Showing posts from August 18, 2021

Your Thursday Briefing

By BY NATASHA FROST Briefing Chaotic scenes in Afghanistan. New York Times August 19, 2021 at 03:08AM

Texas Can Ban Common Form of Second-Trimester Abortion, Appeals Court Rules

By BY AZI PAYBARAH U.S. The lower court “committed numerous, reversible legal and factual errors,” according to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. New York Times Law and Legislation, Appeals Courts (US), Abortion August 19, 2021 at 02:33AM

‘Mi futuro es oscuro e incierto’: las mujeres afganas temen por el regreso de los talibanes al poder

By BY FARNAZ FASSIHI AND DAN BILEFSKY en Español Desde que Estados Unidos derrocó a los talibanes, las mujeres y las niñas se han reincorporado a la sociedad de maneras que nunca se habrían logrado sin ese cambio. Ahora esos logros están amenazados. New York Times Women and Girls, Women's Rights, Afghanistan War (2001- ), Human Rights and Human Rights Violations August 19, 2021 at 02:20AM

Corrections: Aug. 19, 2021

By Unknown Author Corrections Corrections that appeared in print on Thursday, Aug. 19, 2021. New York Times August 19, 2021 at 02:16AM

Quotation of the Day: Mass Graves, Makeshift Shelters and No Help

By Unknown Author Today’s Paper Quotation of the Day for Thursday, August 19, 2021. New York Times August 19, 2021 at 02:12AM

Workers laid off from low-wage posts are seeking a career path, not just a new job.

By BY STEVE LOHR World New York Times August 19, 2021 at 02:06AM

Dixie Fire Continues to Spread

By BY REUTERS AND THE ASSOCIATED PRESS U.S. Panicked residents of evacuated communities have sought shelter at a local community college. Firefighters The second largest fire in state history continued to burn, forcing evacuations of multiple communities in Northern California. New York Times Evacuations and Evacuees, Fires and Firefighters August 19, 2021 at 02:05AM

In the ‘Midnight Zone’

By BY DEB AMLEN Crosswords & Games Oliver Roeder, a longtime member of the puzzle community, makes his New York Times Crossword debut. New York Times Crossword Puzzles August 19, 2021 at 02:00AM


By BY EMILY CHAN AND KONEY BAI World 阿富汗总统出逃后首度现身;拜登称美国将从阿富汗撤出所有美国人;港大四名学生因涉嫌“宣扬恐怖主义”被捕;全球最古老银行面临危机……这里是今日要闻。 New York Times August 19, 2021 at 01:58AM

For Mets Offense, ‘the Message Was Sent, and We Got It’

By BY TYLER KEPNER Sports The free-swinging team had been in free-fall when Steven Cohen snapped, criticizing the offense. An extra-innings win on Wednesday turned the volume down. New York Times Baseball August 19, 2021 at 01:47AM

Biden Announces Virus Measures for Schools and Nursing Homes

By BY REUTERS U.S. The Biden administration said that it would take steps to protect educators from reprisals in states whose governors have banned mask requirements and that it would leverage federal funding to force nursing home staff to be vaccinated against the coronavirus. New York Times Vaccination and Immunization, Nursing Homes, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) August 19, 2021 at 01:23AM

Court Blocks a Vast Alaskan Drilling Project, Citing Climate Dangers

By BY CORAL DAVENPORT Climate The multibillion-dollar ConocoPhillips plan, known as Willow, was approved under the Trump administration and then legally supported by the Biden administration. New York Times Global Warming, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, United States Politics and Government, Suits and Litigation (Civil), Oil (Petroleum) and Gasoline August 19, 2021 at 01:16AM

How Our Classrooms Became Battlegrounds

By BY CHARLES M. BLOW Opinion Our schools have long been spaces for right-wing extremist panic to disguise itself as a defense of children. New York Times Whites, Race and Ethnicity, Black People, Education (K-12), Right-Wing Extremism and Alt-Right, Discrimination, Law and Legislation, Coronavirus Reopenings August 19, 2021 at 12:29AM

Taliban intensify search for those who worked with U.S. and British forces, U.N. document says.

