By AJ Willingham, CNN
American factories are feel the pressure of supply chain issues and material shortages. As a result, manufacturers recorded the largest price increase in 42 years in June.
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1. Riot at the Capitol
The House voted this week for create a select committee to investigate the death Jan. 6 attack on the United States Capitol – and it immediately became a politically burdensome mission. Republicans have made it clear that they are not interested, and Parliamentary Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy has even threatened to strip party members of other committee assignments if they accepted an offer from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to serve. Until now, Republican Rep. Liz Cheney has been tapped as one of the choices of the Speaker’s Committee of the Democratic House. Cheney had previously been removed from his leadership role at the GOP House after repeatedly criticizing former President Trump’s false election claims. Meanwhile, a new video of the insurgency sparks more legal action against those who were there. The Justice Ministry gathered several new defendants this week accused of destroying thousands of dollars professional broadcasting material.
More local managers in the United States sound the alarm on another possible wave of Covid-19 as people leave for the July 4 vacation. For example, places in Arkansas have seen an increase, and Gov. Asa Hutchinson says more than 90% of active virus cases are among unvaccinated people. To combat the spread of the Delta variant, the Biden administration plans to deploy response teams across the United States in areas with high infection rates. When it comes to vaccines, Johnson & Johnson says data shows that its vaccine provides immunity that lasts for at least eight months and appears to offer adequate protection against the Delta variant.
The Supreme Court has dealt a heavy blow to the fight for the preservation of voting rights. The court ruled yesterday that two provisions of an Arizona election law that restrict how ballots can be cast do not violate the historic Voting Rights Act which prohibits regulations that result in racial discrimination. Critics believe the ruling essentially guts out what remains of the voting rights law. It also means the restrictive voting laws that Republican-led states are implementing this year. are more likely to resist legal challenges. The decision also raises questions about the legacy of the court’s conservative 6-3 majority. The term of the Supreme Court is now over and attention is turning to Justice Stephen Breyer, the Court’s Principal Liberal which faces intense calls for retirement.
4. The collapse of a condo
Rescue efforts at the site of a Florida condo collapse may face more challenges as soon as a tropical storm is approaching and the risk of another collapse persists. Work had to be halted much of the day yesterday as engineers assessed the structure still standing. The rest of the building is expected to be demolished in the coming weeks. Meanwhile, more disturbing details of the years leading up to the collapse are revealed. The construction department in Surfside, Florida has been the target of more and more complaints from residents and contractors at the end of 2018 – so much so that the then managing director placed the office under administrative control. A family suing the Champlain Towers South condo association also claims an engineering firm that performed a structural analysis of the building in 2018 should have been more thorough.
The Lower Kootenay Band, a member band of the Ktunaxa Nation, announced the discovery of 182 human remains in anonymous graves at the site of another residential school in British Columbia. This site, near the town of Cranbrook, was once the St. Eugene Mission School. This is the third boarding school where a large number of human remains have been identified. The findings forced Canada to face its history of systemic abuse of Indigenous communities, perpetuated in schools like these. The painful discoveries also led some Canadians to discourage celebrations during yesterday’s Canada Day.
THIS JUST IN …
All US and coalition forces have left Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan
The departure, according to a US defense official, marks the end of the American presence in the sprawling complex which has become the center of military power in Afghanistan. The complete withdrawal of American troops from the country is expected very soon.
What to do safely on the weekend of July 4th?
We are talking about a pandemic. From an explosives point of view, it’s a whole different world of caution.
Krispy Kreme’s second attempt at public markets is much sweeter
Like the donuts themselves, maybe Krispy Kreme broth is an acquired taste.
Richard Branson will try to beat Jeff Bezos in space
This is how “following the Joneses” goes when the Joneses are really, really rich.
The demand for vacation rentals has gone crazy. Here’s how you can still get a deal
Because why go on vacation to relax if all you gonna do is worry about how much does it cost you to relax?
Celebrate July 4th by taking our quiz on American symbols!
Here’s a question to get you started: What is the national mammal of the United States?
a: the Chesapeake Bay Retriever
b: American bison
vs. american black bear
d: white-tailed deer
Do you know ? Take the quiz and see if you are right!
THE NUMBER OF THE DAY
$ 1.76 million
That’s what Trump Organization prosecutors say paid CFO Allen Weisselberg a tax-free remuneration, covering the rent, charges and garage costs of an apartment. The Trump Organization, Trump Payroll Corporation and Weisselberg are charged with a scheme of fraud, conspiracy, criminal tax evasion and falsification of business records. All three pleaded not guilty.
QUOTE OF THE DAY
“For many years, the work environment for the Washington football team, both in general and for women in particular, was very unprofessional.”
NFL Commissioner Roger goodell, like the NFL fined the Washington football team $ 10 million after an independent investigation into the team’s corporate culture. It was launched after 15 former employees and two journalists who covered the team accused staff members of the team of sexual harassment and verbal abuse.
Somewhere above the rainbow
Have you heard of daytime fireworks? They look like literal magic. Enjoy your July 4th vacation, everyone! (Click here to view.)
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