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Vice President Kamala Harris walked in the Capital Pride Walk and Rally in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, making history as the first sitting vice president to march in a Pride event. Harris and second gentleman Doug Emhoff walked and waved, wearing graphic T-shirts that read “Love is love” and “Love first. Harris greeted those around her with declarations of “Happy Pride!
The chief prosecutor of International Criminal Court (ICC) has called for a full investigation into suspected crimes against humanity during a deadly drugs crackdown directed by the government of the Philippines. Fatou Bensouda, who leaves office this week, opened a preliminary probe into the drugs war back in 2018. Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte withdrew from the ICC afterwards.
U.S. and Canadian officials are set to meet Tuesday to discuss how to eventually lift pandemic-related border restrictions between the two countries, but no immediate action is expected, sources briefed on the matter told Reuters on Monday. U.S. and Canadian business leaders have voiced increasing concern about the ban on non-essential travel at land borders because of COVID-19 that was imposed in March 2020 and has been renewed on a monthly basis since. The measures, which also apply to the U.S.-Mexico border, do not affect trade or other essential travel.
A grocery store cashier in the Atlanta area was killed and three other people were wounded Monday in a shooting that followed an argument over wearing face masks in the supermarket, authorities said. DeKalb County Sheriff Melody Maddox said the shooting occurred inside the Big Bear Supermarket in Decatur while several people were inside the business. "There was some confrontation, argument — I'm not sure exactly what — in reference to the wearing of masks, at which time the subject pulled out a weapon and shot the cashier," Maddox said at a news conference.
When Republican Mark Sanford lost his 2018 congressional primary after not aligning himself closely enough with then-President Donald Trump, the former South Carolina congressman and governor recognized his political mistake. “A lot of people would come up to me over the course of this campaign and they'd say, 'Are you for or against Trump?' and I'd say 'I'm neither for nor against Trump,'” Sanford said in his concession speech that night. Now, in a new book set to be released on Aug. 24, Sanford will unpack what he has long described as Trump's “cult of personality” and the lasting damage he thinks the former president has had on the Republican Party.
The COVID-19 strain fueling infections across the U.K. is linked to a different set of symptoms, including headache, sore throat, and runny nose, BBC reported on Monday. The Delta variant, which was first found in India, now accounts for 90 percent of U.K. cases. Professor Tim Spector, leader of the Zoe COVID Symptom Study, said top symptoms since the start of May are "not the same as they were" previously.
Democrats overcame Republican opposition on Monday as the U.S. Senate voted to confirm federal judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, seen as a possible future Supreme Court nominee for President Joe Biden, to an influential appellate court. The Democratic-controlled Senate voted 53-44 to approve Jackson's nomination to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. All those in opposition were Republicans, with three voting with Democrats to approve the nomination.
Until recently, the location of executed wartime Japanese Prime Minister Hideki Tojo's remains was one of World War II's biggest mysteries in the nation he once led. Now, a Japanese university professor has revealed declassified U.S. military documents that appear to hold the answer.
Last month, Matt Hancock, the Health Secretary, announced that Britain had bought enough Pfizer vaccines to inoculate all children over the age of 12. Mr Courntey told The Telegraph: "If JCVI look at the ethical questions and if they think on the ethical balance – and the MHRA say there is a high degree of safety – then in an ideal world we think it would be better if kids were vaccinated and had three weeks immunity before they come back to school in September." He described the rising number of cases in schools as a "big problem", adding: "That is where our concern is focused.
A driver had a scary experience traveling on Alligator Alley during a heavy rainstorm in Broward County late Monday morning. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a blue 2018 Nissan Rogue was going west around 11:30 a.m. on Interstate 75 around mile marker 30.5 near Snake Road — when its antenna was struck by lightning. FHP spokesman Lt. Gregory S. Bueno told the Miami Herald in an email that the lightning strike damaged the roof antenna and electrical system of the Nissan, which was a Hertz rental from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) -U.S. Senate Republicans are due to hear details on Tuesday about a bipartisan proposal to revitalize America's roads and bridges, which lawmakers believe could win support from the caucus as a part of President Joe Biden's sweeping infrastructure plan. Members of a bipartisan Senate group will discuss the proposal with Republican senators at their weekly policy lunch, Republican lawmakers and aides said on Monday evening. The bloc of Senate moderates, five Republicans and five Democrats, said last Thursday that it had reached an agreement after negotiations between Republican Senator Shelley Moore Capito and Biden broke down.
Joshua Tree National Park officials found a body in the park days after they began searching for a missing man. Patrick Lynn Welz, a 38-year-old from Twentynine Palms, was last seen on June 5 leaving for a drive to Riverside to visit his father, according to the National Park Service. Five days later, he was reported missing to the National Park Service.
As Democrats and Republicans ready themselves for 2022 midterm elections, some GOP congressmembers are facing a steeper-than-usual uphill battle, despite consistently-conservative voting records and reports of caucus-wide respect. Texas Rep. Chip Roy, a Republican with values largely in touch with his GOP base, denounces President Biden's administration every chance he gets.
