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 2021-09-17 12:00 

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A 2,000-mile journey through Russia's lonely borderlands with China...

Following the Amur River, Colin Thubron discovers desolation and decay....

 2021-09-16 18:27 

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New York wants world leaders to show proof of vaccination at the U.N. Russia says that is 'discriminatory.'...

The debate unfolding around the world over coronavirus vaccine mandates is playing out on a small scale at the United Nations headquarters ahead of a meeting of dozens of world leaders in New York next week....

 2021-09-16 14:27 

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Fake candidates and jailed opposition: Russia's parliament elections stack the cards for Putin...

But even from prison, opposition leader Alexei Navalny's "Smart Voting" app has the Kremlin uneasy....

 2021-09-15 18:51 

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Treasury Dept. and IRS push House Democrats to expand crackdown on tax cheats...

The Biden administration and House Democrats have largely been united on tax policy, but Treasury Secretary Janet L. Yellen wants more help for the IRS....

 2021-09-15 10:57 

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Female Afghan soccer players flee to Pakistan, joining exodus of women and girls...

Female lawmakers, human rights activists, athletes and others have all fled Afghanistan, unswayed by the Taliban's promises....

 2021-09-15 10:00 

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Simone Biles, FBI director to testify at Senate hearing on Larry Nassar investigation...

Also, McKayla Maroney, Aly Raisman and Maggie Nichols will speak about failed FBI investigation of USA Gymnastics doctor....

 2021-09-15 08:09 

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Hawley threatens to block national security nominees unless Austin and Blinken resign over Afghanistan...

Because Democrats control the Senate, Hawley can effectively only delay President Biden's nominations....

 2021-09-14 20:28 

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World Digest: Sept. 14, 2021...

IAEA calls Iran's treatment of watchdog's inspectors 'unacceptable9;; woman loses case in setback for #MeToo movement in China...

 2021-09-14 20:28 

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Down but not defeated, thousands of Islamic State insurgents wage Syrian fight anew...

A bang on the door. A violent abduction. And a twin murder in the desert night....

 2021-09-14 18:43 

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Sen. James Risch's odd questioning about a button pusher in the White House controlling Biden...

Republicans continue to grab at low-hanging fruit attacking Biden, often in place of legitimate questions about the Afghanistan withdrawal....

 2021-09-14 17:15 

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Well before the evacuation, a generation of Afghans escaped to Europe. Their experience has been dire....

"Unless your life is in direct danger in Afghanistan, I'd tell others not to come," said an immigrant in Athens....

 2021-09-13 21:06 

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World Digest: Sept. 13, 2021...

Iran escapes IAEA rebuke despite no 'promise' on open questions; Naftali Bennett visits Egypt in first official trip by an Israeli premier in a decade....

 2021-09-13 19:39 

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U.N. donors pledge more than $1 billion for Afghanistan amid warning of 'collapse'...

"The people of Afghanistan need a lifeline," U.N. Secretary General Antnio Guterres said....

 2021-09-12 14:02 

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Taliban minister says women can attend university, but not alongside men...

The fate of women under Taliban rule is a central concern as the group begins to describe its vision for Afghanistan....

 2021-09-12 14:00 

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Iraqi-style stuffed vegetables in tomato sauce prove peppers aren't the only vegetable worth stuffing...

Whole stuffed vegetables with warm Middle Eastern spices make for a comforting one-pot meal....

 2021-09-12 09:00 

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American lawyer imprisoned in Hong Kong speaks out about his treatment...

The case of Samuel Bickett is raising questions about police impunity and rule of law....

 2021-09-11 12:18 

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Pro-Taliban women rally in Kabul as female civil servants barred from work...

The contrasting scenes, including the different treatment of pro-Taliban protesters and women demanding their rights, underscore the failed promise of greater civil liberties in Afghanistan 20 years after 9/11...

 2021-09-10 13:54 

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Russia begins major military drills with Belarus after moves toward closer integration...

Russia's Putin plans to unify Russia's military space with Belarus, but offered no details on what it means....

 2021-09-10 10:00 

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How cartoonists are taking on the Texas abortion law...

Visual commentators invoke references to Texas livestock, Afghanistan and...

 2021-09-09 18:00 

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Remember the creepy house from 'The Silence of the Lambs'? Now it's a vacation rental....

The residence where Buffalo Bill and FBI agent Clarice Starling had their end-of-movie showdown is available to overnight guests ... if you dare....

 2021-09-09 07:00 

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What's happening inside North Korea? Since the pandemic, the window has slammed shut....

Pyongyang's pandemic crackdown has led to an exodus of foreigners — a key source of information about the regime....

 2021-09-08 21:05 

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Man accused of bringing molotov cocktails, five loaded firearms to Capitol on Jan. 6 set to plead guilty...

The FBI investigated why Army veteran Lonnie Leroy Coffman came so heavily armed to the Capitol on the day of the pro-Trump riot and if he was working with others....

 2021-09-08 20:52 

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Trump reaches out to families of U.S. service members killed in Afghanistan...

The former president and his team, sensing a political opportunity, have issued more than 50 statements about Afghanistan, and his PAC has raised millions with repeated fundraising pitches on the topic....

 2021-09-08 13:37 

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A Russian minister dived into Arctic waters to rescue a filmmaker. They both died....

Yevgency Zinichev, a former KGB agent, was the head of Russia's emergency management services....

 2021-09-08 10:39 

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A deputy mayor in New York had a stash of weapons and fake FBI badges with his name and photo on them, feds say...

Airmont Deputy Mayor Brian Downey faces multiple charges involving the illegal possession of firearms, as well as fraudulent badges, identification cards and other insignia strictly authorized for law enforcement personnel, according to a criminal complai...

