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Afghan forces repel Taliban attack on outskirts of western city

Afghan forces on Thursday repelled a Taliban attack on the outskirts of Afghanistan's key western city of Herat, officials said, as the insurgents pressed on with their sweeping offensive. The Taliban recently seized several districts around the city as well as two border crossings in the province along the frontiers with Iran and Turkmenistan as they continued with their deadly assault. Violence has surged across the country since the insurgents launched their assault in early May, soon after the US-led foreign forces began their final withdrawal which is now almost complete. "The Taliban fighters had launched attacks near the city of Herat in the district of Guzara last night," Jailani Farhad, spokesman to Herat provincial governor, told AFP.
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What To Know About Moving to Arlington, VA

With its urban atmosphere harmoniously combined with suburban communities, Arlington, VA, is among some of the places ranked as the best place to live in. It boasts its growing economy, good quality of education, and low unemployment rate. If you are moving to Arlington, there is so much to discover, from its busiest metropolitan areas to smaller warm villages. It can be exciting, but, like any other significant change in life, moving can be daunting too.
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Washington, DCWashington Examiner

Just four COVID deaths in July, yet DC reimposes its mask mandate

Based on a single bogus study, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is now recommending that even fully vaccinated adults must wear a mask in indoor public spaces. Now, Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser has decided to force the issue for those living and working in the district, even though there were only four coronavirus casualties in the entirely unmasked month of July.
Martinez, CAnews24-680.com

Sometimes, The Best Rescues Are The Littlest Ones

There was a good rescue in Martinez today, perhaps not the most dramatic with buzzing helicopters or cast life rings, but nevertheless one pulled off by strangers who came together to do some good. It started with Orinda Reader/Runner Amanda Ferguson, one of those people who sulk all day if...
Norwood, OHWLWT 5

Remains of Marine who died in WWII identified as 19-year-old Norwood man

NORWOOD, Ohio — The government says the remains of a Marine who died during World War II have been identified as an 19-year-old man from Norwood. The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency says the remains of Marine Corps Reserve Pfc. Harold W. Hayden, 19, of Norwood, Ohio, killed during World War II, was accounted for on March 30, 2020.

This Day In History, July 29th, 2021 – “Two Chiefs With One Shot”

It was just 412 years ago today, July 29, 1609, when French explorer Samuel de Champlain, of Lake Champlain fame, killed two Mohawk Chiefs and wounded another. This was all done with just one shot from his arquebus, a matchlock type of firearm. Warriors from the Huron and Algonquin tribes asked the French for help in their fight against the fierce Mohawks, who lived around present day Northern New York.
Ohio StateWDTN

Ohio WWII Marine accounted for on Pacific island

WASHINGTON — The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) said Thursday Marine Corps Reserve Pfc. Harold W. Hayden, 19, of Norwood, Ohio, killed during World War II, was accounted for on March 30, 2020. In November 1943, Hayden was a member of Company A, 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine...
NFLPride Of Detroit

Should the Detroit Lions trade for Xavien Howard?

Xavien Howard is not happy with his contract with the Dolphins, and it could mean a star cornerback is on the market. Howard has 18 interceptions in the past three seasons—one of which was shortened due to injury—and a first-team All-Pro selection in 2020. Arguably a top corner in the league, many teams will be inquiring about him.
Texas Stateprosperpressnews.com

TEXAS HISTORY MINUTE: Sam Houston needed a miracle.

Thousands of troops were charging into Texas from Mexico, threatening all that Texas settlers had built and all that they attempted to defend. Heartbreaking defeats at the Alamo and Goliad had severely damaged the army and morale. Now on the run in the spring of 1836, the hopes of Texas lay with him.