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The Supreme Court says Texas can go ahead and implement a new law making most abortions illegal in that state.

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Having claimed control of Afghanistan, it falls to the Taliban to govern amid signs of resistance to their rule.

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Khaled Hosseini is all too familiar with the heartbreak of Afghanistan's history. His epic novels, like The Kite Runner, richly portray the ups and downs of a country shattered by decades of war, tribal feuds, coups and corruption.

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President Biden has resolutely defended his decision to withdraw from Afghanistan. In an exclusive interview with ABC News' George Stephanopoulos, Biden says the chaos surrounding the exit is not surprising.

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In his early months as president, Joe Biden has only rarely sat down for an interview.

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What do the Taliban want in Afghanistan?

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Of all debates over responding to the pandemic's latest surge, the most dramatic may be in Florida.

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Gwynne Hogan of our member station WNYC joins us. Good morning.

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INSKEEP: So how much evidence backs up these accusations by the state attorney general?

Soccer star Abby Wambach retired from professional play in 2015. She's a two-time Olympic gold medalist and she's a vocal activist on behalf of women in sports.

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