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Saturday August 14th, 2021 morning edition

image for The US embassy in Kabul is shredding documents and disposing of American flags over fears the building could soon be overrun by the Taliban

US embassy staff in Kabul were told to start destroying documents as the Taliban advances, according to Bloomberg.

The notice to staff in Afghanistan's capital city also asked that anything with a US logo or flag be destroyed.

The memo showed the seriousness of the Taliban threat as US officials claimed the retreat was not an "evacuation.".

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Staff at the US embassy in Kabul were told on Friday to destroy sensitive material, highlighting fears that the Taliban may soon overrun the building in Afghanistan's capital city, according to Bloomberg.

Taliban forces have been overrunning Afghan government posts, sending thousands of civilians fleeing to Kabul.

During a briefing Thursday, State Department spokesman Ned Price claimed the US's moves are not an evacuation. »

The IRS has a big opportunity to fix the way Americans file taxes

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But it’s doing so just as the Biden administration is attempting to pour billions in new funding into the IRS.

In that case, you’re eligible for a free return on private tax software through the IRS Free File program.

One investigation found that 14 million Americans were charged by companies for Free File returns that should have cost nothing. »

Round one of child tax credit payments slashed hunger rates, U.S. data shows

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Researchers say it is too early to fully understand the latest drop in hunger rates, but it appears to be closely tied to the child tax credit payments.

The most recent survey data shows that nearly half — 47 percent — of households reported spending their tax credit payment on food.

The survey found the child tax credit payments appeared to make it easier for households to cover all of their expenses. »

Remedy: Control Has Passed 10M Players, “Bigger-Budget’ Control Game in Conception Phase

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In the same report, Remedy mentioned how a “bigger-budget” Control game was als in early conception phase.

The growing audience and brand awareness are valuable as we continue to support Control and develop Condor, and we are in the early conception phase for a future, bigger-budget Control game.

In addition to Condor, and the bigger-budget Control game, Remedy Entertainment is also working with Epic Games on a AAA title that’s already in full production. »