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GOP lawmakers demand greater oversight of chaotic Afghanistan evacuation

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GOP Reps. Young Kim of California, Elise Stefanik of New York and Michael McCaul of Texas are introducing legislation known as the RESCUES Act to establish more congressional oversight of the management of private Af...

Democratic senator calls on Biden to appoint Afghanistan ‘evacuation czar’

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Democratic Sen. Richard Blumenthal called on President Joe Biden to appoint an "evacuation czar" to lead efforts to bring thousands of at-risk Afghans to safety amid reports of targeted assassinations by the Taliban...

Evacuation orders issued in Colorado as wildfire burns near Rocky Mountain National Park

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A wildfire that sparked in Colorado on Tuesday quickly grew in size, prompting evacuations in the town of Estes Park, near Rocky Mountain National Park. The Kruger Rock Fire was reported just before 7 a.m. and grew ...

US envoy for Afghanistan is expected to step down following chaotic evacuation

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The Biden administration is expected to announce that its top envoy for Afghanistan is going to step down, according to two sources who have been told about the State Department's plans in recent days. Ambassador Z...

Americans among more than 350 passengers who departed Kabul on evacuation flight Sunday

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One of the largest evacuation flights departed Kabul on Sunday with an unknown number of Americans on board and is on its way to Doha, a senior Qatari government official tells CNN. The ninth evacuation flight from ...

US aims to resume regular evacuation flights from Afghanistan

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In addition, Kabul’s international airport remains closed to regular passenger aviation, and it remains unclear who will manage air-traffic control and ground operations. The small number of U.S. citizens and thousan...

Trump says terrorists ‘absolutely’ airlifted from Afghanistan in US evacuation

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The former president, during the interview, called the Biden administration’s effort to resettle Afghan allies "incredible."  TRUMP SLAMS 'RUSHED' AFGHANISTAN WITHDRAWAL, BLAMES 'INPETENT' BIDEN "There has never bee...

How Kabul became an evacuation bottleneck and a prime terror target: The Last 96

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America’s war in Afghanistan ended in calamity. Around 120,000 people were evacuated from Kabul in just a matter of days, but the herculean, if chaotic effort made the airport a prime target for a terrorist attack th...

Brit Hume dubs American evacuation from Afghanistan a ‘train wreck,’ permanent ‘stain’ on Biden admin

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"You can trace all this back to the original decision to try to get the military out before you had the civilians out and before you even had a reasonable plan to get them out," he said. "So now we are where we are."...

Lake Tahoe wildfire: Crews stall advance of Caldor blaze as evacuation orders are lifted

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But authorities warned that residents of the scenic forest area on the California-Nevada state line weren't out of the woods yet, with risks ranging from smoky, foul air to belligerent bears.  Evacuation orders for S...

Afghan evacuation raises concerns about child trafficking

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U.S. officials at intake centers in the United Arab Emirates and in Wisconsin have identified numerous incidents in which Afghan girls have been presented to authorities as the "wives" of much older men. While child ...

US ambassador accuses Blinken of leaving hundreds of Afghan women behind to die in botched evacuation

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Among those at greatest risk under Taliban rule are women, who make up roughly half the country’s population and were severely oppressed during the Islamist group’s previous time in power in the late 1990s, according...

A Lake Tahoe resident played the violin as his family sat at standstill in Caldor Fire evacuation traffic

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An artist from Lake Tahoe played music while on the road to put the anxiety of evacuating from the Caldor Fire behind him, if only for a moment. Mel Smothers told CNN that he decided to evacuate with his wife, Liz,...

Multiple Biden officials share Jennifer Rubin column praising State Department’s handling of Afghan evacuation

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In the column titled "The State Department deserves more credit for its effort to evacuate Americans from Afghanistan," Rubin told readers on Monday she spoke with White House and State Department officials about the...

GOP lawmakers demand House consider Afghanistan bill requiring evacuation plan, updates on Americans

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McCarthy led GOP lawmakers, several of whom are veterans of the Afghanistan war, seeking a vote on a bill set to be re-introduced by Rep. Mike Gallagher, R-Wis. The bill would require the Biden administration to prov...

US Gen. McKenzie says Taliban were ‘helpful and useful’ in final hours of evacuation

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"They established a firm perimeter outside of the airfield to prevent people from coming on the airfield during our departure," McKenzie said of the Taliban Monday. "They did not have direct knowledge of our time of ...

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