This week, new COVID cases in the state of Michigan dropped almost 25%. Still, on Wednesday, 4,880 new cases were reported. The state is now also starting to see a decline in hospitalizations after record rates of cases among young adults and children.
Last night, President Biden gave his first address to a joint session of Congress. Over an hour and five minutes, the president touched on just about every major issue facing the county right now, and called for investment in the American economy and social safety net.
On Sunday, almost 1.6 million American air passengers passed through security checkpoints — compared to just about 130,000 the same day last year.
Travelers are rushing to buy plane tickets, and airlines are scrambling to add flights and rework schedules.
The Biden administration announced plans Monday to share 60 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine with other countries.
The U.S. has been criticized for how little it shared so far — for example, it has sent just 4 million AstraZeneca doses to our neighbors in Mexico and Canada, even though they’ve asked for many more.
India has set record highs in daily coronavirus cases. They've recorded more than a million cases just over the past few days.
New decisions from the Supreme Court, President Joe Biden's busy week and the exclusive communications firm that helped the prosecution in Derek Chauvin's trial - a wrapup of this week in politics.
Guests: Axios' Margaret Talev and Sara Fischer and historian and activist Dr. Barbara Ransby.
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It’s Earth Day and President Joe Biden is hosting a virtual climate summit as his administration tries to re-establish the U.S. as a leader on climate policy.
The jury is deliberating whether or not to convict former Minneapolis police Derek Chavin over the death of George Floyd.
Presiding Judge Peter Cahill will allow the jury to deliberate every day until 7pm, and if they reach a decision after sunset, the decision will be read the following morning.
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been on a hunger strike in prison for three weeks. This weekend, his doctor said he could die soon.
That’s just the latest in a string of events from abroad that could become major crises for President Biden.