Michelle Cummings, Catherine Herridge, Garland discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News


Is spurring the Justice Department to action. Attorney General Merrick Garland says DOJ will protect anyone trying to get or provide abortions. And he says the freedom of access to clinic entrances lets him do that, Garland says. Federal prosecutors are still urgently exploring options to challenge the law that bans abortions after six weeks, he says. DOJ will enforce federal law to protect the constitutional rights of women and other persons, including access to abortion new in Afghanistan. The last province fighting the Taliban has apparently lost after a lot of fighting. The Taliban says it's taken control of Panjshir province north of Kabul. Witnesses tell the AP that thousands of Taliban fighters overran pants here overnight. The anti Taliban forces had been led by Afghanistan's former vice president. But there's other news from Afghanistan as well, and this revolves around evacuations. The State Department tells some Congress members that chartered flights to get Hurricanes and Afghan allies out have been stalled for days, the State Department email reviewed by CBS News acknowledges to members of Congress. The Taliban is grounding charter flights at an airport in northern Afghanistan. The email goes on to say the U. S government does not hit personnel at the airport and does not control the airspace. State Department spokesman said they will hold the Taliban to its pledge to let people freely depart the country. Catherine Herridge, CBS NEWS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Meantime, there's other news on evacuations. For the first time. The U. S. Says it helped an American citizen and their kids escape Afghanistan through an overland route to a neighboring country. A U. S official says the family successfully got to the border where they were met by American Embassy staff because of security concerns. There were no details on the mission or where it happened. Here at home. The slain mother of a U. S. Naval Academy midshipman was remembered Saturday at the first home football game of the season during the Tailgate, a group of Naval Academy Mom's honored Michelle Cummings, the 57 year old mother and wife was killed by a stray bullet back in June. As she sat on the patio of a hotel in Annapolis. She and her husband were in town for their son Leonard's induction ceremony. Our news partners at NBC, four were there as her husband, Leonard, coming, spoke to the crowd through tears. This is a.

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