Six days after the condo collapse near Miami, frustrated families are still waiting for answers. Serena Williams left Wimbledon due to a leg injury. And the nasty heat wave baking states and breaking records will start to ease up.
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Families cling to hope 6 days after condo collapse
"Nobody is giving up hope here," said Surfside Mayor Charles Burkett, six days after a condo building outside Miami collapsed. Workers continue to sift through rubble, searching for signs of life as families of the 150 people still missing grow weary of their desperate wait for answers. Frustrated families have been questioning how long a person could survive under the heaps of rubble, Burkett said, though he remains hopeful survivors will be found. Authorities reiterated that work at the site was a search-and-rescue effort. The death toll remains at 11, Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava said Tuesday.
President Joe Biden is going to Florida on Thursday, showing his concern for the community of Surfside a week after a 12-story oceanside condo building partially collapsed. Biden wants to meet with families and thank first responders and others involved in looking for survivors.
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Serena Williams injured, withdraws from Wimbledon
Seven-time Wimbledon singles champion Serena Williams will not win her record-tying 24th Grand Slam women's title this year after withdrawing from the tournament due to injury. In the first set of Tuesday's first-round match on Centre Court against Aliaksandra Sasnovich of Belarus, Williams slipped on the wet grass and appeared to injure her right leg. After taking a time out to get her leg treated and wrapped by an athletic trainer, she tried to give it another shot, but wasn't able to move and was forced to retire from the match. Williams has won 23 Grand Slam titles overall, one short of Margaret Court's modern record.
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House passes Confederate statue bill
The statues could be getting kicked out. The House on Tuesday will vote on a bill that would remove Confederate statues from the U.S. Capitol as well as a bust of a former Supreme Court chief justice. The legislation would require states to remove and replace any statues honoring members of the Confederacy in the National Statuary Hall Collection in the Capitol by prohibiting "persons who served as an officer or voluntarily with the Confederate States of America or of the military forces or government of a State while the State was in rebellion against the United States" from the collection. The bill passed by a vote of 285 to 120. Every Democrat present and 67 Republicans voted for it. The bill heads to the Senate for consideration, where it would need 10 Republican senators to join every Democrat to pass the upper chamber.
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Walmart launches low-cost insulin
Hoping to "revolutionize the access and affordability" of diabetes treatments, Walmart will launch its own brand of insulin. In a statement Tuesday, Walmart said it will offer analog insulin vials and FlexPens for administering doses through its ReliOn brand. The retailer claims its insulin options will save customers between 58% to 75% compared with branded products. "We know many people with diabetes struggle to manage the financial burden of this condition, and we are focused on helping by providing affordable solutions," said Dr. Cheryl Pegus, executive vice president of Walmart Health & Wellness, in a statement. The ReliOn products will be available this week at Walmart pharmacies and launch in Sam's Club pharmacies next month.
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Hot-hot-heat wave begins to ease up
On the heels of another historic heat wave less than two weeks ago, the Northeast and Pacific Northwest are both enduring a heatwave this week. An excessive heat warning is in effect in Philadelphia Tuesday, which warns of "dangerously hot conditions with heat index values up to 105 degrees," the National Weather Service said. Fortunately, the stagnant weather pattern with mainly sunny, hot and humid conditions is forecast to break down during the second half of the week, AccuWeather said. On the other side of the country, the weather service in Portland, Oregon, said people will start seeing some relief Tuesday, and weather models are predicting a high in the mid-to high 90s. Seattle and Portland will see high temperatures in the 80s by Wednesday, still above average but far from the incredible heat from recent days, forecasters said.
♨️ Smashing records: Seattle set a new all-time record of 104 degrees on Sunday, and broke that on Monday with 107 degrees, the World Meteorological Organization said. Portland broke the record twice: 108 on Saturday and 112 on Sunday.
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