While the world is focused on the final boots on the ground, CBS 2’s Meredith Barack introduces us to one Chicago woman who is more concerned with innocent girls who are trying to leave Afghanistan and the grips of the Taliban.

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Chicago Woman Works To Help Young Girls And Their Families Escape AfghanistanWhile the world is focused on the final boots on the ground, CBS 2’s Meredith Barack introduces us to one Chicago woman who is more concerned with innocent girls who are trying to leave Afghanistan and the grips of the Taliban.
Afghans Living In Chicago Scramble To Get Their Families Out Of AfghanistanIt is a fight against time – with President Joe Biden’s Tuesday, Aug. 31 deadline for U.S. troops to withdraw from Afghanistan being around the corner. Afghans who talked with CBS 2's Asal Rezaei said they are desperate to get their families out.
Suburban Family Desperate For Answers About Mark Frerichs, Navy Vet Kidnapped In KabulA family from suburban Lombard is desperate to bring home their son, a U.S. Navy veteran, who was kidnapped in the Afghan capital city of Kabul more than a year ago. CBS 2's Charlie De Mar reports.
President Biden Says He Stands 'Squarely' Behind Decision To Withdraw U.S. Forces From AfghanistanThe president's statement came after thousands of Afghans, desperate to escape the country as the Taliban has taken over again, rushed to the tarmac in Kabul.
1,200 Now Dead After Powerful Earthquake In HaitiThe number of people killed in a powerful earthquake in Haiti has climbed sharply, with more than 1,200 now dead. CBS News’ Vladimir Duthiers reports.
U.S. Officials Stunned At Speed At Which Afghanistan Fell To TalibanThe Pentagon said it will take over air traffic control at Kabul Airport to help thousands of American citizens and Afghans eligible for special immigrant visas. CBS News’ Elise Preston has more on the fast-moving developments.
Taliban Insurgents Take Over Afghan Capital City Of KabulThrongs of Afghan citizens clogged the roads late Sunday as they tried to leave, and stores were shuttered. CBS News' Tom Hanson reports on what lies ahead.
More Than 300 People Dead After Earthquake Rocks HaitiThe 7.2 quake hit early Saturday morning, about 80 miles west of the capital of Port-au-Prince.
Secrets Of Ice Age Animals Come To SurfaceScientists are learning more about the animals that once roamed the earth. The Ice Age ended thousands of years ago, but in Russia, many of its secrets are coming to the surface. CBS News’ Ian Lee reports.
Biden Administration Preparing For Fall Of Kabul, Afghanistan To TalibanWith the Taliban advancing in Afghanistan, the Kabul airport is the only way out for Afghan citizens desperate to leave – and the situation is getting worse, and fast. CBS News has learned the White House is preparing for the possibility that the Taliban will take over Kabul within days. CBS News’ Michael George reports.
Richard Branson Takes Off To Space In Plane Made For Space Tourism.Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson took off into space Sunday morning on a test flight to demonstrate his company’s plane – made specifically for space tourism. CBS News' Mark Strassman reports.
President Biden Looks Ahead To Meeting With Vladimir PutinOne of the most anticipated meetings for President Joe Biden’s first overseas trip as president is a face-to-face meeting with Russia’s Vladimir Putin in Geneva on Wednesday. CBS News’ Skyler Henry reports on the challenges in U.S.-Russia relations.
Researchers In Britain Study Effects Of Air Pollution On Children's HealthThe researchers are also exploring ways governments can create a cleaner environment. CBS News’ Ian Lee reports.
Israeli Airstrike Destroys Gaza Building Housing Foreign News MediaThere was a powerful show of force in the Middle East on Saturday where the conflict in Israel and the Palestinian territories escalated Saturday. CBS News' Imtiaz Tyab reports.
Rep. Danny Davis Leads Community Effort To Send Medical Aid To India Amid COVID CrisisU.S. Rep. Danny Davis (D-Illinois) is heading a coalition of community leaders sending medical aid to India, as that country struggles through a devastating wave of COVID-19.
Surge In India Propels Coronavirus Cases To Record Levels WorldwideDaily COVID-19 infections in India topped 400,000 on Saturday, even as America’s pandemic pain is easing. CBS News’ Dany Bacchus reports.
2011: Marvin Zonis Talks With Walter Jacobson About Withdrawal Of U.S. Troops From IraqMarvin Zonis appeared on CBS 2 as an international analyst for many years. In this clip from Oct. 21, 2011, he talks with Walter Jacobson about the Obama administration's announcement that troops would be withdrawn from Iraq by that year's end.
Sean Connery Dies At 90The world is bidding a fond farewell to the first actor who portrayed James Bond. CBS News’ Tina Kraus reports.
Amazing Photographers Capture Images Of Some Of Earth's Rarest CreaturesCBS News' Roxana Saberi shows us the best of the International Awards for Wildlife Photography.
Promise For Plastic Made From PeasMicroplastics are a big polluter of oceans and waterways, and single-use plastic items are a significant factor. CBS News’ Ian Lee shows us a possible breakthrough solution made from a tiny green vegetable.
Trial For Potential Coronavirus Vaccine Put On HoldThe Phase III trial vaccine being developed by AstraZeneca and being tested in Chicago, among other places, is being paused after someone had a serious side effect.
AstraZeneca Halts COVID-19 Vaccine Study Over Safety ConcernsA potential COVID-19 vaccine produced by AstraZeneca was one of two being tested in Chicago, but now, the company has put a temporary hold on its large-scale Phase III trial.
Little Girl Gets Carried Off By Wind At Taiwan Kite FestivalThe toddler got caught in the strings of a kite. She only suffered minor bruises, but the rest of the festival was canceled as a precaution.
China Gives World First Look At Biosafety Lab In WuhanThe World Health Organization is investigating how the coronavirus started in the first place, and at the same time, China is giving the world its first glimpse into its top-level biosafety laboratory in Wuhan. CBS News’ Ian Lee reports.

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