Biden expressed support for including a pathway to citizenship for ‘Dreamer’ and some other immigrants in budget reconciliation bill during meeting with Latino leaders: White House
US House Speaker Pelosi calls on New York’s Cuomo to resign
House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Tuesday called on New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to resign after an investigation found he sexually harassed 11 women.”Under Attorney General Letitia James, a comprehensive and independent investigation into the allegations against Governor Cuomo has been completed,” Pelosi said in a statement. “As always, I commend the women who came forward to speak their truth. Recognizing his love of New York and the respect for the office he holds, I call upon the Governor to resign.”
New moratorium could be a freeze that would remain in place until October 3, no final decisions have been made: NYT
Biden is expected to announce a new eviction moratorium in areas with high levels of the coronavirus, after a previous ban expired, reports NYT
Minneapolis mandates workers to mask up indoors
The mayors of Minneapolis and St. Paul said Tuesday they’ll require city employees to wear masks in indoor public spaces as the delta variant of the coronavirus spurs concern nationwide.Mayors Jacob Frey and Melvin Carter said they’ll also require visitors to city-owned buildings to wear masks. The moves are in line with recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control.The CDC recommends masks in areas with “substantial” spread of the virus, defined as 50 to 100 cases per 100,000 people. Minneapolis’ seven-day case rate, as of Friday, was almost 79 cases per 100,000.The mayors also urged businesses to require masks indoors to less the chances of virus spread.Minnesota reported 1,667 more infections on Tuesday, a positivity rate of 4%. That’s just below the state’s caution level but up significantly from 1.1% in early July.
US state department says US will continue to closely monitor the Ukrainian authorities’ investigation into death of exiled Belarusian activist Vitaly Shishov fond hanged
Second reported attack in Gulf of Oman ‘deeply concerning’: White House
The White House called the reports of a second reported attack on a petroleum tanker in the Gulf of Oman “deeply concerning.””We’re monitoring this developing situation, and we are in close touch with London and other partners who around the world who are also monitoring,” White House press secretary Jen Psaki said. “The first reports are deeply concerning.”
Biden to say Covid-19 vaccine donation work is just the beginning: White House
One of many US concerns is that Afghanistan will spiral into civil war: US state department
McConnell warns Democrats not to end infrastructure debate
US Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said he would urge his fellow Republicans to block an effort to move ahead on a $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure package later this week, if Democrats decide to end debate on the measure later on Tuesday.
US state department says explosion in Afghan capital Kabul bears the hallmarks of the spate of Taliban attacks that US has seen, but not in position to attribute it officially
Officer dead, suspect killed in violence outside Pentagon
An officer died after being stabbed Tuesday during a burst of violence at a transit station outside the Pentagon, and a suspect in the incident was shot by law enforcement and died at the scene, officials said.The Pentagon, the headquarters of the U.S. military, was temporarily placed on lockdown after gunshots were fired Tuesday morning near the entrance of the building, A Pentagon police officer who was stabbed later died, according to officials who were not authorized to discuss the matter and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity.
Biden will address Cuomo investigation later on Tuesday: White House
US Senate majority leader Schumer says Senate will complete both infrastructure and budget bills before August recess
US secretary of state Blinken says launching strategic dialogue with Indonesia
DeSantis won’t move on masks as Florida COVID wards swell
US Senate Democratic leader Schumer, NY Senator Gillibrand repeat call for NY Governor Cuomo to resign: Statement
Cuomo stays defiant after probe finds he harassed women, saying ‘facts are much different than what has been portrayed’
NY Gov Andrew Cuomo says he never touched anyone inappropriately or made unwanted sexual advances: Briefing
Oklahoma, other US states run out of ICU hospital beds amid Delta strain surge
Amid a rapid surge in Covid-19 Delta cases and subsequent hospitalisations with an increasing number of them children, health experts in the US are pointing out that several states in the US like Oklahoma and Louisiana are running out of ICU hospital beds, including those in pediatric wards.Apart from Covid, there has also been an increase of cases of respiratory syncytial virus (R.S.V), a highly contagious seasonal flu-like illness that is more likely to affect children and older adults, the New York Times reported recently.