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Gas Prices Fall Below $4 per Gallon [Video]

Gas Prices Fall Below $4 per Gallon

Gas Prices Fall Below , $4 per Gallon. According to AAA, the national average price for a gallon of gas fell below $4 on Aug. 11. It is the first time gas prices have fallen below $4 since March. While prices remain higher than this time last year. they have fallen far below the highest price in June of just less than $5.02 per gallon. President Joe Biden is expected to receive a boost in his approval rating because of the news. . The cost of energy resources, including gas, is a significant factor of inflation. Analysts say that lower gas prices will be a relief for consumers. The affordability squeeze is becoming very real when you see these high prices at the gas pump, Beth Ann Bovino, U.S. Chief Economist at S&P Global, via 'The New York Times'. So, in that sense, it’s a positive sign certainly for those folks that are struggling, Beth Ann Bovino, U.S. Chief Economist at S&P Global, via 'The New York Times'. However, some consumers are leery of the news because of fears that market fluctuations mean that prices could rise again. I’m not ready for it to go a little higher again and then I’m over here struggling to fill up my tank, Christina Beliard, Fashion Influencer, via 'The New York Times'. I’m trying to figure out, how long is this going to last?, Christina Beliard, Fashion Influencer, via 'The New York Times'. Analysts confirm that price consistency is a key factor of consumer trust. If gasoline prices stay at or near the levels they have reached, that would mean much more cushion for households, Beth Ann Bovino, U.S. Chief Economist at S&P Global, via 'The New York Times'

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President Biden Heads to South Carolina for Summer Vacation [Video]

President Biden Heads to South Carolina for Summer Vacation

President Biden Heads to South Carolina , for Summer Vacation . On August 10, President Joe Biden arrived in South Carolina with his family to begin a scheduled seven-day vacation. . On August 10, President Joe Biden arrived in South Carolina with his family to begin a scheduled seven-day vacation. . Federal Aviation Administration advisories state that the first couple's plans include a trip to Kiawah Island, noted for its private beach and golf resort. Federal Aviation Administration advisories state that the first couple's plans include a trip to Kiawah Island, noted for its private beach and golf resort. ABC reports that the White House did not provide details on the president's vacation plans or when he is scheduled to return to the White House. According to ABC, the president and first lady, Jill Biden, were joined on Air Force One by Biden's son, Hunter, daughter-in-law Melissa Cohen and grandson Beau. Amid the president's vacation, the House is scheduled to vote on a bill that includes many of Biden's priorities. Amid the president's vacation, the House is scheduled to vote on a bill that includes many of Biden's priorities. The bill includes a substantial investment in fighting climate change, estimated to cost $369 billion over the next decade. The bill also includes measures to cap prescription drug prices at $2,000 out-of-pocket for Medicare recipients. . It would also help approximately 13 million Americans pay for health insurance by extending COVID-related subsidies. It would also help approximately 13 million Americans pay for health insurance by extending COVID-related subsidies. ABC reports that presidential summer vacations are a long-standing tradition. According to the White House, the president is never totally free from his responsibilities and continues to consult with aides and receive daily briefings.

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Biden Signs PACT Act To Expand Health Care for Veterans Exposed To Burn Pits [Video]

Biden Signs PACT Act To Expand Health Care for Veterans Exposed To Burn Pits

Biden Signs PACT Act To Expand , Health Care for Veterans Exposed To Burn Pits. NBC News reports President Biden signed the legislation on Aug. 10. . According to a White House official, the bipartisan bill is the biggest expansion of benefits and health care for veterans in over 30 years. Upon signing the bill, President Biden said, , “veterans of the wars of Iraq and Afghanistan not only faced dangers in battle — they were breathing toxic smoke from burn pits.”. Upon signing the bill, President Biden said, , “veterans of the wars of Iraq and Afghanistan not only faced dangers in battle — they were breathing toxic smoke from burn pits.”. Biden said he witnessed burn pits during his visits to Iraq while he was a senator and a vice president. Burn pits the size of football fields, an incinerated waste of war such as tires, poisonous chemicals, jet fuel, and so much I won’t even mention. , President Biden, via statement. A lot of places where our soldiers were sleeping were literally a quarter mile, half mile away from it, President Biden, via statement. NBC News reports that the bill is a personal matter for the president. as his son, Beau, served in Iraq and later died of brain cancer. Biden has often said he believes his son's cancer was related to being exposed to burn pits. When they came home, many of the fittest and best warriors that we sent to war were not the same. Headaches, numbness, dizziness, cancer. My son, Beau, was one of them, President Biden, via statement. NBC News reports veterans and their families can apply for PACT Act benefits by visiting the Veterans Affairs website or calling 1-800-MyVA411. NBC News reports veterans and their families can apply for PACT Act benefits by visiting the Veterans Affairs website or calling 1-800-MyVA411

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Carolyn Bryant Donham, Whose Accusations Led to the Murder of Emmett Till, Won’t Be Indict [Video]

Carolyn Bryant Donham, Whose Accusations Led to the Murder of Emmett Till, Won’t Be Indict

