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 2021-10-20 14:30 

Capital Gazette

Female judges in Afghanistan, now jobless and in hiding...

When Nabila was a judge in Afghanistan's Supreme Court, she granted divorces to women whose husbands were sometimes jailed for assaulting or kidnapping them....

 2021-10-19 13:54 

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These US veterans won't rest until they've kept a wartime promise...

Rex Sappenfield does not sleep well. A former Marine who served in Afghanistan, he is tormented by the fate of his interpreter, an Afghan with a wife and three young children to whom Sappenfield made a battlefield promise: We will never abandon you....

 2021-10-19 13:41 

Capital Gazette

Taliban allow polio vaccine program to restart in Afghanistan...

In an effort to eradicate polio and boost health measures for children in Afghanistan, the Taliban government has agreed to restart a door-to-door vaccination program next month, and will allow women to be frontline workers in the drive....

 2021-10-19 02:43 

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North Korea fires another missile into sea as it continues tests...

North Korea fired a ballistic missile into the sea on Tuesday in a continuation of its recent streak of weapons tests....

 2021-10-18 11:49 

Capital Gazette

Russia's coronavirus infections exceed 8 million...

Russia's total number of coronavirus infections has topped 8 million, more than 5% of the population, and the daily infection toll hit a new record....

 2021-10-14 23:30 

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US to restore full pension of former FBI deputy director fired under Trump...

Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe has won back his full pension as part of a settlement of his lawsuit arising from his firing during the Trump administration more than three years ago, his lawyers announced Thursday....

 2021-10-12 16:14 

Capital Gazette

FEMA denies request for help after tornado damaged businesses, homes; Anne Arundel, Annapolis leaders urge Hogan to declare emergency...

Anne Arundel County and Annapolis are requesting Gov. Larry Hogan declare a state of emergency to give assistance to businesses and residents affected by the tornado in September after the Federal Emergency Management Agency declined to help....

 2021-10-12 15:50 

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Annapolis couple charged with espionage make first appearance in federal court...

An Annapolis couple charged with espionage for selling classified information to undercover FBI agents made their first appearance in U.S. District Court on Tuesday....

 2021-10-10 20:11 

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No. 2 House Republican, Rep. Steve Scalise, refuses to say election wasn't stolen...

Rep. Steve Scalise repeatedly refused to say on Sunday that the 2020 election wasn't stolen, standing by Donald Trump's lie....

 2021-10-09 15:30 

Capital Gazette

Taliban say they won't work with US to contain Islamic State...

The Taliban on Saturday ruled out cooperation with the United States to contain extremist groups in Afghanistan, staking out an uncompromising position on a key issue ahead of the first direct talks between the former foes since America withdrew from the ...

 2021-10-06 14:13 

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Germany sets aside an additional $767 million for Holocaust survivors, officials say...

It's been 80 years since Nazi soldiers laid siege to the city of Leningrad, Russia, during the Holocaust, but memories of the desperation haven't faded away for Russian Jews like Raisa Khusid, who survived starvation and bombardment....

 2021-10-05 20:12 

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Carroll County's Justin Ready elected minority whip by Republican caucus of Maryland Senate...

Sen. Justin Ready, a Carroll County Republican, was elected minority whip of the Maryland Senate after Frederick County Sen. Michael R. Hough announced Monday he has stepped down from the post....

 2021-09-28 14:22 

Capital Gazette

Pentagon chief defends final airlift from Kabul in congressional testimony...

In his first congressional testimony on the tumultuous U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin on Tuesday defended the military's handling of a frantic airlift from Kabul....

 2021-09-28 01:40 

Capital Gazette

North Korea fires suspected ballistic missile into sea...

North Korea fired a suspected ballistic missile into the sea early Tuesday, Seoul and Tokyo officials said....

 2021-09-25 22:58 

Capital Gazette

Democrats push a $3.5 trillion, 10-year bill, strengthening social safety net and climate programs...

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 voted "no," illustrating the challenges party leaders face in winning the near una...

 2021-09-25 14:45 

Capital Gazette

Taliban hang dead body from a crane in western Afghanistan city's main square, according to witnesses...

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 methods of the past....

 2021-09-25 14:41 

Capital Gazette

Taliban takeover deepens mistrust between the US and Pakistan, putative allies who have tangled over Afghanistan...

The Taliban's takeover of Kabul has deepened the mutual distrust between the U.S. and Pakistan, putative allies who have tangled over Afghanistan. But both sides still need each other....

 2021-09-23 16:44 

Capital Gazette

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

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....

 2021-09-23 15:16 

Capital Gazette

Senate Judiciary Committee approves Erek Barron to be Maryland's next U.S. attorney...

Del. Erek Barron, of Prince George's County, would be the first Black person to hold the post, and the first Democrat in 20 years....

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