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Blinken defends Biden decision; Afghanistan on the brink

It’s Day 2 for US Secretary of State Antony Blinken in the hot seat once again facing another grilling by Congress in regards to the withdrawal from Afghanistan. Secretary Blinken doubled down, saying that the US intelligence community did not forsee how quickly the Taliban would take over Afghanistan. RT’s Murad Gazdiev, who is on the ground in Kabul (1:10) and RT’s Alex Mihailovich reports on how the world is responding to this new leadership and who will recognize the Taliban officially. (3:16) Then, Former Pentagon official Michael Maloof gives his analysis. (6:27) Facebook has long said that it applies the same rules to all posts, but according to internal documents obtained by Wall Street Journal the tech giant allowed millions of politicians, celebrities and other high-profile users to break those rules without consequence. RT America’s Sayeh Tavangar has the scoop. (10:28) The California recall election is taking place as embattled sitting governor Gavin Newsom is facing a growing call for him to step down by way of a special recall election. Democratic commentator and strategist Jonathan Harris and NYT bestselling author & president of the Schlafly Eagle Forum, Ed Martin join a panel to discuss. (13:50)

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