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 2021-12-07 22:28 

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Whistleblower: As Afghanistan fell, UK abandoned supporters...

LONDON (AP) — Britain's Foreign Office abandoned many of the nation's allies in Afghanistan and left them to the mercy of the Taliban during the fall of the capital, Kabul, because of a dysfunctional and arbitrary evacuation effort, a whistl...

 2021-12-07 13:32 

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Looted Gilgamesh tablet returns to Iraq in formal ceremony...

BAGHDAD (AP) — A small clay tablet dating back 3,500 years and bearing a portion of the Epic of Gilgamesh that was looted from an Iraqi museum 30 years ago and recently recovered from the United States formally returned to Iraq on Tuesday. The $1. 7...

 2021-12-06 20:39 

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'Girls have rights': Activist pleads for US to help Afghan girls get back to school...

An activist who fights for women's right to education in the Middle East pleaded to Secretary of State Antony Blinken for the U. S. to help Afghan girls return to school. Following the Taliban's abrupt takeover of Afghanistan, girls over the age o...

 2021-12-06 20:33 

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Hear from the U.S. Attorney General on the lawsuit against Texas over redistricting...

Attorney General Merrick Garland announced Monday that the Department of Justice is suing Texas for violating the Voting Rights Act. Garland says an investigation by the DOJ shows the Texas Legislature enacted political redistricting rules for 2021 that t...

 2021-12-06 19:08 

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DOJ sues Texas over new redistricting maps that 'discriminate' against Blacks, Latinos...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Department of Justice sued Texas over new redistricting maps Monday, saying the plans discriminate against voters in the state's booming Latino and Black populations. The lawsuit, filed in the Western District of Texas, cla...

 2021-12-06 14:27 

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Bob Dole mastered the caustic wisecrack, often against himself...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bob Dole's frequent scowl concealed a dry, often caustic wit. He singed political rivals with it — but didn't spare himself. Wisecracks came with the territory of the Senate veteran and former Republican presidential ...

 2021-12-06 14:22 

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DEVELOPING: Bridge City investigating student's threats against high school...

Bridge City Police, Homeland Security and other law enforcement agencies, along with Bridge City ISD, are investigating a student's threats against Bridge City High School. The district says Homeland Security informed it of the ongoing investigation. ...

 2021-12-06 12:10 

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Turning outrage into power: How far right is changing GOP...

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy appears to have settled on a strategy to deal with a handful of Republican lawmakers who have stirred outrage with violent, racist and sometimes Islamophobic comments. If you can't police th...

 2021-12-04 00:26 

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Jan. 6 panel postpones deposition with former DOJ official...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection has postponed a deposition with a former Justice Department official Saturday due to a "medical condition that precludes his participation," according to a p...

 2021-12-03 18:22 

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Virginia GOP completes sweep of elections with House win...

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — A three-judge panel overseeing a recount in a close Virginia Beach state House race upheld the Republican candidate's victory on Friday, a decision that also reaffirms the GOP's takeover of the chamber and complete...

 2021-12-02 18:36 

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Aid official: Afghanistan's crises get 'progressively worse'...

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan is being hit by multiple crises that are "progressively getting worse," with drought, economic collapse and displacement all pushing the population into catastrophic hunger, a senior international aid of...

 2021-12-02 05:01 

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Terrorism charge may give insight into Michigan shooter's motive, former FBI agent says...

WASHINGTON (TND) — The accused gunman in a shooting that left four dead and seven injured at a Michigan high school is now facing 24 charges, including murder, assault and terrorism. James Conway, a former FBI special agent on the Terrorism Task For...

 2021-12-02 00:27 

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Jan. 6 panel advances contempt charges against former DOJ official...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House panel investigating the Jan. 6 U. S. Capitol insurrection voted Wednesday to pursue contempt charges against Jeffrey Clark, a former Justice Department official who refused to answer the committee's questions, even as...

 2021-12-01 21:33 

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Dr. Oz announces bid for Pennsylvania Senate seat...

Surgeon and TV personality Dr. Mehmet Oz announced Tuesday he is running as a Republican for one of Pennsylvania's U. S. Senate seats. "I'm running for U. S. Senate in Pennsylvania because America needs a Conservative Republican to cure what&#...

 2021-12-01 19:44 

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NATO chief says mission creep, corruption hurt Afghan effort...

RIGA, Latvia (AP) — NATO became a victim of mission creep in Afghanistan as the international community upped its aims from fighting extremists to rebuilding the conflict-torn country over two decades, the military organization's civilian leader...

 2021-12-01 12:50 

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Jan. 6 panel to vote on contempt against former DOJ official...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House panel investigating the Jan. 6 U. S. Capitol insurrection will vote on pursuing contempt charges against a former Justice Department official Wednesday as the committee aggressively seeks to gain answers about the violent...

 2021-11-30 22:16 

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Appeals court orders release of some Mueller report passages...

