Headlines for August 31, 2021

Taliban Celebrate as Last U.S. Troops Leave AfghanistanOver 1 Million in Path of Hurricane Ida Could Remain Without Power for WeeksFlorida Withholds Funds to Schools Defying Gov. DeSantis's Ban on Mask MandatesAdvocates Demand Biden End Deportations to Haiti After Devastating EarthquakeOver 500 Migrants Rescued in Mediterranean; EU Plans to Bar Entry to Afghan RefugeesU.N. Hails End to Worldwide Use of Toxic Leaded GasolineMass Evacuations Ordered for Lake Tahoe Region as Caldor Wildfire SpreadsFederal Court Strikes Down Trump-Era Rule Gutting Clean Water ActEmergency Petition Asks U.S. Supreme Court to Halt Texas Anti-Choice LawTexas House Advances Bill to Severely Restrict Use of Abortion PillsLawmakers Order Telecom Companies to Preserve Records…

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Headlines for August 30, 2021

Up to 10 People Killed in U.S. Strike in Kabul, Rockets Fired at Airport as Withdrawal Deadline NearsHurricane Ida Slams into Louisiana, Killing One Person, Cutting Power to Entire City of New OrleansFlorida Judge Says Schools Can Impose Mask Mandates; Dr. Fauci Banks Vaccine Mandates for StudentsRev. Jesse Jackson Transfers to Rehab as Wife Moves to ICU; Conservative Radio Hosts Die of COVID-19Thousands Rally for Voting Rights on Anniversary of March on Washington30 Yemeni Soldiers Killed in Attack During Military ExerciseIsrael Launches New Airstrikes on Gaza; Soldiers Use Live Fire on Palestinian ProtestersKidnapped Nigerian Children Freed After Months in CaptivityMexican Authorities Attack Caravan of U.S.-Bound Asylum SeekersExtinction Rebellion…

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Headlines for August 27, 2021

At Least 110 Killed as Suicide Bombers Strike Crowds Outside Kabul AirportSupreme Court Strikes Down Eviction Moratorium Despite Surging Coronavirus CasesIllinois Reinstates Mask Mandate While Texas Bans Vaccine MandatesCDC Warns Against Use of Livestock Dewormer Drug Ivermectin on COVID-19 PatientsTexas House Republicans Advance Voter Suppression BillIsraeli Forces Fire Live Rounds and Tear Gas at Palestinians Protesting Gaza BlockadeBiden and New Israeli Prime Minister to Meet After White House Meeting PostponedFlash Floods and Mudslides in Venezuela Kill at Least 2012 Million in Iraq and Syria at Risk from Drought Fueled by Climate CrisisCaldor Fire Approaches Lake Tahoe, Prompting Evacuation WarningsTropical Storm Ida Could Hit Gulf Coast as Category 3…

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Headlines for August 26, 2021

U.S. Begins Final Phase of Kabul Evacuations as Withdrawal Deadline LoomsU.S. Embassy Warns of ISIS Plot to Attack Kabul AirportU.S. COVID-19 Hospitalizations Top 100,000 for First Time Since JanuaryNY Gov. Hochul Promises "Clear, Honest Picture" of COVID-19 Toll After Cuomo Cover-Up of DeathsPan American Health Organization Blasts COVID-19 Vaccine InequityHouse Probe Seeks Documents from Trump's Inner Circle Regarding January 6 AttackPro-Trump Attorneys Face Possible Disbarment After Federal Judge's Scathing RulingMichigan Man Gets 6-Year Sentence for Plot to Kidnap Gov. WhitmerCourt Upholds Death Sentence for White Supremacist Who Killed 9 at Emanuel AME ChurchNewly Surfaced Video Shows White Louisiana Police Officer Brutally Beating Black MotoristCarbon Dioxide Levels Soared Above…

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Headlines for August 25, 2021

Biden: U.S. "On Pace" to Withdraw from Afghanistan by Aug. 31Taliban Blocks Afghans from Accessing Kabul AirportWorld Bank Cuts Funds for Afghanistan as U.N. Warns of Looming CatastropheHouse Democrats Approve $3.5 Trillion Budget ResolutionHouse Passes John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement ActImmigration: Supreme Court Revives Trump's "Remain in Mexico" ProgramJudge Faults DHS for Not Considering Ecological Harm of Militarizing BorderU.S. Records 1,400 New COVID Deaths as AMA Calls for Broad Vaccine MandatesU.S. & Cuba Pledge Vaccines for Vietnam, But Only Cuba Offers to Share Vaccine TechnologyMinnesota Court Denies Appeal Aimed at Halting Enbridge Line 3 PipelineIndigenous Groups Protest Against Bolsonaro in BrasíliaStudent Leader Assassinated in Colombia, Three Years After…

