Afghan President Flees the Country as Taliban Move on Kabul
Afghanistan’s embattled president has left the country, joining his fellow citizens and foreigners in a stampede fleeing the advancing Taliban.
Biden Team is Seeking Ways to Address Rising Energy Prices
President Joe Biden’s administration is moving at home and abroad to try to address concerns about rising energy prices slowing the nation’s recovery from the pandemic-induced recession.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo resigns over sexual harassment
Gov. Andrew Cuomo has resigned over a barrage of sexual harassment allegations in a fall from grace a year after he was widely hailed nationally for his detailed daily briefings and leadership during the darkest days of COVID-19.
COVID Vaccines Would Be Required For Military Under New Plan
Top Pentagon leaders said in memos to the troops that the vaccine is a necessary step to maintain military readiness.
Texas Democrats Continue Holdout, Don’t Show for New Session
Texas Democrats are still refusing to return to the state Capitol.
Senate Votes to Advance Biden’s $1T Infrastructure Bill
The Senate has moved closer to passing a $1 trillion infrastructure package after lawmakers from both parties came together and voted to clear a key procedural hurdle.
Capitol Rioters Enter 1st Guilty Pleas to Assaulting Police
Both defendants face more than three years in prison if a judge adheres to estimated sentencing guidelines.
Pause on Student Loan Payments Extended Through January
The Biden administration has announced that federal student loan payments will remain suspended through January 2022, extending a pause that was scheduled to expire next month.
Biden Blasts ‘Un-American’ Voting Limits; Texas Dems Act
Biden laid out what the White House called “the moral case” for voting rights in a speech in Philadelphia Tuesday afternoon.
US Officials Flag ‘Small’ Reaction Risk With J&J Vaccine
The government said the vaccines most used in the U.S., made by Pfizer and Moderna, show no risk of the disorder.
Spain Reimplements COVID-19 Restrictions
Simón said that although younger patients typically don’t need intensive care treatment, the high number of cases among those under 30 was slowly pushing up the rate of hospital admissions.
US Drilling Approvals Increase Despite Biden Climate Pledge
The Interior Department approved about 2,500 permits to drill on public and tribal lands in the first six months of the year.