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And let's discuss this more with Haiti's ambassador to the United States. Bocchit Edmond is on the line from Maryland. Welcome to the program, sir.

BOCCHIT EDMOND: Good morning to you, Steven.

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U.S. forces and their allies may have largely left Afghanistan. But the country's four-decade-long war continues. NPR's Diaa Hadid reports.

Updated July 14, 2021 at 9:47 AM ET

At 51 years old, having made it through a long and tumultuous period of substance use, Hunter Biden has poured himself into painting. A New York gallery is preparing to show and sell his work, prompting the White House to announce an arrangement aimed at insulating President Biden and his son from ethical pitfalls.

But the arrangement is not convincing experts in the art world or government ethics.

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For any 18-year-olds who voted in this past election, they have the 26th Amendment to thank. Fifty years ago this month, the states ratified that amendment.

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Much of Southeast Asia escaped the worst of the pandemic last year. Vietnam and Thailand hailed their success stories. And now their time has come. They are struggling with record numbers of new infections and deaths.

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Criminal courthouses across the United States are confronting massive case backlogs as they begin slowly reopening after long pandemic shutdowns. It has some prosecutors preparing to drop so-called "low-level cases" because they will not be able to handle the expected crush of speedy trial demands.

Prosecutors in Chicago, for example, are preparing to drop a large number of criminal cases when the courts fully reopen later this year.

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Dubai Unveils World's Deepest Pool

Jul 9, 2021

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Good morning. I'm Noel King.

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Here to tell us more about the situation on the ground is veteran Haitian Ambassador Herve Denis. Welcome, Ambassador.

HERVE DENIS: Good morning.

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Morning News Brief

Jul 9, 2021

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Haitian authorities say two of the men arrested in connection with the assassination of President Jovenel Moise are American citizens.

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