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Apple shut down a voting app in Russia. That should worry everyone.

Critics say Apple is not keeping its promise to hold fast when faced with government pressure.

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The Justice for J6 rally is Trump supporters’ attempt at revisionist history

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A US drone strike in Afghanistan was meant to take out an ISIS-K target. Reporting on the ground shows an aid worker and several children were killed. Matthieu Aikins, reporter at the New York Times, explains from Kabul.

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