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The Surprising Origin Of Taliban Ideology. Hint: It's Not A Muslim-Majority Country

The Taliban's ideology has distant links to India. Scholars say Afghanistan's new leaders might listen to clerics in the birthplace of Deobandi Islam, though the clerics deny ties with the Taliban.

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19-Year-Old Leylah Fernandez Is Captivating U.S. Open Watchers

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Old Town Road Parody Matt Meola
Fast Jabroni Surfer Blood
Neighbour Riffs Surfer Blood
Beneath Me Klimeks
Nightglide Klimeks
Weather Tycho
Outer Sunset Tycho

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The Taliban's Ideology Has Surprising Roots In British-Ruled India

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Biden Asks Congress For $30 Billion To Help Disaster Relief And Afghan Evacuees

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Alabama's First Black Poet Laureate Takes A Personal Approach To 'Reparations'

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