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Former Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal. Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Bobby Jindal, the former Republican governor of Louisiana, has been named to the board of directors at WellCare Health Plans, a publicly traded health insurance company that mostly operates state Medicaid programs.

Why it matters: Jindal, who will earn about $240,000 in cash and stock in this role, cut his state's Medicaid funding to plug budget holes and refused to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act as governor. WellCare has benefitted from Medicaid expansion, covering 2.7 million people on Medicaid and collecting $17 billion in revenue in 2017.

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Taliban says female students can study in gender-segregated universities

Students hold Taliban flags as they listen towomen speakers before a pro-Taliban rally at the Shaheed Rabbani Education University in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Saturday. Photo: Aamir Qureshi/AFP via Getty Images

Female students in Afghanistan can continue with their university studies, but classes must now be segregated and head coverings are mandatory, the Taliban announced Sunday.

Why it matters: Afghan women and girls have expressed fears they could lose hard-won rights to education, employment and other everyday freedoms, in a return to the oppressive rule they experienced from 1996-2001, when the Taliban last ruled.

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North Korea says it successfully tested "strategic" cruise missiles

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in the capital Pyongyang in 2020. Photo: API/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images

North Korean officials claim to have successfully test-fired new long-range cruise missiles over the weekend.

Why it matters: The new claims made on the state-run KCNA news agency are that it now has "a strategic weapon of great significance" that traveled some 930 miles to hit targets and then land in the sea on Saturday and Sunday.

Red flags for Biden's "over-the-horizon" strategy

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The Biden administration's "over-the-horizon" strategy in Afghanistan is drawing serious questions from lawmakers and counterterrorism experts, as the U.S. withdrawal shifts calculations about threats and capabilities.

Driving the news: Tensions ramped up in an Aug. 27 conference call between President Biden's top national security officials and senators from both parties, sources familiar with the discussions tell Axios.