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Prominent Afghan news organization reports on life under Taliban rule from Maryland 


The investigative newspaper Etilaatroz opened a new newsroom in an office building in Silver Spring, Maryland, just outside of Washington, DC.

Pro-democracy activists, Joshua Wong, left, Sunny Cheung, center, and Nathan Law holding a placard, speak to media to urge the European leaders against national security law for Hong Kong outside the Legislative Council.

American lawmakers accuse China of spying on dissidents in the US

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President Biden speaks at a podium while VP Harris stands to his right to listen

Amid growing pressure, Biden announces plans to distribute more COVID-19 vaccines worldwide

African American soldiers lined up in ranks during World War II

New technology could identify thousands of unknown soldiers who died in World War II

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President Joe Biden signs his first executive orders in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington on Jan. 20, 2021. Six of Biden's 17 first-day executive orders dealt with immigration, such as halting work on a border wall in Mexico and lifting a t

Civil rights groups oppose expanding laws to target domestic terrorists

Crowds carrying hate symbols as they stormed the U.S Capitol on Jan. 6 in Washington, D.C.

A scholar of American anti-Semitism explains the hate symbols present during the US Capitol riot


The crowds that stormed the US Capitol on Jan. 6 were not just engaged in an effort to support Trump. The symbols they carried were of an extreme form of anti-Semitism.

Smoke fills the walkway outside the Senate chamber as supporters of President Donald Trump are confronted by US Capitol Police officers inside the Capitol, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington, DC.

Former FBI agent: ‘Major intelligence failure’ of US Capitol breach requires 9/11-style commission

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“There is going to have to be a reconstruction of events and find out who dropped the ball and why,” said legal and security analyst Asha Rangappa, a former FBI special agent.

Former White House national security aide Fiona Hill, testifies before the House Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Nov. 21, 2019, during a public impeachment hearing of President Donald Trump.

Fiona Hill: US Capitol attack has ‘elements of a civil conflict’

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Fiona Hill was a key witness in the previous impeachment proceedings. Hill was Trump’s top Russia adviser from 2017 to 2019 and also served on the National Security Council. She told The World’s host Marco Werman that the idea to storm the Capitol didn’t come out of the blue.

A man in a dark suit talks with men wearing military uniforms outside near tan tanks.

Retired US generals warn against calling the US election too early

A nonpartisan group called Count Every Hero says that calling the election on election night may disenfranchise hundreds of thousands of military voters overseas who vote by mail. 

A member of a ground crew walks past American Airlines planes parked at the gate during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak at Ronald Reagan National Airport in Washington, DC, April 5, 2020.

‘American exceptionalism’: EU travel bans show US is abdicating global leadership, former CDC head says

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The European Union is set to reopen its borders starting July 1. Right now, the bloc is still deciding who it wants to let in, and it does not look like people from the US will be among them.