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Earthquake Strikes Afghanistan; Kills 1,000

KABUL, Afghanistan  — Afghanistan’s state-run news agency reported a powerful earthquake struck a rural, mountainous region of the country’s east, killing 1,000 people and injuring 1,500 more. Wednesday’s quake was one of the deadliest in decades. Officials warned that the ...Read more

Biden Calls on Congress to Suspend Gas Tax

WASHINGTON  — President Joe Biden is preparing to call on Congress to suspend the federal gasoline and diesel taxes for three months. It’s a move meant to ease financial pressures at the pump that also reveals the political toxicity of high gas prices in an election year. Administration ...Read more