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court on Tuesday directed the Justice Department to disclose certain redacted passages from special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation report that relate to individuals who were investigated by pros...

 2021-11-30 17:47 

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Sources: Dr. Oz plans to run for Senate seat in Pennsylvania...

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Dr. Mehmet Oz, the celebrity heart surgeon best known as the host of TV's Dr. Oz Show, is planning to run for Pennsylvania's open U. S. Senate seat as a Republican, according to two people familiar with his plans. Shou...

 2021-11-29 19:13 

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Jan. 6 panel sets contempt vote for former DOJ official...

A House committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection will vote Wednesday to pursue contempt charges against a former Justice Department official, seeking criminal charges against a defiant witness for a second time after holding former White Ho...

 2021-11-29 16:28 

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Disney censors 'Simpsons' in Hong Kong, removes episode featuring Tiananmen Square joke...

HONG KONG (TND) - CNNand various other outlets are reporting that an episode of "The Simpsons" featuring a joke about Tiananmen Squarehas been removed from Disney+ in Hong Kong. The12th episode of Season 16, titled "Goo Goo Gai Pan", has t...

 2021-11-28 20:13 

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Hong Kong drama bags nominations at Golden Horse Awards...

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan's annual Golden Horse Awards kicked off Saturday with a Hong Kong drama receiving the most nominations for the Asian equivalent of the Academy Awards. The Golden Horse Awards, which began in 1962, is considered one o...

 2021-11-28 19:44 

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In Iraq, family mourns daughter who drowned crossing to UK...

IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — Snow globes, teddy bears and makeup brushes — these were the trinkets left behind in northern Iraq by Maryam Nouri who perished this week along with at least 26 others in an ill-fated voyage with dreams of reaching the Unite...

 2021-11-27 16:29 

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Japan PM vows to step up defense amid China, North Korea threats...

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, at his first troop review Saturday, renewed his pledge to consider "all options," including acquiring enemy base strike capability, and vowed to create a stronger Self-Defense Force to prot...

 2021-11-26 19:45 

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What happened to the Afghanistan evacuation?...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The evacuation of American citizens and others from Afghanistan didn't end with the departure of the last U. S. troops on Aug. 30, but it did slow to a trickle. The U. S. airlifted 124,000 people from Kabul, the capital, over a...

 2021-11-24 13:27 

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Beyond Manchin: Democrats' $2T bill faces Senate gauntlet...

WASHINGTON (AP) — It took half a year but Democrats have driven President Joe Biden's $2 trillion package of social and climate initiatives through the House. It gets no easier in the Senate, where painful Republican amendments, restrictive rule...

 2021-11-23 18:36 

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Russia, China sign roadmap for closer military cooperation...

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's defense chief on Tuesday signed a roadmap for closer military ties with China, pointing to increasingly frequent U. S. strategic bomber flights near both countries' borders. During a video call, Defense Minister Sergei...

 2021-11-23 17:28 

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Destitute Afghan families 'marrying off' baby daughters for dowries, per report...

AFGHANISTAN (TND) - Following the Taliban's takeover of the country, destitute families in Afghanistan are turning to "marrying off" their daughters for dowries, according to theUnited Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and other reports. &#...

 2021-11-23 02:52 

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Florida massacre families to get millions for FBI's inaction...

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The families of most of those killed and wounded in the 2018 Florida high school massacre announced Monday have reached a multi-million dollar settlement with the federal government over the FBI's failure to stop the...

 2021-11-22 14:53 

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How many Americans are left in Afghanistan?...

WASHINGTON (SBG) - The situation in Afghanistan is "very desperate" as ISIS has reportedly taken over every province and Americans at home continue to work to get U. S. citizens and allies out of the country....

 2021-11-20 00:47 

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Beaumont Central HS grad selected for top IRS position...

IRS - Beaumont native Darrell Waldon was selected as the Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation Washington, D. C. , Field Office Executive Special Agent in Charge, or SAC. Waldon, who is a 1999 graduate of Central High School, is responsible for ...

 2021-11-19 23:00 

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Pelosi mocks McCarthy's nine-hour overnight speech, says she 'didn't even pay attention'...

WASHINGTON (TND) — Speaker Nancy Pelosi mocked Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy's overnight speech during a press conference after the passage of the Build Back Better bill Friday, dismissing it as "not fraught with meaning or fact" and sa...

 2021-11-19 21:16 

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Afghans anxious over delays: 'We're worried for their lives'...

LOWELL, Mass. (AP) — More than 28,000 Afghans have applied for temporary admission into the U. S. for humanitarian reasons since shortly before the Taliban recaptured Afghanistan and sparked a chaotic U. S. withdrawal, but only about 100 of them hav...

 2021-11-19 18:03 

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FBI investigating old NJ landfill for Jimmy Hoffa's remains...

DETROIT (AP) — The decadeslong odyssey to find the remains of former Teamsters boss Jimmy Hoffa apparently has turned to a former New Jersey landfill that sits below an elevated highway. The FBI obtained a search warrant to "conduct a site surve...

