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Updated August 16, 2021 at 6:38 PM ET

President Biden on Monday defended his decision to withdraw the U.S. military from Afghanistan despite the swift Taliban takeover of the country and chaotic scenes unfolding in its capital of Kabul as people crowd the airport in an effort to flee.

"I am president of the United States of America, and the buck stops with me," he said. "I am deeply saddened by the facts we now face, but I do not regret my decision."

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A Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s deputy who was shot during a car chase late Saturday night has died. The sheriff’s office says Deputy Ryan Proxmire passed away from his injuries Sunday.

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This story begins on an island: a patch of land that is surrounded by the City of Kalamazoo but is not part of it. This episode originally aired in Nov. 2019.

  


Waldo Library at Western Michigan University - file photo by WMUK
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Western Michigan University students, faculty and staff can get vaccinated, or be tested weekly for COVID-19 this fall.

Anna is smiling and holding a picture of her prizewinning chickens and Megan, to her right, is holding a white banner from the prizes. In the background attendees of the auction stand in a dimly lit pavilion
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Most of the Kalamazoo County fair was canceled this year as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. But unlike last year, kids and youth in 4-H got to bring their animals to the fairgrounds. After nearly two weeks of showing animals from horses to goats to rabbits, the shows ended today with a livestock auction, the fair’s only public event for 2021.


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