US to send 3 million J&J Covid-19 vaccine doses to Brazil: White House
The United States on Thursday will ship 3 million doses of the Johnson & Johnson one-shot Covid-19 vaccine to Brazil, the country with the second highest coronavirus death toll in the world, a White House official said on Wednesday. The shipment – part of Washington’s pledge to donate 80 million vaccines – will depart Ft. Lauderdale, Florida on an Azul Airlines flight Thursday evening, bound for Campinas, a city in southeastern Brazil about 100 km (62.14 miles) from Sao Paulo, the official said.
Biden nominates widow of late Senator McCain to UN post
US President Joe Biden on Wednesday nominated Cindy McCain, the widow of the late Republican Senator John McCain, to be the US representative to the United Nations’ agencies for food and agriculture, the White House said.Biden also nominated Jack Markell, a former governor of his home state of Delaware, to be the US representative to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, the White House statement said.
As we emerge from the pandemic, the traditional summer spike in crime may be even worse
US president Joe Biden
US president Joe Biden delivers remarks on administration’s comprehensive gun crime prevention strategy
US condemns ‘reprehensible’ Tigray market attack
The United States is gravely concerned by reports of civilian deaths in a market attack in Ethiopia’s Tigray region and urged Ethiopian authorities to ensure full medical access for all the victims, the State Department said on Wednesday.”We strongly condemn this reprehensible act. There are also credible reports that security forces denied medical personnel access to the victims of this terrible attack. Denying victims urgently needed medical care is heinous and absolutely unacceptable,” spokesman Ned Price said in a statement.A medical official told Reuters the air strike on Tuesday killed at least 43 people in the town of Togoga.
US ‘gravely concerned’ by reports of civilian deaths in a market bombing in Ethiopia’s Tigray region: US State department spokesman
40 cows escape LA suburb slaughterhouse, 1 charges family
Forty cows escaped a slaughterhouse and ended up in a Los Angeles suburb where one was killed after charging a family, authorities said Wednesday.
US CDC reports total Covid-19 cases of 33,395,620 as of yesterday
NIH begins clinical trial testing Covid-19 vaccine in pregnant women
FHFA director Calabria removed from position by White House on Wednesday after court ruling: Reuters quoting sources
Black cops seek USD 8 million in University of Washington racism claim
Harris has been tasked by President Joe Biden with taking on the root causes of migration from Central America to the United States
The visit comes as Harris has faced months of attacks from Republicans, and even some frustration from those in her own party, for declining to visit the area
Harris will visit the El Paso area, accompanied by Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, according to a statement on Wednesday from Harris senior adviser Symone Sanders
Harris to visit US-Mexico border area regarding migration
Vice President Kamala Harris on Friday will make her first visit to the US-Mexico border, her office announced, after she has faced criticism from members of both parties for failing to go there despite her role leading the Biden administration’s response to a steep increase in migration.
US ITC says industry ‘materially injured’ by Korea, Taiwan, Thailand tire imports
The United States International Trade Commission said on Wednesday that U.S. manufacturers are “materially injured” by imports of passenger vehicle and light truck tires from Korea, Taiwan, and Thailand.The ITC said imports of tire products from Vietnam that the US Commerce Department determined are sold in the United States at less than fair value “are negligible and voted to terminate the antidumping duty investigation concerning Vietnam.”The Commerce Department as a result of the order “will issue antidumping duty orders on imports of these products from Korea, Taiwan, and Thailand, and a countervailing duty order on imports of these products from Vietnam.”
Blinken to meet Israeli FM Lapid in Rome on Sunday: US official
No bail for ailing Proud Boys supporter over weapons cache, Capitol riot threats
A Proud Boys supporter accused of keeping a large weapons cache and making social media threats tied to the Jan. 6 riot at the US Capitol was denied bail on Wednesday, despite evidence of what his lawyer said were signs of chronic kidney disease.US Magistrate Judge Lois Bloom in Brooklyn said Eduard Florea “presents a significant danger to the community,” and should not be released into confinement at his mother’s Bronx, New York home on $100,000 bond as his lawyer requested.Florea, a 40-year-old married father of two, has been detained in a Brooklyn jail since January, when he pleaded not guilty to being a felon in possession of ammunition and making online threats.
We know that there’s going to be twos and threes and fours. But there’s something else we know. We know that New York City said, ‘Our first choice is Eric Adams’
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