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Friday, April 16 2021


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We have won the war, America has lost.

That claim by a member of the Taliban comes just as President Biden announced that he will pull the remaining 2,500 US troops out of Afghanistan, saying, “It is time to end America’s longest war.” The planned date of withdrawal: September 11—exactly 20 years after terrorists took down the Twin Towers.

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Second wave: A nationwide roundup

The TLDR: The biggest story in the world right now is the gargantuan second wave in India. And TBH, there aren’t any aspects that we haven’t already explained. So we’re doing a roundup of the biggest stories related to the wave—to give you the big picture of the mess we find ourselves in.

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In today’s edition

Headlines That Matter

  • A brilliant Splainer conversation
  • The rupee is not doing well
  • An alarming WhatsApp hack
  • AP stylebook junks ‘mistress’

 

Weekend Advisory

  • Young Bahujan artists using social media to challenge casteism
  • Activist Khalid Saifi’s letter from prison
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