September 21, 2021

Headlines for August 18, 2021

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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 Edmund Pettus BridgeReproductive Rights Groups Challenge Abortion Laws in Arizona and MontanaNabisco Workers in Virginia, Oregon and Colorado Strike Against Long Hours, OutsourcingPhiladelphia Ex-Cops Charged in Wrongful Conviction of Black Man Who Was Jailed for 25 YearsSacklers Say They Won't Pay $4.5 Billion Opioids Settlement Unless Shielded from Future Lawsuits