The data, released Monday, shows the largest one-year jump in homicides since such record-keeping began in the 1960s. A growing share of slayings were gun-related, according to the FBI data, as firearm purchases are also increasing sharply.
Boston Federal Reserve Bank President Eric Rosengren and Dallas Fed President Robert Kaplan both announced their retirements on Monday following scrutiny of their stocktrading activities during the covid crisis.
Interviews with more than a dozen military officials and others involved in the rescue of nearly 124,000 reveal how troops, diplomats and others on the ground worked to the point of exhaustion, and how commanders were forced to improvise as the Biden administration struggled to keep up with the crisis.
The Washington Democrat has emerged as the most powerful House liberal by aggressively representing the priorities of her caucus and pushing leaders not to bow to the demands of moderates in politically competitive districts.
After preliminary results showed a narrow win over outgoing German chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative Christian Democrats, the leader of the center-left Social Democrats said he has a mandate to form the next government.
From left, Israeli opposition leader Yair Lapid, incoming prime minister Naftali Bennett and Mansour Abbas, head of the Islamist Raam party, sign a coalition agreement in Tel Aviv in June. (Raam/AFP/Getty Images