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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)

Airbnb says it will give temporary free housing to 20,000 Afghan refugees (NY Times)

House passes John Lewis voting rights bill that’s set to stall in Senate (Politico)

House Democrats clear path toward passing $3.5 trillion budget bill and infrastructure plan after breaking stalemate (CNBC)

Coronavirus news

J&J vaccine booster shot raises antibody levels 9-fold, company says (ABC News)

US Covid cases among children have surged to one of its highest rates of the pandemic. Experts warn it may get worse (CNN)

Florida Becomes First State to Overtake Winter COVID Death Figures (Newsweek)

CVS will require nurses, pharmacists, corporate employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID (MassLive)

Hawaii’s Governor to Traveling Public: ‘Stay Home’ (NBC LA)

Other trending headlines

Workers making Oreos and other Nabisco snacks are on strike in five states (NY Times)

Taylor Swift Joins TikTok—And Her Dress Instantly Sells Out (Vogue)

Charlie Watts, legendary drummer of the Rolling Stones, dead at 80 (AP)

Nirvana sued by the baby from Nevermind’s album cover (BBC)