The United States spent more than $80 billion to train and equip Afghan security forces.
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Iran on Sunday issued a formal denial that it was behind the major Thursday night drone attack on the Mercer Street oil tanker off Oman
- The Guardian
The DoJ has dealt two blows and the 6 January committee is winding up for more. They know democracy is in dangerSidney Blumenthal: What did Jim Jordan know and when? Donald Trump disembarks Air Force One as lightning splits the sky at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland, in August 2020. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images On Friday, Donald Trump received two more unwelcome reminders he is no longer president. Much as he and his minions chant “Lock her up” about Hillary Clinton and other enemies, i
Trump’s former personal attorney is currently embroiled in a massive $1.3 billion lawsuit filed against him by Dominion Voting Systems.
The far-right lawmaker's brothers and sister said in a blistering op-ed that he betrayed his family and his country.
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The Ohio Republican admits he spoke to Trump the day the Confederate flag flew in Congress. Aptly, the investigation of John Brown’s raid sets precedent for what must happen nextWhat did Jim Jordan know about the insurrection and when? Jim Jordan listens as Kevin McCarthy speaks to reporters at the US Capitol. Photograph: Shawn Thew/EPA The House select committee on the 6 January insurrection at the Capitol, according to chairman Bennie Thompson, should “not be reluctant” to include on its witne
The former White House chief of staff is working on strategy at Bedminister with the man he calls "the president."
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A year after racial justice and anti-police demonstrators took over part of Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood, there are lines outside the restaurants in and around the former protest zone. The election comes weeks after Democratic primary voters in New York's mayoral race chose a centrist former cop who balked at calls from the left to “defund the police.” The question is whether voters in overwhelmingly liberal Seattle will also back moderate candidates who reject pleas to reduce police budgets or candidates who support the agenda espoused so forcefully by protesters during last summer’s rallies.
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As COVID cases surge across the U.S., more states are tightening guidelines. Here is where each state stands on mask requirements.
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“There will still be very tall buildings in China,” said Daniel Safarik of the Council of Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat.
- Yahoo Money
Retirement planning is a lot like a three-legged stool, according to one expert.
- LA Times
Republicans use 'socialism' to denigrate policies that help working Americans, regardless of their relationship to actual socialism.
- The Daily Beast
The View/ABCOn her final Monday as host of The View, Meghan McCain was conspicuously absent from the show’s big interview with Mary Trump.McCain spent the first part of Monday’s episode brazenly attacking comedian Kathy Griffin, who had just announced a lung cancer diagnosis and was likely undergoing surgery at that moment, for jokingly speculating about her friend Clay Aiken’s sexuality before he came out as gay more than a decade ago.“I don’t like her. I’m never going to like her,” McCain said
- Business Insider
Trump lashed out after documents were released showing him pressuring Justice Department officials to overturn the 2020 election
In a statement, Donald Trump denied documents showed he was trying to subvert the election - though he continued to push bogus election-fraud claims.
- Washington Examiner
A commission run by the wife of Democratic West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin would receive $1 billion from the bipartisan infrastructure bill, the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.
David Byrd, who attended maskless gatherings, was on a ventilator and needed a liver transplant as a result of the infection.
Kim Yo Jong, the sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, said on Sunday that if South Korea carries out a planned joint military exercise with the United States it will damage the resolve of the two Koreas to rebuild relations, state media KCNA reported. Kim Yo Jong also said a recent decision to restore hotlines between the two Koreas should not be seen as anything more than reconnecting "physical" ties, and that it would be "thoughtless" to assume that summits are around the corner. Her comments come at a time when North and South Korea are in talks to hold a summit as part of efforts to restore relations.
When Samia Suluhu Hassan took up the reins of power in Tanzania four months ago, there was hope at home and abroad she would turn the page on the increasingly autocratic rule of her late predecessor.
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The European Union on Monday slapped sanctions on Nicaraguan first lady and Vice-President Rosario Murillo and seven other senior officials accused of serious human rights violations or undermining democracy, amid a crackdown on opposition politicians in the Central American country. EU headquarters said in a statement that the sanctions, which include asset freezes and bans on travel in Europe, “are targeted at individuals and are designed in this way not to harm the Nicaraguan population or the Nicaraguan economy.” In the past two months, police in Nicaragua have arrested and detained more than 20 opposition figures and several candidates who might have been able to challenge President Daniel Ortega in elections on Nov. 7.
- South Florida Sun Sentinel
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick, a candidate who has never held elected office, so badly wants a South Florida congressional seat that she’s pumped more than $2.3 million of her own money into the campaign. The figure is staggering. It’s $1 million more than seven other Democratic candidates combined have raised — and more than any other congressional candidate in the ...
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The ex-president has built an arsenal of groups staffed with ex-officials and loyalists seemingly aimed at sustaining his political hopes for a comeback Donald Trump in Phoenix, Arizona, on 24 July. Photograph: Brandon Bell/Getty Images Donald Trump’s penchant for turning his political and legal troubles into fundraising schemes has long been recognized, but the former US president’s money hustling tricks seem to have expanded since his defeat by Joe Biden, prompting new scrutiny and criticism f