A Kansas City man suspected of killing six people over the course of several months in a string of shootings mostly along Indian Creek Trail has been found mentally unfit to stand trial at this time, a judge ruled Monday. Fredrick Scott, 26, appeared in Jackson County Circuit Court on the question of his mental competency after he has remained in custody nearly four years since he was arrested in connection to the murders. The department initially rejected the theory that the crimes were carried out by a serial killer but admitted there were “obvious similarities” between each death.
CNN correspondent Barbara Starr has branded the Trump-era Justice Department's past decision to seize her personal email and phone records, as well as those of other colleagues, a “sheer abuse of power”. In an op-ed penned for her outlet on Monday, Ms Starr accused the Trump administration of having manipulated both her and CNN when the DoJ secretly obtained her email records during a probe into news leaks. According to CNN, the DOJ informed Ms Starr on 13 May that prosecutors had procured her phone and email records dating from 1 June, 2017, to 31 July, 2017.
A former AOC staffer said he left his position earlier this year because of low pay among Congressional staffers. In a Monday letter, the New York lawmaker called for a budget increase in order to boost staff salaries. The letter comes two weeks after an Insider report detailing the low pay among many Capitol Hill staffers.
Police have identified Nicholas David Kraus, 35, as the man who drove his SUV through a Sunday night racial justice protest in Minneapolis, killing one person and injuring three. Late on Sunday night, Mr Kraus, who is being held in jail without bail on suspected vehicular homicide, allegedly sped through a Minneapolis intersection where protesters have been demonstrating since local members of a multi-agency federal taskforce shot and killed 32-year-old Winston Boogie Smith, a Black man whom they were pursuing on an alleged weapons violation, in a parking garage earlier this month. According to court records, Mr Kraus had numerous DWI convictions, and had his driver's licence revoked because he was a “danger to public safety,” data journalist Tony Webster reported.
Rep. Jim Jordan appeared to criticize Biden on Monday for attending diplomatic summits in Europe. "While Biden pals around with his buddies in Europe, the border crisis rages at home," he tweeted. GOP Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio on Monday appeared to criticize President Joe Biden for attending the Group of Seven and NATO summits in recent days, saying that the president should instead focus his energies on the US-Mexico border.
To the Chinese government and public, she is a hero of the country's success in curbing the epidemic and a victim of malicious conspiracy theories. Shi Zhengli, a top Chinese virologist, is once again at the center of clashing narratives about her research on coronaviruses at a state lab in Wuhan, the city where the pandemic first emerged. The idea that the virus may have escaped from a lab had long been widely dismissed by scientists as implausible and shunned by others for its connection with former President Donald Trump.
The power grid of Texas urged state residents to conserve power amid a heat wave in the state on Monday, less than a year after the state's junior Republican senator mocked California for the exact same reason. A news release from the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) urged Texans to “reduce electric use as much as possible” through Friday, as a result of an energy shortage brought on by outages at power stations. “We will be conducting a thorough analysis with generation owners to determine why so many units are out of service,” said a spokesperson for ERCOT.
A Delta Air Lines flight was forced to divert Friday after an "unruly passenger" got ahold of the plane's public announcement system and told passengers to get back in their seats, saying oxygen masks would deploy soon. On Monday, Delta spokesman Eric Zeugschmidt confirmed the passenger was an off-duty Delta flight attendant and inactive employee who had been on leave before the incident. Zeugschmidt said Delta is taking the matter very seriously and working with authorities to reach the employee's emergency contacts.
Putin in an NBC News interview wouldn't guarantee Navalny will leave prison alive. The Kremlin's crackdown on dissent is one of many points of contention between the US and Russia. The White House suggested Biden will bring up Navalny during an upcoming summit with Putin.
Biden and Erdogan met on Monday with US-Turkey relations at a historic low. It's unclear what they discussed specifically but Biden said the meeting was "good." Erdogan's autocratic leadership style and purchase of a Russian missile defense system has strained ties.
The parents of a former US marine who has been imprisoned in Russia for nearly two years have implored Joe Biden to make a deal with Vladimir Putin to secure their son's freedom. As the US president prepares to meet with his Russian counterpart in a Wednesday summit, Paula and Joey Reed have said they believe Mr Biden has the power to bring their son, Trevor Reed, home. He's being held as a pawn to try and leverage concessions in a political dispute between our two countries in which he has no part, and it's time to let him come home to Texas,” the two wrote in a statement obtained by CNN.
“It may seem desperate at this point, but I can’t be mad at any and all efforts to get people vaccinated.”
“I won’t get rich, but I will get to live my life. That seems like reward enough.”
“Offering incentives may encourage people who are not actively opposed to vaccination but may have put it off.”
“At some point, the government is simply rewarding irresponsible behavior.”
“Sure, people should do it without needing an incentive. But what’s the alternative? Not enough people get vaccinated.”