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“There was an assessment done of the safety of the vice president, and there was a decision made that she could continue travel along with her staff ...”

White House Press. Sec. Jen Psaki on an interruption due to safety concerns on the vice president's trip.

aug 26, 2021

“We were betrayed by politics and presidents.”

Commander of the Afghan National Army General Sami Sadat on the current situation in Afghanistan.

aug 25, 2021

“The sooner we can finish, the better.”

Pres. Biden affirmed the full withdrawal of American troops remains on track for August 31st, as risks rise.

aug 25, 2021

“The rate of expansion of this epidemic below 1 in most of the South which shows a contracting epidemic.”

Former FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb on the latest COVID case surge.

aug 24, 2021

“... we have also received credible reports of serious violations of international humanitarian law, and human rights abuses, taking place in many areas under effective Taliban control.”

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, during a special session on Afghanistan.

aug 24, 2021

“I thought about all the women that came before me ... a lot of women through history, and I felt they passed the torch to me.”

Gov. Kathy Hochul in an interview moments after her swearing in as the first female governor of New York.

aug 24, 2021

“In the days remaining, we believe we have the wherewithal to get out the American citizens who want to leave Kabul.”

National Security Advisor, Jake Sullivan, in an August 23 briefing on the evacuations from Afghanistan.

aug 23, 2021

“Where she could fall into a trap is really trying to pit this as a U.S. versus China trip. It should be a U.S. trip to our friends and partners in Southeast Asia.”

Alexander Feldman, president and CEO of the US-ASEAN Business Council, on Vice President Harris' trip to Singapore & Vietnam.

aug 23, 2021

“I think that history is going to record this was the logical, rational, and right decision to make.”

President Biden on Sunday, August 22, updating the American people on the situation in Afghanistan.

aug 23, 2021

“... what is happening in Afghanistan isn't going to stay in Afghanistan. This will be felt around the world.”

Former ambassador to Afghanistan Ryan Crocker on the stakes of the country's collapse to the Taliban.

aug 23, 2021

“I cannot promise what the final outcome will be … that it will be without risk of loss.”

Pres. Biden in an update on Afghanistan, calling the evacuation underway one the of the largest air lifts in history..

aug 20, 2021

“Remember when the early vaccine studies came out, it was like nobody gets hospitalized, nobody dies. That clearly is not true.”

Chairman of the department of medicine, Dr. Robert Wachter, University of California, San Francisco on the news of breakthrough COVID-19 infections.

aug 18, 2021

“Right now I have no symptoms such as fever or aches and pains.”

Gov. Greg Abbott of Texas, who shared he tested positive for the virus that causes COVID-19.

aug 18, 2021

“I stand squarely behind my decision.”

Pres. Joe Biden on withdrawing American troops from Afghanistan, as he addresses the nation about the Taliban surge.

aug 16, 2021

“This is like Saigon on steroids.”

Human rights attorney Kimberley Motley, who is trying to help Afghans flee their country as the Taliban take over.

aug 16, 2021

“It's devastation throughout the region.”

Aid worker Margaret Lubin describing the aftermath of a magnitude 7.2 earthquake in Haiti.

aug 16, 2021

“I agree with Governor Cuomo's decision to step down. It is the right thing to do and in the best interest of New Yorkers.”

Lieutenant Governor of New York State Kathy Hochul. Following the resignation of Gov. Cuomo, she will serve as the first female governor in New York State history.

aug 11, 2021

“This was an audacious theft, carried out in plain view of experienced and professional staff at a renowned jewelers.”

Detective Sgt. William Man at London's Metropolitan Police Service on a historic jewelry heist in London, as another sentence for the crime was handed out.

aug 10, 2021

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