Despite Bloody Week In Afghanistan, U.S. Pushes Taliban Peace Talks Forward

March 6, 2020 - 3:27pm EST
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Afghanistan's president is resisting a promised prisoner swap, the Taliban has resumed attacks, but U.S. officials are pushing both sides to sit down for a political settlement to end the war.

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By almost any metric, the scope of disinformation in America has gotten steadily worse in recent years. But the deplatforming of Trump, and a subsequent dip in lies online, gives room for optimism.

Mar 4 - 4:08pm EST

The new changes come after leaders agreed to narrow the income eligibility for those getting the next round of stimulus checks, as some moderate Democrats wanted. GOP amendments are expected to fail.

Mar 4 - 4:02pm EST

Capitol Police said they had intelligence of a militia group plotting to try to breach the Capitol again on March 4. The threat prompted the House to cancel its session for the day.

Mar 4 - 7:18am EST

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi made the measure a the top legislative priority following work on the coronavirus relief bill. The Wednesday night vote was 220-210.

Mar 4 - 5:02am EST

Officials stepped up security in Washington, D.C., because of a false theory circulating online that has convinced some Donald Trump supporters that he will return to the presidency on Thursday.

Mar 3 - 11:06pm EST

The "For the People Act" would dramatically overhaul the U.S. voting system and seek to limit the amount of dark money in politics.

Mar 3 - 9:32pm EST

The bill, which would ban chokeholds and eliminate qualified immunity for law enforcement, will now advance to the Senate.

Mar 3 - 9:29pm EST

Ethan Nordean, 30, faces multiple federal charges related to the attack on the Capitol on Jan. 6. Justice Department lawyers argued he helped plan the assault.

Mar 3 - 2:24pm EST

Moderate Democrats have demanded that the $1,400 stimulus checks be targeted at low- and moderate-income people. The change, if adopted, means the House will need to vote again on the package.