The demonstration, on Sept. 11, followed the violent suppression of protests by some Afghan women demanding equal rights. The timing and the presence of Taliban fighters suggest the march was not just approved by the Taliban but potentially orchestrated by the group.
The Board of Education voted 6-0 to pass the measure, making Los Angeles the first major school district in the United States to mandate coronavirus vaccines for students 12 and older who are attending class in person.
Attorney General Merrick B. Garland announced a lawsuit against Texas over its recently enacted law, which bans all abortions after about six weeks of pregnancy, and makes no exceptions for pregnancies that are the result of rape or incest.
The remnants of Tropical Storm Mindy brought heavy rain and strong winds after making landfall along the Florida Panhandle. Mindy was downgraded to a tropical depression, but continued to drench parts of Southeast.
Crowds cheered as the 21-foot statue of the Confederate general was lifted off its pedestal in the state's capital. It was the last of six Confederate monuments to be removed from the city's main boulevard.
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