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Headlines for August 24, 2021

Leaders of the G7 group of wealthy nations are meeting virtually today to discuss the Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan, where they’re expected to ask President Biden to extend the U.S. troop presence in Kabul past the August 31 deadline for withdrawal. On Monday, Taliban spokesman Suhail Shaheen told Sky News that the U.S. would “face consequences” if its troops remained in Afghanistan into September. Suhail Shaheen: “President Biden announced this agreement that ’til 31st of August they would withdraw all their military forces. So, if they extend it, that means they are extending occupation.” Thousands of people remain camped outside of Kabul’s airport in an increasingly desperate bid…

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Headlines for August 23, 2021

Chaos and Desperation Reign at Kabul Airport as Afghans Try to Evacuate Taliban TakeoverTaliban Leader Arrives for Talks in Kabul as Afghans Demand Security and JobsU.S. Tops 1,000 Daily COVID-19 Deaths for First Time Since MarchSri Lanka Locks Down for 10 Days Amid Worst COVID-19 Surge of PandemicIndia and Taiwan Roll Out Domestically Produced COVID Vaccines Despite Lack of Trial DataDeath Toll from Tennessee Flash Floods Rises to 22; Hurricane Grace Kills at Least 8 in MexicoMore Than 50 Feared Dead After Boat Carrying Refugees Capsizes En Route to Canary IslandsUNICEF Says Fighting in Syria Is Increasingly Killing ChildrenDozens of Palestinians Hurt as Israeli Soldiers Fire on ProtestersClimate…

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Headlines for August 20, 2021

Pentagon Boosts U.S. Troop Levels in Kabul as Chaotic Evacuations Follow Taliban TakeoverTaliban Says It Executed Former Islamic State Leader Abu Omar KhorasaniAfghan Youth Soccer Player Zaki Anwari Died in Fall from U.S. Plane Evacuating Kabul AirportAfghan Immigrants in Greece Demand Sanctuary for Refugees Fleeing AfghanistanWHO Slams Rich Nations for Offering Booster Shots While Just 2% of Africa's Population Is VaccinatedTexas Supreme Court to Allow Schools to Defy Gov. Abbott's Ban on Mask MandatesMajor Hospital in Port-au-Prince Closes After Gangs Kidnap Doctors, Hampering Earthquake ReliefRep. Mo Brooks Voices Sympathy for Man Behind Capitol Hill Bomb ThreatTexas House Reaches Quorum After Dems Return to Capitol as Fate of Voting…

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Headlines for August 19, 2021

President Biden says U.S. troops will stay in Afghanistan until every American is evacuated, even if that means staying beyond his August 31 deadline. This comes as evacuation flights continue from the airport in Kabul, but many Afghans can’t make it safely to the airport. Taliban fighters have shot at and whipped some of the people trying to flee. Meanwhile, on Wednesday night, U.S. forces fired tear gas at Afghans trying to reach the airport, which is controlled by the U.S. military. Al Jazeera reports at least 12 people have been killed in or around the airport this week. Meanwhile, President Biden is defending his handling of the…

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Headlines for August 18, 2021

Taliban Addresses Women's Rights, Press Freedom in First Press Conference Since TakeoverU.S. Continues Evacuations as Top Dems Pledge to Investigate Biden's Afghanistan ExitHaiti Earthquake Death Toll Hits 2,000 as Survivors, Many Now Unhoused, Lashed by Tropical StormTexas Gov. Greg Abbott Tests Positive for CoronavirusAlabama Runs Out of ICU Beds; 3,000 NOLA Students and Staff in QuarantineNew Zealand Orders Lockdown After ID'ing One COVID CaseTokyo Extends State of Emergency; Thai Protesters Demand PM Step Down for Mishandling COVIDIndia Bans Single-Use Plastics, But New Law Contains Major LoopholesCaldor and Dixie Fires Rage in Northern California; French Wildfire Displaces ThousandsRep. Terri Sewell Introduces John Lewis Voting Rights Act in Front of…

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