The Daily Populous

Monday August 16th, 2021 morning edition

image for Biden officials admit miscalculation as Afghanistan's national forces and government rapidly fall

In the photo, Biden appeared alone wearing a polo shirt in front of a large bank of monitors.

Several administration officials have also been on vacation, but began returning to work remotely Sunday or in the West Wing.

The notion the civilian government led by former President Ashraf Ghani would be unable to withstand the Taliban's advances is not a surprise.

Intelligence assessments over the past year have offered differing timetables for what was viewed by many national security officials as an inevitability.

Yet the downfall and collapse of the Afghan military has happened far quicker than Biden or his team expected.

Afghan Chairman of the High Council for National Reconciliation Abdullah Abdullah referred to him in a video statement as "former President.".

Aides have said remaining much beyond that date would open US forces to attack. »

7-year-old dies from rare brain-eating amoeba tied to California lake

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Parasite called Naegleria fowleri has been found in several states and is blamed for 3 deaths in the U.S. this year.

A child infected with an extremely rare brain-eating amoeba while swimming in a Northern California lake died in a hospital, his family confirmed Friday.

David Pruitt, 7, of Tehama County, died from primary amoebic meningoencephalitis, or PAM, on August 7, said his aunt, Crystal Hayley. »

EA warns Battlefield 2042 playtesters who break NDA they may be banned from final game

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EA has issued a start warning to those playing the Battlefield 2042 technical playtest this weekend: break NDA and face a potential ban from the final game.

Predictably, gameplay footage leaked online, which EA yesterday scrambled to pull offline.

And finally: "Break the rules, expect to lose access to both the technical playtest, future EA tests, and potentially access to 2042 itself when it releases. »

Embassy in Kabul instructs US citizens to shelter in place

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The U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan, is instructing U.S. citizens to shelter in place amid reports that the city’s airport is under fire.

“The security situation in Kabul is changing quickly including at the airport.

There are reports of the airport taking fire; therefore we are instructing U.S. citizens to shelter in place,” the embassy said in a statement on Sunday. »