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Elizabeth Warren apologizes for Native American heritage claims

Sen. Elizabeth Warren speaks to The Post’s Annie Linskey after her apology for claims of Native American heritage. Plus, Karen DeYoung on the Trump administration’s approach to peace in Afghanistan. And just how many pets do Americans have?
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Warren: ‘I am sorry’ for American Indian heritage claims
As she prepares to formally announce her presidential bid, Sen. Elizabeth Warren apologized for identifying herself Native American for almost two decades.

Annie Linskey covers the 2020 presidential campaign for The Post. Before Warren's interview with Linskey on Tuesday, the Massachusetts Democrat had never stated quite so publicly that she was sorry.

“I am not a tribal citizen. Tribes and only tribes determine tribal citizenship,” Warren said in an interview with The Post. “I’m also sorry for not being more mindful about this decades ago.”

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U.S. begins peace talks with the Taliban, excludes Afghan government
President Trump plans to withdraw nearly half of the U.S. troop contingent in Afghanistan, after nearly 20 years on the ground there. Last month, the United States began preliminary negotiations directly with the Taliban over an exit plan, leaving Afghanistan out of the peace talks.

Karen DeYoung, a senior national security correspondent with The Post, says Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and his advisers “have been increasingly perturbed at being excluded from the talks,” expanding a rift between Afghan government officials and the U.S. peace envoy, Zalmay Khalilzad.

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Why it’s so hard to figure out how many Americans have pets
How many cats and dogs are there in the United States? Surveys disagree.

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