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As the hyper-contagious and potentially more severe Delta variant becomes dominant here in the coming weeks, the 140 million eligible U.S. residents who haven't been fully vaccinated yet might want to start asking themselves that question. “COVID-19 vaccines are available for everyone ages 12 and up,” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Rochelle Walensky said Tuesday at a White House briefing.
A Canadian government report on the downing of a Ukrainian jet has found no evidence it was "premeditated", but said Iran was "fully responsible". Ukraine International Airlines flight PS752 was hit by two missiles after taking off from Tehran on 8 January 2020. Iran - which was accused of hampering independent inquiries - has said it mistook the aircraft for a US missile.
Two months after being found guilty of murdering George Floyd, former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin is set to be sentenced on Friday. Video of Chauvin, 45, kneeling on Floyd's neck for more than nine minutes during a May 2020 arrest went viral, with protesters around the world demonstrating against Floyd's death and police brutality. In April, Chauvin was found guilty on charges of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter.
America will keep roughly 650 troops in Afghanistan to secure diplomats after the main US force completes its withdrawal in the coming days. The bulk of some 4,000 American troops in the country in recent months will be gone as early as the first week of July. Several hundred other American forces will remain at Kabul airport, helping Turkish troops until they can set up a more permanent Turkey-led security operation, Associated Press reported.
Republican senators are already voicing their reasons for opposing the bipartisan infrastructure proposal unveiled on Thursday, with Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) revealing what would be the "ultimate deal-breaker" for him. A bipartisan group of senators — 5 Democrats and 5 Republicans — spent weeks negotiating with top White House aides, and on Thursday afternoon the White House released details on the proposal: it calls for $973 billion in spending over five years, including $579 billion in new funds not already allocated through other projects. There would be $312 billion going to transportation, $65 billion for broadband, and $55 billion for water infrastructure.
An overworked 911 call-taker didn't send a Fort Worth police officer on a June 1 domestic call that ended in a double-murder and suicide, according to a news report. Ex-911 operator Kate Colley told KXAS-TV that the stressed 911 dispatcher received a call from Holly Beverly, who reported that her estranged husband was on his way to her apartment in west Fort Worth to harm her. The operator didn't send an officer because the suspect wasn't actually on the scene yet, Colley told the TV station.
Derek Chauvin faces up to 30 years in prison when he is sentenced on Friday for the killing of George Floyd, the African American man whose death sparked a global protest movement. Chauvin, a white former officer, was convicted of murder and manslaughter in April after he was filmed last year kneeling on the neck of Mr Floyd's neck for more than nine minutes as he gasped "I can't breathe". The vital footage of the killing led to intense scrutiny of racism in policing in the US, and across the globe, and Chauvin's case has come to be seen as a watershed moment for police accountability.
Indian PM Narendra Modi has said his government plans to hold elections in Jammu and Kashmir soon. He told regional leaders in Delhi on Thursday that polls could be held after an exercise to redraw the boundaries of assembly seats was carried out. This was the first such meeting since a controversial decision revoked the region's special status in 2019.
A dissident Belarusian journalist who was grabbed off a Ryanair flight forced to land in Minsk has been released under house arrest. The forced landing of the Athens-Vilinius flight has triggered harsh Western sanctions against the regime of Alexander Lukashenko who was re-elected president last year amid unprecedented anti-government protests. Roman Protasevich, former editor-in-chief of the opposition mouthpiece Nexta, was arrested alongside his girlfriend last month after Belarusian authorities forced the plane to land, citing a bomb threat.
Fox News host Laura Ingraham went after Gen. Mark Milley, the Pentagon's top military commander, on her show Wednesday night after he waved off Republican complaints about a West Point seminar that taught critical race theory and, more generally, defended the practice of studying and trying to understand things you don't necessarily agree with. Carlson suggested he was particularly upset Milley said he wanted to understand "white rage," but Carlson's proclivity for defending white people isn't what really prompted Thursday night's rant, David Frum argued. The "best way to understand Tucker Carlson's abuse of Gen. Mark Milley tonight is as confirmation of the accuracy of the stories Gen. Milley told about rebuffing ex-President Trump's order for a massacre in Portland, Oregon," he tweeted.
At around midday on 11 May, Dario Kopenawa, an indigenous leader, received a desperate phone call from a remote village in the Brazilian Amazon. Palimiú has a population of about 1,000, who live in large communal houses on the banks of a river called Uraricoera. Kopenawa, a member of the Yanomami tribe, is used to hearing pleas for help from communities in the rainforest, but this one was different.
Matt Hancock was clinging to his job on Friday morning after being photographed apparently breaking government social distancing rules by embracing a paid adviser in his office. The Health Secretary declined to comment on reports he has been having an affair with his aide, Gina Coladangelo, in the Department of Health and Social Care. Mr Hancock's position is made even more difficult to defend after he said last year that Prof Neil Ferguson was right to quit as a government adviser after The Telegraph revealed that he had breached lockdown rules to see his lover.
