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Biden signs bill to avert partial government shutdown

US President Joe Biden on Thursday evening signed legislation to avoid a partial federal shutdown and keep the government funded through December 3. Congress had passed the bill earlier Thursday. The back-to-back votes by the Senate and then the House averted one crisis, but delays on another continue as the political parties dig in on …

US ‘concerned’ as terrorists take control in Kabul

Amid much grinding of teeth over terrorists, euphemistically called extremists, seizing reins of power in Kabul, the United States on Tuesday guardedly said it was concerned about the “affiliations and track records” of some of the people named by Taliban to fill top posts in Afghanistan’s new government.

US expects to admit more than 50,000 evacuated Afghans

At least 50,000 Afghans are expected to be admitted into the United States following the fall of Kabul as part of an “enduring commitment” to help people who aided the American war effort and others who are particularly vulnerable under Taliban rule, the secretary of homeland security said on Friday.

Pegasus Scandal should be a wake-up call for US: Bloomberg

Of the 50,000 phone numbers that were, according to a consortium of investigative journalists, possible targets for surveillance using the Israeli company NSO Group Ltd.’s Pegasus spyware, apparently not one had a +1 prefix. NSO says it can’t — or doesn’t — hack US-based smartphones. You might think, therefore, this is not a problem the …