The United States on Monday crossed the staggering milestone of 500,000 COVID-19 deaths just over a year since the coronavirus pandemic claimed its first known victim in Santa Clara County, California. Gloria Tso reports.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's top infectious disease expert, said political divisiveness contributed significantly to the "stunning" U.S. COVID-19 death toll, which on Monday surpassed 500,000 lives lost.
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman approved of an operation to capture or kill dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who was murdered in 2018, according to a declassified intelligence assessment released on Friday. Freddie Joyner has more.
The head of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Friday that a recent decline in COVID-19 cases may be stalling, a development she described as concerning while urging that restrictions to fight the virus remain in place. Lisa Bernhard produced this report.
The U.S. Justice Department said on Friday it would investigate the rising tide of hate crimes in America, as Asian Americans have experienced a growing number of racially motivated attacks since former President Donald Trump began referring to COVID-19 as a "China virus." This report produced by Yahaira Jacquez.
Speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Friday, Senator Ted Cruz defended former President Donald Trump, and mocked Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for tweeting in January that Cuz "almost had me murdered" - a reference to suggestions that Cruz helped foment the Jan. 6 Capitol violence by Trump supporters.