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Updated August 1, 2020 - 8:01 PM EDT
Afghanistan Calm as Ceasefire Holds on Day Two
 
  22 Killed in Clashes at Afghan-Pakistan Border
  Afghan President Orders Release of 500 Taliban
Iran: No US Talks, Won't Give Up Nuclear Program
 
  Pompeo: US Would Take Action if Iran Arms Embargo Ends
  Pompeo: Trump's Iran Strategy Has Not Achieved 'Ultimate Objective'
In Portland, Black Activists Frustrated With White Protesters
 
  Homeland Security Gathered Intel on Journalists Covering Portland
Poland Says US to Deploy Troops on Eastern Border
Russians Intercept Another US Spy Plane Over Black Sea
AFRICOM Told to Prepare to Move Out of Germany
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