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Monday headlines: Dress is more

The last known missile fired by the United States in its 20-year war in Afghanistan appears to have killed a longtime worker for a US aid group and seven children. / The New York Times

On that note: "A US military robot ship has fired a large missile for the first time." / NewScientist

Afghanistan's new rulers still have strong ties to al Qaeda, which helps to explain the jihadist community's celebration of 9/11 this year. / Foreign Policy

Egyptian security forces stand accused of executing dozens of alleged militants and then claiming the deaths occurred during "shoot-outs." / BBC News

A correction: We mischaracterized a headline about the purging of Egypt's ethnic Tigrayans on Saturday. Our apologies. 

The US is falling to the lowest vaccination rates of the world's wealthiest large democracies. / The Times of India

Two outgoing FDA vaccine regulators argue against offering Covid-19 boosters for fear of adversely affecting confidence in vaccines generally. / STAT

Plans to introduce vaccine passports for access into large events in England are being scrapped. / BBC News

Funerary rites in South-East Asia are being updated for the pandemic. / The Economist

Salesforce offers to help staff leave Texas as the state's new anti-abortion law takes effect. / The Guardian

Related/unrelated: Physicists have discovered that black holes exert a pressure on their environment. / Phys.org

For 50 years, mathematicians believed the total number of real numbers is unknowable. A new proof suggests otherwise. / Quanta

Answers to all your questions about "exercise dresses." / Vox 

Fifty parting thoughts from the 2021 US Open, where Emma Raducanu and Daniil Medvedev won their first majors, with Medvedev preventing Novak Djokovic from completing a Golden Slam. / Sports Illustrated

Related: Diede de Groot and Dylan Alcott both complete Golden Slams in wheelchair tennis, the first players to go golden since Steffi Graf. / The US Open

"The flow from one project to another is so satisfying." Illustrator Ruby Sguelia discusses process. / It's Nice That

The latest trend in expensive kitchens? To resemble the study of a 19th-century apothecary. / The New York Times