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We’re covering the collapse of the U.S. peace talks with the Taliban and the highlights of the first week of the N.F.L. season. It’s also a busy week for Congress, which, like me, is returning from a Labor Day break.

Late last month, President Trump met with advisers to consider what could be among the most profound decisions of his presidency: a peace plan with the Taliban after 18 years of fighting in Afghanistan.

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