing a second day of tough congressional questions about the Biden administration's much-criticized withdrawal from Afghanistan. Title: LIVE STREAM. Start time: 09/14/2021 11:12:54 AM. End...

 2021-09-14 12:47 

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Sen. Blackburn on Afghan withdrawal: 'What was their plan?'...

WASHINGTON (SBG) - Secretary of State Antony Blinken was questioned Monday on the first day of hearings before the House Foreign Affairs Committee regarding the withdrawal from Afghanistan. Hearings continue Tuesday with lawmakers questioning General Aust...

 2021-09-13 16:57 

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[ Greenville, NC ]

Blinken faces House lawmakers in first hearing on Afghanistan exit...

Lawmakers will have their first opportunity to hold members of the Biden administration accountable for the chaotic U. S. withdrawal from Afghanistan when members of the House Foreign Affairs Committee question Secretary of State Anthony Blinken Monday af...

 2021-09-13 16:19 

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Blinken readies for contentious Afghan hearings in Congress...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Antony Blinken is preparing to face tough congressional questioning this week over the Biden administration's handling of the military withdrawal from Afghanistan....

 2021-09-12 18:19 

WCTI

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Qatar sends high-level delegation to Afghanistan...

KABUL, Afghanistan — The Middle Eastern State of Qatar, which has played an outsized role in Afghanistan since the Taliban's sweep to power on Aug. 15, has sent a delegation to Kabul. It is the highest diplomatic level delegation to visit the Af...

 2021-09-12 15:32 

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

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — 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 mini...

 2021-09-12 14:52 

WCTI

[ Greenville, NC ]

Trump talks about Afghanistan, terrorism, abortion with Full Measure's Sharyl Attkissson...

WASHINGTON (SBG) -- Former President Donald J. Trump took some time to speak about the world's issues with Sharyl Attkisson in the 7th season premiere of "Full Measure. " Caption: Former President Trump sat down with Full Measure's Sharyl ...

 2021-09-11 17:54 

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Iran says UN atomic agency head arriving in Tehran for talks...

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran says that the head of the International Atomic Energy Organization is arriving in the country for talks with Iranian officials. Kazem Gharibabadi, Iran's envoy to the IAEA, said in a tweet that Rafael Grossi is arriving ...

 2021-09-11 02:48 

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US envoy praises Qatar for Afghanistan flights...

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — More than 250 foreign nationals have left Afghanistan in the past three days, says Zalmay Khalilzad, Washington's special envoy and the architect of an often criticized deal with the Taliban. The deal signed last year p...

 2021-09-11 02:32 

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Russia complains of 'election interference' to US ambassador...

MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian Foreign Ministry on Friday summoned U. S. Ambassador John Sullivan, to complain about alleged interference by American "digital giants" in Russia's upcoming parliamentary election. A ministry statement said Depu...

 2021-09-10 12:22 

WCTI

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Former FBI Special Agent remembers 9/11: 'I didn't feel like I was in America'...

WASHINGTON (SBG) - With Saturday marking the 20th anniversary of 9/11, former FBI Special Agent Mark Morgan joined The National Desk to share his memory of Ground Zero. "As I stood there literally where the Twin Towers once stood, I didn't even fe...

 2021-09-10 00:42 

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[ Greenville, NC ]

Smoke alarms sound at International Space Station...

MOSCOW (AP) — Smoke alarms went off at the Russian segment of the International Space Station in the early hours of Thursday, and the crew reported noticing smoke and the smell of burnt plastic. Russia's space agency Roscosmos said the incident ...

 2021-09-09 22:11 

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Senate hearing over FBI's mishandling of Nassar investigation to start Sept. 15...

WASHINGTON (SBG) — The Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on the FBI's failure to investigate allegations made against former sports doctor Larry Nassar next week. The Sept. 15 hearing comes after a government watchdog found the FBI ...

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