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US troops continue to evacuate Kabul as Aug 31. deadline looms

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A steady stream of US military jets were taking off and landing in Kabul on Monday even after rocket fire targeted the airport — as the White House said it had the capacity to evacuate the remaining 300 US citizens who want to leave ahead of the looming Aug. 31 deadline.

US service members were among those spotted getting on military planes at Hamid Karzai International Airport just one day before President Biden’s deadline hits.

It came hours after five rockets targeting the airport were intercepted by a US anti-missile system. There were no US casualties and the airfield continued to operate evacuation flights, according to US officials.

Biden’s national security adviser, Jake Sullivan, estimated there were still about 300 Americans that remain in Afghanistan who want to evacuate.

“We have the capacity to have 300 Americans, which is roughly the number we think are remaining, come to the airport and get on planes in the time that is remaining,” he said.

As of Sunday morning, the US said that 2,900 people were evacuated on military and allied flights out of Kabul.
As of Sunday morning, the US said that 2,900 people were evacuated on military and allied flights out of Kabul.
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US soldiers escorting Afghan evacuees to buses for onward movement during an evacuation at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul.
US soldiers escorting Afghan evacuees to buses for onward movement during an evacuation at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul.
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He added the US doesn’t plan to have an embassy presence after the US troop withdrawal is completed but vowed to make sure there was a “safe passage” for Americans or “those Afghans who helped us” after the Tuesday deadline.

The US is working with other countries in the region to keep the airport open after the deadline, or reopen it in “a timely fashion.”

US officials said there are about 280 Americans still in Afghanistan who have told the State Department they want to stay.

The Taliban investigates a car from which a rocket was fired from with Kabul's airport being the intended target.
The Taliban investigates a car from which a rocket was fired from with Kabul’s airport being the intended target.
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Afghan refugees arrive at Dulles International Airport on August 27, 2021.
Afghan refugees arrive at Dulles International Airport on August 27, 2021.
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Since the Taliban took control of the country two weeks ago, about 114,000 people have been evacuated.

In the 24 hours ending Sunday morning, 2,900 were evacuated on military and allied flights out of Kabul.

The US carried out a drone strike in Kabul on Sunday that hit a vehicle carrying multiple ISIS suicide bombers, officials said.

According to the US State Department, almost 280 Americans in Afghanistan have decided to stay past the evacuation deadline.
According to the US State Department, almost 280 Americans in Afghanistan have decided to stay past the evacuation deadline.
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US troops process Afghan refugees through the evacuation control center at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul.
US troops process Afghan refugees through the evacuation control center at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul.
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The military drone fired a Hellfire missile at the vehicle in a compound after two individuals were spotted loading explosives into the trunk, according to the US officials.

Those two individuals are believed to have been killed. An Afghan official said three children were also killed in the drone strike.

It is the second airstrike the US carried out against ISIS in recent days after the group claimed responsibly for the suicide bombing that killed 13 US service members and dozens of Afghans at the airport.

The Pentagon said a drone mission in eastern Afghanistan killed two ISIS members early Saturday in retaliation for the airport bombing.

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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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