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Weekend Review: Chaos in Afghanistan as Taliban Takeover Power

Posted: August 22, 2021 at 2:04 pm   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, TRENDING, U.S., WORLD

The Taliban takeover of Afghanistan is complete and prominent leaders are returning from exile. The news comes as U.S.-led war efforts which drove the group out nearly 20 years ago have been drawing to a close. President Joe Biden vowed to follow through on his promise to withdraw all U.S. troops from Afghanistan by Aug. […]

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As Afghans and Foreigners Flee, Taliban Promise Peace

Posted: August 18, 2021 at 1:20 pm   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, WORLD

Two weeks before President Biden’s official end of the war in Afghanistan, the Taliban already swept through the country and took control of Kabul, the city’s capital. The government of US-backed President Ashraf Ghani collapsed rapidly, culminating in the former president fleeing the country with cash-stuffed cars. After 20 years in the country, the United States […]

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Morning in Afghanistan's capital, Kabul, where Taliban advances now threaten to overtake the city.

Weekend Review: Afghanistan on the Verge of Collapse

Posted: August 14, 2021 at 6:58 pm   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, TRENDING, U.S., WORLD

The Taliban is making extraordinary advances in Afghanistan and now claims 21 of 34 of the country’s provinces. Alarming new research suggests the country’s capital, Kabul, could fall to the militant group within 90 days, according to ABC News. In April, President Joe Biden announced the imminent withdrawal of all remaining U.S. forces from Afghanistan after 20 years of war efforts. […]

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Biden Does Not Regret Withdrawal as Taliban Recaptures Key Cities

Posted: August 11, 2021 at 3:46 pm   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, WORLD

According to President Joe Biden, nearly 20 years since the US invasion of Afghanistan, the US is set to withdraw almost all troops by August 31st. However, despite the 20 years of military operations, the Taliban still has proved powerful enough to retake key cities as the Americans pull back. The Taliban has recaptured nine provincial […]

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Historic Infrastructure Bill Anticipated to Pass in Senate

Posted: August 10, 2021 at 12:23 am   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, TRENDING, U.S.

An expansive, bipartisan infrastructure bill will most likely pass in the Senate on Tuesday. If approved, the $1.2tn Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act will head back to the House of Representatives for a final vote. Earlier, Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) informed the press that the Senate will be voting on Tuesday morning. He also […]

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No Further Lockdowns Expected As Delta Variant Grips U.S.

Posted: August 2, 2021 at 7:17 pm   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, U.S.

After a spring and early summer of plateauing coronavirus cases, the Delta variant of the deadly virus has now gained a foothold in the United States. In Florida, the 7-day moving average for infections has reached the previous peak back in the winter. Several other states have also surpassed their daily and weekly records, and health […]

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A woman applauds a speaker during a June rally in Boston protesting housing evictions. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Weekend Review: Federal Moratorium on Evictions Has Expired

Posted: August 1, 2021 at 12:00 pm   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, U.S., WORLD

The Delta variant is surging and excessive heat threatens part of the country. Still, Congress has failed to extend the federal moratorium on rental evictions before leaving for August recess. More than 3.5 million Americans reported they could face eviction in the next two months. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention approved a […]

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GOP Downplays Shocking Abuse of Capitol Officers on Jan. 6

Posted: July 31, 2021 at 9:34 am   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, TRENDING, U.S.

This week, US Capitol Police Officer Harry Dunn testified before a select committee to being pelted with racial slurs on January 6. He claimed to have encountered a mob that chanted “Fucking n—–!” at him and emotionally admitted it was the first time he had ever been called the name while in uniform. Dunn also […]

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Osaka, Team USA Suffer Shock Setbacks at Olympics

Posted: July 27, 2021 at 5:35 pm   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, Sport

While many US and Japanese Olympic teams have won medals to start the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, some of the countries’ most prominent athletes have been dealt shock defeats. Tennis star Naomi Osaka was the face of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics after she lit the torch at the opening ceremony. But Osaka’s playing time at the Olympics […]

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Gigantic Spyware Leak Reveals Worldwide Surveillance Conspiracy

Posted: July 19, 2021 at 5:50 pm   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, WORLD

Governments across the globe have bought unlimited access to human rights organizers, journalists, and opposition politicians, all from a private technology firm with the most invasive surveillance on the market. That is what French non-profit Forbidden Stories publicized on Sunday, a months-long investigation into Pegasus, spyware developed by Israeli company NSO Group. Forbidden Stories worked alongside 17 […]

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