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Recent articles by Matthew:

Frances Haugen says Facebook makes 'disastrous' choices, prioritizes profit: live updates

A former Facebook employee who leaked a trove of internal documents tells a Senate subcommittee that the company is 'choosing to grow at all costs.' → Read More

Live updates: Milley, Austin and McKenzie to testify in Senate on Afghanistan withdrawal

Senators on the Armed Services panel grilled top Pentagon leaders on how the withdrawal from Afghanistan was handled. → Read More

Sen. Amy Klobuchar reveals breast cancer diagnosis, successful treatment

The Minnesota Democrat said the cancer was found in a routine mammogram, which she acknowledged delaying because of the pandemic. → Read More

Pentagon denies, criticizes viral reports that US left service dogs in Afghanistan

Posts about efforts to evacuate animals from Afghanistan led the Pentagon to strongly deny that any U.S. military service dogs were left behind. → Read More

Latest on Afghanistan: At least 500 Americans are trying to get out; 4,500 evacuated so far

World Bank cuts off funding. The US accelerates its evacuations. Pelosi criticizes lawmakers who made secret trip to Kabul. → Read More

Latest on Afghanistan: Biden says US 'on a pace' for Aug. 31 pullout; Taliban block Afghans from airport

Biden added the deadline depends on Taliban cooperation, and added that he has asked the Depts. of State and Defense to prepare contingency plans. → Read More

Exclusive: Americans' harsh judgment on Afghanistan costs Biden's approval, down to 41%

For President Joe Biden, the cost of the war's chaotic end has been steep. His overall job-approval rating is 41% approve versus 55% who disapprove. → Read More

How did the Taliban retake Afghanistan so fast? What's happening now? What we know

Taliban fighters entered Afghanistan's capital on Sunday, signaling a collapse of the Afghan government two decades after U.S. invaded the country. → Read More

National debt showdown returns, with calls to increase the debt ceiling. How does it work?

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen warned the debt ceiling needs raised to 'protect the full faith and credit' of the US. Here's what you need to know. → Read More

National debt showdown returns, with calls to increase the debt ceiling. How does it work?

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen warned the debt ceiling needs raised to 'protect the full faith and credit' of the US. Here's what you need to know. → Read More

Help or 'get out of the way.' Biden criticizes governors in Texas and Florida over handling of COVID-19

Biden singled out Florida and Texas, both GOP-led hot spots that have pushed back against coronavirus restrictions in recent days. → Read More

Sarah Palin hints she may run for Senate against Lisa Murkowski in 2022

The former VP candidate said she'd launch a campaign 'if God wants me to do it.' Three-term Sen. Lisa Murkowski has not yet filed for reelection. → Read More

Takeaways from the Jan. 6 committee hearing: Police accounts of Capitol attack made for an emotional day

The nearly four-hour hearing Tuesday offered a harrowing account of officers beaten unconscious, tear-gassed, and taunted with racial epithets. → Read More

January 6 select committee updates: GOP slams Pelosi; 4 officers set to testify on Capitol riot

The House Select Committee will call four police officers to speak on the Jan. 6 Capitol riot during the panel's first hearing Tuesday. → Read More

White House official, Pelosi aide test positive for COVID-19 after attending event together

The positive results come as the Delta variant of the coronavirus spreads across the country. → Read More

Lindsey Graham says he'd 'leave town' to stop Democrats' reconciliation bill, citing Texas

Citing Texas Democrats' fleeing of their state to stop new election laws from passing, Sen. Lindsey Graham said he'd pull a similar ploy on Democrats. → Read More

Florida resident detained as part of Haiti investigation: What we know

The 63-year-old Florida resident claims to be a doctor and has accused Haiti's leaders of corruption. The police chief said Sanon was a key player. → Read More

White House's July 4th party to celebrate end of pandemic, recognize lives lost

President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden are hosting military families and essential workers on the White House's South Lawn. → Read More

'Times of urgent need': White House assembles Western governors ahead of wildfire season

Biden intends to ask the governors what immediate resources the federal government can supply them with to address the upcoming wildfire season. → Read More

'It's just a joke': Former AG William Barr derided Trump's false election claims

Conversations detailed in The Atlantic reveal ex-Attorney General William Barr's skepticism over former president's claims. → Read More