Good afternoon! Here are a few of today’s headlines, courtesy of Freedom Forum’s “Today’s Front Pages” exhibit, which we have summarized for you:
The Wall Street Journal, Published in New York, NY
Payrolls increased by 943,000 last month, bringing the unemployment rate down to 5.4%. The steady pace of job growth is the best the economy has seen since the bounce back of last summer.
The Washington Post, Published in Washington, DC
Taliban forces took the capital city of the southwest province of Nimruz without a fight. According to an Afghan member of parliament, Afghan National Army forces stationed in the city shed their uniforms and fled to Iran as the Taliban approached.
The Afghan National Army continues to disintegrate as the Taliban overrun the country
The Japan Times, Published in Tokyo, Japan
On Monday, Belarusian sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya received a humanitarian visa from the Polish embassy in Japan. She is now residing in Warsaw. Tsimanouskaya was very nearly forcibly returned to Belarus by its Olympic Committee after she voiced support for free and fair elections in the authoritarian country.
The New York Times, Published in New York, NY
An unnamed executive assistant has filed a criminal complaint against New York Governor Andrew Cuomo for groping her. Eleven women so far have come out and accused Cuomo of having sexually harassed them. With mounting evidence against him, many within his own party -- including President Biden, the overwhelming majority of New York’s county chairs and the state legislature, including the Speaker of the Assembly -- and 70% of the people of New York, according to a recent Quinnipiac poll, believe he should resign.
Governor Andrew Cuomo, who has been accused of sexual harassment by 11 women
The Guardian, Published in London, UK
Despite an aide in his entourage on his trip to Scotland testing positive for Covid Boris Johnson has refused to isolate, continuing on with his tour.
Afghan National Army, courtesy of Wikimedia
Cuomo, courtesy of Wikimedia