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The Taliban rejected the possibility of cooperating with the U.S. in counterterrorism efforts targeting ISIS-K. 

A U.S. delegation led by Central Intelligence Agency Deputy Director David Cohen met with senior Taliban officials in Doha, Qatar, to discuss terrorism threats, evacuations of Americans and Afghan allies who have been stranded in Taliban territory, and humanitarian aid. Officials told CBS News that the meeting “is not about granting recognition or conferring legitimacy.”

Taliban political spokesman Suhail Shaheen told The Associated Press that the group intends to fight ISIS “independently” while another Taliban official told Newsweek that the U.S. is to blame for the growth of ISIS in Afghanistan.

How do you feel about the Taliban rejecting U.S. cooperation against ISIS-K?

Inflation Accelerates, Consumer Prices Grow 5.4%

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) on Wednesday reported that the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 0.4% in September. Over the last 12 months, the all items index increased 5.4% (before seasonal adjustment).

  • Fuel oil increased 42.6% over the last 12 months, including a 3.9% increase from August to September.
  • Gasoline prices of all kinds increased by 42.1% over the last 12 months.
  • Used cars and trucks increased 24.4% over the last 12 months, although they declined by 3.7% from August to September.

Want more? Here’s a rundown of the common items which have seen the largest increase in inflation.

How do you feel about the rise in consumer prices?

Witness What Rising Oceans Will Do to Famous U.S. Cities

Wonder what the world will look like if carbon emissions aren't cut?

Here's a preview:

Our full video can be found here.

Once you watch, you'll understand why we're teaming up with the Ocean Voyages Institute for their Clean Oceans Campaign.

OVI's goal: set a new world record in 2021 by cleaning up 1 million pounds of toxic plastics from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. 

To help OVI reach this goal, they've partnered with WinTogether for a unique charitable sweepstakes: by donating to the Clean Oceans Campaign, you'll be entered to win a trip for two to Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands.

All the Memes Fit to Post

And, In The End...

Just Say Yes To Pugs on this National Pug Day...

Good luck looking at that pic while also celebrating National Grouch Day,

—Josh Herman

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