Coronavirus updates, Afghanistan news & more: What’s trending today

A look at some of the top stories trending online today around the world including the latest news about the Taliban’s takeover in Afghanistan, coronavirus updates and much more.

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Pandemic unemployment benefits just expired. What will families do now? (NBC News)

Planes Chartered To Evacuate Americans And Others From Afghanistan Remain Grounded (NPR)

Afghanistan news: Taliban consolidates control, but women protesters still fight for rights (Washington Post)

Taliban look set to unveil new government after claiming Panjshir (NBC)

Ex-FBI official says law enforcement needs to take upcoming right-wing rally in

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Coronavirus news, Afghanistan updates & more: What’s trending today

A look at some of the top stories trending online today around the world including the latest news and developments concerning Afghanistan, coronavirus updates and much more.

Top stories

Biden: U.S on track to finish Afghanistan evacuations by Aug. 31 (Yahoo)

Afghanistan is ‘weeks to months’ from economic collapse, experts say (NBC News)

Taliban say they won’t allow Afghans to leave country, reject evacuation extension (CNN)

2 congressmen secretly visited Kabul during evacuation efforts (CBS)

World Bank halts aid to Afghanistan, ‘deeply concerned’ on prospects for women (CNBC)

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This ‘letter from a wife’ is going viral, here’s why

Work from home has now become a new normal in the post-pandemic world. Now, a viral letter of an employee’s wife pleading the boss to resume office has netizens laughing out loud, with many saying it’s totally relatable.

The letter got a wider attention when business tycoon Harsh Goenka shared it on Twitter, candidly admitting to his followers: “Don’t know how to respond to her”.

“Dear Sir. I am the wife of your employee Manoj. This is a humble appeal to allow him to work from office now. He is doubly vaccinated and will maintain all Covid protocols,” the letter

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Trend to monitor, impact of Ravens’ injuries and favorite projections

Trend to watch: Play-action passing on first down

Here’s a look at league-wide percentages of passing plays called on first down over the last five seasons (listed in order from 2016 to 2020): 49.9, 47.1, 50.1, 48.1 and 49.7. Now, here’s the breakdown of play-action rates on first down during that same span: 30.5, 34.9, 35.7, 36.8 and 37.7. While passing on first down has been relatively steady over the last half-decade, the utilization of play-action on first down has increased. The trend makes sense with defenses having to honor both the pass and the run on first down, so

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Elderly woman feeds elephant with her hands in heartwarming viral video. Watch

A heartwarming video of an elderly woman feeding an elephant with her hands has gone viral on social media.

Elderly woman feeds elephant with her hands in heartwarming viral video. (Photos: Twitter)

Elderly woman feeds elephant with her hands in heartwarming viral video. (Photos: Twitter)

A heartwarming video of an elderly woman feeding an elephant with her hands is doing the rounds of the internet and social media users, after watching the clip, reiterated that there is nothing like a mother’s love.

Gannuprem, a Twitter account with over 29,000 followers, posted the 30-second clip and it has gone viral with around 20,000 views so far.

The clip has been shot at the compound

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