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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.
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.
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.
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.
Last summer, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases chief Anthony Fauci was reportedly sent mail containing white powder that "literally blew up in his face," Politico writes, per a preview of the new book Nightmare Scenario by Yasmeen Abutaleb and Damian Paletta. Luckily, chemical testing came back negative for both anthrax and ricin, but not before Fauci was hosed "down to his skivvies in a chemical lab," standing "naked in what looked like a kiddy pool" while his team awaited results, per Politico. Previously reported excerpts of Nightmare Scenario revealed Trump once joked he hoped COVID-19 would "take out" former National Security Adviser John Bolton, and had even proposed the U.S. house COVID-19 patients at Guantanamo Bay.
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.
The U.S. Marshals Regional Task Force arrested a Durham man Thursday in connection with a road rage incident involving an assault rifle earlier this month on Fordham Boulevard in Chapel Hill. Jose Daniel Rivas-Sanchez, 21, was charged with one felony count of discharging a firearm into an occupied vehicle. Investigators with the Chapel Hill Police Department and other regional police and sheriff's office agencies, state law enforcement agencies, and the U.S. Marshals Service are members of the Regional Task Force for the Middle District of North Carolina.
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.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) will soon have the chance to tell D.C. Metropolitan Police Officer Michael Fanone face-to-face why he opposed the creation of a bipartisan, independent commission to investigate the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. Two people familiar with the matter told The Associated Press that Fanone, who was injured while on duty during the riot, and McCarthy are set to meet on Friday. Fanone supports the creation of an investigation into the Jan. 6 attack, which began when supporters of former President Donald Trump stormed the Capitol to try to interrupt the certification of President Biden's victory, and has been asking to sit down with McCarthy.
The National Institutes of Health defended its decision to delete its record of the genetic sequencing of COVID-19 cases from early in the coronavirus pandemic, apparently done at the request of Chinese researchers. The revelation was revealed by a U.S. virologist who discovered the information was scrubbed from the NIH database. This comes as the United States and its allies seek to determine if the virus sprang from a mysterious lab in Wuhan, China, which stymied an earlier investigation by the World Health Organization dismissing the lab theory.
The subject of a wealth tax has been discussed in political debates of late. Two Democratic candidates for President in the 2020 election espoused this position, a position some have labeled as radical. The point which I have yet to see made is that we already have a wealth tax, and it's being paid by virtually every American.
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.
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.
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.
President Joe Biden has signed an emergency declaration for Florida after a building collapsed there on Thursday. The declaration will allow the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to coordinate disaster relief. Nearly 100 people are still unaccounted for after the Florida condo collapsed in the wee hours of Thursday.
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.
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.
New York state and local prosecutors are digging through Weisselberg's finances as they build a potential case against his boss. The full contours of the investigation into the Trump Organization remain difficult to discern, however it appears they're focusing on various fraud-related allegations that have swirled around Trump for years. Although Trump is accustomed to being under scrutiny, he's no longer cloaked in the protection of the presidency, making the current probe one of the gravest legal threats he's faced at a time when he's trying to salvage his political and financial futures.
President Joe Biden on Thursday offered federal resources to the state of Florida following the 12-story condo collapse in Surfside. Biden said he is waiting for Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis to declare a state of emergency. President Joe Biden on Thursday offered up federal help to assist in aftermath of the tragic condo building collapse in Florida that left at least one dead and 99 people unaccounted for.
Asleep in her bed at 6 a.m. Thursday, North Miami Beach Commissioner Fortuna Smukler's husband awakened her and told her about the Surfside condo tower collapse. Smukler, who grew up with the three daughters of Myriam Caspi Notkin, 81, and her husband and their stepdad Arnold “Arnie” Notkin, 87, attended grade school in Miami Beach with the girls about 50 years ago. Smukler said when she learned the couple lived in apartment No. 302 in the Champlain Towers South Condo, the Surfside tower at 8777 Collins Ave. that collapsed early Thursday morning, she started losing hope.
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.
A federal judge on Thursday weighed whether to dismiss Dominion's defamation lawsuits. Dominion is suing all three Trump allies over election conspiracy theories. A federal judge heard arguments Thursday over whether to allow multibillion-dollar defamation lawsuits from Dominion Voting Systems to proceed against Rudy Giuliani, Sidney Powell, and MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell.
A search was ongoing Thursday for the person who shot a police officer in the head Wednesday, leaving him in critical condition and "fighting for his life." Police offered a $100,000 reward for anyone who can help authorities locate the suspect, identified as Othal Wallace, 29. The injured officer, Jayson Raynor, is out of surgery, according to a statement Thursday from the Daytona Beach Police Department.
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.
Eric Adams, who's waiting for the votes to be counted as he appears to be on the verge of becoming New York City's next mayor, has had a lot to say about anti-Black racism in politics lately—at least where his own campaign is concerned. In the weeks leading to election day, Adams equated questions about whether he resides in a Bed-Stuy basement unit or commutes from New Jersey to birther claims that “Obama was not born in America”; called a New York magazine profile detailing his connections to an assortment of corrupt sleazeballs and power brokers “a despicable racist portrayal,” and on Juneteenth portrayed the alliance between primary rivals Andrew Yang and Kathryn Garcia as an attack upon the ancestors undertaken “while we were celebrating liberation and freedom from enslavement.”
“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.”