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At least 27 California students, 3-year-old boy still stranded in Afghanistan

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At least 27 California school students remain stranded in Afghanistan — along with a 3-year-old boy whose family were badly beaten by the Taliban while trying to flee with his family, according to reports.

Officials say at least 24 students are still stranded from one district in the Sacremento area, while another three in El Cajon have yet to safely escape the war-ravaged country.

Officials from San Juan Unified school district told the Sacramento Bee that its two dozen students still in the Taliban-controlled nation is drastically down from the initial 150.

The area is home to nearly 10,000 Afghan people, accounting for about one out of every nine Afghans in the US, the paper said.

Meanwhile, the Cajon Valley Union School District in El Cajon told The San Diego Union-Tribune that three of its students were still stranded after the final withdrawal of US troops.

That number was also down after four families — seven adults and 14 children — managed to safely return to their homes in El Cajon, district spokesman Howard Shen told the paper. Another three families are also safely out of Afghanistan and heading home, Shen said.

The US troop withdrawal from Afghanistan has stranded between 100 and 200 American citizens who want to return to the states
The family of the three-year-old stuck in Afghanistan say they were attacked by the Taliban when trying to leave.
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All of the families were visiting relatives during the summer break and were caught off guard by the sudden takeover by the Taliban and the chaos it sparked for those trying to leave, the paper said.

The district has been “exploring alternative strategies” to get the families out because “the airlift is no longer an avenue,” Shen had told Fox News.

District official Mike Serban warned that “it’s a bigger picture than just our district” amid reports that passports and IDs have been burned, making it difficult to confirm Americans still trapped.

Taliban fighters stand ready as the militant group secure the Hamid Karzai International Airport on Aug. 31, 2021.
Taliban fighters stand ready as the militant group secure the Hamid Karzai International Airport on Aug. 31, 2021.
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They include a three-year-old boy who was born in Sacremento whose family — also US citizens — say they were attacked by Taliban enforcers as they tried to catch flights from Kabul airport.

“They were stopped by a Taliban checkpoint, and they received physical beatings at the gate,” veterans advocate James Brown told KGO.

“They were pushed back where they had to flee and return to a safe house,” he said.

Taliban take control of Hamid Karzai International Airport.
Taliban take control of Hamid Karzai International Airport.
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The young boy’s case frustrated an active duty Marine Corps officer who contacted Brown after he “basically felt like his hands were tied and he needed some help getting this family out.”

They contacted Rep. Jackie Speier whose staff “made numerous phone calls to the White House, to the Secretary of Defense’s Office, and to the Secretary of State’s office escalating this family’s case all the way to the top” — but to no avail, the report said.

The station said the boy and his family were “on the move … without the normal channels of the US government” late Monday, without giving updates on their progress.

Evacuees wait to board a Boeing C-17 Globemaster III during an evacuation at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan.
Evacuees wait to board a Boeing C-17 Globemaster III during an evacuation at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan.
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The reports come amid almost Biblical scenes of a sea of people marching through barren land trying to reach the land-locked nation’s borders with Iran, Pakistan and central Asian states.

Tens of thousands of Afghans at risk from opposing the Taliban and helping the West remain there after the end of the US-led airlift.

Thousands were waiting for border gates to open at Torkham, a major crossing with Pakistan just east of the Khyber Pass, while others also hoped for a safe haven at the Islam Qala post on the border with Iran.

The family of the young boy remains in Afghanistan, despite the case being elevated "to the top."
The family of the young boy remains in Afghanistan, despite the case being elevated “to the top.”
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“I felt that being among Iranian security forces brought some kind of relaxation for Afghans as they entered Iran, compared with the past,” one Afghan who crossed over told Reuters.

With Post wires

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What Time Will ‘Riverdale’ Season 6 Be on Netflix?

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The season finale of Riverdale aired in late July on The CW. Notice we said season finale? Thankfully, the beloved series will return for a seventh season, but, unfortunately, Season 7 will be the final installment of Riverdale.

If you already streamed the current season, make sure to read Alex Zalben’s interview with Riverdale showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa on Decider. If you’re waiting to binge Season 6 on Netflix, well, you better clear your calendar because all 22 episodes are about to drop on the streamer. What time will the sixth season of Riverdale debut on Netflix? What time does Netflix release shows? Here’s everything you need to know.

WHEN IS THE RIVERDALE SEASON 6 NETFLIX RELEASE DATE?

Riverdale Season 6 premieres Sunday, August 7 on Netflix.

HOW MANY EPISODES ARE IN RIVERDALE SEASON 6?

The sixth season of Riverdale consists of 22 episodes.

WHAT TIME DOES NETFLIX RELEASE NEW SHOWS?

Netflix releases new episodes at 3:00 a.m. ET/12:00 a.m. PT.

WHAT TIME WILL RIVERDALE SEASON 6 BE ON NETFLIX?

Netflix is based out of California, so Riverdale Season 6 will be available to stream at 12:00 a.m. Pacific Standard Time (3:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time) beginning Sunday, August 7. If the clock strikes 12:00 (or 3:00 a.m. for folks on the East Coast) and you don’t see the new episodes, give it a moment, hit refresh, and then enjoy the show!

