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When asked whether President Biden should support eliminating the filibuster, Warner pointed out that Democratic leadership in the Senate was the first in 2013 to enact what's been dubbed the "nuclear option." "I would wish we wouldn't even have started this a decade ago. When the Democratic leaders actually changed the rules, I don't think we would have the Supreme Court we did if we still had a 60-vote margin on the filibuster, but we are where we are," Warren told host Martha McCallum on "Fox News Sunday."
A man in central China was rescued after spending three days trapped in a flooded underground garage following torrential rains, while at least four bodies were found after a traffic tunnel was drained, a news report said Saturday. The death toll rose to 58 after record rains hit the major city of Zhengzhou on Tuesday, state TV reported, citing Li Changxun, deputy director of Henan Provincial Emergency Management Department. The rains flooded a Zhengzhou subway tunnel where at least 12 people died, knocked out power to a hospital and other buildings and left streets filled with mud.
A wildfire that has persisted for over 10 days continues to ravage homes in Northern California as authorities scramble to contain the blaze. The Dixie fire, which has been active since July 14, has consumed over 190,000 acres in Butte and Plumas counties, officials announced on Sunday. “The threats and risks associated with this fire are very real,” California Fire Incident Team 2 commander Mike Minton said.
Sarah Huckabee Sanders, a Republican candidate for governor of Arkansas who previously served as former President Donald Trump's White House press secretary, penned an op-ed that ran in The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette on Sunday explaining why she chose to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Arkansas has one of the lower vaccination rates among U.S. states, with only 45 percent of the population having received at least one dose, according to The New York Times, so Sanders' piece appears to be an attempt at persuasion. She took a light-handed approach, however, writing that she considers the choice to get vaccinated to be a "deeply personal" one.
Four Pakistani soldiers died on Sunday when their vehicle plunged down a ravine off a curvy mountain road in Pakistan-controlled Kashmir, the military said in a statement. Violence has marred the voting, with local administration officials saying two supporters of Prime Minister Imran Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (Justice) Party were shot and killed at a polling station. The shooting involved supporters of the rival Pakistan People's Party, once led by former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, who was killed in 2007 as she campaigned.
Tucker Carlson found himself in a pretty kettle of fish after he was confronted by a customer at a fly fishing store. The customer, Dan Bailey, posted a video to Instagram on Friday that showed him confronting the Fox News personality, whom he termed as "the worst human being." "Settle down, son," Carlson, who was laughing throughout Bailey's comments, responded.
Two of Jack Montgomery's stepsons told police their 6-foot-2, 270-pound stepfather gave their 6-year-old brother, Brice Russell, a beating that included grabbing a leg and slinging Brice so that his head smacked a high shelf or cabinet in their Tampa area hotel room. Brice never woke up after that Dec. 30, 2017 battering at the Tampa East/Seffner Masters Inn. Montgomery told investigators he'd merely thrown Brice on the bed after the boy sneaked out of bed for a cookie.
Gunshots rang out near the funeral for Haiti's assassinated President Jovenel Moise on Friday — prompting a high-level U.S. delegation to abruptly leave and other dignitaries to run for cover. The state funeral in the northern city of Cap-Haitien was intended to foster national unity, but the disturbances reflected deep division over the July 7 atrocity, in which foreign gunmen walked apparently unchallenged into the presidential residence and shot Moise multiple times, also injuring his wife. Few answers have emerged about who planned the killing, or why.
Firefighters say their search for bodies in the rubble of the collapsed Florida apartment block has finally ended, but one victim remains unaccounted for. Nobody has been pulled alive from the rubble since the first hours after the disaster, and officials formally switched from a search-and-rescue mission to a recovery effort on 7 July. The Surfside site has mostly been cleared, with the rubble moved to a state warehouse for further inspection.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) said the House will not open debate on a bipartisan infrastructure deal unless the Senate passes a partisan plan through budget reconciliation, in comments on ABC's This Week on Sunday. The the details of the bipartisan infrastructure plan, which is set to cost about $1.2 trillion, are still being negotiated by a group of Senate Democrats and Republicans. Democrats also want to pass a $3.5 trillion proposal via budget reconciliation rules, which allow the Senate to pass certain bills via a simple majority.
NIAID director Anthony Fauci told CNN's "State of the Union" Sunday that health officials are considering revising masking guidelines for vaccinated Americans. Why it matters: Fauci said that the United States is "going in the wrong direction" as cases surge across the country, driven by the more contagious Delta variant. The big picture: Fauci confirmed that new masking guidelines for the vaccinated are under "active consideration" and noted that, although current CDC guideline allows vaccinated people to go maskless, local officials have the discretion to alter this guidance.
