Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and Senator Chuck Schumer, the Democratic majority leader, voiced commitment to completing the long-delayed project to construct a new train tunnel under the Hudson River.
Michelle Bachelet, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, released a report calling for measures to address systematic racism against people of African descent, including sweeping policing reforms and reparations.
Mayor Daniella Levine Cava of Miami-Dade County said another body and some human remains were found Saturday evening in the rubble of a condominium building that collapsed on Thursday in Surfside, Fla. More than 150 people are still unaccounted for.
Australian officials instituted a strict two-week lockdown for Sydney and surrounding areas on Saturday, to fight an outbreak of the coronavirus Delta variant. It is Sydney's first full lockdown since early 2020.
Mayor Daniella Levine Cava of Miami-Dade County said the 30-day audit would confirm that buildings 40 years or older, and under the county's jurisdiction, have completed a 'recertification process.' This comes after Thursday's deadly condo collapse near Miami.
Officials in Miami-Dade County said on Saturday that a fire deep within the debris of the building in Surfside, Fla., has made search and rescue more difficult and that no further victims had been found overnight.
President Biden signed a bill creating the National Pulse Memorial, which will transform the former site of the nightclub where a mass shooting took place in 2016. The bill was signed during Pride Month.
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