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no no no no no no no no help help don t take video help me dogs
"No. No! No no no no no no! Help, help! Don't take video! Help me!" 🤣 #dogs
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trump claims progress in talks with the taliban says pakistan is now helping because of him
Trump claims progress in talks with the Taliban, says Pakistan is now helping because of him.

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a belated shoutout to the beer league softball team my squad played last night in 98 degree heat they showed u
A belated shoutout to the beer-league softball team my squad played last night. In 98-degree heat, they showed up to play... in Hawaiian shirts.
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in a new column writes on afghanistan the united states has spent so much blood and treasure here that the one
In a new column, @IgnatiusPost writes on Afghanistan: "The United States has spent so much blood and treasure here that the one unforgivable mistake would be to leave without a clear counterterrorism strategy to prevent our ever having to return."

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straight news media s job isn t to criticize it s to say what happened and why afghanistan s current and past
@SoFarGONEzalez @TmgneffS @johnismaytraight-news media's job isn't to criticize. It's to say what happened and why. Afghanistan's current and past situation has been covered at length. I would expect another flurry of movement should an initial deal be reached.
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that s one way to look at it or on the flip side you could see that two writers very smart on the issues and b
@SoFarGONEzalez That's one way to look at it.

Or, on the flip side, you could see that two writers very smart on the issues -- @Tmgneff and @johnismay both served, BTW -- wrote a story that exposes the reality of a problem that puts U.S. troops at greater risk than they otherwise would be.
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all of this is especially off base coming from a former dod official i know you re probably exaggerating for e
All of this is especially off-base coming from a former DOD official. @AmberSmithUSA , I know you're probably exaggerating for effect. But it doesn't make what you're saying true or accurate. Media outlets with bureaus in Kabul still include NYT, WaPo, WSJ, Reuters, AFP, etc.
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3 of course there also are many journalists living in afghanistan fulltime us and afghan born they do great wo
3. Of course, there also are many journalists living in Afghanistan fulltime -- U.S. and Afghan-born. They do great work, at great risk.

4. There is a legit conversation to have about why Americans don't pay more attention to the wide variety of coverage that *is* published.
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thousands take to the streets in puerto rico to demand gov ricardo rossello resign via arelisrhdz
Thousands take to the streets in Puerto Rico to demand Gov. Ricardo Rosselló resign.

via @arelisrhdz

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hundreds of islamic state militants are slipping back into iraq their fight isnt over via and
Hundreds of Islamic State militants are slipping back into Iraq. Their fight isn’t over.

via @leloveluck and @Mustafa_salimb

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this is sgt maj james g sartor he was killed by small arms fire in afghanistan on saturday july 13 while deplo
This is Sgt. Maj. James G. Sartor. He was killed by small-arms fire in Afghanistan on Saturday, July 13 while deployed with 10th Special Forces Group.

Between Iraq and Afghanistan, Sartor was deployed in 2002, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2017 and 2019.

RIP.
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i have placed specific on the record questions with the defense department today including for an estimate of
I have placed specific, on-the-record questions with the Defense Department today, including for an estimate of how much the 4th of July celebration will cost in taxpayer money.

I was just referred to the White House for comment.

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army spc etienne murphy died friday in a vehicle rollover in syria he was 22 and a member of the elite 75th ra
Army Spc. Etienne Murphy died Friday in a vehicle rollover in Syria. He was 22, and a member of the elite 75th Ranger Regiment. RIP.
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new today coast guard families told they can have garage sales to cope with government shutdown the suggestion
NEW TODAY: Coast Guard families told they can have garage sales to cope with government shutdown.

The suggestion -- and others like it -- came in a five-page tip sheet published by the service.

#ShutdownStories #shutdownsidehustles #CoastGuard

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save a thought today for mohammad fawad mohammadi a former afghan interpreter who helped the us military he wa
Save a thought today for Mohammad Fawad Mohammadi, a former Afghan interpreter who helped the U.S. military. He was attacked by a man in Oregon with a car, prompting an amputation.

Police believe the repeated ramming was intentional.

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other options suggested not joking mystery shopping dog walking turn your hobby into income tutor people sell
Other options suggested (not joking):

-- "Mystery shopping"
-- Dog-walking
-- "Turn your hobby into income"
-- Tutor people
-- Sell big-ticket items you own

The tip sheet adds: "Bankruptcy is a last option."

#ShutdownStories #Shutdown #CoastGuard

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amid an avalanche of news today i can t help but think that the death of jeremy richman in newtown deserves mo
Amid an avalanche of news today, I can't help but think that the death of Jeremy Richman in Newtown deserves more attention.

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a farewell message from defense secretary jim mattis who departs his office this evening
A farewell message from Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, who departs his office this evening.
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this is sgt 1st class reymund r transfiguracion 36 he was killed yesterday in afghanistan s helmand province b
This is Sgt. 1st Class Reymund R. Transfiguracion, 36. He was killed yesterday in Afghanistan's Helmand province by an IED explosion. Bio just released by the Army says he was born in the Philippines in May 1982 and enlisted in the Hawaii National Guard in July 2001. 1/
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sgt 1st class mihail golin 34 moved to the united states in 2004 from latvia and joined the army a few months
Sgt. 1st Class Mihail Golin, 34, moved to the United States in 2004 from Latvia, and joined the Army a few months later.

He was on his fourth combat deployment when he was killed Monday in Afghanistan.

RIP.

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