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 2021-09-22 14:33 

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The Taliban Want A Chance To Address The U.N. That's Unlikely To Happen Soon...

Afghanistan's new rulers have asked for United Nations recognition so they can address the current General Assembly session. But the U.N. credentials committee is unlikely to move that quickly....

 2021-09-22 09:52 

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U.S. Top Military Officer Talks Counterterrorism Support With Russian Counterpart...

The meeting between Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, and his Russian counterpart in Finland comes at a crucial time in the wake of the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan....

 2021-09-22 09:05 

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Soviet Veterans Discuss The Parallels To U.S. Troops' Time In Afghanistan...

Veterans of the Soviet Union's unsuccessful intervention in Afghanistan give their views about the U.S. experience there. The Soviets left Afghanistan in 1989. The U.S. pulled out last month....

 2021-09-21 23:38 

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An Ancient Tablet, Stolen Then Acquired By Hobby Lobby, Will Be Returned To Iraq...

Known as the Gilgamesh Dream Tablet, it was looted from Iraq and made its way through several hands before Hobby Lobby purchased it for the Museum of the Bible in 2014....

 2021-09-21 20:41 

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Russian Government Killed Former KGB Agent, Says European Court Of Human Rights...

The European Court of Human Rights says Russia's government is responsible for the 2006 killing in London of Alexander Litvinenko, a former KGB agent turned exiled dissident....

 2021-09-21 14:52 

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Boris Johnson Aims To Tighten U.S. Ties In A Visit That Follows A Contentious Month...

A few weeks ago, Britain was furious with the U.S. over the Afghanistan pullout. In his Tuesday White House visit, Johnson hopes to build momentum ahead of November's U.N. climate summit in Glasgow....

 2021-09-21 13:13 

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Watch Live: President Biden's Speech To The U.N. General Assembly...

In his first speech to delegates at the U.N.'s General Assembly, President Biden will address an array of issues, including COVID-19, climate change and the withdrawal from Afghanistan....

 2021-09-21 13:01 

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These Unclaimed Afghan Studio Portraits Bear Witness To Decades Of History...

In the back rooms of Kabul's photo shops, thousands of photos dating as far back as 40-plus years sit unclaimed. It remains to be seen if these photo studios can survive a new period of Taliban rule....

 2021-09-21 12:45 

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Russia Fatally Poisoned A Prominent Defector In London, A Court Concludes...

Alexander Litvinenko, a former Russian intelligence officer, died in London weeks after drinking tea that was later found to have been laced with the deadly radioactive compound polonium-210....

 2021-09-19 12:06 

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The Taliban Are Stopping Afghan Girls From Going To Secondary School...

Lulu Garcia-Navarro speaks with Pashtana Durrani of LEARN, a nonprofit focused on women's education in Afghanistan, about the Taliban's exclusion of Afghan girls from secondary schools....

 2021-09-18 23:00 

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Another Flight Has Left Kabul's Airport, This Time With 28 U.S. Citizens On Board...

The Qatar Airways charter flight, which was the latest departure from the country now under Taliban control, also included seven U.S. permanent residents....

 2021-09-17 15:00 

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He Was An Interpreter For U.S. Forces In Afghanistan And Now He's Driving For Uber...

Many Afghans who worked for the U.S. government in Afghanistan end up doing gig work or other low wage jobs in America, even when they come with language and professional skills....

 2021-09-16 21:06 

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The Kremlin Is Employing Unusual Tactics In Upcoming Russian Duma Election...

Russia's three days of voting for its parliament and city governments begin Friday. This political season has seen unusual tactics to keep Putin's opposition from running and off the ballot entirely....

 2021-09-16 20:58 

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The Trump-Russia Probe Special Counsel Has Charged A Lawyer With Lying To The FBI...

A cybersecurity lawyer at a law firm tied to the Democratic party is the second person to be charged in special counsel John Durham's investigation into the origins of the FBI's Trump-Russia probe....

 2021-09-16 14:37 

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The Justice Department Moves To Block The Purdue Pharma Sackler Bankruptcy Deal...

The DOJ is seeking to block implementation of any part of the Purdue Pharma bankruptcy deal until legal challenges are settled. The deal granted Sackler family members immunity from opioid lawsuits....

 2021-09-16 09:10 

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4 Gymnasts Testify In Senate Panel Hearing On Bungled Sexual Abuse Probe...

Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles and three other elite gymnasts testified during a Capitol Hill hearing into how the FBI and USA Gymnastics mishandled the sexual abuse claims against Larry Nassar....

 2021-09-16 04:01 

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Afghanistan: The Rise of the Taliban...

How did a small group of Islamic students go from local vigilantes to one of the most infamous and enigmatic forces in the world? The Taliban is a name that has haunted the American imagination since 2001. The scenes of the group's brutality repeatedl...

 2021-09-15 23:57 

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Afghanistan's Money Problem...

Afghanistan's economy changed — almost overnight — after the Taliban retook control of the country | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here....

 2021-09-15 21:00 

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One Month After The Fall Of Kabul Thousands Still Wait For Escape...

It has been exactly one month since Kabul fell and the Taliban took control of Afghanistan. With U.S. troops gone from the region and the collapse of the Afghan Armed forces, thousands have been fleeing the country for safety....

 2021-09-15 20:55 

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How The U.S. Is Responding To The Taliban's Interim Government...

The Taliban took over Kabul a month ago. How is the U.S. dealing with the group's interim government in Afghanistan and what challenges lie ahead?...

 2021-09-15 20:55 

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1 Month Ago Today: Kabul Fell And Taliban Returned To Power...

One month ago, Afghanistan's capital city of Kabul fell to Taliban forces. Now the Americans are gone and many Afghans who wanted to flee are left behind living in fear....

 2021-09-15 20:53 

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Gymnasts Testify That The FBI Failed To Protect Them Against Nasser...

Gymnasts testifying on Capitol Hill Wednesday repeatedly said that the FBI failed to protect them from Larry Nassar....

 2021-09-15 20:25 

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FBI Director Testified On How Agents Handled The Larry Nassar Case...

Lawmakers have been critical of how the FBI mishandled the investigation of Larry Nassar. Several prominent gymnasts abused by Nassar are testifying about the case to the Senate Judiciary Committee....

 2021-09-15 13:46 

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Watch Live: Gymnasts To Testify At Hearing On FBI's Handling Of Larry Nassar's Case...

Simone Biles and Aly Raisman are among those appearing at a Senate hearing on Wednesday. A July report found the FBI failed to properly investigate charges against the former USA Gymnastics doctor....

 2021-09-14 21:02 

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Does Senate Testimony On Afghanistan Withdrawal Offer Clarity — Or Frustrations?...

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., a member of the Armed Services Committee who heard testimony from Gen. Austin...

 2021-09-14 20:22 

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Democrats Have Dialed Back The Bill They Hope Will Counteract Voting Restrictions...

Senate Democrats have come up with a new compromise bill on voting rights, which includes a voter ID provision. But their strategy to overcome a Republican filibuster is still unclear....

 2021-09-14 11:18 

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Blinken's House Testimony On Afghanistan Wasn't Persuasive, Rep. Chabot Says...

NPR's A Martnez speaks with GOP Rep. Steve Chabot of Ohio, member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, about Secretary of State Blinken's testimony on the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan....

 2021-09-13 20:51 

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Congressman Who Served In Afghanistan Discusses Antony Blinken Hearing...

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Congressman Peter Meijer of Michigan about the hearing of Secretary of State Anthony Blinken regarding the withdrawal from Afghanistan....

 2021-09-13 11:18 

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Secretary Of State Blinken To Testify Before U.S. House Panel On Afghanistan...

NPR's Noel King talks to Democratic Rep. Chrissy Houlahan of Pennsylvania ahead of U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken's testimony on the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan....

 2021-09-12 23:03 

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The Taliban Says That Women Can Study In Gender-Segregated Universities...

The Taliban government's new higher education minister said Islamic dress is compulsory. Their last time in power, girls and women were denied an education and were excluded from public life....

 2021-09-12 21:05 

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After Neo-Nazis Targeted Her, Taylor Dumpson Says Young Generations Give Her Hope...

According to FBI data, the number of reported hate crimes rose in 2020. NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Taylor Dumpson of the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights about her experience being targeted....

 2021-09-12 11:57 

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What Life In Afghanistan Will Be Like Under Taliban Rule...

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro speaks with the Kathy Gannon of the Associated Press about what she's witnessed in Kabul as Afghans react to life under Taliban rule....

 2021-09-12 00:29 

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Reports: U.S. Drone Strike Targeted Aid Worker Carrying Water, Not Explosives...

Investigations from The New York Times and The Washington Post call into question a recent U.S. military drone strike against an alleged ISIS-K sympathizer....

 2021-09-11 21:19 

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Islamophobia Continues To Follow Him In The Years Since 9/11...

NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Imam Khalid Latif, executive director of the Islamic Center at New York University, about the Islamophobia he says he's experienced in the aftermath of 9/11....

 2021-09-11 11:56 

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How The Department Of Homeland Security Has Evolved Since 9/11...

NPR's Scott Simon speaks to Alejandro Mayorkas Secretary for Homeland Security, about the state of the nation's security and the efficacy of resource allocation in the effort....

 2021-09-11 02:11 

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Head Of Louisiana Police Says He Would Welcome A DOJ Probe Into Racial Profiling...

The head of the Louisiana State Police says he wants to know why 67% of his agency's uses of force in recent years have been directed at Black people....

 2021-09-10 22:32 

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Indicators Of The Week: From Bitcoin To Solar To Feelings...

It's time for Indicators Of The Week! This week: The confidence of consumers takes a hit, El Salvador makes it official with Bitcoin, and our future's so bright, we might just need those shades....

 2021-09-10 20:22 

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The DOJ Faces Pressure To Close A Prison Which May Dodge Executive Order To Close...

The ACLU and federal public defenders are warning a private prison company may be trying to avoid President Biden's executive order that bans new contracts with most for-profit detention facilities....

 2021-09-09 20:23 

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Pakistan And The Taliban's Relationship Spans Decades. Here's What It Looks Like Now...

Pakistan has long been seen as backing the Taliban in defiance of the rest of the world. But now that they have seized control of Afghanistan, that relationship could change....

 2021-09-09 09:13 

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U.S. Aims To Reunite Afghan Children Separated From Families During Evacuations...

Hundreds of children were separated from their families while leaving Afghanistan. Many are at a transit center at a military base in Germany, where Secretary of State Blinken met with some of them....

 2021-09-09 04:01 

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Afghanistan: The Center of the World...

Afghanistan has, for centuries, been at the center of the world. Long before the U.S. invasion - before the U.S. was even a nation - countless civilizations intersected there, weaving together a colorful tapestry of foods, languages, ethnicities and visio...

 2021-09-08 14:53 

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A Deputy Mayor Is Charged With Amassing 16 Assault Weapons And Fake FBI IDs...

Airmont, N.Y., Deputy Mayor Brian Downey faces more than 30 state and federal charges....

 2021-09-08 09:08 

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The Surprising Origin Of Taliban Ideology. Hint: It's Not A Muslim-Majority Country...

The Taliban's strict version of Islam didn't start in Afghanistan — or even in a Muslim-majority country. Today the faith's clerics in India want to distance themselves from the Taliban....

 2021-09-08 09:00 

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Biden Pledged To End The Forever Wars, But He Might Just Be Shrinking Them...

During his presidential campaign, Biden pledged to end the so-called...

 2021-09-07 20:57 

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El Salvador Just Became The First Country To Accept Bitcoin As Legal Tender...

Advocates of Bitcoin, including President Nayib Bukele, say the policy that took effect Tuesday was historic. But the rollout was marred by technical glitches and some political opposition....

 2021-09-07 20:35 

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El Salvador Has Adopted Bitcoin As Legal Tender — The First Country To Do So...

El Salvador became the first country in the world to adopt Bitcoin as legal tender, kicking off a big and bold experiment for the popular cryptocurrency....

 2021-09-07 20:35 

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What We Know About The Taliban's Interim Government...

When Kabul fell to the Taliban on Aug. 15, the president of Afghanistan fled. It was so fast, the group didn't seem to have a plan to run the country. Tuesday, they announced an interim government....

 2021-09-07 20:21 

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What The Lashkar Gah Hospital Looks Like Since The Last U.S. Planes Left Afghanistan...

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly checks in with Filipe Ribeiro, the Afghanistan representative for Doctors Without Borders, to find out how the organization is doing right now....

 2021-09-07 09:01 

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Charter Flights Are Trying To Leave Afghanistan, Blinken In Qatar For Crisis Talks...

Americans and others are still trying to get out of Afghanistan, after the U.S. withdrawal and Taliban takeover. At the same time, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken is involved in crisis talks....

 2021-09-06 23:56 

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Planes Chartered To Evacuate Americans And Others From Afghanistan Remain Grounded...

Travelers have spent seven days waiting to depart from the northern city of Mazar-e-Sharif. At least 19 U.S. citizens and two green card holders are said to be among the group of about 600....

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