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Afghanistan girls soccer team given asylum in Portugal

Sep. 21, 2021 16:20 PM EDT

The girls on Afghanistan’s national soccer team were anxious. For weeks, they had been moving around the country, waiting for word that they could leave. One wants to be a doctor, another a movie producer, others engineers. All dream of growing up to be professional...

Today in History

Sep. 09, 2021 00:03 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, Sept. 9, the 252nd day of 2021. There are 113 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 9, 1850, California became the 31st state of the union. On...

Afghan officer rescued from Kabul starts new life in U.S.

Sep. 07, 2021 13:03 PM EDT

The dramatic rescue in Afghanistan happened under the cover of darkness. The Taliban were closing in, and Americans were running out of time to save Mohammad Khalid Wardak. The high-profile Afghan national police officer spent years working alongside the U.S. military,...

US friends try to rescue brother in arms in Afghanistan

Aug. 18, 2021 16:52 PM EDT

Mohammad Khalid Wardak had no intention of leaving Afghanistan. The high-profile national police officer had worked alongside American special forces and even went on television to challenge the Taliban to a fight. He planned to stand with his countrymen to defend his homeland after U.S....

Graham 1st vaccinated senator to test positive for COVID-19

Aug. 02, 2021 20:41 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Sen. Lindsey Graham has become the first senator to disclose a breakthrough infection after being vaccinated against the coronavirus, saying Monday he is “very glad” he received the vaccine, without which his current symptoms would be “far worse.” ...

Senators to watch as Dems debate changing filibuster rules

Jun. 28, 2021 01:21 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Looming over Senate Democrats this year is a decision that could fundamentally change Congress: whether to change or eliminate the rules of the filibuster to enact President Joe Biden's agenda. Liberal advocates have pushed hard for the change, urging...