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Beijing Olympics loom over virtual summit between Biden, Xi

November 11, 2021
Kayla Tausche | The Washington Post
CNBC’s Kayla Tausche joins ‘Squawk Box’ to report on the upcoming virtual summit between President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping.
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Bob Woodward: The existence of Trump in the presidency was a national security crisis

September 23, 2021
Robert Costa, Bob Woodward | MSNBC News
Co-authors of the new book “Peril” Bob Woodward and Robert Costa discuss the documents, memos, and private conversation behind what amounts to a coup plot by the former president and the measures military leaders took to protect the country from him
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President Biden delivers message of unity at U.N. General Assembly as domestic agenda challenges loom

September 23, 2021
Weijia Jiang | CBS News
President Biden delivered a message of unity and promised to lead global progress as a trusted partner in his first address to the United Nations General Assembly. Meanwhile, his domestic policy goals are in jeopardy, as a rift within his own party and a potential government shutdown loom.
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Biden Pledged To End The Forever Wars, But He Might Just Be Shrinking Them

September 9, 2021
Asma Khalid | NPR
When President Biden looked into the cameras last week and firmly declared that "the war in Afghanistan is now over," his words were, in his view, the culmination of a central campaign promise.
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A kinder, gentler Taliban?

August 19, 2021
Peter Bergen | CNN
The fall of Kabul to the Taliban is being compared, ad nauseam, to the fall of Saigon to the North Vietnamese in 1975. Both retreats certainly share some common features -- the botched, chaotic evacuation, the abandonment of many US allies on the ground, and the humiliation of the American superpower. But a closer analogue to what is likely to happen in Afghanistan during the coming weeks is to look at what the Taliban did the last time they swept into power in Kabul in September 1996
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The Washington Week Bookshelf: “I Alone Can Fix It”

July 23, 2021
The Washington Post’s Carol Leonnig & Philip Rucker join moderator Yamiche Alcindor for an in-depth discussion about their new book “I Alone Can Fix It: Donald J Trump’s Catastrophic Final Year.”
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Biden faces pressure to respond amid latest ransomware attacks

July 8, 2021
Nancy Cordes | CBS News
President Biden is facing pressure to respond after two recent cyberattacks on U.S. businesses. The hacks, targeting software company Kaseya and a technology firm linked to the Republican National Committee, both appeared to involve Russian entities.
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Who assassinated the Haitian president, and why? Here’s what we know so far

July 8, 2021
Yamiche Alcindor, Ali Rogin | PBS NewsHour
The president of Haiti was assassinated Wednesday morning in his home on the outskirts of the capital, Port-au-Prince. Jovenel Moise had been in office for four years. His wife, Martine, was wounded in the brazen attack.
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