‘We are ridding our country of foreign occupation,’ says Taliban leader

Kabul, Afghanistan – The Taliban took control of Afghanistan last August, promising to bring peace to the country torn apart by decades of conflict and US occupation. As the group prepares to celebrate its first anniversary in power, concerns have been raised over the security situation in the country, with ISIL (ISIS) managing to carry …

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Storm Clouds, Deshaun Watson and the Quarterbacks – Terry Pluto’s Browns Scribbles

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Doodles in my notebook after the Browns’ 24-13 preseason win at Jacksonville on Friday: 1. Camp Deshaun Watson is trying to reach a settlement with the NFL. They told The Associated Press they would be willing to accept an eight-game suspension and a $5 million fine. Afterward, Watson issued an apology “to …

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Clinical trial restored sight to 20 people with corneas made from an unlikely source

Implants made from pigskin have restored sight to 20 people with diseased corneas in an exciting pilot clinical trial. Many patients were blind before receiving help from this bio-engineered fabric. Incredibly, after two years, these 14 blind people have had their sight restored and three of them, and three of them now have perfect 20/20 …

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Teofimo Lopez back in the saddle and seemingly ready to take over at 140 after Pedro Campa TKO

Pedro Campa became Teofimo Lopez’s first victim in the 140-pound division. (Photo by Mikey Williams/Top Rank Inc via Getty Images) LAS VEGAS — Teofimo Lopez is a 25-year-old whose boxing career has mostly been an expression of joy. He became a star not just with his boxing skills and punching power, but with his radiant …

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Cowboys score vs. Broncos takeaway: Josh Johnson throws 2 touchdowns as Dallas penalty issues persist from 2021

The joint practices saw the Dallas Cowboys and Denver Broncos seat the majority of starters in Saturday’s preseason opener, creating an opportunity for the second teams to show why they can contribute in 2022. Josh Johnson said he still belongs in the league, even though the Broncos are the 14th team he’s played for in …

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She fled Afghanistan with her law degree sewn into her dress. Many of his colleagues have been left behind

Last August, as the Taliban stormed Kabul and seized control of Afghanistan, they shut down the court for the elimination of violence against women that Amini headed, fired all his judges and, she said, froze their bank accounts. At the same time, the group took over key prisons and freed thousands of inmates, including some …

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2022 NFL Preseason QB Rookie Roundup: Desmond Ridder, Kenny Pickett, Sam Howell Shine; Matt Corral struggles

Week 1 of pre-season always brings excitement with the return of football, especially as teams get their first glimpse of rookies on their roster. This year’s rookie quarterback class wasn’t as strong as in years past, but many young flaggers got their first taste of NFL action over the weekend. Kenny Pickett, the only quarterback …

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