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Last troops exit Afghanistan, ending America’s longest war

August 30, 2021

By ROBERT BURNS and LOLITA C. BALDOR WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States completed its withdrawal from Afghanistan late Monday, ending America’s longest war and closing a chapter in military history likely to be remembered for colossal failures, unfulfilled promises and a frantic final exit that cost the lives of more than 180 Afghans and…

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Marchers across US call on Congress to bolster voting rights

August 30, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Walter Carter, 74, of Woodbridge, Va., who attended the original March on Washington, attends 2020’s March on Washington, Friday Aug. 28, 2020, at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, on the 57th anniversary of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have A Dream” speech. By BRIAN SLODYSKO and BOBBY CAINA CALVAN WASHINGTON (AP)…

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Russia: 2 suicide attacks outside Kabul airport; 13 dead

August 26, 2021

By SAYED ZIARMAL HASHEMI, JILL LAWLESS and JON GAMBRELL KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Russia’s Foreign Ministry says a second explosion has gone off outside Kabul airport. The twin suicide attacks killed at least 13 people and wounded another 15. Americans were among those wounded. U.S. officials said that American personnel were wounded in the blast,…

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CIA head meets with Taliban leader as fears for Afghanistan grow

August 24, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Taliban fighters take control of Afghan presidential palace after the Afghan President Ashraf Ghani fled the country, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, Aug. 15, 2021. (AP Photo/Zabi Karimi) 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…

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Proud Boys leader who burned BLM flag gets 5 months in jail

August 24, 2021

By ALANNA DURKIN RICHER The leader of the Proud Boys extremist group was sentenced to more than five months in jail on Monday for burning a Black Lives Matter banner that was torn down from a historic Black church in downtown Washington and bringing two high-capacity firearm magazines into the nation’s capital days shortly before…

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Hochul becomes NY’s first female governor as Cuomo exits

August 24, 2021

By MARINA VILLENEUVE ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Kathy Hochul is now the first female governor of New York at the stroke of midnight, taking control of a state government desperate to get back to business after months of distractions over sexual harassment allegations against Andrew Cuomo. The Democrat from western New York was sworn in…

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Gunfire at Kabul airport kills 1 amid chaotic evacuations

August 23, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: FILE – In this Nov. 15, 2001 file photo, at sundown, a U.S. Army Special Forces soldier stands guard near a helicopter, not pictured, as Afghan civilians and militia members loyal to the northern alliance look on By AHMAD SEIR, RAHIM FAIEZ and JOSEPH KRAUSS KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A firefight just outside…

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Chief in charge of intel before Capitol riot returns to post

August 19, 2021

FILE: Capitol Police Yogananda Pittman listens during a news conference after a car crashed into a barrier on Capitol Hill near the Senate side of the U.S. Capitol in Washington is  (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File) By MICHAEL BALSAMO and ERIC TUCKER WASHINGTON (AP) — Yogananda Pittman, the Capitol Police official who led intelligence operations for…

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Data of more than 40 million exposed in T-Mobile breach

August 18, 2021

The same data for about 7.8 million current T-Mobile postpaid customers appears to be compromised. No phone numbers, account numbers, PINs, passwords, or financial information from the nearly 50 million records and accounts were compromised, it said. T-Mobile also confirmed that approximately 850,000 active T-Mobile prepaid customer names, phone numbers and account PINs were exposed….

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Biden: Afghan chaos ‘gut-wrenching’ but stands by withdrawal

August 17, 2021

By ELLEN KNICKMEYER, ROBERT BURNS and ZEKE MILLER WASHINGTON (AP) — A defiant President Joe Biden rejected blame for chaotic scenes of Afghans clinging to U.S. military planes in Kabul in a desperate bid to flee their home country after the Taliban’s easy victory over an Afghan military that America and NATO allies had spent two…

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