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The Catch Up: Afghanistan falls, CA to require vax proof, and more as we head into a new week

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Plus a huge statement from incoming NY governor Kathy Hochul and a declaration that New York is going to be for everyone. It Sunday morning and today’s quick bite newsletter is brought to you by Crown Lifestyle — a premier home brand.

  1. Afghanistan has all but fallen into the wrong hands (or so it is thought.)

The onslaught of violence and movements made by the Taliban over the course of the past month have all but overthrown the already existing government. As a group, the Taliban has managed to re-emerge like it is 2001 all over again in near full control. Some are acknowledging that the west should be on high alert — because the last time they held full power 11 September happened which resulted in the invasion of Afghanistan.

Meanwhile over in New York….

2. Incoming NY Governor Kathy Hochul has some words for those curious as to how she’ll run America’s most fascinating state.

According to an interview with CNN ‘s Jake Tapper, the following comments were made in response to an inquiry about what kind of environment Hochul intends to foster at work.

“It won’t be difficult for me. Everyone who has known my career over 27 years of elected office knows that I have very high ethical standards and I will go in there and literally say, ‘It is a whole new day.’ Zero tolerance,” Hochul told CNN’s Jake Tapper on “State of the Union.” “I’m going to be very firm in my expectations on how my administration conducts themselves throughout the entire work force but also I want people to know, particularly young women like I was once a young intern working in Buffalo in Democratic politics, I want them to know this is a place they’re welcome.”She continued, “They’ll feel safe. They’ll know their ideas are valued. So I don’t think it is going to take a lot for that tone to change on day one, and I’m excited about that.”

3. CA is set to require vax proof as the Delta variant continues to fastly spread.

Joining just a handful of states like New York — California is poised to begin requiring proof of vax for entry into indoor activities. It is unclear if this is a permanent move or just for the foreseeable future.

What about Afghanistan?

4. Afghanistan is now in the hands of the Taliban.

While negotiations are still underway, it is clear that Afghanistan is now in the hands of the Taliban. Afghan military forces failed to fend off the terrorists and instead essentially ended up surrendering.



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