 2021-11-19 15:51 

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ISIS appears present in every province of Afghanistan, says U.N. envoy...

WASHINGTON (TND) - Along with saying that the country is"on the brink of a humanitarian catastrophe", the United Nations envoy for Afghanistan announced that the Islamic State has apparently expanded to every province of the nation. Following Amer...

 2021-11-19 12:28 

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In 'angry' hourslong, GOP's Kevin McCarthy stalls Biden bill...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Part political performance, part stall tactic, Republican leader Kevin McCarthy unleashed a long, rambling and vitriolic speech overnight, seizing control of the House floor and preempting passage of President Joe Biden's big d...

 2021-11-18 23:53 

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Trump endorses Gosar one day after House censure...

NEW YORK (AP) — Former President Donald Trump is endorsing Rep. Paul Gosar, one day after the Arizona Republican was censured by the House of Representatives for posting a violent cartoon video that depicted a character with his face killing one wit...

 2021-11-18 19:11 

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NASA: Space station remains at risk from weapons test debris...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The International Space Station remains at increased risk from orbiting debris following this week's Russian weapons test, NASA said Thursday. On Monday, Russia launched a missile to destroy a satellite orbiting just ...

 2021-11-18 12:38 

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Afghan women soccer players flown to UK with Kim Kardashian's help...

LONDON (AP) — Members of Afghanistan's women's youth development soccer team arrived in Britain early Thursday after being flown from Pakistan with the help of a New York rabbi, a U. K. soccer club and Kim Kardashian. A plane carrying more t...

 2021-11-18 03:59 

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FBI counterterrorism efforts are misguided, parent advocate says...

WASHINGTON (SBG)- The House Judiciary Committee is now calling Attorney General Merrick Garland into question after his sworn testimony about the FBI's involvement in investigating parents as "domestic terrorists" seems to conflict with a whis...

 2021-11-17 21:45 

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New evidence emerges as FBI treats school board controversy as counter-terrorism matter...
 2021-11-17 19:14 

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GOP introducing measures to kill Biden vaccine mandate for private businesses...

Sen. Mike Braun, R-Ind. , said that he and the rest of his Senate Republican colleagues, including Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky. , will formally introduce legislative measures Wednesday to nullify the Biden administration's COVID-19 vaccine m...

 2021-11-17 17:05 

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Iran-backed hackers accused of targeting critical US sectors...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hackers linked to the Iranian government have been targeting a "broad range of victims" inside the United States, including by deploying ransomware, according to an advisory issued Wednesday by American, British and Austral...

 2021-11-17 16:37 

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Biden's fitness for office a concern for America, according to poll...

New Morning Consult/Politico polling shows a majority of respondents do not think President Joe Biden is a strong leader. Biden's health and mental acuity could be a sticking point for Americans who lack confidence in Biden's leadership abilities....

 2021-11-17 14:56 

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House to vote on censuring Gosar over posting violent video...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House is expected to vote Wednesday on a resolution to censure Republican Rep. Paul Gosar of Arizona for tweeting an animated video that depicted him striking Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N. Y. , with a sword. The resolutio...

 2021-11-16 23:08 

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AP source: House to vote on censuring Gosar over video...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House will vote Wednesday on a resolution to censure Republican Rep. Paul Gosar of Arizona for tweeting an animated video that depicted him striking Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N. Y. , with a sword. That's according to...

 2021-11-16 22:14 

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Leahy retirement sets off scramble in Vermont for successor...

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Democrat Patrick Leahy's announcement that he will retire after eight terms in the Senate has set off a scramble in Vermont over the rare opening in the state's tiny congressional delegation. While political observers ...

 2021-11-16 12:05 

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Blinken to Africa to boost US response to regional crises...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration's competition with China for influence didn't get off to a great start in Africa. In August, the top U. S. diplomat planned a visit, only to postpone it because of the turmoil in Afghanistan that pr...

 2021-11-15 23:23 

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US urged to help more people escape Taliban-led Afghanistan...

WASHINGTON (AP) — A coalition of organizations working to evacuate people who could be targeted by the Taliban rulers in Afghanistan appealed Monday for more assistance from the U. S. government and other nations as conditions deteriorate in the cou...

 2021-11-15 22:27 

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Prominent nonprofits rally around James O'Keefe after FBI raided his home...

WASHINGTON (TND) -- The American Civil Liberties Union spoke out against the FBI's "raid" at Project Veritas founder James O'Keefe's home, stating the raid was uncalled for and could have "serious consequences for press freedom. &#...

 2021-11-15 20:55 

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Schumer calls on Biden to tap Strategic Petroleum Reserve to lower gas prices...

WASHINGTON (SBG) — Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer urged President Joe Biden to use one of the few tools any president has to lower gas prices: tap into the nation's Strategic Petroleum Reserve. Caption: Schumer calls on Biden to tap Strate...

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