This Morning’s Top Headlines – August 17 | Morning News NOW

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The Pentagon announced they will extract 22,000 Afghans who helped the U.S. military, the airport in Kabul is now reopen after descending into chaos as desperate Afghans try to flee the country, and Biden defends his decision to withdraw from Afghanistan amid criticism. 

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