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European Commissioner for Home Affairs Ylva Johansson arrives for a meeting at the European Council building in Brussels, Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2021. Virginia Mayo/AP hide caption

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European Official: We Have A 'Moral Duty' To Help Afghan Refugees

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FILE - In this Sept. 9th file photo provided by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un waves from a balcony during a celebration of the nation's 73rd anniversary in Pyongyang, North Korea. AP hide caption

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FILE - In this Feb. 5, 2020, file photo, protesters in Karachi, Pakistan burn an effigy of Indian prime minister during a rally to express solidarity with Indian Kashmiris struggling for their independence. Fareed Khan/AP hide caption

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California Gov. Gavin Newsom addresses reporters Tuesday at the John L. Burton California Democratic Party headquarters in Sacramento after beating back the recall attempt that aimed to remove him from office. Rich Pedroncelli/AP hide caption

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Gov. Newsom Keeps His Seat As A Majority Of California Voters Reject The Recall

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In their Democratic presidential primary, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders had a heated debate in 2016 about what "progressive" means. Even now, it's not totally clear. Melina Mara/The Washington Post via Getty Images hide caption

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More And More Democrats Embrace The 'Progressive' Label. Here's Why

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Left: A firefighter with the U.S. Forest Service battles the advancing Caldor Fire on Aug. 28, in Strawberry, Calif. Right: Marlon Maldonado helps his wife and child into a boat to travel to their home after it flooded during Hurricane Ida on Aug. 31, in Barataria, La. (Left) Karl Mondon/Digital First Media/The Mercury News via Getty Images; (Right) Brandon Bell/Getty Images hide caption

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Our Future On A Hotter Planet Means More Climate Disasters Happening Simultaneously

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Sydney Robison, center, looks on during a vigil for U.S. Marines Staff Sgt. Taylor Hoover Sunday in Salt Lake City. Hoover was among the 13 U.S. troops killed in a suicide bombing at Kabul airport. Rick Bowmer/AP hide caption

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Medical and hospital staff carry an injured man on a stretcher for treatment outside the Kabul, Afghanistan, airport after blasts Thursday. U.S. service members and Afghan civilians were among those killed and injured. Wakil Kohsar/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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What We Know About ISIS-K, The Group Behind The Kabul Attack

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., are attempting to maneuver two spending bills through Congress. Samuel Corum/Getty Images hide caption

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Marines transport a detainee in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, in 2002. Nearly 800 detainees have passed through the prison since it opened that year. Today, 39 men are still being held there. Chris Hondros/Getty Images hide caption

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The Taliban's Rise Is Complicating Biden's Efforts To Close Guantánamo's Prison

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Zalmai Yawar is a Ph.D. candidate in geology at Indiana University. He was Scott Simon's translator during a reporting trip in Afghanistan in 2002. Zalmai Yawar hide caption

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Opinion: Numb From Afghanistan's Losses

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Taliban fighters mobilize to control a crowd during a rally for Afghanistan's independence day in Kabul on Aug. 19. The Taliban seized control of the city this week, effectively capturing the country in a matter of weeks. Marcus Yam/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images hide caption

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The Afghan Army Collapsed In Days. Here Are The Reasons Why

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A plane pulls the message 'Don't Mess with Texas Voter Y'all' over the Texas Capitol on July 13 in Austin, Texas. Democrats left the state to block sweeping new election laws and began to return this week. Eric Gay/AP hide caption

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Texas Democrats Return Home To A New Battle: Redistricting

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U.S. soldiers stand guard along the perimeter at the international airport in Kabul Aug. 16, 2021. Shekib Rahmani/AP hide caption

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Our Film Critic Explores Why The Harrowing Afghanistan Images May Feel Familiar

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The Federal Trade Commission has accused Facebook of stifling competition when it bought Instagram and WhatsApp and cut off other would-be rivals from its data. Lionel Bonaventure/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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