Carolyn Bryant Donham, , Whose Accusations Led to the Murder of Emmett Till, , Won’t Be Indicted. CNN reports that a Mississippi grand jury won't indict Bryant Donham, a white woman who accused Till of making advances toward her in 1955. Her accusations prompted Roy Bryant and J.W. Milam to kidnap, beat and murder the 14-year-old. . Her accusations prompted Roy Bryant and J.W. Milam to kidnap, beat and murder the 14-year-old. . According to District Attorney Dewayne Richardson, there was not enough evidence to indict Bryant Donham on kidnapping and manslaughter charges. . After hearing every aspect of the investigation and evidence collected regarding Donham’s involvement, the Grand Jury returned a ‘No Bill’ to the charges of both Kidnapping and Manslaughter, District Attorney Dewayne Richardson, via statement. The murder of Emmett Till remains an unforgettable tragedy in this country and the thoughts and prayers of this nation continue to be with the family of Emmett Till, District Attorney Dewayne Richardson, via statement. One of Till's cousins, Rev. Wheeler Parker Jr., issued a statement. . They kept their promise by bringing this latest piece of evidence before the grand jury. This outcome is unfortunate, but predictable, news, Rev. Wheeler Parker Jr., Emmett Till's cousin, via statement. The prosecutor tried his best, and we appreciate his efforts, but he alone cannot undo hundreds of years of anti-Black systems that guaranteed those who killed Emmett Till would go unpunished, to this day, Rev. Wheeler Parker Jr., Emmett Till's cousin, via statement. Deborah Watts, another one of Till's cousins, said the family will not give up in their fight for justice. . We vow that the pursuit of accountability and Justice For Emmett Till will continue. Emmett Till’s death will not be in vain. , Deborah Watts, Emmett Till's cousin, via statement. In March, President Joe Biden signed into law the Emmett Till Antilynching Act. In March, President Joe Biden signed into law the Emmett Till Antilynching Act

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Pelosi Will Visit Taiwan, Officials From Both Nations Confirm [Video]

Pelosi Will Visit Taiwan, Officials From Both Nations Confirm

Pelosi Will Visit Taiwan, , Officials From Both Nations Confirm. Pelosi Will Visit Taiwan, , Officials From Both Nations Confirm. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan is a delicate matter for the government of China, which views the autonomous nation as its territory. China officials referred to the "egregious political impact" Pelosi's visit to Taiwan would have. We would like to tell the US once again that China is standing by, and the Chinese People's Liberation Army will never sit idly by. , Zhao Lijian, China Foreign Ministry Spokesman, via CNN. China will take resolute responses and strong countermeasures to defend its sovereignty and territorial integrity, Zhao Lijian, China Foreign Ministry Spokesman, via CNN. As for what measures, if she dares to go, then let's wait and see, Zhao Lijian, China Foreign Ministry Spokesman, via CNN. U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken maintained the White House's position that Pelosi's visit to Taiwan did not involve the executive branch. Speaking on behalf of the Biden administration, . Blinken stated that "we do not know what Speaker Pelosi intends to do.". Congress is an independent, coequal branch of government. The decision is entirely the Speaker's, Anthony Blinken, U.S. Secretary of State, via CNN. And so if the speaker does decide to visit and China tries to create some kind of crisis or otherwise escalate tensions, that would be entirely on Beijing, Anthony Blinken, U.S. Secretary of State, via CNN. We are looking for them, in the event she decides to visit, to act responsibly and not to engage in in any escalation going forward, Anthony Blinken, U.S. Secretary of State, via CNN. Pelosi's visit is not without safety risks, and National Security Council coordinator John Kirby stated the agency's protection intentions. . We want to make sure that when she travels overseas, she can do so safely and securely and we're going to make sure of that, John Kirby, National Security Council, via CNN. This is an important trip for the speaker to be on and we're going to do whatever we can to support her, John Kirby, National Security Council, via CNN

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President Biden Tests Negative for COVID [Video]

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President Biden, Tests Negative, for COVID. CNN reports that President Joe Biden has tested negative for COVID and is expected to be released from isolation on July 27. CNN reports that President Joe Biden has tested negative for COVID and is expected to be released from isolation on July 27. The president's physician, Dr. Kevin O'Connor, said that Biden took two antigen tests that were both negative. . According to Dr. O'Connor, Biden will continue to wear a well-fitted mask for 10 days to prevent the spread of COVID. The president will also be tested with increased frequency to detect any possible resurgence of the virus. CNN reports that Dr. O'Connor said Biden does face the possibility of "COVID rebound.". The president was treated with the antiviral Paxlovid. . The White House said that Biden is set to speak about COVID from the Rose Garden at 11:30 a.m. ET. . The president will give remarks after his negative test about a case that was mild, thanks to the tools this administration has worked hard to make available to the American people. , White House official, via CNN. He will discuss the progress we have made against COVID and encourage eligible Americans to get vaccinated and boosted, White House official, via CNN. CBS reports that Biden is scheduled to speak with Chinese President Xi Jinping on July 28

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