U.S. President Joe Biden on Thursday issued a memo that would offer a “safe haven” to Hong Kong residents in the United States for up to 18 months, which his press secretary said was in response to Chinese “oppression” in the region. Gavino Garay reports.
[NFA] The United States hit a six-month high for new COVID cases with over 100,000 infections reported on Wednesday, according to a Reuters tally, as the Delta variant ravages areas where people did not get vaccinated. This report produced by Zachary Goelman.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Tuesday issued a new 60-day moratorium on residential evictions in areas with high levels of COVID-19 infections citing the raging Delta variant after having rejected an earlier push by the White House. Bryan Wood reports.
Former President Donald Trump on Wednesday challenged in court last week's U.S. Justice Department order to turn his tax returns over to a House of Representatives committee, part of his long campaign to keep details of his wealth secret. Gavino Garay reports.
[NFA] U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday defended her decision to reject two of the five Republican lawmakers that House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy named to a special committee probing the deadly Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. This report produced by Freddie Joyner.
While hearing a clutch of petitions on the Pegasus row, the Supreme Court said “the allegations are serious if the media reports correct”; China imposed new travel restrictions across the nation as a delta-driven outbreak grew to over 500 cases; The Taliban warned of more attacks targeting Afghan government leaders, a day after the defence minister escaped an assassination attempt.
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