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                    The Biden administration plans to evacuate about 2,500 Afghans who helped the U.S. during the 20-year war to the Fort Lee Army base in Virginia in the coming days, officials said.
                
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                    A series of attacks Sunday afternoon in Arizona have ended with five people shot, including one fatality, and two or three children missing, Tucson police said.
                
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                    The Biden administration on Monday blamed China for a hack of Microsoft Exchange email server software that compromised tens of thousands of computers around the world earlier this year.
                
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                    6-year-old Nyiah Courtney was fatally shot in Washington, D.C. on Friday. The late-night shooting also left five adults, including her mother, wounded. She had been riding her scooter on a sidewalk when shots rang out.
                
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                    Breaking News: The Biden administration has transferred its first detainee from Guantánamo Bay, signaling a renewed effort to close the prison. The repatriation of a Moroccan man picked up where the Obama team left off, reduced the prison population to 39.
                
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                    A Japanese court sentenced two Americans to prison for their role in helping the former Nissan leader Carlos Ghosn skip bail and flee Japan.
                
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                    The Tulsa Police Department posted on Facebook to ask for help from the public to locate a woman suspected of being involved in a murder. They didn't have to look far – she commented on the post.
                
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                    New: Prosecutors are asking the Army judge in the USS Cole case to wipe from a May ruling (and a related government brief) information derived from C.I.A. torture. Not good enough, say defense lawyers in the capital case, who want the decision withdrawn.
                
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                    A federal jury in Wisconsin found that Walmart had violated the Americans with Disabilities Act and awarded an ex-employee with Down syndrome more than $125 million in damages.
                
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                    Prime Minister Boris Johnson of Britain and his top finance official, Rishi Sunak, will go into self-isolation on Sunday following contact with a cabinet minister who tested positive for the coronavirus.
                
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                    #facts

The Gateway Arch, also known as the “Gateway to the West” is a monument in St. Louis, Missouri, and sits along the west bank of the Mississippi River. At 630 feet tall, the Gateway Arch claims the title of the tallest man-made monument in the US.

The monument commemorates the westward expansion of the United States and is officially dedicated to “the American People”. The Arch is internationally recognized as a symbol of St. Louis and because of this, it is a popular tourist destination.
                
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                    We’re wrapping up another big week at the White House. Here are just a few of the moments that made this week.

On Monday, President Biden met with the Attorney General and local leaders, including law enforcement, elected officials, and a community violence intervention expert, to discuss his Administration’s comprehensive strategy to reduce gun crimes

President Biden traveled to Philadelphia on Tuesday to give remarks on the urgent need to protect and expand voting rights. He called on Congress to pass the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act and the For the People Act.

On Thursday, nearly all working families in America began receiving their first monthly payment from the expanded Child Tax Credit. Look for “CHILDCTC” in your bank account!

Oh, did we mention @OliviaRodrigo was here to talk vaccines?
                
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                    This week, President Biden replies to comments about the Build Back Better Agenda. Watch as the President chimes in on clean drinking water, universal preschool, and more.
                
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                    For decades, Riad Salameh, Lebanon’s central bank chief, was lauded as a financial wizard who kept the economy running despite political turmoil.

Now, he's accused of enriching himself and his inner circle through years of corruption.