Rudy Giuliani appeared on Newsmax Thursday to discuss the suspension of his New York legal license. Rudy Giuliani has claimed that the suspension of his license to practice law in New York was part of a plot to silence him because he was so effective at arguing former President Donald Trump's election-fraud claims. Giuliani appeared on the right-wing Newsmax network hours after an appelate court in New York suspended his law license on Thursday.
Mr Donahoe was speaking during a call with Wall Street analysts about Nike's latest earnings report. The comments come after the sportswear giant was recently hit by a backlash over statements about Xinjiang. Cotton ban is self-defeating, China tells H&M Nike, H&M face China fury over Xinjiang cotton Western states sanction China for Uighur 'abuses' Mr Donahoe made the comments during a discussion on Nike's fourth quarter earnings, which showed revenues had doubled to a better-than-expected $12.3bn (£8.8bn) for the three months to the end of March.
At least one person has died and dozens are missing after the collapse of a 12-storey residential building north of Miami, Florida, officials say. The number of people who have been located now stands at 102, while 99 are still unaccounted for, according to Miami-Dade Mayor Danielle Levine-Cava. It is unclear how many people were in the building at the time.
Delivering remarks after announcing a deal with a group of Republican senators on infrastructure, President Biden responded to a question about trusting Republicans on the agreement. Biden said, “I've worked with a lot of these people who are in the room. I know them.
A North Carolina woman won a top lottery price after settling for a different ticket. Joanne Pacheco bought the winning “7” scratch-off lottery ticket from the Lakeland St. Mini Mart in Durham over the weekend after the one she wanted to buy was sold out, according to the North Carolina Education Lottery. “They didn't have my tickets,” she told lottery officials.
Former President Donald Trump's megaphone, once the loudest in politics, will be put to the test in the coming weeks as he prepares to hold his first rallies since leaving office. While Trump has maintained his firm grip on the Republican Party even after his election defeat, he has struggled to get his message out and dominate headlines as he once did without the power of the bully pulpit or access to his social media accounts. Trump's upcoming rallies in Ohio and Florida and visit to the border with Mexico on Tuesday will represent his biggest uptick in public appearances over the last five months.
At least 18 were killed and 16 injured after a fire tore through a martial arts school in China - many of them young children, local media said. Most of the victims were reportedly pupils aged between seven and 16 who lived and studied at the Zhenxing Martial Arts Centre in Henan province. The blaze broke out early on Friday and has been put out, local authorities said, but it is unclear how it started.
Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin could be sentenced to up to 30 years in prison Friday after being found guilty of murdering George Floyd. Chauvin has been in a maximum-security prison since a jury convicted him in April of second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter, nearly a year after Floyd died in police custody. Chauvin knelt on Floyd's neck for more than nine minutes last May as Floyd said he couldn't breathe.
Miss Georgetown Morgan Elvis recently posted on Instagram that she was thankful for every day she's given, “both the easy and the hard.” The man, Sidney Moorer, and his wife, Tammy, were convicted of kidnapping Heather and are in state prisons in South Carolina, each serving a 30-year sentence. Morgan, now 24 and a contestant in the 2021 Miss South Carolina pageant, has taken the pain of losing her sister and applied it to helping others who experience a similar trauma.
At a news conference on Thursday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced the formation of a House Select Committee to investigate the riot at the Capitol on Jan. 6, after Republicans blocked the formation of an independent panel.
More than one million people in Sydney's central and eastern suburbs, including Bondi Beach, will be locked down after a jump in Covid cases. The Australian city is battling to contain an outbreak of the highly infectious Delta variant. Officials reported 17 new cases on Friday, taking the cluster to 65 cases.
Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani has been suspended from practicing law in the state of New York pending further review, a new court filing on Thursday said. The ruling said there was "uncontroverted evidence" that Giuliani "communicated demonstrably false and misleading statements to courts, lawmakers and the public at large" in connection with former President Donald Trump's failed attempts to overturn the 2020 election results. "These false statements were made to improperly bolster respondent's narrative that due to widespread voter fraud, victory in the 2020 United States presidential election was stolen from his client," the ruling said.
The US plans to evacuate thousands of Afghans who worked for the American military ahead of September's troop withdrawal, senior officials have said. Afghan interpreters who have worked for the US for years fear reprisals from the Taliban after the withdrawal. As many as 18,000 Afghans have applied for US visas, but the lengthy process has been hindered by delays.
“The pandemic has unequivocally proven the public health value of masks. And they should stick around in certain situations.”
“With the steady thrum of anti-mask sentiment in the U.S., it’s highly unlikely that they will continue to be a ubiquitous sight.”
“Wearing masks on airplanes or other modes of transit ... can help keep everyone safe.”
“Just because masks are common in many other nations ... is hardly a reason to emulate the practice.”
“The fact that the flu all but vanished ... is not evidence alone that masks were responsible.”