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It had been nearly one year since George Floyd breathed his last, lying on the pavement of a Minneapolis street with Officer Derek Chauvin’s knee pressing into his neck.

It had been just over a week ago that Daunte Wright was shot and killed, just a short drive away from where Floyd had died. And it had been five years since Philando Castile was shot by a police officer at point-blank range, also just a few minutes down the road, and four years since the officer who killed him was acquitted.

It had been almost seven years since the first

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American democracy faces many challenges: New limits on voting rights. The corrosive effect of misinformation. The rise of domestic terrorism. Foreign interference in elections. Efforts to subvert the peaceful transition of power. And making matters worse on all of these issues is a fundamental truth: The two political parties see the other as an enemy.

It’s an outlook that makes compromise impossible and encourages elected officials to violate norms in pursuit of an agenda or an electoral victory. It turns debates over changing voting laws into existential showdowns. And it undermines the willingness of the loser to accept defeat —

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It was a blockbuster story about Russia’s return to the imperial “Great Game” in Afghanistan. The Kremlin had spread money around the longtime central Asian battlefield for militants to kill remaining U.S. forces. It sparked a massive outcry from Democrats and their #resistance amplifiers about the treasonous Russian puppet in the White House whose admiration for Vladimir Putin had endangered American troops.

But on Thursday, the Biden administration announced that U.S. intelligence only had “low to moderate” confidence in the story after all. Translated from the jargon of spyworld, that means the intelligence agencies have found the story is,

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a person wearing a hat and sunglasses: Marjorie Taylor Greene


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Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., conducts a news conference with members of the House Freedom Caucus outside the Capitol to oppose the Equality Act, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, gender identity, and sexual orientation, on Thursday February 25, 2021. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images

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White pride might not remain as alive and well in the Republican Party as it appeared just one day ago, as Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., was forced to walk back plans for a new House caucus meant to promote “uniquely Anglo-Saxon

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MOSCOW (AP) — Russia on Friday responded to a barrage of new U.S. sanctions by saying it would expel 10 U.S. diplomats and take other retaliatory moves in a tense showdown with Washington.

The Russian Foreign Ministry also published a list of eight current or former U.S. officials barred from entering the country, including U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland, FBI Director Christopher Wray, Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines and Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas.

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov also said Moscow will move to shut down those U.S. nongovernment organizations that remain in Russia to end what he

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The long-awaited World War I Memorial, honoring the nation’s “Doughboys,” is now open to visitors.

A view of the World War I Memorial on Saturday morning; a proposed bronze relief is unfinished, but represented by a canvas depiction. (WTOP/Melissa Howell)

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Flowers in front of engravings showing battle campaigns at the World War I Memorial. (WTOP/Melissa Howell)

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People visit the newly opened World War I Memorial, Friday, April 16, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
People visit the newly opened World War I Memorial, Friday, April 16, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

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People visit the newly opened World War I Memorial, Friday, April 16, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
People visit the newly opened World War I Memorial, Friday, April 16, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

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