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Russia goes to the polls amid crackdown on political dissent

Voters will choose members of the State Duma — the lower house of the Russian Parliament — as well as several regional and municipal heads. The ruling United Russia party, which backs President Vladimir Putin, is widely expected to win a majority. And country’s embattled opposition — which has backed tactical voting efforts to chip …

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This mobile app is helping Afghans navigate Kabul following the Taliban takeover

Days later, when two suicide bombing explosions killed more than 70 people near Kabul’s Hamid Karzai Airport as people frantically tried to evacuate, the startup used its contacts on the ground to confirm the twin attacks within minutes. Ehtesab was created three years ago to provide real-time alerts and information about incidents in Kabul. The …

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A Pro-Impeachment Republican Calls Trump A ‘Cancer’ And Runs For The Hills

A lot of things happened. Here are some of the things. Bye! Rep. Anthony Gonzalez (R-OH) announced that he won’t seek another term in 2022, marking the first departure from Congress among the 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach Trump for sparking the Jan. 6 insurrection. Gonzales cited the “toxic dynamics” of his party …

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What are nuclear-powered submarines and how do they work? Australia’s firepower ambitions explained

The fleets of the US Navy and Royal Navy have two kinds of submarines — categorized as attack and ballistic missile. Both are powered by nuclear reactors, which convert water into high-pressure steam that turns turbines to propel the subs. But attack subs and ballistic missiles subs — often called “boomers” — serve very different …

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Get Real, Folks

Especially since the withdrawal from Afghanistan the insider sheets have been relentlessly hostile to President Biden. Last night the Axios evening headline was “Biden’s China Fail”. Tonight it’s “Scoop: Biden Bombs”. Apparently Biden didn’t convince Joe Manchin to drop his opposition to a $3.5 trillion reconciliation package in their well-publicized-in-advance sit-down at the White House. …

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‘This Is F*cked Up’: Milley Got Pissed At Trump For Dragging Him Into Church Photo-Op

Joint Chiefs of Staff chair Gen. Mark Milley was reportedly disgusted when then-President Trump roped him and other senior officials into a surprise church photo-op amid protests in the wake of George Floyd’s death last year. According to Insider, which obtained an early copy of Washington Post reporters Bon Woodward and Robert Costa’s new book …

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Angry Newsmax Anchor Abruptly Ends Interview After Exploding On Veteran Critical Of Trump

An anchor on the conservative news network Newsmax abruptly cut off an interview with an Iraq War veteran, who has been assisting with evacuation efforts of Americans and Afghan allies, after the guest criticized former President Trump’s role in the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan. Anchor Grant Stinchfield first pushed back at guest Joe Saboe, the …

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