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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott Tests Positive For The Coronavirus

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| The Republican Texas governor, who has been fully vaccinated and has no symptoms, "will isolate in the Governor's Mansion and continue to test daily," his office announced.

The Simple Steps You Can Take Right Now To Help Afghan Refugees


The Pentagon has set a goal of evacuating 9,000 people a day from the country. Those coming to the U.S. need assistance, as do those remaining in Afghanistan.

An Ex-Senior Afghan Official Is Hiding From The Taliban, And Growing Angry At America


"I am not safe," a former high-ranking Afghan official texts from a hidden location, saying the Taliban have sent killers after them.

Here's What The Historic Increase In Food Stamp Benefits Could Mean For You


The average SNAP benefit will increase by $36.24 per person, per month, starting in October.

After The Taliban Takeover Of Kabul, Here's What We Know


President Biden addressed the nation after images from the airport in the Afghan capital showed desperate people fleeing before the Taliban advance. He said he stands by his decision to withdraw.

57 Hospitalized After Tour Bus Crashes On NY Thruway


All people aboard the Niagara Falls-bound bus were taken to hospitals for injuries ranging from minor to serious, state police said.

3 Florida Educators Die Of COVID-19 Within 24 Hours As Schools Prepare To Reopen


Less than a week before schools are set to reopen in Broward County, Fla., local union officials say three educators have died of complications from the coronavirus. None of them were vaccinated.

U.S. Embassy In Kabul Tells Staff To Destroy Sensitive Material And Evacuate


A memo obtained by NPR lays out the emergency preparations being made by American diplomats at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul — including the destruction of sensitive documents and computers.

What The New Census Data Shows About Race Depends On How You Look At It


Growing numbers of people in the U.S. are reporting on census forms that they identify with more than one racial group. But they're often hidden in breakdowns of the country's demographics.