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Wars

US to begin evacuating Afghans who aided American military

The Biden administration said Wednesday that it is prepared to begin evacuation flights for Afghan interpreters and translators who aided the U.S. military effort in the nearly 20-year war — but their destinations are still unknown and there are lingering questions about how to ensure their safety until they can get on planes. The Operation

COVID-19

WHO report: COVID likely 1st jumped into humans from animals

A joint World Health Organization-China study on the origins of COVID-19 says that transmission of the virus from bats to humans through another animal is the most likely scenario and that a lab leak is “extremely unlikely,” according to a draft copy obtained by The Associated Press. The findings offer little new insight into how

Immigration

US unwinds Trump policy making asylum-seekers wait in Mexico

The Biden administration moved to restore the asylum system to the way it worked for decades Friday by releasing a group of asylum-seekers into the United States, ending their long wait in Mexico and unraveling one of former President Donald Trump’s signature immigration policies. The 25 people who arrived are the first of an estimated

Opinion

Opinion: The Great Issues Were Not Raised In This Campaign

“Can’t Anybody Here Play This Game?” was the title of a 1963 book by Jimmy Breslin about the disastrous first year of the New York Mets, an expansion team. It’s attributed to the team’s manager Casey Stengel. As I’ve watched this picaresque presidential election year unfold, I’ve had the same thought. The game is governance; the campaign,

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