Extra, Extra

Shots and Goals: “In a show of her resilience in a life marked by trauma, she waved away the medical workers and returned to her desk to continue coordinating an evacuation of players and their families from Kabul, the Afghan capital. Relying on a network she built through her activism, she helped rescue 87 people, including the senior national team. Months later, another 130. Now Popal is on another mission, one that reached its height at this summer’s Women’s World Cup. She is trying to convince FIFA, soccer’s global governing body, to let players on the Afghan women’s national team represent their country again.” NYT (Gift Article): They Shot at Her. They Forced Her From Her Home. She Won’t Stop Fighting for Girls.

+ Meeting of the Mines: The tech overlords got together in DC to come up with a plan to protect us from AI. Thankfully, they have an awesome track record when it comes to making choices for the public good.

+ Libyan Disaster: “Up to 20,000 people are feared dead in Libya’s devastated east, with search and relief efforts ongoing Thursday, four days after the coast was pounded by Storm Daniel, submerging neighborhoods and pulling countless residents out to sea.” WaPo: Libya struggles to deal with thousands of corpses in shattered Derna.

+ Keeping Up with Jones: “If anything, I like to go to nice restaurants. That is my deal. I like to go on a couple of nice vacations a year, but I think I pretty much have earned that in this fight.” Alex Jones spent over $93,000 in July. Sandy Hook families who sued him have yet to see a dime.

+ The Kidney Stays in the Picture: “It marked the longest a genetically modified pig kidney has ever functioned inside a human, albeit a deceased one. And by pushing the boundaries of research with the dead, the scientists learned critical lessons they’re preparing to share with the Food and Drug Administration -– in hopes of eventually testing pig kidneys in the living.” Pig kidney works a record 2 months in donated body, raising hope for animal-human transplants. (Humans: Yay!. Pigs: Oh…)

+ Mahered Image: “I love my writers, I am one of them, but I’m not prepared to lose an entire year and see so many below-the-line people suffer so much.” Another day, another show host says they’re coming back in the air. Today, it’s Bill Maher.

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