Republican billionaire businessman and television celebrity Donald Trump and Democratic Senator and self-described socialist Bernie Sanders notched impressive wins in the New Hampshire presidential primaries on Tuesday.

The Union Leader daily in the small northeastern state featured the two winning candidates on the top of its front page Wednesday, with further coverage on Hillary Clinton's efforts to minimize her defeat in the Democratic race, as well as the surprise second-place Republican showing for Ohio Governor John Kasich.

By dawn on the East Coast, the New York Times was reporting that Trump had finished with 35.1% to Kasich's 15.9%, with former Florida Governor Jeb Bush and Texas Senator Ted Cruz following close behind.

Sander's won in a landslide, with 60% of the votes over Clinton who garnered 38%. "The government of our great country belongs to all of the people and not just a handful of wealthy campaign contributors and their super PACs," Sanders said after his victory.

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Taliban Redux, Cleaned-Up Image Can't Mask Their Cruel Reality

Twenty years later the Islamist group is back in power in Afghanistan, but trying this time to win international support. Now that several months have passed, experts on the ground can offer a clear assessment if the group has genuinely transformed on such issues as women's rights and free speech.

The Taliban have now been in power for almost five months

Atal Ahmadzai and Faten Ghosn

The international community is closely monitoring the Taliban, after the group re-seized power in Afghanistan in August 2021.

There is legitimate reason for concern. The Taliban are again ruling through fear and draconian rules.

The Taliban’s last regime, in the mid-1990s, was marked by human rights violations, including massacres, mass detentions and rape. The regime collapsed on Nov. 14, 2001, shortly after the U.S. launched its global war on terrorism.

Even after the Taliban officially fell from power, their subsequent two decades of insurgency produced various gross human rights violations, an encompassing term under international human rights law.

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