Scott Detrow

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As moderate and progressive Democrats negotiate where to cut down a broad $3.5 trillion bill containing most of President Biden's domestic priorities, he is talking more and more about incremental progress.

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Editor's note: This story is adapted from the podcast Sacred Ground by WITF's Tim Lambert and NPR's Scott Detrow. It contains explicit language.

Richard Guadagno's memory is scattered through his sister Lori's house two decades after his death.

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Today at the White House, there was a meeting in the Oval Office that has been two years in the making. It started with a phone call, July 2019.

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President Biden said on Friday that his administration is focused on getting Americans out of Afghanistan by Aug. 31 but that he was also committed to trying to evacuate as many Afghan interpreters and others who assisted the U.S. government — a goal that he said was "equally important, almost" to evacuating Americans.

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President Biden talked to the country yesterday for the first time since the Taliban overthrew the Afghan government.

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