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• The CDC is officially recommending that unvaccinated people should not travel over Labor Day weekend.

• The Taliban, which was surprised by how quickly the U.S.-backed Afghan government capitulated, is scrambling to figure out how to run the country.

• CVS and other chain retailers lose about $45 billion a year to organized crime groups that steal items in bulk and then sell them on Amazon.

• After an Ohio charter school called Bishop Sycamore apparently scammed ESPN into putting them in a nationally televised football game — which they lost 58-0 — further sleuthing has revealed that the school itself doesn't really exist.

• The Cut has a great piece about how the condescending way medical professionals (and the culture at large) talk about periods has fueled menstrual health-related COVID vaccine skepticism.

• Vaccine skeptic Joe Rogan has COVID-19, and he thinks that horse paste will fix him.

• Eric Adams turned 61 yesterday and spent at least part of his birthday on a nightclub owner's yacht.

• The very online culture of Gen Z tradwives seems like a real problem.

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• And finally, a good boy beatin' the heat: