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(CNN)”We will not forgive. We will not forget. We will hunt you down and make you pay.” That was President Biden’s message last night for those responsible for yesterday’s deadly attack in Kabul.

Here’s what you need to know to Get Up to Speed and On with Your Day. (You can also get “5 Things You Need to Know Today” delivered to your inbox daily. Sign up here.)1. AfghanistanThirteen US service members and at least 90 Afghans were killed in a pair of bombing attacks outside the airport in Kabul where thousands of people had gathered in recent days to escape Taliban rule. Right after the explosions, gunmen opened fire on service members and civilians. At least 140 people were injured in the attack, including 18 US service members. US officials had warned that the chaotic and violent exit from Afghanistan could make the area vulnerable to renewed terrorist activity, and Biden said the risk of an attack was one of the reasons he was adhering to the August 31 withdrawal deadline, despite the deteriorating situation on the ground. Biden explains why he stands by decision to pull out of AfghanistanBiden explains why he stands by decision to pull out of AfghanistanBiden explains why he stands by decision to pull out of AfghanistanJUST WATCHEDBiden explains why he stands by decision to pull out of AfghanistanReplayMore Videos …MUST WATCH

Biden explains why he stands by decision to pull out of Afghanistan 02:52Read MoreWho is behind it: ISIS in Khorasan, known as ISIS-K, claimed that an ISIS militant carried out the suicide attack but has not provided evidence to support the claim. This branch of the ISIS terror group first emerged in Syria and Iraq, and Afghanistan-based cells have been carrying out devastating suicide attacks in the country since 2016. The group is a sworn enemy of the Taliban. In the hours and days before the attack, US officials said they were aware of a “very specific threat stream” from the group. At the time, US diplomats ordered all Americans away from some airport gates. ISIS-K claims responsibility for the attack near Kabul airportISIS-K claims responsibility for the attack near Kabul airportTL 5p Oren _00070808JUST WATCHEDISIS-K claims responsibility for the attack near Kabul airportReplayMore Videos …MUST WATCH

ISIS-K claims responsibility for the attack near Kabul airport 07:11What the situation on the ground is like now: The US is pressing forward with evacuations, including the roughly 1,000 Americans still in Afghanistan. Gen. Kenneth “Frank” McKenzie, head of US Central Command, says there are still “extremely active threat streams against the airfield.” He also says the US military is using attack helicopters and other aircraft to defend the airport. Biden said he would authorize whatever military leaders need, including more troops, to complete the mission. Meanwhile, scenes of carnage, rescue and grief continue to unfold in the attacks’ aftermath.An injured person arrives at a hospital after <a href="https://www.cnn.com/2021/08/26/asia/afghanistan-kabul-airport-blast-intl/index.html" target="_blank">suicide bomb attacks</a> caused casualties outside the international airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Thursday, August 26.An injured person arrives at a hospital after <a href="https://www.cnn.com/2021/08/26/asia/afghanistan-kabul-airport-blast-intl/index.html" target="_blank">suicide bomb attacks</a> caused casualties outside the international airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Thursday, August 26. Photos: Deadly blasts outside Kabul airportAn injured person arrives at a hospital after suicide bomb attacks caused casualties outside the international airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Thursday, August 26.Hide Caption 1 of 19People who were injured in Thursday's bomb attacks are visited by family members at a hospital in Kabul.People who were injured in Thursday's bomb attacks are visited by family members at a hospital in Kabul. Photos: Deadly blasts outside Kabul airportPeople who were injured in Thursday’s bomb attacks are visited by family members at a hospital in Kabul.Hide Caption 2 of 19Smoke rises from an explosion outside the airport on Thursday.Smoke rises from an explosion outside the airport on Thursday. Photos: Deadly blasts outside Kabul airportSmoke rises from an explosion outside the airport on Thursday.Hide Caption 3 of 19An injured person waits to be transported near the airport.An injured person waits to be transported near the airport. Photos: Deadly blasts outside Kabul airportAn injured person waits to be transported near the airport.Hide Caption 4 of 19Afghan refugees are gathered outside the Baron Hotel in Kabul as the British military secures the perimeter on Thursday.Afghan refugees are gathered outside the Baron Hotel in Kabul as the British military secures the perimeter on Thursday. Photos: Deadly blasts outside Kabul airportAfghan refugees are gathered outside the Baron Hotel in Kabul as the British military secures the perimeter on Thursday.Hide Caption 5 of 19A bloodied shield stands outside the entrance of a Kabul hospital after Thursday's bomb attacks.A bloodied shield stands outside the entrance of a Kabul hospital after Thursday's bomb attacks. Photos: Deadly blasts outside Kabul airportA bloodied shield stands outside the entrance of a Kabul hospital after Thursday’s bomb attacks.Hide Caption 6 of 19An injured man is seen outside a hospital after Thursday's attacks.An injured man is seen outside a hospital after Thursday's attacks. Photos: Deadly blasts outside Kabul airportAn injured man is seen outside a hospital after Thursday’s attacks.Hide Caption 7 of 19A bloodied gurney is seen at a Kabul hospital on Thursday.A bloodied gurney is seen at a Kabul hospital on Thursday. Photos: Deadly blasts outside Kabul airportA bloodied gurney is seen at a Kabul hospital on Thursday.Hide Caption 8 of 19Taliban members guard a road near the airport after a bombing on Thursday.Taliban members guard a road near the airport after a bombing on Thursday. Photos: Deadly blasts outside Kabul airportTaliban members guard a road near the airport after a bombing on Thursday.Hide Caption 9 of 19An injured patient waits to be transported to another floor at the Wazir Akbar Khan Hospital in Kabul.An injured patient waits to be transported to another floor at the Wazir Akbar Khan Hospital in Kabul. Photos: Deadly blasts outside Kabul airportAn injured patient waits to be transported to another floor at the Wazir Akbar Khan Hospital in Kabul.Hide Caption 10 of 19A person injured in a bomb blast is carried outside a Kabul hospital on Thursday.A person injured in a bomb blast is carried outside a Kabul hospital on Thursday. Photos: Deadly blasts outside Kabul airportA person injured in a bomb blast is carried outside a Kabul hospital on Thursday.Hide Caption 11 of 19British soldiers secure the perimeter outside the Baron Hotel in Kabul on Thursday.British soldiers secure the perimeter outside the Baron Hotel in Kabul on Thursday. Photos: Deadly blasts outside Kabul airportBritish soldiers secure the perimeter outside the Baron Hotel in Kabul on Thursday.Hide Caption 12 of 19A person is wheeled on a stretcher outside a hospital on Thursday.A person is wheeled on a stretcher outside a hospital on Thursday. Photos: Deadly blasts outside Kabul airportA person is wheeled on a stretcher outside a hospital on Thursday.Hide Caption 13 of 19Injured women arrive at a hospital for treatment on Thursday.Injured women arrive at a hospital for treatment on Thursday. Photos: Deadly blasts outside Kabul airportInjured women arrive at a hospital for treatment on Thursday.Hide Caption 14 of 19An ambulance rushes to the site of an explosion near the airport on Thursday.An ambulance rushes to the site of an explosion near the airport on Thursday. Photos: Deadly blasts outside Kabul airportAn ambulance rushes to the site of an explosion near the airport on Thursday.Hide Caption 15 of 19Volunteers and medical staff unload bodies at a hospital after the bomb blasts.Volunteers and medical staff unload bodies at a hospital after the bomb blasts. Photos: Deadly blasts outside Kabul airportVolunteers and medical staff unload bodies at a hospital after the bomb blasts.Hide Caption 16 of 19An injured person arrives on a stretcher at a Kabul hospital on Thursday.An injured person arrives on a stretcher at a Kabul hospital on Thursday. Photos: Deadly blasts outside Kabul airportAn injured person arrives on a stretcher at a Kabul hospital on Thursday.Hide Caption 17 of 19A man receives medical attention outside a Kabul hospital on Thursday.A man receives medical attention outside a Kabul hospital on Thursday. Photos: Deadly blasts outside Kabul airportA man receives medical attention outside a Kabul hospital on Thursday.Hide Caption 18 of 19People are sent away from the scene of a bomb blast outside the airport on Thursday.People are sent away from the scene of a bomb blast outside the airport on Thursday. Photos: Deadly blasts outside Kabul airportPeople are sent away from the scene of a bomb blast outside the airport on Thursday.Hide Caption 19 of 1905 afghanistan explosion 082617 afghanistan explosion 082604 kabul explosion 082603 afghanistan explosion 0826 21 afghanistan explosion 082604 afghanistan explosion 0826 11 afghanistan explosion 082607 afghanistan explosion 082608 afghanistan explosion 082618 afghanistan explosion 082609 afghanistan explosion 082620 afghanistan explosion 082619 afghanistan explosion 082605 afghanistan explosion 082612 afghanistan explosion 082606c kabul explosion 082613 afghanistan explosion 0826 14 afghanistan explosion 082615 afghanistan explosion 0826What comes next: The attack has focused more scrutiny on Biden, who was already being criticized for what some considered a hasty and disorganized exit from Afghanistan. Republican adversaries have vowed Biden will face a “reckoning” over the attack. Biden defended his decision to stick to the troop withdrawal timeline and his withdrawal plan in general, saying, “It was time to end a 20-year war.” More existential questions lie ahead, like what the US’ moral obligation is to an Afghanistan left vulnerable to terrorism and how the US should recognize the rising Taliban rule there.This is what Trump said about US' evacuation of Afghan alliesThis is what Trump said about US' evacuation of Afghan alliesThis is what Trump said about US' evacuation of Afghan alliesJUST WATCHEDThis is what Trump said about US’ evacuation of Afghan alliesReplayMore Videos …MUST WATCH

