Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz Proposes up to $350 Direct Payments For 2.7 Million Households
Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz announced a program the state has planned which will distribute what he called "Walz Checks" to more than 2.7 million households in the region. The program will give away $175 or $350 direct payments depending on a household's tax situation.
Mysterious Havana Syndrome 'Unlikely' To Have Been Caused by Foreign Actor, CIA Interim Report Says
The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) released an interim report that assessed there was no foreign actor involved in the majority of cases related to the mysterious Havana syndrome. The incident has gone on for more than five years that has left U.S. officials baffled.
Biden's First Year Draws Mixed Reactions From Local, International Officials Amid a Myriad of Regional, Global Controversies
United States President Joe Biden's administration has received mixed reactions from local and international officials regarding his first year's foreign policy. While the Republican Study Committee (RSC) said that the Democrat has failed all aspects of his foreign policy, many ambassadors believe that the U.S. now had better policies.
US Navy Ship Challenges China's Territorial Claims in South China Sea as Tensions Over Area Rise
China has criticized the United States after a warship sailed through the highly contested South China Sea's Paracels Islands. The situation comes as Beijing continues to claim a large portion of the territorial waters despite other nations claiming parts of the area as well.
House Select Committee Requests Ivanka Trump's Cooperation in Jan. 6 Investigation
The House Select Committee, which is investigating the details surrounding the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol Hill riot, has issued a letter requesting for Ivanka Trump's voluntary cooperation. The situation comes as the former White House senior adviser's father is being seen as having direct involvement in stirring up the riot.
Slovenia Shocks Beijing by Showing Support for Taiwan, Receives Criticism From China
Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Jansa announced his country's support of Taiwan's sovereignty, receiving China's immediate criticism. Beijing has repeatedly asserted its claims over the island nation, saying that it was part of its territory and has worked to pressure it into concessions.
Biden Continues Call for Build Back Better, Says Bill Could be Passed in 'Pieces'
United States President Joe Biden continued to express support for his cornerstone proposal, the Build Back Better legislation. The Democrat said that the bill would most likely have to be passed in pieces to get through Congress amid opposition from both parties.
Donors Threaten To Drop Support of Kyrsten Sinema Unless Democrat Supports Voting Rights Legislation
Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema is facing opposition from her donors who are calling for the Democrat to support the voting rights legislation that is pending in the Senate. Emily's List has issued a statement saying that if Sienma continued her opposition she would be standing alone in her next election.
More Than 100 Muslim Women Put Up For Sale in Online 'Auction' as Police Arrest Individuals Related to the App
A fake online auction app put up more than 100 Muslim women for auction through an open software on GitHub in an attempt to silence those who spoke against the Indian government. The incident is the second such attempt to bully and harass female victims that include activists, journalists, and politicians.
Select Committee Gains Access to Trump White House Records After Supreme Court Rejects Former President's Block Attempts
The Supreme Court has ruled in support of the House Select Committee in allowing the distribution of Trump White House records to the panel. The order comes after former President Donald Trump has tried countless times to block the documents from being handed over to the committee.
Ghislaine Maxwell May Have Had Secret Relationship With Prince Andrew, Buckingham Palace Officer Claims
Prince Andrew and shamed socialite Ghislaine Maxwell may have had a secret relationship before the controversies of disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein's sex trafficking rang. The idea is claimed by a former Buckingham Palace royal protection officer who saw Maxwell come in and out of the building up to four times a day.
New York Gov. Kathy Hochul Shatters Records by Raising $21.6 Million For Election Campaign
New York Gov. Kathy Hochul is leading the numbers and has amassed $21.6 million for her election campaign, trumping all other candidates. The official has only grown stronger in politics after succeeding Andrew Cuomo amid sexual harassment investigations.
Biden Administration Launches Website for Free At-Home Test Kits a Day Early But Faces Technical Issues in Applications
United States President Joe Biden's administration has launched a website that will allow Americans to apply and receive free at-home test kits. However, the site has run into technical issues as some residents are not able to apply for the test kits.
Hong Kong Authorities Capture 2,000 Hamsters After the Animals Tested Positive For COVID-19 as Region Struggles Against New Outbreaks
Authorities in Hong Kong have ordered the seizing of around 2,000 small animals after hundreds of hamsters tested positive for the coronavirus infection. The situation was first noticed after a pet store employee tested positive for the infection and was later found to have the Delta variant.
House Select Committee Subpoenas Giuliani, Others For Allegedly Spreading False Election Fraud Claims
The House Select Committee, which is responsible for investigating the events leading up to the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol Hill riot, issued subpoenas to Rudy Giuliani and three others. The subpoenas sought to get information from individuals who spread false election fraud and tried to overturn the results.