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After Afghanistan, Biden stakes presidency on domestic battles

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Washington (AFP) – This has been a miserable summer for Joe Biden but with the last troops out of Afghanistan the Democrat will now hope to relaunch his struggling presidency back home. From the initial chaos in which Afghans tried clinging to departing US planes, to last Thursday’s deaths of 13 US service members in a suicide bombing, the evacuation from Taliban-controlled Kabul has been ugly and traumatic. How much it has hurt Biden politically is the question ricocheting around the White House, Congress and a divided nation. A longtime former senator and two-term vice president, Biden long …

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