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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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Taliban announces ‘amnesty,’ urges women to join government

August 17, 2021

By AHMAD SEIR, TAMEEM AKHGAR, KATHY GANNON and JON GAMBRELL KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban declared an “amnesty” across Afghanistan and urged women to join their government Tuesday, seeking to convince a wary population that they have changed a day after deadly chaos gripped the main airport as desperate crowds tried to flee the…

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo resigns over sexual harassment

August 10, 2021

By MARINA VILLENEUVE NEW YORK (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced his resignation Tuesday over a barrage of sexual harassment allegations in a fall from grace a year after he was widely hailed nationally for his detailed daily briefings and leadership during some of the darkest days of the COVID-19 pandemic. In a televised address, the 63-year-old…

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COVID vaccines to be required for military under new US plan

August 10, 2021

(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File) By LOLITA C. BALDOR WASHINGTON (AP) — Members of the U.S. military will be required to get the COVID-19 vaccine beginning next month under a plan laid out by the Pentagon and endorsed by President Joe Biden. In memos distributed to all troops, top Pentagon leaders said the vaccine is…

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Philly board votes to reject state senator’s election audit

August 6, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Pennsylvania state Sen. Doug Mastriano, R-Franklin, speaks to supporters of President Donald Trump as they demonstrate outside the Pennsylvania State Capitol, in Harrisburg, Pa., after Democrat Joe Biden defeated Trump to become 46th president of the United States. Mastriano, a rising force in Pennsylvania’s ultra-conservative circles who has talked of his desire to…

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Officer dead after burst of violence outside Pentagon

August 3, 2021

By LOLITA C. BALDOR and SAGAR MEGHANI WASHINGTON (AP) — An officer died after being stabbed Tuesday during a burst of violence at a transit station outside the Pentagon, law enforcement officials said. The Pentagon, the headquarters of the U.S. military, was temporarily placed on lockdown after gunshots were fired Tuesday morning near the entrance…

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Multiple injuries as gunshots fired at Pentagon transit stop

August 3, 2021

By LOLITA C. BALDOR and SAGAR MEGHANI WASHINGTON (AP) — Gunshots were fired Tuesday morning near the entrance of the Pentagon, resulting in multiple injuries. The facility, the headquarters of the U.S. military, was temporarily placed on lockdown. The Arlington County Fire Department reported “multiple patients,” but it wasn’t immediately clear if they had been…

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McCormick recalls some seasonings due to salmonella concern

July 28, 2021

McCormick & Co. is voluntarily recalling some seasonings due to possible salmonella contamination. The company said this week that it’s recalling McCormick Perfect Pinch Italian Seasoning, McCormick Culinary Italian Seasoning and Frank’s RedHot Buffalo Ranch Seasoning. Salmonella is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, elderly people, and others…

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