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Tuesday August 31st, 2021 day edition

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More than 70 defendants who’ve been sentenced so far have gotten an average of about 27 months behind bars.

At least 19 who have been sentenced across the country got no prison time or time served, according to the AP’s review.

Many pleaded guilty to lower-level offenses, such as misdemeanor assault, but some were convicted of more serious charges, including civil disorder.

Some Jan. 6 defendants have complained it’s unfair they aren’t getting the same deals.

Since Biden took office in January, federal prosecutors have brought some new cases stemming from last year’s protests.

William Barr, who as attorney general led the Justice Department last year under Trump, pushed federal prosecutors to aggressively go after protesters who caused violence.

He was sentenced this summer to two years in prison after pleading guilty to maliciously damaging a police vehicle with fire. »

Last plane carrying Americans from Afghanistan departs as longest U.S. war concludes

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. has completed efforts to evacuate its remaining civilians and troops from Afghanistan , effectively ending the longest war in U.S. history, the Defense Department said Monday.

A C-17 military transport plane takes off into the sunset as Taliban forces are stationed outside the airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Monday.

Blinken said the departure of U.S. forces means "a new chapter of America's engagement with Afghanistan has begun." »

Nike closes offices for a week to give employees a mental health break

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Global apparel and shoe company Nike is putting some of its employees’ mental health ahead of productivity.

It has closed its corporate offices for the week so employees can “enjoy additional time off to rest and recover,” according to a statement.

In 2020 and 2021, companies began placing more of an emphasis on employees’ mental health by giving them more time off. »

Bernard Guetta : « L’Amérique se détourne du monde… Européens, réveillons-nous ! »

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La fuite éperdue des Français d’Algérie avait été autrement plus atroce que ces moments d’horreur à Kaboul.

A Saïgon, c’est devant le bloc communiste que les Etats-Unis perdaient la bataille et on ne compte plus les attentats comme ceux de jeudi depuis le 11-Septembre.

Article réservé à nos abonnés Lire aussi James F. Jeffrey : « L’armée américaine a fait un boulot catastrophique en Afghanistan ». »