WILL THERE BE A SEASON 7 OF RIVERDALE?

Yes! Decider recently covered that very topic.

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Actress Anne Heche Suffers Severe Burns After Crashing Car Into Los Angeles Home

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Actress Anne Heche, known for her roles in such films as Donnie Brasco, Volcano and I Know What You Did Last Summer, was involved in a fiery car crash in the Mar Vista area of Los Angeles on Friday.

According to TMZ, Heche was driving a blue Mini Cooper and had first crashed into the garage of an apartment complex. Residents of the apartment complex tried to get her out of the vehicle but she backed up and sped off.

Footage of Heche speeding down the streets of her neighborhood had been obtained by TMZ as well as her initial encounter at the apartment complex.

In the first clip, you can hear her car crash towards the end. It has been reported that the actress crashed into someone’s home, causing her vehicle and the house to erupt into flames. Heche suffered severe burns and was resisting being taken away in a stretcher. You can also view footage of this via the TMZ article.

It has not been confirmed whether alcohol has been involved in the incident since her condition prevents doctors from performing any tests to determine if she was driving under the influence. She is currently intubated in the hospital but expected to live.

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These are the vulgar license-plate requests the DMV has rejected

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Stay CL4SSY, New York!

The state Department of Motor Vehicles nixed 3,752 requests for vanity license plates in the last three years because it deemed them too raunchy, radical or simply ridiculous.

New York’s personalized plates go for $60 initially, and then $31.25 annually for renewal. You can get any plate as long as no one else has it and it’s not offensive.

Odds are a request for a plate that marks a wedding anniversary or shows your allegiance to a team — like METS86 — will pass muster with the DMV gatekeepers.

Vulgarity won’t get you to first base.

So plates with the phrase LFGM — the acronym for Pete Alonso’s “Let’s F–king Go Mets” rallying cry — did not make the cut.

And you won’t see anyone driving around with the custom plates MILFDAD, AS5M4N and WLHUNG.

Crude meanings such as “MILFDAD” are unacceptable by the DMV.
Crude meanings such as “MILFDAD” are unacceptable by the DMV.
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New York state Department of Motor Vehicles denied more than 3.5 thousand requests for license plates deemed inappropriate.
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“AS5M4N” was rejected for referring to “Ass man.”
“AS5M4N” was rejected for referring to “Ass man.”
New York DMV

The DMV also put NICEBUNS, FATFANNY, GOTAPOOP and BENDOVER in the rear-view mirror.

One player unsuccessfully tried to score the plate YESDADDY, to no avail.

The DMV also shot down such dark requests as DEADGIRL, GENOC1DE, S8TAN, DETONATE and MURDERM3.

“SUM8ITCH” is not allowed.
“SUM8ITCH” is not allowed.
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The DMV thoroughly nixed a request for “CNNLIES.”
The DMV thoroughly nixed a request for “CNNLIES.”
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BOOBIE is prohibited.
BOOBIE is prohibited.
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Getting political is a dead end too — FJOEBIDN, FDTRUMP and CNNLIES were nixed.

LUDEDUDE, NARCO, GOT METH and BLUNT also went up in smoke.

Staten Island attorney Bill Dertinger said his blue 1995 Jaguar SJS was tagged with ESQLTD after his company and his 2014 Porsche had the plate GHOSTGTS because the sleek sportscar was white.

“The plates can make you stand out — which can be a curse or a blessing,” the 54-year-old Dertinger said. “Make sure you don’t cut anybody off.”

A man attempted to sneak in “YESDADDY” onto his license plate.
A man attempted to sneak in “YESDADDY” onto his license plate.
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The DMV stopped a request for “FJOEBIDEN.”
The DMV stopped a request for “FJOEBIDEN.”
New York DMV
The DMV also rejects any license plates referring to politics.
The DMV also rejects any license plates referring to politics.
New York DMV

There must be a New York Jets fan playing referee at the DMV because a request for the seemingly innocent plate GASE was sidelined. Ex-Jets head coach Adam Gase had an offensive 9-23 win-loss record during his forgettable two-year tenure.

The DMV would not reveal who gives the final yea or nay.

“The DMV reviews all custom license plate requests and works hard to ensure that any combinations that may be considered objectionable are rejected,” said agency spokesman Tim O’Brien.

“GLOCKS” referring to guns is not accepted by the DMV.
“GLOCKS” referring to guns is not accepted by the DMV.
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“FLYMOFO” is not approved by the DMV.
“FLYMOFO” is not approved by the DMV.
New York DMV

He said guidelines on what plate combinations are restricted can be found on the DMV website: https://dmv.ny.gov/learn-about-personalized-plates. Approximately 50,000 personalized and custom plates are sold per year, O’Brien said.

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The state DMV has rejected 3,752 requests for custom license plates in the last three years because it deemed them potentially offensive. Here are some:

YESDADDY

FJOEBIDN

FDTRUMP

GLOCKS

FLYMOFO

BOOBIE

AS5M4N

BUDLIGHT

DEADGIRL

SUM8ITCH

GENOC1DE

S8TAN

CNNLIES

DETONATE

MURDERM3

MILFDAD

WLHUNG

Source: NYS DMV

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