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FORT BLISS, TX - JUNE 25: An entrance to Fort Bliss is shown as reports indicate the military will begin to construct temporary housing for migrants on June 25, 2018 in Fort Bliss, Texas. The reports say that the Trump administration will use Fort Bliss and Goodfellow Air Force Base to house detained migrants as they are processed through the legal system. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Texas military base houses 10K Afghan evacuees

According to officials, roughly 10,000 Afghan evacuees are being housed at Texas military base Fort Bliss. In just 15 days the base was transformed into a temporary refugee village providing services like medical care, catering and transportation.


US Secretary of State Antony Blinken gives remarks during a 9/11 commemoration event to mark the 20th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks, at the State Department in Washington, D.C. (Photo by EVELYN HOCKSTEIN/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Blinken commemorates 9/11 by honoring U.S. troops

Secretary of State Antony Blinken marked 20 years since September 11. During a commemoration speech on Friday, Blinken honored all Americans who died that day as well as the U.S. troops who paid the ultimate price during the war in Afghanistan.