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Afghans stunned, worried by Trump tweet to bring home U.S. troops early

Taliban leaders have reacted with open delight, welcoming Trump’s Oct. 7 statement and reportedly telling CBS News that they hoped he will win reelection in November. The group’s top spokesman later said his comment to that effect had been “incorrectly” interpreted, after it set off a frenzy of controversy and was rejected by the White House.

But many Afghans and analysts say they fear that if Trump follows through, abruptly dropping the U.S.-Taliban agreement for a conditions-based and gradual pullout of the about 4,500 remaining U.S. troops by May, the country may plunge again into full-scale war and political mayhem.

“If the withdrawal takes place according to the tweet, it will create chaos. The peace process will collapse, and we will go back to square one,” said Ehsanullah Zia, a former senior Afghan official who heads the Kabul office of the U.S. Institute of Peace. “This is the only thing

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Chiefs stunned at home by Raiders for first loss of season

Patrick Mahomes lost to the Las Vegas Raiders for the first time in his NFL career, and the Kansas City Chiefs’ five-game win streak against the Raiders was snapped after a 40-32 loss Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium.

The Raiders had lost seven straight at Arrowhead before Sunday, last winning there in 2012. It was also the Chiefs’ first loss since Week 10 of the 2019 season.

The last time the Raiders scored 40 or more points against the Chiefs? It was on Nov. 5, 2000 — and yes, Jon Gruden was in his first Raiders coaching tenure then. He was 0-4 against them since returning to the team prior to the 2018 season.



a baseball player holding a bat: Raiders wide receiver Nelson Agholor, left, celebrates with quarterback Derek Carr after catching a 59-yard touchdown pass in their win over the Chiefs on Sunday. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)


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Raiders wide receiver Nelson Agholor, left, celebrates with quarterback Derek Carr after catching a 59-yard touchdown pass in their win over the Chiefs on Sunday. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

The Chiefs dropped to

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