Kim Potter was a 26-year veteran of the Brooklyn Center Police Department before she resigned Tuesday. Charges could be brought Wednesday.      
On the record, the Afghan government appears to have accepted President Biden's decision to withdraw American troops from the country by or before Sept. 11, 2021. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said Wednesday that he spoke with Biden and "respects" the decision, adding that the government's security forces are "fully capable" of defending the country in a post-U.S. era. But other reports are suggesting the decision stings. "You cannot achieve a political settlement if you don't have a military presence," an Afghan government security official told The Wall Street Journal, referring to efforts to reach an agreement with the Taliban to end the country's decades-long conflict. "The only leverage the U.S. has over the Taliban is the presence of U.S. forces." An Afghan official briefed on the specifics of Biden's withdrawal plan told The Washington Post that the exit will "embolden" the Taliban. "It gives them a win, and neither the Afghan government or the Americans get anything in return," he said, though he did concede that the new timeline at least provides Kabul some "clarity" and a few extra months to prepare for the U.S. departure. The Taliban, meanwhile, had expected the U.S. to stick to the May 1 withdrawal deadline agreed upon by the Trump administration, and the group has issued a warning to the Biden administration. If "foreign forces fail to exit our country on the specified date, problems will certainly be compounded and those [who] failed to comply with the agreement will be held liable," Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid tweeted Wednesday, per the Post. On Tuesday, the Taliban said it would not participate in any peace negotiations until U.S. and other foreign forces are gone. Read more at The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post.
Ashli Babbitt, 35, was shot attempting to climb through a barricaded door near the House chamber. The officer was firing in defense, DOJ found.      
The trip would be her first foreign visit as vice president and won't include a stop at the U.S.-Mexico border.
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Former President Trump issued a defensive statement late Monday denying CNN's report that he recently rejected Rep. Matt Gaetz's (R-FL) request to meet with him at Mar-a-Lago amid the Florida congressman's blossoming scandal. 
President Biden announced his intent to nominate Christine Wormuth as the next secretary of the Army. If confirmed by the Senate, she will be the first woman to serve in the role. (Image credit: Gabriella Demczuk/Getty Images)
Jurors were expected to hear from defense witnesses in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, charged in George Floyd's death.      
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