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“We did not go to Afghanistan to build a nation,” Biden said in a speech in the East Room of the White House. “Afghan leaders must come together and move towards a future. “ In recent days, the administration has sought to portray the end of the conflict as a decision taken by Biden after …

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Joe Biden said on Thursday that the US military operation in Afghanistan will end on August 31, delivering a passionate argument for emerging from the nearly 20-year war without sacrificing more American lives, even if he bluntly recognized that there would be no “mission accomplished” time to celebrate. Biden objected to …

Well over a decade ago, the way we measure patient experience was transformed when the HCAHPS survey was launched. Hospitals have been measuring patient experience using a range of tools with different providers for decades. With the advent in 2006 of HCAHPS, which is implemented by CMS, a standardized tool was used for the first …

His tireless life of service, humble and courteous demeanor, and brilliant intelligence illustrate why he is called “the greatest generation.” In a recent surprise ceremony, Jesuit Father Ed Flaherty, 102, finally got the medals he won but never received for his military service in WWII. “I was kind of stunned,” Father Flaherty told the Denver …

As it turns out, the books were once in the possession of her late aunt, Helen Godimis, who grew up in Somerville. As a teenager in the 1930s, she lived at 18 Cottage Ave. and was a patron of the west branch of the Somerville Public Library on College Avenue. But her life was cut …

New Jersey has finally issued an official apology for the state’s decades-long efforts to crush gay bars, admitting that it is high time to “right this historic wrong.” For decades, New Jersey law enforcement armed its alcohol laws to systematically target LGBT + venues, from the end of the ban in 1933 until 1967. A …

MUMBAI: Maharashtra Housing Minister Jitendra Awhad on Tuesday announced a waiver of Rs 400 crore interest on unpaid service charges by apartment owners in Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority (MHADA) settlements in Mumbai. An amnesty program is being implemented by the Mumbai board from April 2021 for the recovery of service charges, Awhad said, …

A native boy raped by a priest and forced by another to rub the brown of his knuckles until they bleed. These images haunted me this week as I reported the discovery in Saskatchewan of the remains of 751 people, many of them children, on the lush green lands of an Indigenous group. [Read: Hundreds …

It looks a bit like the big toilet paper take of 2020 right now with dwindling supplies and our builders dealer limiting us to a pallet of cement a day. * Dan Grimshaw is the founder of Beam Development Granted, the so-called ‘perfect storm’ of Brexit, Covid and the Suez lockdown has left the UK …

This commentary is from Tim Kane, a musician who lives in Richmond. “Yet what greater defeat could we suffer than to come to resemble the forces we oppose in their disrespect for human dignity?” – Ruth Bader Ginsburg from Vermont recent apologies because state-sanctioned eugenics is an empty gesture, without any mention of reparations or …