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‘It’s Just a Matter of Time for the Taliban to Find Me’: On the Run in Afghanistan | NYT Opinion

‘It’s Just a Matter of Time for the Taliban to Find Me’: On the Run in Afghanistan | NYT Opinion

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As the clock wound down on the American military presence in Afghanistan during the summer, Najlla Habibyar, a 37-year-old Afghan living in Kabul, planned to leave the country. A United States green card holder, she was among thousands of Afghans who had worked closely with the American government — an association that, she suspected, made her a ripe target for the Taliban. But in a lightning-quick offensive in early August that seemed to catch everyone by surprise, the Taliban swept across the country and into Kabul, and suddenly the nation was theirs. Ms. Habibyar, effectively trapped behind enemy lines, prepared to die. In the Opinion video above, Ms. Habibyar, using video diaries she sent to The New York Times over the course of several weeks, documents her life on the run as she and a...
What It’s Like to Grow Up in an Israeli Settlement | Op-Docs

What It’s Like to Grow Up in an Israeli Settlement | Op-Docs

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This week we bring you Iris Zaki’s thought-provoking short film “Natural Born Settlers.” A self-described liberal from cosmopolitan Tel Aviv, Zaki wanted to get behind the politics of Israel’s controversial settlements in the occupied territories — so she moved there, temporarily, setting up an improvised cafe where she could chat with settlers from her own generation. Zaki’s previous Op-Doc was “The Shampoo Summit,” for which she took a job at a Christian Arab-owned hair salon, using a similarly playful, open-minded approach to transcend rhetoric and ideology and spark serious conversations with her fellow Israelis. More from The New York Times Video: Subscribe: http://bit.ly/U8Ys7n Watch all of our videos here: http://nytimes.com/video Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nytvideo Twitter:...
West Virginia was a vaccine success story. Now it’s a covid-19 hot spot.

West Virginia was a vaccine success story. Now it’s a covid-19 hot spot.

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West Virginia was an early leader in covid-19 vaccinations, but health officials say they have hit a wall of vaccine resistance and misinformation. At its current pace, the state won't hit the 70% vaccination threshold until Oct. 2022, according to Post data. Read more: https://wapo.st/3kUG7er. Subscribe to The Washington Post on YouTube: https://wapo.st/2QOdcqK Follow us: Twitter: https://twitter.com/washingtonpost Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/washingtonpost/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/washingtonpost/
Some Democrats have expressed support for voter IDs. Here’s why it’s more nuanced.

Some Democrats have expressed support for voter IDs. Here’s why it’s more nuanced.

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While both Democrats and Republicans advocate for some form of identification to vote, the parties differ on how inclusive or restrictive this requirement should be. Read more: https://wapo.st/3wKJE1D. Subscribe to The Washington Post on YouTube: https://wapo.st/2QOdcqK Follow us: Twitter: https://twitter.com/washingtonpost Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/washingtonpost/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/washingtonpost/