The department's spokesman, Ned Price, said the U.S. would continue to support people in Cuba, following its crackdown on demonstrations across the island. The U.S. announced sanctions against a Cuban official and government entity.
Republicans blocked a Senate vote to start debate on an emerging bipartisan infrastructure plan, pushing for more negotiation time. Senator Chuck Schumer forced the vote in a bid to increase pressure to resolve the talks.
Democrats plan to force a procedural vote on a nearly $600 billion bipartisan bill to address the nation's aging infrastructure. It is expected to fail amid Republican opposition, as negotiations over key details continue.
White House officials confirmed that a staff member tested positive for the coronavirus, in a breakthrough case after vaccination. The White House press secretary Jen Psaki said that precautions were in place to protect the president.
White House officials confirmed that a staff member tested positive for the coronavirus, in a breakthrough case after vaccination. However, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said that precautions are put in place to protect the president.
Canadian officials said fully vaccinated citizens and permanent residents of the United States would be allowed to enter the country starting Aug. 9. Canada hopes to allow visitors from other countries by early September.
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