Illinois Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger on Sunday said he accepted House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's invitation to join the Jan. 6 commission after the Democratic leader stonewalled two GOP appointees to the panel. Earlier in the day, Pelosi indicated on a segment of ABC News's This Week that it was her "plan" to select Kinzinger, an outspoken critic of the GOP response in the aftermath of the Capitol breach, after she was reported to be mulling the decision for at least a week. Today, I was asked by the Speaker to serve on the House Select Committee to Investigate January 6th and I humbly accepted," Kinzinger said in a statement.
Shenita Russie caught COVID-19 while working in Boston as a mobile respiratory therapist, Newsweek reported. Russie has racked up an eye-watering amount in medical bills. A healthcare worker from Arkansas has said that she has racked up medical bills of close to $1 million after she was hospitalized from COVID-19, she told THV11.
An man caught by police with guns in his Chicago hotel room said it was "an honest to God accident." Footage viewed by media outlets showed that police had worried "it could've been a Las Vegas thing." Keegan Casteel, 32, was arrested and charged with two felony counts.
A TikTok user called out a wannabe fashion cop earlier this week in Jacksonville Beach, and her video is now Internet gold. A man wearing a long-sleeved shirt, shorts and shoes comes into the frame, holding a poster that reads, “God says Christian women dress modest,” quoting Timothy 2:9.
President Joe Biden has labelled former President Donald Trump's remarks about the Capitol insurrection “bizarre”. Mr Biden said this during a campaign rally for Terry McAuliffe, who is seeking the governorship in Virginia again after leaving office in 2018. Mr Biden told the crowd, “We just have to keep making the case just as the Republican Party today offers nothing but fear, lies and broken promises."
A couple from Washington left one-star reviews of a roofing company after a receptionist was rude to them, KGW8 reported. A couple from Vancouver, Washington is being sued for $112,000 after leaving a one-star Google review of a roofing company, KGW8 reported. Autumn Knepper and Adam Marsh each wrote a negative review of Executive Roof Services after two phone calls with one of the company's receptionists turned sour, they told the local broadcaster.
A North Carolina car dealership on Facebook referred to a first-time car buyer as "Bon Quisha." The employee of Lumberton Honda who made the post was fired, WTVD-TV reported. Trinity Bethune told the outlet the post was conveying a "racial slur."
Republicans in Arizona's State Senate are currently conducting a months-long audit of the 2020 election in Maricopa County, which Joe Biden won by about 11,000 votes. No evidence has indicated that the results were fraudulent, but Mr Trump insists that Democrats somehow stole the election – a falsehood that he's likely to repeat at Saturday's rally. On CNN, reporter Jim Acosta asked Ms Hobbs how dangerous Mr Trump's false claim is.
College officials have been put on notice: targeting religious student groups isn't just unconstitutional, it's costly. A federal court of appeals this month agreed with my firm, the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, that University of Iowa officials “turned a blind eye to decades of First Amendment jurisprudence” by punishing Christian, Muslim, and Sikh groups for the crime of asking their leaders to agree with their faith. That blatant violation meant the officials weren't shielded by “qualified immunity,” a rule that protects government officials from personal liability when making close judgment calls about constitutional rights.
An American Airlines passenger was arrested in New Orleans after refusing to wear a mask, police said. Witnesses told The New Orleans Advocate that the woman was heard screaming while being led away. An American Airlines passenger caused significant disruption to a flight in New Orleans after refusing to wear a mask or exit the plane.
Xiao Qiumei, an influencer who was popular on the Chinese version of TikTok, died after a fall. The Sun reported that the 23-year-old was filming herself in a crane cabin when she fell. Xiao was known for regularly sharing videos of her job as a crane operator on social media.
A restaurant owner in Georgia decided to serve on fully vaccinated customers. The decision came after Armando Celentano and some members of his staff, all of whom are fully vaccinated, tested positive for COVID-19. The owner told WSB-TV they will enforce the policy using "No Vax, No Service" signs.
Christie advised Trump to adjust his 2020 campaign message and focus on the future, per a new book. The former New Jersey governor encouraged Trump to conduct a 'thank you' tour of small businesses. Last summer, then-President Donald Trump was privately concerned about the state of the presidential race, fearing that the severity of the COVID-19 pandemic and the proliferation of mail-in balloting would threaten his reelection bid, according to a newly-released book by the Washington Post reporters Carol D. Leonnig and Philip Rucker.
“Thankfully, children are at lower risk for complications from COVID-19, but low risk is not no risk.”
“Guidelines that mandate the masking of children are based on an assessment of risk that is not justified.”
“Masks are easy to use, inexpensive and effective.”
“We’re now 16 months into the pandemic and children remain victims of the Covid political theater.”
“If a community or school isn’t sufficiently vaccinated, it remains at risk of the coronavirus coming back.”