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Analyzed News: August

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Articles in topic August

Opinion: How to protect pregnant people from Covid

Data released this week by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show there have been more than 128,000 confirmed Covid-19 cases among people who are pregnant, including more than 22,000 hospitalizations and 180 deaths since the pandemic began. Among these, there were 22 deaths in August alone.

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US delegation will meet with Taliban reps

A US delegation will travel to meet with "senior Taliban representatives from Kabul" in Doha, Qatar, this weekend, a State Department official said Friday -- the first such meeting since the US withdrawal from Afghanistan at the end of August.

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Here's why the rest of the jobs recovery will be bumpy

Friday's jobs report will shed some light on whether August's disappointing numbers were just a blip — or the start of an unwelcome trend. Either way, the recovery could be bumpy until America gets all the way through the Covid crisis.

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When pressed by CNN in a rare interview, Belarusian strongman Alexander Lukashenko turned combative and tried to deflect anything negative

Alexander Lukashenko must be familiar by now with the sound of people who disagree with him. The Belarusian capital of Minsk was thronged with massive protests before and after the disputed presidential election in August 2020, which was marred by fraud. Lukashenko says he won anyway, but the US, EU and Belarusian opposition challenge that.

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Opinion: Inflation isn't over yet. Here's when we should finally see lower prices

High costs for everything, from food and gasoline to automobiles and airline tickets, have made the pandemic that much more difficult for US consumers. So of course, many were relieved to see that consumer prices rose by less than expected in August. But this unfortunately isn't the beginning of the end of inflation for American households. In fact, consumers may not see lower prices until the latter half of 2022.

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Body finally identified as missing grad student Jelani Day

A body found in a river in early September has finally been identified as missing 25-year-old graduate student Jelani Day. His mother Carmen Bolden Day spoke to CNN about how she learned her son's body had been identified. She says authorities should have worked harder to find her son, who was first reported missing on August 25 in Bloomington, Illinois.

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La Niña is about to take the Southwest drought from bad to worse

Global scientists reported in August that due to the climate crisis, droughts that may have occurred only once every decade or so now happen 70% more frequently. The increase is particularly apparent in the Western US, which is currently in the the throes of a historic, multiyear drought that has exacerbated wildfire behavior, drained reservoirs and triggered water shortages.

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Opinion: The US military needs to do more than apologize for its deadly 'mistake' in Kabul

On August 29, a US drone strike killed 10 members of one family in Kabul. That same day, the Pentagon announced that the operation successfully targeted a suicide bomber affiliated with ISIS-K, who had allegedly filled a car with explosives as part of a suspected plan to attack the Hamid Karzai International Airport, where US troops raced to complete their evacuation operation a day before their deadline.

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3D animation shows giant hole forming in the ozone layer

The Antarctic ozone hole, which forms every year over the South Pole between August and October, is now larger than Antarctica, according to scientists from the European Union's Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service.

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In pictures: 2021 MTV Video Music Awards

The 2021 MTV Video Music Awards took place Sunday, August 12 at the Barclay Center in New York. The show was hosted by the 2020 Best New Artist winner Doja Cat, and featured performances by Olivia Rodrigo, Justin Bieber, Lil Nas X, Kacey Musgraves and more.

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