With expectations set low and pushed even lower by the talks’ ending earlier than expected, President Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin emerged from the meetings with a pleasant surprise: incremental progress on a handful of issues.
The House vote was the culmination of a long effort to commemorate the day that enslaved Black people in Galveston, Tex., received news in 1865 that they had been freed by the Emancipation Proclamation.
The Senate passed the bill by unanimous consent on Tuesday.
The Democratic senator from West Virginia detailed his objections to the For the People Act for the first time — opening the door to a possible compromise that could counter a bevy of Republican-passed laws that have rolled back ballot access in numerous states.
Pfizer had evidence the mRNA vaccine could stop the novel coronavirus. But it would do little good unless the company could quickly take new nanoparticle technology from lab to mass production, a feat never before accomplished.
As the U.S. death rate from covid-19 plummets, businesses’ continuing use of practices that do little to prevent the spread of the coronavirus — but may make some anxious consumers feel safer — frustrates folks who argue that their vaccinated status should free them from annoying restrictions.
A regional planning board voted to remove Gov. Larry Hogan’s plan for the Capital Beltway and Interstate 270 from a key list of long-term transportation projects, leaving it at greater risk of not securing federal environmental approval.