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A military plane leaving Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul on Aug. 27. Photo: Haroon Sabawoon/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

Around 250 Americans in Afghanistan still want to leave the country, the Department of State said on Sunday.

Why it matters: The Kabul evacuation mission, which was further complicated by a terrorist attack at Hamid Karzai International Airport last week, is rapidly approaching President Biden's Aug. 31 end date.

  • The U.S. Embassy in Kabul on Saturday told Americans at the airport to "immediately" leave because of "a specific, credible threat."
  • Some of the Americans who want to leave may already be at the airport or in the process of being guided there, the department said.

By the numbers: Nearly 5,500 American citizens have been evacuated from Afghanistan since Aug. 14.

  • The department has contacted roughly 280 people who said they were Americans but were undecided on leaving or said they do not intend to evacuate.

The big picture: The U.S. conducted an airstrike in Kabul on Sunday against a vehicle that presented an "imminent ISIS-K threat" to the airport, according to U.S. Central Command.

  • It conducted a prior strike against two high-profile ISIS-K members on Friday in retaliation for the group's suicide bombing that killed 13 U.S. troops and several Afghan citizens.

Go deeper: The U.S. service members who died in the Kabul blast

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House approves medal for Kabul bombing victims

Dignified transfer for 13 U.S. service members killed in Kabul bombing. Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images.

The House on Monday unanimously approved a posthumous Congressional Gold Medal for the 13 U.S. service members killed in an August bombing at the Hamid Karzai Airport in Kabul.

Why it matters: The resolution, which passed by voice vote and was co-sponsored by more than 300 House members in both parties, is a rare show of bipartisanship in a Congress that has often been bitterly divided on a range of issues, including Afghanistan.

4 hours ago - Technology

Facebook changes corporate name to Meta

Screen shot of CEO Mark Zuckerberg at the company's "Connect" virtual event

CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday said the social media giant is renaming its company Meta.

Why it matters: The effort is meant to shift its image from a social media platform to a “metaverse” company that focuses on building virtual work and social communities.

Dan Primack, author of Pro Rata
4 hours ago - Economy & Business

Filings show Sweetgreen isn't profitable, despite claims

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

Restaurant chain Sweetgreen on Monday filed to go public, and revealed that it lost money in each year since 2014.

Why it matters: The company lied when it repeatedly told reporters it was profitable.