Queen Elizabeth opened her 67th Parliament with a speech focused on international diplomacy and affairs in the United Kingdom. The speech was seen as a reassuring sign of continuity for Britain's monarchy.
On Monday, President Biden gave an update on the economic outlook for the country after a disappointing monthly jobs report on Friday. The president maintained in his speech that economic growth was continuing, despite pandemic losses.
Bob Baffert, a Hall of Fame trainer, denied wrongdoing on Sunday after the 2021 Kentucky Derby winner, Medina Spirit, failed a drug test after the race. Mr. Baffert's horses have failed five tests in just over a year.
A car bombing killed at least 50 people and wounded more than 100 outside a high school in Kabul on Saturday while girls were leaving class. Afghan officials placed blame on the Taliban, though they have denied responsibility.
At a United Nations Security Council meeting on Friday, with counterparts from both China and Russia, Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken said that the U.S. would not tolerate nations that break international rules, including the violation of human rights.
The House Committee on Financial Services held a virtual hearing on short-sellers, social media, and retail investors. The hearing came in response to the March surge in Gamestop stock and the market volatility that ensued.
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