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Miscue After Miscue, U.S. Exit Plan Unravels

By Michael D. Shear, David E. Sanger, Helene Cooper, Eric Schmitt, Julian E. Barnes and Lara Jakes

President Biden promised an orderly withdrawal. That pledge, compounded by missed signals and miscalculations, proved impossible.

'Nursing Is in Crisis': Staff Shortages Put Patients at Risk

'Nursing Is in Crisis': Staff Shortages Put Patients at Risk

By Andrew Jacobs

"When hospitals are understaffed, people die," one expert warned as the U.S. health systems reach a breaking point in the face of the Delta variant.

He Guarded Haiti's Slain President. And He Was a Suspect in a Drug Inquiry.

He Guarded Haiti's Slain President. And He Was a Suspect in a Drug Inquiry.

By Maria Abi-Habib

Officials are examining whether President Jovenel Moïse's killing was tied to the drug trade. The man in charge of his safety was a suspect in a major trafficking case, they say.

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Last Stop on the Way to the Cosmos? No Thanks.

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Last Stop on the Way to the Cosmos? No Thanks.

By Alexandra Marvar

A small Southern county hopes to land a starring role in the commercial space race. But for residents of the exclusive islands in the flight path, the stakes feel sky-high.

Dying in the Name of Vaccine Freedom

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By Alexander Stockton and Lucy King

In Arkansas, many are choosing personal liberty over vaccination — at a heavy cost.

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U.S. Continues Evacuations as Conditions Worsen at Kabul Airport

Video Video: U.S. Continues Evacuations as Conditions Worsen at Kabul Airport

By Reuters

Pentagon officials said the U.S. military was continuing to process evacuations of Americans, Afghan allies and others at Kabul's airport, even as the State Department warned Americans to avoid travel to the airport because of security threats.

Evacuees From Afghanistan Arrive in Countries Abroad

Video Video: Evacuees From Afghanistan Arrive in Countries Abroad

By The Associated Press and Reuters

Following the Taliban's takeover of Afghanistan, dozens of countries have been working to evacuate their citizens and vulnerable Afghans, including those who have worked for the U.S. military or embassy.

Fights Over Food Distribution Erupt in Southern Haiti

Video Video: Fights Over Food Distribution Erupt in Southern Haiti

By The Associated Press

Footage shows residents of Les Cayes fighting for food from an aid truck, nearly a week after a magnitude 7.2 earthquake devastated the region, destroying infrastructure and killing more than 2,000 people.

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