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Not-so-peaceful peace talks

International | Violence plagues Afghanistan despite U.S.-brokered negotiations
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 9/25/20, 05:06 pm

When an Afghan airstrike hit a Taliban fighter’s home and set fire to a nearby house with a family inside, neighbors gathered at the scene to help. Then came a second airstrike.

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Not forsaking assembly in D.C.

Religious Liberty | Prominent evangelical church challenges worship restrictions
by Steve West
Posted 9/25/20, 03:30 pm

Capitol Hill Baptist Church, a historic evangelical congregation in Washington, D.C., has met for services in a field outside another church in Northern Virginia since mid-June. Its leaders are willing to require masks and social distancing, but the District of Columbia’s coronavirus restrictions are too tight for the nearly 1,000 regular attendees to worship together, even outdoors. After D.C.

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Here today, foreclosed tomorrow

Politics | Landlords, lenders feel the strain of economic relief measures
by Harvest Prude
Posted 9/24/20, 03:30 pm

WASHINGTON—The pandemic unexpectedly disrupted the housing market and Gina Lee’s real estate business in Northern Virginia. The day after coordinating one sale, she had to cancel it because the buyer got laid off.

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