Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has insisted Republicans will not answer pleas from the Biden administration to help increase or suspend the debt ceiling. The Treasury Department said it will run out of money to pay the government’s bills in October.
Earlier this summer, it looked as if the widespread availability of vaccines might mean the pandemic was behind them. Now, those on health care’s front lines say they’re baffled that after so much pain and death, there is still even a debate over whether to get vaccinated or wear a mask in public.
U.S. and French officials have spent days engulfed in public snubs and private exchanges after last week’s U.S. deal with Australia and the UK. The White House is looking for ways to ease the tensions.
The case was discovered during a quarantine period required upon arrival in American Samoa. Officials say the individual, who was fully vaccinated, tested negative before traveling and was asymptomatic.