A herd of 15 wild elephants that walked 500 kilometers (300 miles) from a nature reserve in China’s mountain southwest were approaching the major city of Kunming on Wednesday as authorities rushed to try to keep them out of populated areas.
Senate Republicans on Friday blocked the creation of an independent commission to investigate the deadly Jan. 6 storming of the Capitol by a pro-Trump mob. The final vote, 54 to 35, fell short of the 60 senators needed.
Treasury Secretary Janet L. Yellen said on Thursday that while economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic has shown significant progress thanks to the American Rescue Plan, more economic assistance is still needed.
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