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After Australian Report, Calls Grow For More Investigations Of Abuses In Afghanistan

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| "Only through a series of independent inquiries will we uncover the true extent of this disregard for Afghan life, which normalized murder, and resulted in war crimes," an Afghan rights group says.

Two Rural States With GOP Governors And Very Different COVID-19 Results

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Vermont and South Dakota are both among the most rural states in the U.S. One has embraced coronavirus safety measures, the other has not, and their infection and death rates are starkly different.

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Americans Worry About Transfer Of Power: 'We Need Our Country To Come Together'

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As President Trump still refuses to concede, some Americans are fearful he's trampling democratic norms, while others trust the election process but fear lasting political extremism.

Australian State Cuts COVID Lockdown Short, Saying Man Lied To Contact Tracers

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In South Australia, officials earlier this week imposed a strict coronavirus measures, but their decision was based in part on one man who misled health officials.

Top House Democrats Demand Biden Transition Briefing From GSA Chief

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Democrats want answers from General Services Administration Emily Murphy as to why she has delayed ascertaining President-elect Joe Biden's election win.

Census 'Anomalies' Could Thwart Trump's Bid To Alter Next Electoral College

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The Census Bureau has found routine irregularities in the 2020 census that require more quality checks, throwing into question whether Trump can receive a key set of numbers before his term ends.

Some Faith Leaders Defiant, Others Transparent Over COVID-19 Outbreaks

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Many faith leaders may believe churches are singled out for blame, but one Baptist pastor in Maine called for safety precautions after members tested positive for the coronavirus.

Florida Looks At A Winter Without Canadians

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The coronavirus pandemic continues to rip across the U.S. killing many and infecting hundreds of thousands of people each week. It's also upending part-time residencies between Florida and Canada.

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Australian Special Forces Unlawfully Killed 39 In Afghanistan, New Report Says

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The findings indicate that Australia's special forces soldiers unlawfully killed 39 Afghans nationals or non-combatants during operations from 2009 to 2013.