By BY TRACI CARL AND RICK GLADSTONE World New York Times Afghanistan War (2001- ) August 19, 2021 at 12:17AM

What to Know About Boosters if You Got the Johnson & Johnson Vaccine

By BY EMILY ANTHES Health Health experts say that boosters are likely to be needed eventually and that more data should be available in the next several weeks. New York Times Vaccination and Immunization, Drugs (Pharmaceuticals), Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), your-feed-health August 19, 2021 at 12:16AM

Biden Ramps Up Virus Strategy for Nursing Homes and Schools, and Urges Booster Shots

By BY SHARON LAFRANIERE, SHERYL GAY STOLBERG AND ERICA L. GREEN U.S. The new strategies — including encouraging booster shots for most vaccinated Americans — reflect concerns that the Delta variant is erasing progress against the pandemic. New York Times Coronavirus Risks and Safety Concerns, Coronavirus Delta Variant, Masks, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), Vaccination and Immunization, United States Politics and Government, Nursing Homes, Education (K-12) August 18, 2021 at 11:51PM

Coronavirus is just one of Afghanistan’s many health concerns.

By BY DANIEL E. SLOTNIK AND DAN LEVIN World New York Times Afghanistan War (2001- ) August 18, 2021 at 11:51PM

Series of U.S. Actions Left Afghan Allies Frantic, Stranded and Eager to Get Out

By BY ZOLAN KANNO-YOUNGS AND ANNIE KARNI U.S. President Biden’s decision not to begin mass evacuations of Afghans months ago has left thousands of people in limbo. New York Times Afghanistan War (2001- ), Evacuations and Evacuees, Refugees and Displaced Persons, Immigration and Emigration, Visas, United States Politics and Government, United States International Relations, United States Defense and Military Forces August 18, 2021 at 11:48PM

U.S. Focused on Evacuating Americans, Allies From Afghanistan

By BY REUTERS U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd J. Austin III and Gen. Mark A. Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said the military operation in Kabul, Afghanistan, will ensure Americans and eligible Afghans can be safely evacuated. New York Times Evacuations and Evacuees August 18, 2021 at 11:46PM

Afghan President Blames ‘Political Failure’ for Taliban Takeover

By BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS World President Ashraf Ghani of Afghanistan said in a videotaped statement from the United Arab Emirates that the fall of his government was the result of a peace process that had not reflected the will of the Afghan people. New York Times Politics and Government August 18, 2021 at 11:35PM

An American couple filmed their desperate bid to escape Kabul.

By BY MARIA ABI-HABIB World New York Times Afghanistan War (2001- ) August 18, 2021 at 11:14PM

First Resistance to Taliban Rule Tests Afghanistan’s Uncertain Future

By BY RICHARD PÉREZ-PEÑA World While the militants appear firmly in control, some prominent figures vowed to continue resistance as protests erupted in two cities and millions of Afghans parsed clues about the Taliban’s intentions. New York Times Afghanistan War (2001- ), Women's Rights, Women and Girls, United States International Relations August 18, 2021 at 11:10PM

Biden Rattles U.K. With His Afghanistan Policy

By BY MARK LANDLER World Britain was the second-largest supplier of troops to Afghanistan, and the United States’ rapid withdrawal from the country has left some embittered. New York Times Afghanistan War (2001- ), United States International Relations, Politics and Government August 18, 2021 at 07:20AM

As evacuations accelerate, U.S. admits that body parts were found inside a plane that left Kabul.

By BY HELENE COOPER, ERIC SCHMITT AND SHASHANK BENGALI World New York Times August 18, 2021 at 07:10AM

Fans Find Joy in a Long-Delayed Season of Bets and Feasts

By BY JOE DRAPE AND AMANDA PICOTTE Sports A day at the track begins with a race to the picnic tables. New York Times Summer (Season), Horses August 18, 2021 at 07:00AM

‘Ingresan para morir’: el coronavirus muestra las fallas del sistema de salud cubano

By BY FRANCES ROBLES en Español Después de la contingencia del coronavirus en 2020, Cuba ha sido devastada por la variante delta, que es altamente contagiosa y ha aumentado las tasas de casos e inundado el sistema de salud con pacientes. New York Times Disease Rates, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), Medicine and Health, Shortages, Vaccination and Immunization, Oxygen August 18, 2021 at 07:00AM

Spelling Bee Forum

By BY ISAAC ARONOW AND DOUG MENNELLA Crosswords & Games Feeling stuck on today’s puzzle? We can help. New York Times August 18, 2021 at 07:00AM