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My phone reminds me… Exactly one year ago I was driving through Louisiana as #HurricaneLaura was making landfall as a category 4. I wonder how much recovery there has been since in the hardest hit areas?…
Gulf Coast residents warned to prepare for a Category 3 hurricane as Ida looms
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Every single person here is fleeing for their life and leaving their entire life behind. It’s quite hard to comprehend. #KabulAiport
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Want to help refugees from Afghanistan? Here are some resources: ➡️ @CompassionVann: ➡️ @IslamicRelief: ➡️ @n1leftbehind: ➡️ @RESCUEorg:
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BREAKING: Death toll from Kabul airport attack jumped to 90 that includes children, women and men. 150 more wounded.
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At least 5 explosions have happened outside Kabul airport so far. 40 people were killed & 150 others wounded in the initial 2 blasts. Casualties from 3 more blasts are still unknown a health official tells me.
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“It’s chaos around the (#HKIA) airport. It’s essentially lawless and you cannot rely on the Taliban to provide security.” @CBSNews Senior Foreign Correspondent @charliecbs.…
“This is obviously the worst case scenario coming to pass.” David Martin, @CBSNews National Security correspondent reporting from the Pentagon.…
This sounds like the exact threat officials have been warning about since Saturday. Now fully realized…
The Afghanistan evacuation flights still have days to go. Now this……
More: 25% of @Delta employees are not vaccinated. This makes life much more expensive for them. While @united @FlyFrontier + @HawaiianAir all have mandatory vaccine policies rolling out soon. Which is the better approach for airlines?
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“We’ll get to well over 90% with these steps we’re going to take.” @Delta CEO predicting how much the current 75% vaccination rate at his airline will increase after new “surcharge” hits in November. @CBSNews…
8-year-old Sharifa told me in #Kabul that she wasn't afraid when she lost her leg in a #Taliban attack on her village 4 months ago. When I asked her what she is afraid of now, she replied, "Not being allowed back to school," adding she dreams of becoming a doctor. @CBSNews
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We're getting reports today that some #Taliban members are asking for $500-$2000 from former US military interpreters to get into #Kabul's airport and that some fighters are smuggling their own undocumented relatives inside. @CBSNews
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More: 25% of @Delta employees are not vaccinated. This makes life much more expensive for them. While @united @FlyFrontier + @HawaiianAir all have mandatory vaccine policies rolling out soon. Which is the better approach for airlines?
Just in: @Delta enacting $200/month “surcharge” to any unvaccinated employee as of Nov. 1. They must mask indoors, test weekly and as of Sept. 30 forfeit COVID pay protections. “The time to get vaccinated is now.” @CBSNews @CBSEveningNews @CBSThisMorning
U.S. efforts in Afghanistan were, “hollowed out by corruption, an ancient disease of governance to which America’s nation-building projects are prone. (Think also of Iraq, Kosovo, Bosnia and Haiti.)”…
“The issue is pay and the pandemic. With many existing drivers reevaluating the risks they take for what they make.” (Aren’t we all?) Here’s our @CBSThisMorning report on the pervasive school bus driver shortage.…
New: Get used to the brand name “Comirnaty” (pronounced koe-mir’-na-tee). It’s the @US_FDA’s newly approved COVID vaccine or the @pfizer @BioNTech_Group EUA vaccine w/a different name. “Meets the high standards for safety, effectiveness and… quality.”…
For its part, @Delta says it will “operate using available spare aircraft” so that “commercial operations are not currently impacted.”…
Cargo and charter passenger carrier @AtlasAirWW releases this statement; “Atlas Air is proud to provide [the U.S. military] with essential passenger and cargo services in the region at this critical time.” @CBSNews
Providing four 777-300’s, the largest number of aircraft, @united releases the following statement; “As a global airline and flag carrier for our country, we embrace the responsibility to quickly respond to international challenges like this one.” @CBSNews
These aircraft “will not fly into HKIA.” Instead, they will head to “temporary safe havens and interim staging bases.” Previously CRAF was activated for Op. Desert Shield (1990/1991), and the Op. Iraqi Freedom (2002/2003). @CBSNews
Breaking: For only the 3rd time in history, the @DeptofDefense activates the Civil Air Reserve Fleet (CRAF). 18 commercial aircraft to help transport Kabul evacuees: - @united (4) - @AmericanAir (3) - @Delta (3) - @AtlasAirWW (3) - @OmniAir (3) - @HawaiianAir (2) @CBSNews
Here’s the latest from @CBSNews: Our teams around the country and the world bringing you the latest. - #HurricaneHenri - Afghanistan warning - ICU beds filling up - Back to school campaign - Record flight attempt The @CBSEveningNews Weekend Edition
We’re on the air right now for the East Cost. Join us!…
Tonight on the @CBSEveningNews weekend edition: ⛈ @WeatherProf + @MikeGeorgeCBS on #HurricaneHenri’s NE track 🇦�@roxanasaberiri @EenaRuffinini discuss U.S. evacuation efforts in Kabul @JanetShamlianian on TX teachers bringing students back to school + more Tonight @CBSCbpb
Currently in the danger zone along with anyone near the NE coastline: “The combination of a dangerous storm surge and the tide will cause normally dry areas near the coast to be flooded by rising waters…” Up to 5ft possible in some areas. #HurricaneHenri…
“I learned to go for the clavicle.” Our @CBSEveningNews report on the resumption of @TSA’s self-defense training.…
BREAKING: Pres. Biden announces that the G7 will convene next week to "coordinate our mutual approach...on Afghanistan and moving forward."
