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Kalamazoo Sheriff Rick Fuller says his department is in mourning following the death of Deputy Ryan Proxmire over the weekend. Proxmire was shot Saturday night during a rolling gunfight in eastern Kalamazoo County.

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President Biden is set to deliver remarks on Afghanistan after a tumultuous weekend that saw the U.S.-backed government fall to the Taliban. Biden's remarks also come as chaos has enveloped Kabul and its airport as thousands of people attempt to flee the country.

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.