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Congress & Courts|Posted byCNN
CNN — Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina announced Monday that he has tested positive for Covid-19 despite being vaccinated and has experienced “flu-like symptoms,” but said that he now has only “mild symptoms” and is very glad he had been vaccinated because “without vaccination I am certain I would not feel as well as I do now.”
Immigration|Posted byABC News
The U.S. on Monday announced it would offer refugee status to Afghans at risk because of American ties amid the growing Taliban threat.
Congress & Courts|Posted byThe Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) — After much delay, senators unveiled a nearly $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure package, wrapping up days of painstaking work on the inches-thick bill and launching what is certain to be a lengthy debate over President Joe Biden’s big priority. The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act clocked in at...
Congress & Courts|Posted byThe Hill
President Biden and congressional Democrats are locked in a stalemate over who bears responsibility for extending a federal eviction ban that lapsed Sunday. Millions of Americans are facing homelessness after a push to extend the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s eviction ban collapsed Friday in a mess of Democratic finger-pointing.
Congress & Courts|Posted byABC News
Some Democrats are calling on House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy to resign after he said it would be "hard not to hit" Speaker Nancy Pelosi with a the speaker's gavel.
Jade Carey took home her first Olympic medal after capturing gold in the women's individual floor exercise final Monday at the Tokyo Olympics. Carey, 21, was the second to compete on the floor, twisting, tumbling and flipping her way onto the top spot on the podium. Carey, who failed to win a medal in the individual all-around and the vault finals, placed first with a score of 14.366, ahead of Vanessa Ferrari, of Italy, who won silver with a score of 14.200. Mai Murakami, of Japan, and Angelina Melnikova, of Russia, tied for bronze with a score of 14.1665.
Weightlifter Laurel Hubbard becomes first out transgender woman to compete at the Olympics, fails to register a lift
(CNN) — New Zealand weightlifter Laurel Hubbard became the first out transgender woman to compete in the 125-year history of the Olympics on Monday as she failed to register a lift in the women's super-heavyweight +87kg category. Hubbard's three failed attempts in the snatch -- one at 120kg and two...
Comedian Kathy Griffin announced Monday she's undergoing surgery for lung cancer, but that doctors "are very optimistic" she can make a full recovery and even avoid chemotherapy. The "My Life on the D-List" funny woman said half of her left lung will be removed on Monday. "Yes, I have lung...
Celebrities|Posted byThe Associated Press
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rapper DaBaby offered another apology Monday while facing heavy backlash after he made crude and homophobic remarks at a recent Miami-area music festival. The Grammy-nominated performer said he was misinformed for his comments about HIV/AIDS in the post, which came a day after the rapper was cut from Lollapalooza’s lineup in Chicago.
Sports|Posted byThe Associated Press
TOKYO (AP) — Simone Biles is back. The 2016 Olympic gymnastics champion will return to competition in the balance beam final on Tuesday, a little over a week after stepping away from the meet to focus on her mental health. “We are so excited to confirm that you will see...