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The pace of evacuation flights from Kabul accelerated today after a double suicide attack that killed 13 US soldiers and 72 Afghans – the deadliest day for US forces in Afghanistan. more than a decade.

Joe Biden Address the masterminds behind the attack In an update to the nation yesterday, he tells them: “We will chase you down and make you pay.”

  • The explosives had reportedly exploded – a car bomb and an explosive belt Within minutes of each other at 6pm local time yesterday, one near the Abbey Gate and the other near the Baron Hotel. Witness description Chaos Sirens and gunfire from the Taliban trying to disperse the crowd.

  • A branch of the Islamic State in Afghanistan Known as the Islamic State of Khorasan (ISKP) Responsibility. The Taliban, al-Qaeda, Afghan government forces, and the United States all opposed the expansion of ISIS in Kosovo, whose targets included Shiite Muslims, journalists, foreigners, civilian infrastructure, and the military.

  • The US president has not indicated that he plans to extend the evacuations After the month-end deadline.

Kabul airport attack provides a gloomy glimpse To what will come to Afghanistan once the evacuations are over. For more Afghanistan news, follow the live blog Here.

The number of Covid hospital admissions in the US rose above 100,000 for the first time since January

Paramedics transport a man with COVID symptoms to a hospital in Houston, Texas
Paramedics transport a man with COVID symptoms to a hospital in Houston, Texas, on Wednesday. Photo: John Moore/Getty Images

US Department of Health and Human Services Reporting That 100,317 inpatient beds are occupied by Covid patients, the first time that number has risen to more than 100,000 since January, when a mass vaccination campaign was in full swing.

The third defendant testifies that R. Kelly was “controlling” the person who “put the fear of God in me.”

R Kelly appears during a hearing at Leighton Criminal Court in Chicago, Illinois
R Kelly appears during a hearing at Leighton Criminal Court in Chicago, Illinois. Photo: Antonio Pérez/AFP/Getty Images

Prosecutors have accused R&B singer R Kelly of using his fame to abuse women and young women for decades, Accused him of blackmail And in violation of the Mann Act, which prohibits the transfer of women or girls for the purpose of prostitution or debauchery. Kelly, 54, has pleaded not guilty to all charges.

Texas House Passes Sweeping Bill Restrictions on Voting

House Speaker Ded Phelan, R-Orange, chairs as the House prepares to debate the SB1 voting bill Thursday
House Speaker Ded Phelan, R-Orange, chairs as the House prepares to debate the SB1 voting bill Thursday. Photo: Eric Jay/Associated Press

Texas House of Representatives A sweeping election bill has passed That Texas Democrats called “Jim Crow 2.0” fled the state earlier this summer in an attempt to thwart it.

The bill — banning 24-hour and in-car voting, prohibiting election officials from sending absentee ballot requests, imposing new identification requirements on mail-in ballots, and giving more freedom to partisan poll monitors at polling sites — passed 79 to 37. voted mostly from the partisan line, and now moving to the Texas Senate, which has already passed a similar measure.

In other news…

Donald Trump supporters gather for a rally
Donald Trump supporters gather for a “Stop the Robbery” rally in Washington, DC in January. Photography: Amy Harris/Rex/Shutterstock

Today’s stats: The median sale price of a single-family home in Bozeman, Montana, increased 49% in one year

Michael Schmidt, an IHOP restaurant employee for eight years, poses for a photo on his bike on the street where he—and others—live at their camp, in Bozeman, Montana.
Michael Schmidt, an IHOP restaurant employee for eight years, poses for a photo on his bike on the street where he—and others—live at their camp, in Bozeman, Montana. Photography: Janie Osborne

The American West has It has become increasingly unsustainable place To live as wealthy people are looking for more spacious pastures to realize their dreams of living in their own homes. In Bozeman, Montana, many people can no longer afford the rent, and live in campgrounds or in cars.

Don’t miss this: Haiti still needs help

Unica lies next to her mother, Gertha Wilt, who was injured in the earthquake, in a hospital in Haiti
Unica lies beside her mother, Gertha Wilt, who was injured in the earthquake, in a hospital in Haiti. Photo: Matias Delacroix/AP

Two weeks after a 7.2-magnitude earthquake devastated southern Haiti, killing more than 2,200 people and displacing 30,000 families, Government support was lacking In a temporary shelter in Cavaione. The residents of the shelter have no food or medicine, and a water tank has been provided by two charities as the only help they have received so far. They have to skip meals when they can’t raise money to buy supplies, and they have to rely on neighbors to use the bathroom.

Climate check: Air pollution linked to more severe mental illness

Canary Wharf in London
A long-term study at Canary Wharf in London showed that exposure to high levels of air pollution over a decade was associated with an increased risk of dementia. Photography: Nick Ansell/PA

Study in London, England, found that a relatively small increase in exposure to nitrogen dioxide resulted in a 32% increase in the risk of needing community treatment and an 18% increase in the risk of hospitalization.

The last thing: What haunts Zillow

Lizzie Borden's home in Fall River, Massachusetts, where Lizzie murdered her parents in 1892.
Lizzie Borden’s home in Fall River, Massachusetts, where Lizzie murdered her parents in 1892. Photography: Lizzie Borden House

Some features come with more than a leaky bathroom faucet or a creaking floorboard. some property “stigmatized” – Either because of some bloody history, like being the site of horrific murders or because it’s allegedly haunted. While half of the states have a law requiring disclosure of property history, the other half operate under it Buyer awareness Buyer awareness.

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