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  • August 29, 2021

Biden receives bodies of soldiers killed in attack in Kabul

President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden greet during the dignified transfer of the remains of the US military service members who died in a suicide bombing at Hamid Karzai International Airport at the Air Force Base. from Dover in Dover, Delaware, on August 29, 2021.. (Tom Brenner / Reuters) President Biden traveled to…

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Psaki rejects criticism of Democratic congresswoman’s withdrawal from Afghanistan

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki addresses the attack in Afghanistan during the daily press conference at the White House in Washington, DC, on August 26, 2021. (Jonathan Ernst / Reuters) White House press secretary Jen Psaki on Friday dismissed concerns expressed by Representative Susan Wild that the US withdrawal from Afghanistan had been “egregiously…

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Texas House of Representatives reaches quorum with return of Democrats after 38 days

Texas State Capitol in Austin. (CrackerClips / Getty Images) The Texas House of Representatives reached a quorum Thursday for the first time in 38 days after 57 Democrats traveled to Washington, DC, last month to boycott and delay Republican election legislation. Democrats fled the state last month, hoping to hide on Capitol Hill and fight…

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The Biden administration prohibits the Taliban from accessing billions of Afghan reserves in US bank accounts.

Members of the Taliban forces sit at a checkpoint in Kabul, Afghanistan, on August 17, 2021. (Stringers / Reuters) The Biden administration froze Afghan government reserves deposited in US bank accounts on Sunday, cutting off the Taliban’s access to billions of dollars. A substantial portion of the $ 9.4 billion Afghanistan’s central bank has in…

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Marines prepare to evacuate Kabul embassy

US soldiers descend from a Chinook helicopter in the village of Jegdelic, southwest of Kabul, Afghanistan, December 24, 2004. (Ahmad Masood / Reuters) The Pentagon is preparing for a possible evacuation of the U.S. embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan, amid fears that the Taliban may invade the compound in the coming days, the New York Times…

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US Elementary School Students Delayed 4-5 Months During Pandemic: Report

(Drazen Zigic / Getty Images) Elementary school students in the United States fell four to five months below their expected level of academic achievement during the pandemic, according to a new study. Researchers from consulting firm McKinsey & Co. found that K-12 students were getting 10 points behind in math and 9 points behind in…

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