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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.

Top stories

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 DC ‘very seriously’ (CNN)

Coronavirus news

Get vaccinated or else: Colleges roll out new punishments for holdouts (Politico)

EU regulator evaluating if COVID vaccine booster is needed (AP)

This Labor Day saw 300% more new Covid-19 cases on average than last year (CNN)

Authorities race to contain deadly Nipah virus outbreak in India (CBS)

Vietnam: Man gets five years in jail for spreading Covid (BBC)

Other trending headlines

Jill Biden heads back to classroom as a working first lady (AP)

Hurricane Larry could push severe swells to East Coast; Louisiana braces for more rain (USA Today)

Former Marine’s bloody rampage rattles Florida community (AP)

Michael K. Williams, ‘The Wire’ and ‘Boardwalk Empire’ Star, Dead at 54 (Rolling Stone)

Legendary Soccer Star Pelé Undergoes Surgery to Remove Tumor (People)

Girl, 6, dies on ride at Colorado amusement park (AP)