This is what Trump said about US’ evacuation of Afghan allies 03:56 2. SCOTUSThe Supreme Court has blocked the Biden administration’s eviction moratorium, which was extended at the beginning of August to provide continued relief during the pandemic. Landlord groups balked at the extension, and the Supreme Court decided such a move would require new legislation. The White House said because of the ruling, families will face more evictions and more dangers from Covid-19. Why Missouri congresswoman slept on the Capitol stepsWhy Missouri congresswoman slept on the Capitol stepscori bush eviction moratorium capitol steps malveaux sot nr vpx_00005210JUST WATCHEDWhy Missouri congresswoman slept on the Capitol stepsReplayMore Videos …MUST WATCH

Why Missouri congresswoman slept on the Capitol steps 01:433. Tropical Storm IdaTropical Storm Ida is heading toward the US Gulf Coast and could develop into a hurricane by the time it arrives. The system is now threatening the Caribbean with winds of 40 mph. It will impact Cuba today before likely reaching the US by Sunday. Residents in Louisiana, where the storm is forecast to hit, are preparing for potential rains and hurricane-force winds. Ida takes aim at the northern Gulf Coast, prompting hurricane watchesIda takes aim at the northern Gulf Coast, prompting hurricane watchesIda takes aim at the northern Gulf Coast, prompting hurricane watchesJUST WATCHEDIda takes aim at the northern Gulf Coast, prompting hurricane watchesReplayMore Videos …MUST WATCH

Ida takes aim at the northern Gulf Coast, prompting hurricane watches 02:52Check your local forecast here>>>4. CoronavirusThe CDC issued a health advisory yesterday warning doctors and the public about the “rapid increase” in prescriptions for the anti-parasitic drug ivermectin. Calls to poison control centers about the drug have increased threefold compared to the number of similar calls before the pandemic, the CDC said. One doctor in Arkansas is being investigated after he admitted he’s prescribed the drug thousands of times to patients despite warnings. Hospitals scrambling for incentives to retain nurses amid shortageHospitals scrambling for incentives to retain nurses amid shortageHospitals scrambling for incentives to retain nurses amid shortageJUST WATCHEDHospitals scrambling for incentives to retain nurses amid shortageReplayMore Videos …MUST WATCH

Hospitals scrambling for incentives to retain nurses amid shortage 03:565. Trump lawsuitSeven US Capitol Police officers are suing former President Trump and some far-right entities, saying they should be held responsible for the events of January 6 and ultimately put police in danger with their misinformation and provocations. Among the defendants are alleged members of the far-right extremist groups Proud Boys and Oath Keepers. The suit is the latest in a long string of legal actions that aim to hold Trump liable for the insurrection.Will Trump's 'executive privilege' claim work or just delay insurrection probe?Will Trump's 'executive privilege' claim work or just delay insurrection probe?Will Trump's 'executive privilege' claim work or just delay insurrection probe?JUST WATCHEDWill Trump’s ‘executive privilege’ claim work or just delay insurrection probe?ReplayMore Videos …MUST WATCH

Will Trump’s ‘executive privilege’ claim work or just delay insurrection probe? 02:57BREAKFAST BROWSE’Dancing with the Stars’ will feature a same-sex dancing pair for the first timeJoJo Siwa of “Dance Moms” fame will be paired with a female dance pro. Peloton is giving its bike another price cutThe reduced price tag? $1,495. Wendy’s is upgrading its french fries It wants to decrease the sogginess and increase the crunch. Want ketchup? You won't get it hereWant ketchup? You won't get it hereFrench fries are shown in a McDonald's restaurant on First Avenue September 3, 2002 in New York City.JUST WATCHEDWant ketchup? You won’t get it hereReplayMore Videos …MUST WATCH

Want ketchup? You won’t get it here 01:27What does it mean when cats knead with their paws?Basically, it’s cat for “I like you!” TODAY’S NUMBER55,000That’s how many flavored e-cigarette products the US Food and Drug Administration has blocked from the market in its first big ban of e-cigarette products. Such products have been controversial because of their appeal to kids and teens. Kroger and Walgreens to stop selling vaping productsKroger and Walgreens to stop selling vaping productsKroger and Walgreens to stop selling vaping productsJUST WATCHEDKroger and Walgreens to stop selling vaping productsReplayMore Videos …MUST WATCH

Kroger and Walgreens to stop selling vaping products 00:58AND FINALLY’Songs My Mother Taught Me’This is one of Czech composer Antonín Dvořák’s most beloved works, with a keen understanding of how deeply our cultural and familial traditions resonate within us. To this achingly beautiful melody, he set a poem by his fellow countryman, Adolf Heyduk. Translated lyrically to English, it reads:Songs my mother taught me, in the days long vanished;Seldom from her eyelids were the teardrops banished.Now I teach my children, each melodious measure.Oft the tears are flowing, oft they flow from my memory’s treasure.(Click here to view.)

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