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A significant number of folks agree with @GayleKing, when she said, “I’m okay with them duct taping a knucklehead who is out of control.” And the two most common threads in the 3,889 unruly incidents this year? Mask compliance and alcohol. @CBSNews @CBSThisMorning…
More earthquake aftershocks hit Haiti overnight as the death toll rose to over 2,000. @vladduthiersCBS shows how Haitians are helping each other in one of the hardest-hit areas — as officials say more than half a million survivors need aid.
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26% of people surveyed recently still plan to travel in October. But many are like our @AnthonyMasonCBS and remain on the fence. Any of you debating cancelling a trip due to the spread of the #DeltaVariant?
Today @TSA reports a 10-wk low in air travel. On @CBSThisMorning we spoke with women like @angvadel, scrapping plans to see friends they haven’t met with in ages. @hopper’s @AditDamodaran says more people want the option to cancel. Full report… @CBSNews
IT'S OFFICIAL: Pfizer and Moderna booster shots expected to become available for all Americans "the week of September 20 and starting 8 months after an individual’s second dose," federal health officials announce.
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Many people in Afghanistan remain in hiding or on the run, and a NATO official says a stampede at Kabul's airport this morning injured at least 17 people. @roxanasaberi and her @CBSNews team traveled with one group of refugees on an overnight flight out of the country.
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New: @TSA extends the Federal mask mandate for people in transit beyond September, 13 to January 18, 2022. The agency says this is “to minimize the spread of COVID-19 on public transportation.” H/t @kate_krup @CBSNews #WearAMask
Huge (personal) news from Secty @PeteButtigieg and his husband @Chasten. Congratulations!…
Update from a WH official: Kabul airport is open and flights are going in and out, including on the civilian side. Over the last 24 hours, U.S. has moved out more than 700 people, including 150 American citizens. Around 3500 troops total are on the ground to help. More OTW.
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After the fall of Saigon, the Indochina Migration and Refugee Assistance Act allowed 130,000 refugees from South Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia to enter the United States under a special status. The same should be done for Afghan refugees today.
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Just incredible. “The flight was one of several that was able to take off with hundreds of people aboard, and some of the others may have had an even larger load than 640, the official said.”…
CBS News' David Martin reports that there are tens of thousands of Afghans who worked for the U.S. "who now have good reason to fear for their lives." "The honor of the United States depends on getting those Afghans out."
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"Kabul residents are living in absolute fear right now": Afghanistan's UN Representative Ghulam Isaczai says residents reported that the Taliban "have already started house-to-house searches in some neighborhoods, registering names and looking for people in their target list"
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Last year, @NatGeo featured a woman mayor in Afghanistan as part of story on worldwide advances for women. Today, that official, 29 yo Zarifa Ghafari (pictured), said she could not escape—and is waiting for the Taliban to kill her.…
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Just in: @USDOT @NHTSAgov launches probe into @Tesla autopilot systems after eleven crashes, “including some that crashed directly into the vehicles of first responders.” Incidents span from California, to Texas + Massachusetts. @CBSNews has not yet heard from the automaker.
"This is about hard choices. And the choice he made, he believes was in the national security interest of the United States": President Biden's National Security Adviser @jakejsullivan explains the decision to evacuate U.S. forces from Afghanistan
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The only way out for thousands of people.…
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