 2021-09-08 09:25 

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Who leads Afghanistan's new government? Here's what we know about the Taliban's top officials....

The all-male, all-Taliban makeup of Afghanistan's new cabinet could complicate plans to restart the country's economy....

 2021-09-07 22:31 

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World Digest: Sept. 7, 2021...

Atomic watchdog accuses Iran of stonewalling; Tigray starve to death as aid is blocked...

 2021-09-07 20:53 

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El Salvador is now the world's largest bitcoin experiment. Salvadorans say they want no part in it....

The Central American nation is now the largest bitcoin experiment to date. Many Salvadorans say they want no part in it....

 2021-09-07 20:49 

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How much do you know about Afghanistan?...
 2021-09-07 13:21 

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Lindsey Graham says United States 'will be going back' into Afghanistan...

Graham predicts a clash between the Taliban and Islamic State will force Washington to re-engage....

 2021-09-07 04:39 

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The Taliban consolidates control of Afghanistan, but women's rights protesters aren't done yet...

Small groups of women's rights protesters in Afghan cities are among the final flickers of resistance to Taliban rule....

 2021-09-05 19:02 

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U.S. Embassy contractors, visa applicants among Afghans left behind after one of the largest airlifts in history...

The United States evacuated roughly 120,000 people from Afghanistan, but embassy contractors, Special Immigrant Visa applicants and American University of Afghanistan students fell through the cracks....

 2021-09-04 16:00 

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After a university falls in Afghanistan, a D.C. organization scrambles to keep students safe and still learning...

Fear of the Taliban has students, staff and others sending direct pleas for help. One from a student: "there is no one to hear us or to help us now ... day by day we lose hope."...

 2021-09-04 11:00 

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Corporate boards, consulting, speaking fees: How U.S. generals thrived after Afghanistan...

Stanley A. McChrystal exemplifies how ex-generals sell their battlefield experience in other arenas, from corporations to covid-19 response....

 2021-09-04 00:44 

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Oklahoma congressman says he has no regrets about attempts to enter Afghanistan...

Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-Okla.) reportedly threatened embassy staff in defiant attempts to enter Kabul last month....

 2021-09-03 21:25 

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The pandemic is almost ceratinly a bigger political risk for Biden than Afghanistan...

It's also one that is influenced directly by his opponents....

 2021-09-03 04:23 

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As the Taliban prepares to unveil Afghanistan's new regime, it faces remnants of resistance...

The Taliban's hold over the country is not in dispute but it is facing challenges from women against its extreme version of sharia law and guerrilla fighters in Afghanistan's north....

 2021-09-02 21:17 

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Anti-Taliban resistance fighters rely on grit, history and geography to hang onto a sliver of Afghanistan...

Guerrillas battle for freedom in rugged Panjshir province, where the Soviets and the Taliban have failed before....

 2021-09-02 18:56 

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With the Taliban back in power, what funding can it access?...

Several countries and international institutions have cut off Afghanistan's financial lifelines with the Taliban at the helm of government....

 2021-09-02 17:02 

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After supporting Trump's Afghanistan withdrawal, Republicans criticize Biden's Afghanistan withdrawal...

Republicans who previously supported withdrawal from Afghanistan criticized President Biden as the United States evacuated citizens and allies....

 2021-09-02 15:47 

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What federal law is Kevin McCarthy citing when he threatens telecom firms?...

The top House Republican is trying to stop the Jan. 6 committee from getting phone records by using vague legal threats....

 2021-09-01 21:45 

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As evacuation airlifts end, those left behind in Afghanistan face dire humanitarian crises...

With Afghanistan under Taliban control, aid groups are warning of humanitarian crises that could worsen as one of the world's poorest countries faces more economic hardship and potential international isolation....

 2021-09-01 15:41 

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Fancy a beer in Britain? In some pubs, supplies are running low...

The shortages in the pint-loving country are being blamed on Brexit and the coronavirus pandemic....

 2021-09-01 11:28 

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GOP douses Afghanistan withdrawal with misinformation...

Repeatedly in recent days, Republicans and their allies have used thinly sourced, false and misleading information to exaggerate the situation....

 2021-09-01 10:00 

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George W. Bush's wars are now over. He retreated a while ago....

The Taliban has taken back Afghanistan. The GOP belongs to Trump. Bush is powerless — and strangely popular....

 2021-09-01 04:26 

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Live Afghanistan updates: Taliban-ruled country in 'darkest hour of need,' U.N. says...

The global body also urged the Taliban to ensure hard-won women's rights aren't reversed in a possible return to its severe interpretation of Islamic law....

 2021-08-31 23:46 

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Fear and uncertainty for Americans and their Afghan partners stranded in Afghanistan...

With the U.S. military gone and the Taliban in control, "there is really no way out" for those left behind....

 2021-08-31 23:45 

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Oklahoma congressman threatened embassy staff as he tried to enter Afghanistan, U.S. officials say...

Republican Rep. Markwayne Mullin reportedly phoned the U.S. Embassy in Tajikistan seeking help in bringing a large amount of cash into the country as part of a planned helicopter rescue of American citizens....

 2021-08-31 23:30 

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Seeking an orderly end to chaos...

The last soldier had left Afghanistan, and the president once again explained himself and explained the circumstances of his decision....

 2021-08-31 23:18 

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Afghanistan withdrawal exposes Republican divide on foreign policy despite united condemnation of Biden...

Some Republicans continue to express support for former president Donald Trump's aversion to involving U.S. troops abroad while others support the Bush administration's more interventionist approach....

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